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Chef’s Showcase

Chef’s Showcase

The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4.

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Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo Hirayama, known as just Dr. Kimo to the International District community, is heading north to

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Small business forum held in Tukwila

Small business forum held in Tukwila

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC) held its first forum for small business owners on June

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Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]

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Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the […]

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John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.

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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

By Joe McDonald AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

By Mike Ives The Associated Press VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children […]

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Asian American unemployment rises according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people.  In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.  

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

By Associated Press DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ Medalist Eun Jeong Seong rallied from four strokes down to beat Samantha Gotcher on the first

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LeBron James begins tour of China

LeBron James begins tour of China

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy.

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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

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Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

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Downtown will get a streetcar

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council decided that First Avenue will have the first streetcar route during the July 21 council meeting. City Council will seek $75 million in federal money for the $110 million project.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

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Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Sarah Sanoy-Wright, Republican, is running for Representative position no. 2 in Legislative District no. 11. She is running against incumbent Steve Bergquist, who beat her during the last general election in 2012. Sanoy-Wright and Bergquist are unopposed in the primary election.

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW The recycling fashion contest is made possible by:   General BioDiesel Cathay Post 186 Tsue Chong Company Waters Academy ParentMap Jade Garden Restaurant Simply Thai Restaurant China Harbor Restaurant InterIm CDA Jim Doane Thank you!

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Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings ­­­­­­­­­­­­twelve years of experience working on […]

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New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]

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Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

IDEA Space, the International District’s community resource center has announced the appointment of Jamie Lee as program manager.

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