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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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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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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

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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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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Korean consul returns home

Korean consul returns home

Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]

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General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel recently received the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Westside Business of the Year Award. The company helps businesses with free pickup of used greases. This is then used to provide an alternative to petroleum fuel. Yale and Laura Wong launched General Biodiesel in 2006 to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign fuel.

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Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Police Department reported the March 27 arrest of 25 suspects in a

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Bank fraudsters preyed on Vietnamese community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A member of a bank fraud scheme who threatened people with a firearm to try to collect debts was sentenced last week to six years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

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Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Hudson Building fire in Seattle’s International District. The SBA declared the fire a disaster following an April 1 request from Gov. Jay Inslee.

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