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Chung appointed teaching artist

Chung appointed teaching artist

Larine Chung is a Gage teaching artist and graduate of Gage’s Aristides Atelier – an Atelier is an advanced artistic workshop – she is native of Shanghai, China. She trained as a classical pianist in her childhood, but decided to pursue art in college. After she completed her BFA in the Chinese University of Hong […]

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Wong awarded at Boeing

Wong awarded at Boeing

Jason Wong was awarded the 747-8 Production Engineering Employee of the Month at The Boeing Company. This nomination was given to him for working an outstanding job on a specific critical issue, while continually making significant contributions in his day-to-day work. Several of Jason’s peers who nominated him said he went above and beyond the daily […]

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Nikkei Concerns health fair

Nikkei Concerns health fair

The Nikkei Concerns health fair was held at the Blaine Memorial Church on July 25. The fair offered a variety of nutritious food samples, cooking demonstrations, and health-related exhibitors. There were even free massages offered. This year’s turnout exceeded expectations. (end)

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Fun at Little Saigon Festival

Fun at Little Saigon Festival

The annual Little Saigon Festival in the International District was filled with food, fun, and its popular annual pho-eating contest. Held Aug. 22, visitors were treated to food specials, informational booths, traditional dances and performances (including a performances from popular Quoc Thien and Son Tuyen), and pho-eating gluttony. Daniel Bello was award the prize of […]

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Chinatown JamFest 2015

Chinatown JamFest 2015

The annual Chinatown Jam Fest was held July 16 and Aug. 20. It featured live music by Jim Wulff, Tess Guerzon, and Soul Food. There were also cabaret performances, art, food and more. A single cover charge gains entry to all music venues and free admission to The Wing Luke Museum. The Sun May Gift […]

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Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

By Denis D. Gray Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta’s promise to restore stability and return “happiness to the people.” But 15 months later, a deadly bomb that ripped through a venerated shrine in […]

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Rival Koreas restart talks, pull back from brink — for now

By Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed a second round of talks that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula. The first round of marathon talks on Aug. 22 […]

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Top woman leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies at 83

Top woman leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies at 83

By Sopheng Cheang Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ieng Thirith, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, died Aug. 22, her family and U.N. officials said. She was 83 years old. Ieng Thirith was […]

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A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching. […]

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Yum Brands names new CEO of China business

Yum Brands names new CEO of China business

NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands, the parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is naming a new CEO of its China division as it works to reverse a sales skid in a key market. The company said Tuesday that Micky Pant, 60, is now the CEO of its China division. He replaces longtime […]

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Grand jury indicts man in church stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a northern Virginia man on murder and attempted murder charges in the stabbing last month of a South Korean couple at a rural religious retreat in Maryland. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith in Frederick County announced the indictment Friday of 30-year-old Song Su Kim of Falls Church. […]

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Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay Park is a focal point and one of the premier gathering spaces in the Chinatown-International District.  Hing Hay literally translates to “pleasurable gatherings.” On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate Hing Hay Park at 423 Maynard Ave. S. before construction begins for the park […]

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Newspaper publisher killed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A motorcycle-riding gunman has killed the publisher of a small newspaper in the southern Philippines, police said Wednesday. Colleagues of Gregorio Ybanez, publisher of Kabuhayan News Services and president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club, said they suspect his killing could be linked to his other job as […]

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Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

By Eric Stevick The Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Fiji showed up the other day. It is the latest currency to land in the Everett Transit fare box. The problem is the transit agency runs on U.S. dollars and coins — not kronas, loonies and pesos. While some people try to evade fares altogether, […]

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Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim participated in a community forum about a new federal policy allowing the adult children of Filipino World War II veterans to live and work in the U.S. When the U.S. entered World War II, the Philippines, which at the time was a U.S. Commonwealth, became an […]

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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

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Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

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Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

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Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

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From data-crunching to Sounders — Ramineni scores the dream job

By Taylor Soper Geekwire.com Having worked at Microsoft for seven years on projects like Bing and fraud management, Ravi Ramineni understands how to extract relevant information from massive datasets. He also happens to be a huge soccer fan and spent much of his down time away from Redmond analyzing soccer-related data and analytics on his blog AnalyseFootball. So it makes sense […]

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