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Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Carmen D’Arcangelo is the Vietnamese Friendship Association’s (VFA) interim director. D’Arcangelo comes from a background of

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

Mercer Island High School Junior  Gordon Zhang was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16 in Washington, DC.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Jane Stone, a 23-year-old resident of the Seattle area, has joined the race to be Miss Washington USA 2015. A graduate from Edmonds Community College, Stone is currently a branch banking supervisor who has an online business on the side called The House of Stones where she sells her handmade jewelry, crafts, and paintings. She […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Student volunteer awards starting

The annual search for outstanding youth volunteers has begun. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards kicks off its 20th year looking for youth between grades 5-12 that have dedicated their time to volunteering. The students are honored on a local, state and national level with national winners receiving gold medallions, $5,000, trophies for their schools, and […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Local business celebrates  ten-year anniversary

Local business celebrates ten-year anniversary

T.D. Wang Advertising Group celebrated its ten-year anniversary with community members, clients, vendor partners and the local ethnic media on Aug. 22 at Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle. T.D. Wang is an award-winning, certified and minority-owned, multicultural ad agency that offers marketing and experiential services to companies looking to engage with diverse audiences.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

May 10: HSBC in Bellevue holds grand opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new HSBC branch in Bellevue at 821 Bellevue Way Northeast. About 100 people attended

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 20 | 5/14-5/200 Comments

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. 17 at China Harbor Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased by calling […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/191 Comment

Night Owl bus service continues

The King County City Council unanimously approved the agreement to continue the Night Owl buses, routes 82, 83, and 84. Under the agreement, the City of Seattle will pay for the operation of these routes that service many Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne, Greenwood, Belltown, Wallingford, and others during 2-4 a.m.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Seattle’s Night Market returns to I.D.

Seattle’s Night Market is back on Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Union Station Plaza along Fifth Avenue south. That evening the area will be transformed to an Asian night market with street vendors, food trucks, and live music performances.To celebrate the Chinatown-International District, and the Night Market, each participating food truck and […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Embracing the arts instead of expectations

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Embracing the arts instead of expectations

By Michael Wong SYLP Growing up as an Asian American teenager, the expectations of society are always shadowing me. There are always four major pillars which society expects us Asian American adolescents to follow and pursue rigorously, as if it were a religion. One, get good grades. Two, don’t get in trouble. Three, respect and […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Empowerment through entertainment

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Empowerment through entertainment

By Clarissa Fe O’Francia SYLP In movies, Asian Americans are portrayed either as the brainiac nerd or the token kung fu- knowing henchman. Is that who we are in real life? Of course not. Ever since Asian Americans started appearing in Hollywood films, there has been a false and cringe-worthy view of Asians engraved into […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Newbee: The new star of Dota 2

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Newbee: The new star of Dota 2

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese-based e-sport team “Newbee” snagged the top prize at the International Dota 2 Championships. This summer, the International Dota 2 Championships was held in Seattle and it was the third consecutive year that the tournament has been hosted here. Newbee defeated their fellow countrymen “VICI Gaming” in the […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Jason Williams needs to be held accountable

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Jason Williams needs to be held accountable

By Cindy Hsu SYLP When the name “Jason Williams” is entered into the Internet search engines, it will present a plethora of websites listing the numerous achievements this reputable retired NBA player had acquired throughout his career. Having been picked in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft and decorated with titles such as […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/121 Comment

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am

By Mike Guevarra SYLP Growing up in America, I always felt as if I was floating, like a drifting ghost, searching to find a place in a foreign world. Even as a naive child, I questioned why I never saw anyone on TV shows who looked like me, or why I couldn’t find a Filipino […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: An argument for returning to the country of your birth

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: An argument for returning to the country of your birth

By Julie Tolmie SYLP On a hot, smoggy morning last December, I stepped off of a plane and onto Vietnamese soil. My family and I had just arrived in Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, after a bumpy flight down from Japan and another one before that from Seattle. In total, we had flown over […]

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Cake analogies and human rights

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Cake analogies and human rights

By Katie Wong SYLP Equal rights can also be referred to as human rights (rights held by everyone without the restriction of the government.) Only nineteen out of the fifty states in the United States recognize same-sex marriage. Several states have tried to bar federal

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Posted in Education, Features 37, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

A history of change in Little Saigon

A history of change in Little Saigon

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood has reinvented itself several times over the last 100 years. It was not always the go-to spot for authentic Southeast Asian food or the social and economic center of the Vietnamese American community. Located at the easternmost part of the International District, it is bordered […]

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, Features, Features 35, News, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

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