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Exterminator convicted in slaying of doctor

Exterminator convicted in slaying of doctor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exterminator accused of strangling a pediatrician, who questioned his work and then tying her up with equestrian gear and setting her body on fire, has been convicted of first-degree murder, arson, and related offenses. Dr. Melissa Ketunuti was of Thai descent. Jason Smith, 39, faces a mandatory life term without the […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

By Fakhrurradzie Gade and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh landed in several places in Southeast Asia, describing killings, extortion, and near-starvation after a harrowing journey at sea. An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

US, China budge not a bit over South China Sea

By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic Writer BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States budged not a bit Saturday over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Foreign Minister Wang Ji politely but pointedly dismissing Washington’s push for a diplomatic solution to ease tensions. Wang and U.S. Secretary of State […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

China teacher allowed to give birth and ordered to abort

BEIJING (AP) — A schoolteacher who gained permission to have an additional child in her hometown in one Chinese province has been ordered to have an abortion because the province where she is teaching has different rules, a family planning officer confirmed Tuesday. The case illustrates how different areas have different family planning regulations and […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard admission

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Pakistani groups came together […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Twelve honorees and “Rising Stars” were recognized May 15, at a luncheon held at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. The event was a celebration and collaboration of women who spoke about how they inspire and build communities. Master of ceremonies was Sonya Green, the first African American to […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Destiny opens its doors — New charter school accepting enrollment

Tacoma area families, students and community members chose a name for the new public charter middle school that reflects the long history of Tacoma as the City of Destiny. Destiny Charter Middle School Principal Genny Cadena said members of the Advisory Committee, including families and community members, have been meeting every month to help plan […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Will Okamoto run again?

Will Okamoto run again?

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Councilmember John Okamoto invited the ethnic media for a question-and-answer session May 15. Okamoto was recently appointed as councilmember as a replacement for Sally Clark’s seat. The appointment is unusual because Okamoto will not be able to re-apply for re-election after his seven-month term. Q: What do you hope […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pacquiao loses “Fight of the Century” to Mayweather Manny Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd in Las Vegas in the biggest money fight in the history of boxing. An estimated 4.4 million people purchased the inflated $100 pay-per-view event ($90 if you did not […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Fundraiser for Nepal

Fundraiser for Nepal

NAAAP-Seattle had a unique celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and helped raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal on May 15. The event started off with a mixer at Eastern Café. Afterwards, Dr. Connie So, Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies department, presented on stereotypes of API Americans in […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 22, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

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Posted in Features 22, Sports, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

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Posted in Features 22, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

Matsuno steps down from DON

Matsuno steps down from DON

Bernie Matsuno, who has served as director of Department of Neighborhoods (DON) since 2011, will be stepping down effective June 2. Matsuno came out of retirement to serve as director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, intending to serve only a few months, but stayed on for over four years. She developed and expanded new community […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Nguyen battles celebrity chef

Nguyen battles celebrity chef

Seattle chef Thoa Nguyen, founder of  Chinoise & Wabi Sabi restaurants, competed on national television this past January on “Beat Bobby Flay.” The format of the show pits two professional chefs against one another for the opportunity to do battle with TV personality/chef Bobby Flay. The episode featuring Chef Thoa is titled “Homeland” and will […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Chaya auction raises over $300,000

Chaya auction raises over $300,000

API Chaya’s 2015 Dinner & Auction on May 9 had over 580 registered guests and a preliminary total of approximately $300,000 dollars raised, an increase from the previous year’s $275,000.  Chaya also raised $2,800 for the Nepal Earthquake relief fund during the dessert raffle. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Okazaki awarded Kip Tokuda Award

Okazaki awarded Kip Tokuda Award

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) announced that Mark Okazaki is the winner of the Kip Tokuda Award.  The Kip Tokuda Award recognizes a community member that has demonstrated outstanding contributions to ACLF and the Asian Pacific Islander Community. Past winners of the Kip Tokuda Award include Vera and Joey Ing, Rep. Sharon […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School

Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School

Tosh Okamoto, a co-founder of Nikkei Concerns, and Seattle World School, a public school that helps immigrant children fully participate in American society, have been recognized with the Bamboo Award for Health, which honors one individual and one organization whose works have improved the lives of the International Community Health Service’s (ICHS) target populations of […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Fukui-Sketchley receives Odegaard Award

Fukui-Sketchley receives Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. The  Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only University and community-selected award, and is regarded as the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

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