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Orchestra plays in Seattle

Orchestra plays in Seattle

The Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra performed at Benaroya Hall on July 29. The orchestra consists of kids

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UW thanks its donors

UW thanks its donors

University of Washington’s (UW) President’s Club held a reception on July 29 to thank its donors. The President’s Club

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Media panel held in King County

Media panel held in King County

The King County Ethnic and Disability Media Networking event was held on July 29 at the King Street Center. The event was

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Free movie screenings at Hing Hay Park

Free movie screenings at Hing Hay Park

Hing Hay Park kicked off its first outdoor movie night on Aug. 9 with Linsanity: The Movie. Two more movies will be shown

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UW professor gets promotion

UW professor gets promotion

Dr. Vikram Jandhyala was promoted to Vice Provost for Innovation at University of Washington (UW). Jandhyala is the first

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Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

By Katy Daigle AP Environment Writer VAISHALI, India (AP) — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people.

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Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

By Jeremy Hainsworth Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The son of a Canadian couple arrested in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets about military and national defense research said Friday the situation is “mindboggling.’’

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After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

AP Wire Service OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is leaving the driving to staffers or volunteer chauffeurs. Her spokesman Sean Maher tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oRt7CI) that the change gives Quan more time to tend to city business.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Korean martyrs’ descendants feel pride and burden

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)— They died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis this week still have a hold over many of their descendants—even even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are […]

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Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. 

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two martial arts events will be held on the same day, one at the University of Washington and one at the Asian Resource

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Get out and breathe

Get out and breathe

By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly My life has been a little lonely. Ever since I first put on a climbing harness, stepped into snow skis, got my first skateboard kickflip, or even my first whitewater combat roll, I’ve always been a little alone.

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Panel discusses business opportunities

Panel discusses business opportunities

Business Opportunities in Washington,” a panel luncheon hosted by the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, was

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Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly King County voters have decided who will be in the general election. There were ten API candidates in the running.

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

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Posted in Features 34, National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Is it funny or is it racist?

Is it funny or is it racist?

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 34, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

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Playing pianos in our parks

Playing pianos in our parks

Have you see the piano at Hing Hay Park? It’s part of Pianos in the Parks, where 20

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Children’s book about World War II to be released

Children’s book about World War II to be released

Kirby Larson, children’s author, is releasing a new book on Aug. 26. The story is about a girl named Mitsi Kashino being separated from her dog Dash when her family is sent to incarceration camp during World War II. The story follows her life in the camp while she still hopes to be reunited with […]

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Children of Marines receive scholarships

Children of Marines receive scholarships

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) hosted a reception on July 30 at the

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