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Discussing courageous citizenship

Discussing courageous citizenship

A discussion on July 20, “Being a Courageous Citizen” was met with an engaged audience and dynamic discussion regarding Gordon Hirabayshi and the history of exclusion. The evening complimented what the audience will see in “Hold These Truths” at the ACT Theatre as the discussion touched on Gordon’s resistance and his motives for doing so, […]

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Ramasastry appointed to ULC

Ramasastry appointed to ULC

Anita Ramasastry, the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, has been appointed to serve a two year term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC).  The ULC is a nonprofit entity, formed in 1892, to create nonpartisan state legislation. More than 350 […]

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KAC helps students produce documentary

KAC helps students produce documentary

The Korean American Coalition (KAC) is collaborating on a civic engagement project with high school and college students to produce a short documentary to elevate the status of Korean language, culture, and history. Under the guidance of KAC member and a film producer, Jay Koh, the students are learning the skills necessary to film and edit. […]

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Kwan crowned Miss Seafair 2015

Kwan crowned Miss Seafair 2015

Nella Kwan was selected as Miss Seafair 2015. She is an undergraduate at the University of Washington where she is pursuing a degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and information systems. She recently traveled to Egypt, where she expanded her knowledge and passion for global literacy and education. She has been heavily […]

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Stir about film on white people

Stir about film on white people

By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary “White People” was getting folks to talk about race when they didn’t feel the issue concerned them — like those quoted as saying they consider white the “default race” or “normal.” So filmmaker Jose Antonio […]

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Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors to end US production

By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers. The Japanese automaker reviewed its global supply chain and decided it was necessary to end production at […]

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Official says Christian retreat heartbroken over stabbings

By David Dishneau Associated Press Operators of a rural Maryland religious retreat where a man was killed in a double stabbing are heartbroken over the weekend attack, a board member said July 28. Given the behavior of a homeless man charged in the case, the board of Anna Prayer Counseling Inc. should become more cautious […]

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Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on July 27 accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. Cuba was also given an upgrade, a week after the U.S. […]

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Feds: 2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two North Carolina men were arrested July 22 on charges that they carried out a contract killing, allegedly leaving a woman dead on a garbage pile in the Philippines before each collected a portion of their $35,000 fee. An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in […]

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You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The sun was out and the sky was blue on the day of June 20th. It was the beginning of summer and the local Seattleites and others from surrounding areas, including Sylvia Park and her brother from Gig Harbor, were ready for the warmth and sunshine. A crowd was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

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How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

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How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

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Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]

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PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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Liam promoted to Security Specialist at Boeing

Liam promoted to Security Specialist at Boeing

Michael Liam has recently been promoted to Level 3 Network Security Specialist at The Boeing Company. In his new position, Liam supports Boeing IT’s initiatives to run and protect the business against cyber threats. He also leads the development of security standards, best practices, and governance models for the enterprise, while guiding security risk assessments and mitigation efforts. […]

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Monastrial will supervise at ICHS

Monastrial will supervise at ICHS

Sunshine Monastrial was recently promoted to Planning, Development, & Evaluation Supervisor at the International Community Health Services (ICHS), a non-profit community health center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community. In this role, she drives the development of ICHS’ community needs assessments; strategic, […]

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Uy appointed Ethnic Media Communications Specialist

Uy appointed Ethnic Media Communications Specialist

Joaquin Uy has been appointed as Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) new Ethnic Media and Communications Specialist for the City of Seattle. In this role, Joaquin will work to continue building the Ethnic Media Program, and also serve as OIRA’s Public Information Officer. Joaquin brings years of experience both as a radio news […]

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Jinyoung Lee Englund receives Maverick award

Jinyoung Lee Englund receives Maverick award

Jinyoung Lee Englund received the Future 40 Under 40 award presented by Maverick PAC. Maverick PAC was co-founded by Gov. Jeb Bush’s sons, George P. Bush and Jeb Jr. Every year hundreds of young people are nominated and only 40 are selected as the best in business, politics and identified as future leaders for the […]

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Chinatown Seafair parade

Chinatown Seafair parade

  The Chinatown Seafair parade last Sunday evening attracted crowds and fanfare in the International District despite record heat levels. The annual parade proceeded from King Street to Fifth Avenue. Highlights included the Miss Chinatown float and representative groups, including the Washington State Native Taiwanese American Association. (end)

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