Archive | Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/21

Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen, a 17-year-old senior at Interlake High School in Redmond, recently became a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Strings Competition. To qualify for the competition in Chicago, Chen first competed at the state level and then in the Pacific Northwest division. She competed with fellow cellists, as well as […]

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Bill Russell turns 80

Bill Russell turns 80

A small dinner was held to celebrate Bill Russell’s 80th birthday party at Imperial Garden

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Nguyen moves to Seattle U

Nguyen moves to Seattle U

Mai Nguyen, former director of finance and operations at Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, has taken a position as the director of finance in the athletic department of Seattle University. She has held leadership positions at the City of Seattle, Annie E. Casey Foundation, King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and the International District […]

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Seattle honored for diversity

Seattle honored for diversity

The National League of Cities (NLC) honored the city of Seattle for its program in enhancing and promoting cultural diversity during the annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The city received the NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Award for its Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison program at a recent ceremony.

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Shin-Ping Tu joins the VCU

Shin-Ping Tu joins the VCU

Former Seattleite Shin-Ping Tu, MD, MPH, FACP, joined the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in November of 2013 as the chair of the division of general internal medicine.

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NAAAP cleans up

NAAAP cleans up

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Seattle held its 2014 Adopt-A-Street cleanup event on March 2. NAAAP-Seattle has adopted two street segments in the International District: South Jackson St.  and South King St.

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Asian comedians might leave you a bit ‘dis/orient/ed’

Asian comedians might leave you a bit ‘dis/orient/ed’

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Not all communities feel welcome in the world of stand-up comedy, a mainstream American

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Exhibit follows Asian pioneers in the Northwest

Exhibit follows Asian pioneers in the Northwest

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly One of the first things you notice inside the “Grit” exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum is a gas

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Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates

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Four deportation detainees remain on hunger strike

By Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a fifth day on March 10, with four detainees still protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations. The strike began March 7 when about 750 detainees refused to eat.

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Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

President Obama announced on March 6 that he will nominate Nani A. Coloretti to be the Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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The Health Issue

The Health Issue

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Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

By Nina Huang and Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Two Democratic Asian Americans have announced plans

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Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of March 10, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an eager

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Senior community plans to study Asian culture

Senior community plans to study Asian culture

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Staying engaged physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually is good for one’s health at any age. This is especially important after retirement.

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APIs are generally a healthy bunch

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Basically, you’re as healthy as you can afford to be.

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New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring

New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring

By Ron Chew Contributor to Northwest Asian Weekly A new clinic will be coming to Bellevue in April, giving people another option for high quality and affordable health care.

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Save your smile with healthier snacking

Save your smile with healthier snacking

By the Washington Dental Service Foundation Here is one good reason to keep your hand out of the bag of chips — this one may surprise

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‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

The Bellevue Fire Department, in conjunction with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, will present a series of free, town hall-style meetings focusing on the steps community members can take in the face of a heart attack.

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Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history

Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The gym is attractive due to its convenience. It can also, however, feel a little bit too

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