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Pham appointed to serve the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Pham appointed to serve the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

John Okamoto, Interim Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced Lan Pham as the manager of the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention. Pham previously worked as the senior planning and development specialist within HSD’s Domestic Violence Unit. Prior to this, she served as the executive director of the Asian and Pacific […]

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Patel appointed CEO of CHI Franciscan Health

Patel appointed CEO of CHI Franciscan Health

Ketul Patel was appointed as CEO of Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for the Hackensack University Health Network and its University Medical Center, which employs about 11,300 people. Franciscan has about 12,440 employees, about 5,400 of whom are in Pierce County. He will be […]

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New Chinese Consul General arrives in San Francisco

New Chinese Consul General arrives in San Francisco

Luo Linquan arrived at SFO on December 5 to start his tour of duty as the 12th Chinese Consul General in San

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Chinese Chamber of Commerce announces Board of Directors

Chinese Chamber of Commerce announces Board of Directors

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (TGSCCC) announced the results of its 2015 election for the Board of Directors, and its 2015 Officers.

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Hong Kong teen protest leader ends hunger strike

AP Wire Service HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent teenage leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests ended his hunger strike Saturday after 4 1/2 days at his doctor’s urging.

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Swiss hostage escapes from Filipino extremists

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Swiss hostage made a dramatic escape Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists when he hacked a rebel commander and then got shot as he dashed to freedom amid a military bombardment, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, officials said.

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Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

By Teresa Cerojano and Oliver Teves Associated Press LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.

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Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

By William J. Kole Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years, […]

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Top Contributors honored

Top Contributors honored

By Minal Singh Northwest  Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics.

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ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS) provides health care services throughout the Seattle region.

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Rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community

Rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly In light of current debates surrounding the Ferguson trial and Obama’s recent address on immigration, local Seattle officials and government leaders understand the need for better communication between the police and the community they protect. Senator Pramila Jayapal of Seattle’s 37th district told Seattle Weekly she is looking into […]

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Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors  chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of […]

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Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game.

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Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other

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Ben Grace leaves CIDBIA

Ben Grace leaves CIDBIA

On November 21, the community held a farewell party for Ben Grace, former Program Director of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. The CIDBIA will be accepting applications for his position shortly. (end)

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee a good sport

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee a good sport

Mayor Ed Lee was in Santa Clara for the Seahawks/49ers game this November. The Mayor, Manny Lee, Perry and Vickie Lee, Charlene, Matthew Chan and Jerry Lee were together at the game. San Francisco lost 3-19. Manny, Mayor Lee and Perry grew up on Beacon Hill and are longtime friends. (end)

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SEARAC UNITE Summit

SEARAC UNITE Summit

The Southeast Asia Resource Access Center (SEARAC) Education team attended the Southeast Asian American / Access in Education (SEA3eD) Coalition’s UNITE Summit in Seattle in November. Over 300 students, parents, educators, researchers, and policymakers attended the summit to learn how to advance educational opportunities for Southeast Asian American students. The next summit will be in […]

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Honoring members of the Ayame Kai Guild

Honoring members of the Ayame Kai Guild

The second annual Omusubi Connection luncheon was held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center November 6. The luncheon celebrated the founders and initial members of the Ayame Kai Guild. Honorees were Jody Clovis (Matsubu-Yamanaka), Kachi Ikeda, Hiroko Ima*, Shiz Kaku, Judy (Yoshino) Kanzaki, Ossie Katayama*, Amy Kuramoto*, Ruth (Otani) Luders*, Edna Matsubu*, Lovett Moriguchi*, […]

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Finish line in record time

Finish line in record time

Sophia Liu, 31, of Redmond recorded the top women’s time of 2:57:30 at the 44th Seattle Marathon last month. The marathon is 26.2 miles and there were 8,484 participants. Liu studies exercise physiology and just completed her doctorate at Ball State and called her win a “present to myself.” (end)

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Japanese paper regrets use of term ‘sex slaves’

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

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