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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), hosted “Gandhi Jayanti”, the 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday October 2nd, 2014.

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When Seattle meets China

When Seattle meets China

In partnership with MG2, the China Chamber sponsored a reception which offered

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Gala for El Centro de la Raza

Gala for El Centro de la Raza

“Building the Beloved” had a community gala on Saturday, September 27, at the Washington State Convention Center. The event raised over $345,000 for El Centro de la Raza’s programs and services. Approximately 1,000 people attended. Asian Counseling and Referral Center’s executive director Diane Narasaki, Lisa Daugaard, and Daniel Kogita were presented with the Roberto Felipe […]

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Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The first memory Benjamin Rainbow has of bicycling is when he was five or six. The

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Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

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Diwali Lights: A festive celebration at SAAM

Diwali Lights: A festive celebration at SAAM

By Udita Arkalgud The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), on, Nov. 1, will see the museum transform into a festive carnival, as it hosts Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

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Mini City Hall anniversary

Mini City Hall anniversary

Wednesday, October 22, Mini City Hall will mark its 20th anniversary at Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue with a celebration beginning at 3 p.m. Mini City Hall assists the community in a variety of ways, including language services, housing referrals and human service needs.

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Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

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Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

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Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

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CIDBIA Executive Director Blakeney named one of Seattle’s “40 Under 40”

CIDBIA Executive Director Blakeney named one of Seattle’s “40 Under 40”

The Puget Sound Business Journal  profiled 40 business professionals under the age of 40. The list included Chinatown’s-International District Business Improvement Area Executive Director Don Blakeney. Blakeney has served as executive director for four years. (end)

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Asian American Stanford physician appointed White House Fellow

Asian American Stanford physician appointed White House Fellow

Edward Sheen  is a board certified internist and was a Clinical Fellow in Liver and Digestive Diseases at Stanford University, He is Executive Chair/Senior Partner of the Stanford Healthcare Consulting Group, and Course Director of Leadership/Strategies for Healthcare Delivery Innovation. In the California State Assembly.

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All about eyes

All about eyes

Hoy Ping Yee Chan, O.M.D. and Carole Conlon, L.Ac., collaborated on a book for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, senior eye patients, and for western medical doctors and optometrists. “Chinese Medicine for Aging Eyes” includes topics on learning the differential diagnosis, examination, and treatment of eye diseases, integrating Chinese medicine, and self-care exercises for general […]

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Mark Chow fundraiser

Mark Chow fundraiser

Judge Mark Chow held a fundraiser at House of Hong on Sept. 29. Over 300 people were in attendance. He is currently running for re-election in King County District Court. He has served as District Court Judge since 1990.

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Women warriors

Women warriors

The Women Warriors Guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital recently accepted a Muckleshoot Indian Tribe grant award of $5,000.  The grant supports the research efforts to eradicate heart damage caused by Kawasaki Disease (KD).

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Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if needed

Seattle hospital to take Ebola patients if needed

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said Monday it is willing to receive U.S. residents who are evacuated from West Africa for treatment of Ebola. There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state and no plans to evacuate patients to the region soon, but local and state health officials said at […]

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MAP celebrates 20 years of volunteer service on Oct 25

University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of the formation of the MAP club and also hosting its annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast.

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Transforming Renton and the Asian community

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Renton might not be the biggest city in King County, but its recent groundbreaking ceremony for its $180 million, 4-star Southport Hotel would beat many of Seattle’s high-profile development projects in style and fanfare.

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Diversity at the top — Brad Miyake steers City of Bellevue

Diversity at the top — Brad Miyake steers City of Bellevue

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Organized chaos.”  

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Diversity at the top — Andy Hwang gets to be the man in blue

Diversity at the top — Andy Hwang gets to be the man in blue

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When Andy Hwang was a kid growing up in Olympia, listening to the blare of sirens

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