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Keeping the name but changing the meaning — How King County changed its own history and honored MLK

When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Arrests, officer injured in Seattle police protests

Arrests, officer injured in Seattle police protests

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — At least six people have been arrested and a Seattle police officer suffered a leg injury as protesters chanting “black lives matter” disrupted traffic in Seattle, blocking part of a state highway and interstate off ramps.

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Conquering loneliness in old age

Conquering loneliness in old age

  If loneliness is the fear for old age, what can a community do to fight back?

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Help with health insurance enrollment

Help with health insurance enrollment

  In response to a call for help from the White House to reach more members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 05, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 05, Profiles, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Hong appointed Director of VFA

Hong appointed Director of VFA

James Hong has been appointed as Executive Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association. Hong has been with VFA for five years. In his recognition letter, he stated: “As an organization committed to social justice and equity, our work focuses on guarding our most priceless treasure – our culture, language and heritage – so that current […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Sherpa performs for Goodwill

Sherpa performs for Goodwill

  Karma Sherpa, the popular singing star of Indian TV show SaReGaMaPa, performed at the Sadbhavna Samaroh (Goodwill Gathering concert) in Bellevue.  With an objective of providing a common platform for the local non-profits serving various ethnic groups within the local South Asian community the event was sponsored by the Asian Counseling and Referral Services […]

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Yu sworn in

Yu sworn in

  Mary I. Yu was sworn in the Washington Supreme Court ceremony for the administration of oath of office as a Justice on January 12. The ceremony took place at the Temple of Justice Courtroom, Olympia. She is serving as State Supreme Court Justice. (end)

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Abji appointed to Board of Trustees of Bellevue College

Abji appointed to Board of Trustees of Bellevue College

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Shelmina Babai Abji, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Abji will participate in the six-member board, whose duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. (end)

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Kodoma President of new Accountable Care Organization

Kodoma President of new Accountable Care Organization

Dr. Christopher Kodama has been appointed  the President of MultiCare Care Connected Care, MultiCare Health System’s new Accountable Care Organization. In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice […]

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New work from Bob Kim

New work from Bob Kim

  Photographer Bob Kim has a new series: “It was tough hiking into some of the remote locations like Subway and Virgin River Narrow, but well worth the effort!” Kim is from Seoul, Korea, and moved to the United States with his family in 1975. He studied fine arts and photography at the Maryland Institute […]

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Understanding immigration reform and its local impact

Understanding immigration reform and its local impact

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Since this is the time of the New Year, people may want to set their affairs in order.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

King County Civil Rights Commission to honor student essay contest winners — Three students from Open Window School take top marks in 16th annual contest

Three 8th grade students from Open Window School in Bellevue will be honored Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for their winning submissions to the King County Civil Rights Commission’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest. The students were invited to reflect on Dr. King’s pioneering civil rights work, especially […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Education, Features, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Lan Pham — Connecting the dots with the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Lan Pham — Connecting the dots with the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 04, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Mona Locke’s new appointment

Mona Locke’s new appointment

Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 04, Names in the News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A Bellevue man has been arrested in the murder of a woman at a hotel

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 04, National News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Volunteers of the year

Volunteers of the year

The 2014 Bertha Tsuchiya Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to long time supporter and dedicated volunteers, Larry Luke and Raymond Leong. The Kin On Golf Tournament Planning Committee was awarded the group volunteer award in recognition of their support in raising nearly $400K for Kin On over the last 14 years.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated

Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated

Pramila Jayapal will be sworn in as the next Washington State Senator representing the 37th Legislative District January 12. She will be Ranking Member on the newly established Government Accountability and Reform committee, as well as serving on the Transportation and Healthcare committees.  

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Just desserts!

Just desserts!

The Chè Dessert Lounge, located at  7101 Martin Luther King Jr Way opened last month. The dessert lounge

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

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