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JACL sweets fund scholarship

JACL sweets fund scholarship

The JACL-Seattle chapter held its 92nd annual banquet and scholarship fundraiser on March 21 at Seattle University. More than 270 people attended, including Aki Sogabe, who received the Unsung Hero award, Francisco Irigon, recipient of the Community Engagement award, and Marsha Aizumi, who was given the Special Civil Rights Achievement award. The event raised over […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

UW honors women of courage

UW honors women of courage

The University of Washington presented its 2014 Women of Courage honorees for the “Women of Courage: Bridging the Divide Gala” on March 8. This year’s Gala focused on celebrating women in Washington state who are bridging social and economic divides in local and global communities. The 15 honorees included Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid, Ed.D, president and […]

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Kin On event spurs expansion

Kin On event spurs expansion

Nearly $10,000 was raised at Kin On’s Spring Benefit Dinner on April 7 at Hong’s Garden. About 900 people in attendance enjoyed entertainment by Tony Au and the International Lion Dance Team. Proceeds from the event will go toward Kin On’s $3.5 million capital campaign, set to break ground this summer. The expansion will include […]

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Jayapal launches campaign

Jayapal launches campaign

Pramila Jayapal launched her campaign at the New Holly Gathering Hall on April 1 in the race to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District. Jayapal is the founder of OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization, and is a national advocate for immigrant, civil, and human rights. She has […]

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Watanabe endorsed by leaders

Watanabe endorsed by leaders

Meet Louis Watanabe at a community fundraiser on April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, 5041 Rainier Ave. S. #108. Watanabe is running to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District.

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CIDBIA hires new marketer

CIDBIA hires new marketer

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) has hired Mary Do as its new marketing director. Do will manage all CIDBIA events, communications, and marketing initiatives. Previously, she was the senior director for the Special Olympics Washington for the last 10 years. (end)

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South Korean ferry sinks, 292 missing

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on April 16, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least […]

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New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal prosecutors said on April 11 that more charges and defendants are expected to be added to a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Prosecutor Susan Badger told U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer that additional charges and defendants would be […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Former Chicago official stole $92,000 from Chinatown

Former Chicago official stole $92,000 from Chinatown

By Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – A one-time deputy chief of staff to former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has pleaded guilty in a scheme in which he cashed dozens of checks made out to a charity and pocketed some of the money. In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says 65-year-old Gene Lee pleaded […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Tacoma native receives Walt Whitman Award for poetry

Tacoma native receives Walt Whitman Award for poetry

NEW YORK (AP) – A young Korean American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection. Hannah Sanghee Park has won the Walt Whitman Award, the Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday. Park’s book, “The Same-Different,” will be released next year […]

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Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office. The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit […]

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Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song, a long-time community leader and founder of the Federal Way Mission Church Preschool, announced her candidacy for State Senate in the 30th Legislative District. Song is running as a Democrat. Song is endorsed by State Senator Tracey Eide, Federal Way City Councilmember Dini Duclos, House Speaker Frank Chopp, and State Senator and Democratic […]

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.      

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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

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$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

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My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

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Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

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Komen event raises $600K

Komen event raises $600K

On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

The Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable was held March 18 at FareStart in Seattle. The theme, “Food, Glorious Food,” featured a panel of top local women in the multi-million dollar food industry on the topics of restaurant trends, sustainability, and “good eats.” Speakers included Andrina Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates, Maria Smeraldo of Il Terrazzo Carmine, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Miyake named city manager

Miyake named city manager

The City Council on April 8 unanimously selected Brad Miyake as Bellevue’s next city manager, pending contract negotiations.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

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