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Pai up for Stranger award

Pai up for Stranger award

Shin Yu Pai of Seattle has been nominated for a Stranger Genius Award in literature. Pai is the author of seven books of poetry, a photographer, and oral historian.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Singh small biz champion

Singh small biz champion

Seattle Attorney Madhu Singh has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration 2014 Washington Women-Owned Business Champion. Singh is principal of MK Singh Law Office — now Foundry Law Group. She was honored at a celebration recognizing SBA award winners on May 8 at the Museum of Flight.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

County honors Korean Consul

County honors Korean Consul

Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho was honored today by the Metropolitan King County Council on May 19, receiving a certificate of recognition from the Council.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Eng is new SYLP leader

Eng is new SYLP leader

Marvin Eng has been hired as the new coordinator for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Summer Youth Leadership Program for 2014. Eng is a government and community relations student assistant at the University of Washington, Bothell. Previously, Eng served as a Washington State Legislative intern in Olympia. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Portrait lauds Hon. Smith

Portrait lauds Hon. Smith

On May 20, after Judge Mary Yu was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia, the Hon. Charles Z. Smith was honored with unveiling of his portrait by painter Alfredo Arreguin.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

SF Mayor makes good on bet

SF Mayor makes good on bet

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Mayor Murray present a $4,000 check to Northwest Harvest On May 15, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee made good on his NFC Championship wager with Mayor Murray by presenting the Northwest Harvest Cherry Street Food Bank with a check for $4,000, thanks to the generous donations of Bay area […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case

U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In a landmark case alleging international economic spying, the United States announced on May 19 unprecedented cyber espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

By Walker Orenstein Northwest Asian Weekly Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.

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After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]

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Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash

Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash

By Thanyarat Doksone and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A military plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed May 17 in a wooded area as it approached an airport in the country’s northeast, killing at least five people, including the defense minister and other high-ranking members of the authoritarian country’s ruling party.

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With martial law, Thai gov’t nearly powerless

By Todd Pitman Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The question to Thailand’s army chief was a basic one. After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian country’s political crisis.

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Learn how to be a leader

Learn how to be a leader

By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Seattle lawyer gets 25-year prison term for rapes

Seattle lawyer gets 25-year prison term for rapes

By Associated Press Seattle lawyer Danford Grant, who pleaded guilty on May 7 to reduced charges of raping masseuses, was sentenced on May 19 to 25 years in prison. The plea helped Grant avoid a trial that could have earned him up to life in prison. Grant’s victims were all Asian immigrant women who worked […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

UW celebrates AAPI heritage

To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, University of Washington students, staff, and faculty are sharing their personal stories of identity in a project titled “No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

API candidates file for office

The deadline for filing to run for elected office in King County has closed, and the following API candidates will appear on the ballot in the Aug. 5 primary election: Legislative District 1, State Representative Position 2: Sarah Sanoy-Wright Legislative District 30, State Senate: Shari Song Legislative District 32, State Representative Position 1: Cindy Ryu […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

More Asian offerings at SIFF

More Asian offerings at SIFF

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 following week at SIFF.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

‘Journey through Asia’ at Folklife

‘Journey through Asia’ at Folklife

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle’s cultural festival that takes place over Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center, will feature talented performances and activities from all cultures. Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s biggest public events and draws in diverse spectators and performers annually.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

A-pop! April’s pop notes  — Prom, TV, and the passing of a musical legend

A-pop! April’s pop notes — Prom, TV, and the passing of a musical legend

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Can you believe that it’s May already? April zipped by so quickly, and with it, a few notable stories that include prom and a significant addition to American primetime television. Read on to find out more!

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Past, present Asian activists connect and share insights

Past, present Asian activists connect and share insights

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Speed dating brings total strangers together to meet each other and talk about themselves, all within one five-minute round after another with new partners.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Locke and Lee reunite at high school event

Locke and Lee reunite at high school event

On May 15, more than 150 Franklin High School alumni, family, staff, students, and former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gathered at the Mount Baker Community Club to induct five alumni into the Franklin Hall of Fame.

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Posted in Community News, Features 22, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

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