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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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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Groups partner up to help undocumented APIs enroll in DACA

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and 21 Progress announced a partnership to help undocumented Asian Pacific Islander youth connect with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) resources.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Beautify Chinatown

Join hundreds of volunteers for the beautification of the Chinatown-International District on April 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Comcast will host the event, which will include pressure washing sidewalks, painting over graffiti, working in the Danny Woo Garden, and more. (end) For questions or to join the fun, call 206-838-8718.  

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Classes available for Vietnamese immigrants

Helping Link is a non-profit Vietnamese organization that helps Vietnamese immigrants adjust to American culture with tutoring and adult classes in ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. Classes cost $25 and are held at 1032 S. Jackson St. Suite C, in Seattle.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Grants available to preserve landmarks and buildings

Grants available to preserve landmarks and buildings

Help preserve individual Seattle landmarks and contributing buildings with a “Landmarks Capital” grant from 4Culture. Any type of ownership, whether private, public, or nonprofit, qualifies. The grants range from $3,000 to $30,000.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

International Children’s Fest at Seattle Center

The Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington will partner with the Seattle Center to bring the fifth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival to Seattle on April 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Two busted in cocaine scheme appear in Seattle federal court

Two suspects arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made their initial appearance March 27 in Seattle federal court on charges they conspired to distribute more than 60 pounds of cocaine.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Young Filipinos sought to be groomed for leadership roles

Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. announced the search for the third batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans to be groomed as leaders of their communities and partners in advancing interests of Filipino Americans.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Typhoon donations to get tax benefits

On March 25, the President signed into law H.R. 3771, the “Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act,” which allows taxpayers to accelerate the income tax benefits for certain charitable cash contributions, made before April 15, for the relief of victims in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. (end)

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

2014 Folklife Festival to showcase India

Northwest Folklife Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend at the Seattle Center, announced that this year’s cultural focus will be “India and its People.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Mayor announces $2 million in investments for neighborhood business districts

The Chinatown-International District will receive a lion’s share of a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts, announced Mayor Ed Murray on April 1, as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Zumbathon to raise funds for Beacon Hill students’ visit to China pen pals

Zumbathon to raise funds for Beacon Hill students’ visit to China pen pals

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Victoria Lum-Nye is a proud alumna of Beacon Hill Elementary School, which is now Beacon Hill International School (BHIS). She recently attended the 50-year reunion of her sixth-grade class, where she was able to reminisce and reconnect with old friends.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

By Paul Elias Associated Press A California state senator who was lauded for his efforts to make government more transparent was arrested March 26 during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. Federal officials are accusing a California State Senator State Leland Yee of conspiracy […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Most uninsured AANHPIs may be eligible for coverage

According to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians,

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

CISC offers after-school meals

The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Apply for API student journalist scholarships

The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications from student members in Washington state for two scholarships — the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship and the Founders’ Scholarship.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Celebrate Asia at the symphony

Celebrate Asia at the symphony

Explore the diverse musical traditions of Asia in an “East-meets-West” concert when the Seattle Symphony presents the sixth annual “Celebrate Asia” performance on Friday, March 21 at Benaroya Hall. The concert celebrates the cultures of China, Vietnam, and Japan, conducted by Julia Tai. Featured performers include Haochen Zhang on piano, Nguyen Thanh Thuy on dan […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

President Obama announced on March 6 that he will nominate Nani A. Coloretti to be the Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/212 Comments

Tibetan Buddhist master visits UW

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will be giving a public talk on “Karma & Loving Kindness” in Seattle on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the University of Washington, Kane Hall, room 210.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

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