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Free health screenings for families

Seattle Goodwill is hosting a Family Health and Safety Fair with information and services including screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and Body Mass Index (BMI). Mammogram and Pap tests for women 40 years and older are available by appointment (206-461-4493).

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly A vigil was held at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on June 21 to support about 40 Cambodian individuals being held there as they await deportation.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Walk to feed the hungry June 28

Join a 2.5-mile walk (or run) to fight hunger on Saturday, June 28, at Seward Park in Seattle, from 8 a.m. to noon. In its 24th year, the Walk for Rice is a community fundraiser to benefit Seattle’s Asian Counseling & Referral Service food bank.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Enjoy fun and fashion

Enjoy fun and fashion

The Keiro Garden fashion show to benefit Nikkei Concerns will be held on Aug. 17 in the garden, 1601 E. Yesler Way, Seattle. The marketplace and reception, with sparkling sake, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, begins at 3 p.m., and the runway fashion show starts at 4:15 p.m. The group runway show will include designs from […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Flea market donations needed

Cancer Lifeline will be hosting a three-day flea market from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, and is now accepting donations of clothing, books, household items, garden tools, sports equipment, electronics, and more at the Dorothy O’Brien Center at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Seminar inspires Asian American women to lead

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) will be holding a special regional conference in Portland, Ore., for Asian Pacific American women who seek to become leaders in their communities.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

$2.9 million will go to Japanese American confinement sites

Last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, were imprisoned by the U.S. government following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

Nonstop to Hong Kong

Nonstop to Hong Kong

Delta Airlines celebrated the launch of its new nonstop service from Seattle to Hong Kong on June 16, with a ribbon-cutting, water cannon salute, and traditional dragon dance at its Sea-Tac Airport gate. Soon after, the inaugural flight took off.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

SPU shooting claims life of Korean American

By Julie Ha and James S. Kim KoreAm The lone fatality in the June 5 Seattle Pacific University shooting has been identified as Paul Lee, a 19-year-old Korean American student, according to the Seattle Times. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray confirmed the news at a press conference on June 6.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

Cheers, jeers, and a lawsuit for Seattle’s $15 wage

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Restaurant Alliance called it “disappointing,” City Councilmember Kshama Sawant called it a “historic victory,” the immigrant-rights group OneAmerica said it was “a critical first step,” and the International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit against the City of Seattle — all because Seattle City Council unanimously approved […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Hudson Building burgled, vandalized

Hudson Building burgled, vandalized

The burned-out Hudson Building in the International District continues to suffer indignities as it waits for rehabilitation. Last month, the owner of one of the building’s businesses — closed since the Dec. 24 fire — reported the burglary of $10,000 to $20,000 worth of herbs being stored in the Yuan Sheng Hang herbal shop.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Korean adoptees find culture at festival

Korean adoptees find culture at festival

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly On May 31, more than 100 people gathered at South Bellevue Community Center to celebrate the annual Korean Culture Festival, hosted by the Korean Adoptee Family Foundation (KORAFF).

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

New report on language diversity and English proficiency among AAPIs

The Center for American Progress, in conjunction with AAPI Data, released a report in May on language diversity and English proficiency among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This release is part of the report series “State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Audition for ‘The United States of China’

Nickolas Vassili, a mental health counselor in Fremont, has written a play and is calling for auditions.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Meet up with fellow artists

Artists Up will be hosting a networking and resource night for AAPI artists on Monday, June 9, at Asian Counseling and Referral Service, located at 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle. The free event is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

War dead honored

War dead honored

Seattle’s Cathay Post No. 186 held a Memorial Day event at Hing Hay Park on Monday with

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Korean American photos requested

The Korean American Historical Society is seeking photographs for exhibits and publication in a book about the Korean community. Photos are needed by June 30. Photos of memorable occasions and everyday situations between 1900 and 2000 are being sought. Submissions should include the date and location of the photo, and the identity of subjects when […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Justice Yu to ride in Pride Parade

Seattle Pride, the lead organizer for Seattle’s annual Pride Parade, has invited newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu to ride at the front of the upcoming 2014 Seattle Pride Parade as a special guest. Governor Inslee appointed Justice Yu to the state Supreme Court on May 1. She is the first openly LGBT […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Filipina to share her story of being trafficked

A woman who left the Philippines in 2010 for what she believed would be a teaching job in the United States will share her experience of instead finding herself a victim of human trafficking.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho

Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho

By Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Department of Correction says a 47-year-old inmate escaped from the Adams County Jail in Council, Idaho. Robert Michael Williston, formerly of Coeur d’Alene, escaped May 31 by apparently scaling a fence.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

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