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Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two martial arts events will be held on the same day, one at the University of Washington and one at the Asian Resource

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Panel discusses business opportunities

Panel discusses business opportunities

Business Opportunities in Washington,” a panel luncheon hosted by the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, was

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Put down that phone! – Report shows Asian Americans use smartphones more than others

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Whether it’s an iPhone or Android phone, Asian Americans are very comfortable using their smartphones. 

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

Chinese Valentine Party — Meet someone at the Seattle Public Library!

There will be a free social skills workshop and dance in celebration of Chinese Valentine Party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Central Library, 1000 4th Ave., Level 4, in the Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

Downtown will get a streetcar

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council decided that First Avenue will have the first streetcar route during the July 21 council meeting. City Council will seek $75 million in federal money for the $110 million project.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

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

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