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Dat Giap — Local dentist contributes volunteer work and smiles

Dat Giap — Local dentist contributes volunteer work and smiles

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dat Giap loved sciences in high school. He thought he wanted to be an electrical engineer “when I grow up,”… but it was not until his first year in college, that he realized his weakness. He did fine in everything, but he had some troubles with physics, in figuring out […]

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First-degree murder trial under way for “Dinh” Bowman

First-degree murder trial under way for “Dinh” Bowman

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly The trial prosecuting the murder of Yancy Noll began last Wednesday, two years after the night of Noll’s death, Aug. 31, 2012 and the defendant’s arrest on Sept, 21, 2012. The defendant is Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman, 31, who was driving a silver BMW, and was reported to have fired […]

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Chinese student convicted of fatal crash deported

Chinese student convicted of fatal crash deported

A 21-year-old Chinese man convicted of vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment for a 2012 Des Moines crash was deported Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Yichun Xu was placed on a commercial flight from Seattle back to China Nov. 20 by ERO officers. The former South Puget Sound Community […]

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Scholarships for leadership and request for community projects

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) offers the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship to potential participants applying to EDI’s leadership programs. Interested candidates should be an Asian Pacific Islander leader, currently working for a community nonprofit organization. The scholarship of $3,850 covers the full tuition of EDI’s Leadership Discovery program, but can also be used to cover […]

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Reverend Jesse Jackson visits Seattle

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson will visit Seattle for a series of meetings with community, business and religious leaders November 30 – December 2.  A free community event will kick off his multi-day visit at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, in Seattle on Sunday November 30.  A reception for Rev. Jackson will be […]

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Miller Hayashi Architects awarded

Miller Hayashi Architects awarded

Miller Hayashi Architects was merited a Masonry Institute of Washington 2014 design award for their work for

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Student advances in piano competition

Student advances in piano competition

Justin Zhu Cai, a Spokane native, will travel to Boise, Idaho, in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the MTNA division competition. Winners of each State Competition advance to the division competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals.

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When Seattle meets China

When Seattle meets China

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce November hosted a luncheon “When Seattle meets China:

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KAC-WA awards students, community leaders

KAC-WA awards students, community leaders

The Korean American Coalition of Washington 2014 Awards Gala, “Empower and Expand,” took place on October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The awards celebrate those who have empowered members in the community through their service. About 200 community members, leaders and elected officials attended.

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Praise for Srikanth, Nehwal after China victories

Praise for Srikanth, Nehwal after China victories

By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — It’s not cricket. But that hasn’t stopped the Indian media and sports fraternity marveling at a performance few people thought they’d ever see.

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Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to begin a currency revaluation that turns disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown South Korean leaflets containing rumors about his wife in his aides’ faces.

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China wants Uighur refugees back from Thailand

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — More than 200 refugees detained in Thailand earlier this year are believed to be Chinese Uighurs and should be repatriated, a Chinese consul said, dismissing concerns they will be mistreated.

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American questioned for shipping human body parts

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an infant’s head, a baby’s foot and an adult heart.

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Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

By Calvin Woodward Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two U.S. captives, he ran into a potential hitch. North Korean officials wanted a diplomatic concession of some sort in return for freeing the men and Clapper had none to offer. […]

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US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

By Frank Eltman Associated Press MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving, and cutting his hair. The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a […]

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Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

By Todd Pitman and Julie Pace Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week — they were hoping he would simply say their name.

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Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut Monday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock market through brokers in Hong Kong.

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Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Leny Valerio-Buford: A history of helping others reach a higher education

Leny Valerio-Buford: A history of helping others reach a higher education

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest.  She […]

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Memorial for Henry Miyatake

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

There will be a community memorial event for redress activist Henry Miyatake on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. A pre-event social, with light refreshments, will begin at 1:00 PM. The memorial program will be from 2:00-3:00 PM.

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