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ID Rotary awards Lisa Khuu

ID Rotary awards Lisa Khuu

The International District Rotary Club has awarded Lisa Khuu with a Rotary college scholarship, which she will use to attend the University of Washington with a pre-medicine major. Khuu is currently a student at West Seattle High School, where she has a 3.9 GPA. Her professional goal is to help find cures for diseases. She […]

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Gov. appoints Wada to CAPAA

Gov. appoints Wada to CAPAA

Lori Wada, supervisor of the Statewide Health Information Benefits Advisors program at the Washington State Office of Insurance Commission, was appointed to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee on April 2, 2014.

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YouTube stars visit Chinatown

YouTube stars visit Chinatown

Andrew and David Fung, also known as the rap/comedy duo The Fung Brothers, returned to their native Seattle on Comcast Cares Day to shoot a music video promoting Chinatown during the annual cleanup on April 26. Now based in Monterey Park, Calif., the brothers are best known for their You Tube videos of Jeremy Lin, […]

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Indian American confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State

Indian American confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State

Puneet Talwar has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a key diplomatic position, becoming the second Indian American to join the state department. Talwar, who was a key aide of President Barack Obama on the Middle East, will now serve as the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.

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Sims to chair state health board

Sims to chair state health board

Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced the appointment of Ron Sims as board chair for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which runs the state’s online marketplace for health insurance, the Washington Healthplanfinder. His appointment runs from June 15, 2014, to Dec. 15, 2015.

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Ex-refugee shows students they can succeed in America

By Hillary Gavan Beloit Daily News BELOIT, Wis. (AP) – “You can become.”

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Travolta, Spacey, Kapoor wow crowd at ‘Bollywood Oscars’

Travolta, Spacey, Kapoor wow crowd at ‘Bollywood Oscars’

By Tamara Lush Associated Press TAMPA, Florida (AP) – The Indian film industry’s top award show sailed into Tampa on April 23 with a pirate-themed opening musical number and celebrities ranging from “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor to John Travolta and Kevin Spacey.

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Court forces out Thai leader, but crisis continues

Court forces out Thai leader, but crisis continues

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A court ousted Thailand’s prime minister on May 7 for abuse of power, accomplishing what anti-government demonstrators have sought to do for the past six months and further widening the country’s sharp political divide.

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Tiny Pacific nation sues nine nuclear-armed powers

Tiny Pacific nation sues nine nuclear-armed powers

NEW YORK (AP) – The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law.

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China law demands more transparency from polluters

By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing unlimited fines against persistent polluters, a response to the country’s environmental challenges and demands from the public for action.

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LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle

LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle

Dear Editor, This is to share some horrible experience I had recently. Fortunately, there was no physical injury involved here. My vehicle, parked on a street got vandalized near the Terry Ave. and Stewart St. crossing on the night of Thursday, April 29. Someone smashed the rear windshield and stole my gym bag from the car. […]

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API artists invited to mix it up

API artists invited to mix it up

ARTISTS UP will host a free session to connect and inform Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander artists throughout Seattle, King County, and Washington. The mixer is designed to “share best practices through peer learning and build connections between artists and funders and demystify funding programs and processes.”

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Mayor seeks candidates for ISRD board

Mayor Ed Murray invites the public to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board, the official board that reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements within the International Special Review District located in the Chinatown/International District. An elected position — Position #3 (business person, property owner, […]

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Burn List: Jazz band with a different beat

Burn List: Jazz band with a different beat

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Chris Icasiano has been playing the drums since he was 8 years old. He would practice for hours each day, playing along to the classics and favorites of his parents, such as the Beatles, Bing Crosby, and Chicago.

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Aegis Living knows its market

Aegis Living knows its market

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You can easily mistake Aegis on Madison, which held its grand opening this spring, for a five-star hotel or an upscale condo when you walk in. Everything is cozy inside — a grand piano, open dining room, huge fireplace, antiques, stylish chandeliers, and elegant artwork on the walls. It […]

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Seattle International Film Festival set to begin

Seattle International Film Festival set to begin

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), running from May 15 through June 8, always brings fascinating Asian films to our town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three preview picks for the first few days of the festival: “Monsoon Shootout,” playing May 15, 17, and […]

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PICTORIAL: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

API Heritage Month brought out the crowds to the Seattle Center on Sunday, where celebrants of all ages were entertained by drumming, music, dance, games, and a lively hum bow eating contest.  

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Gov. picks Yu

Gov. picks Yu

By Rachel La Corte Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, and she will be the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state’s high court.

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For young Kate Lee, the design is in the details

For young Kate Lee, the design is in the details

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For Kate Kyung-ha Lee, an associate retail designer, design has long played a focal point in her life. Lee was recently named to retail magazine Visual Merchandising and Store Design’s Designer Dozen for 2014, an annual awards program which recognizes 12 up-and-coming designers nationwide under 35 for their creativity […]

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Minority biz reacts to $15 min. wage

Minority biz reacts to $15 min. wage

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on May 1 proposed a phased-in increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years — a compromise endorsed by both business and labor that would make the city’s pay baseline the highest in the nation.

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