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Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

  Hindus nationwide are concerned after two incidents—roughing-up of a Hindu grandfather by police in Madison (Alabama) on February six resulting in partial paralysis and then scrawling of “GET OUT” on Bothell (Washington) Hindu Temple wall discovered on February 15—happened in a span of ten days. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung’s smart TV could be listening. And sharing.<!–more–> Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company’s Internet connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations. The potential for TVs to eavesdrop is revealed in Samsung’s smart TV […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

In memory of … Ticiang Diangson: A legacy of environmental justice

In memory of … Ticiang Diangson: A legacy of environmental justice

A pioneer in the field of environmental justice, Ticiang Diangson died peacefully on Jan. 29 at her home on Beacon Hill.  The legacy of her work lives on in Seattle and in cities throughout the nation. Born in Chicago in 1941 during the pre-civil rights era, Diangson experienced extensive racial intolerance as a half Polish, […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that investment in industrial robots will grow 10 percent a year […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Join the parade! — Children’s costume parade will celebrate the Lunar New Year

One of the many highlights of the Lunar New Year celebration in the Chinatown-ID will be the children’s costume parade on Saturday, February 21. Children 12 and under are invited and encouraged to use their creative talents to reflect their rendition of the theme of the Lunar New Year. <!–more–> “It’s wonderful to see children […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Asian Hall of Fame honorees announced

Asian Hall of Fame honorees announced

  The 2015 Asian Hall of Fame, established by the Robert Chinn Foundation, released the names of the Class of 2015 honorees.<!–more–> Members of the Class of 2015 include: — Benson Henderson (Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Former UFC and WEC Lightweight Champion) — Carrie Ann Inaba (Television Host, Choreographer, Producer, Judge from Dancing with the […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Enrollment for health coverage for AAPI families

Enrollment for health coverage for AAPI families

Tina Tchen,  the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the First Lady, is encouraging AAPI families to get health coverage. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are partnering with community groups to hold enrollment events for AAPI families to learn about […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

ILF Civic Fellowship accepting APA student applications for 2015

ILF Civic Fellowship accepting APA student applications for 2015

  The International Leadership Foundation (ILF)  announced that the application process for the 2015 Civic Fellowship Program is open and ongoing until February 14, 2015. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Measles warning and precautions in Seattle area

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in King County during the contagious period. <!–more–> Most people have immunity to the measles through vaccination, but people should check the exposure locations, know their immunization status, and call a health care provider promptly if they develop an […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

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

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

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

Neighborhood matching fund opportunities

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ popular Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its funding opportunities for 2015. All three of its funds – Small Sparks, Small and Simple Projects Fund, and the Large Projects Fund – support the efforts of community members as they work on projects to build stronger neighborhoods and communities. More than 5000 projects […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Preparing for US citizenship, Highline College will offer free 9-week course during winter quarter

Highline College will be offering a free nine-week course for community members who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 20–March 18, 2015, 1–2:35 p.m. Students will be taught by an instructor who is trained in the content and who has significant teaching experience with English language learners. […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

The Asian Resource Center (ARC) closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2014 after more than 20 years in operation. The Center was operated by the Robert Chinn Foundation and provided a venue for Asian arts, culture, education and community exhibits, events, and activities. It was located in the Seattle Chinatown / International District, and was […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Professional development opportunities

Education Development Institute (EDI) has filled 50 percent of the spots in their 2015 Discovery and Navigation classes in the Greater Seattle area and Portland. The goal is to have 83 total participants across the Puget Sound API Discovery, Hispanic Discovery, and Navigation program, along with Portland Discovery. EDI will continue to accept applications until all classes are […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Smithsonian completes digitization of Asian art

By Brett Zongker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution’s Asian art museums have completed an effort to digitize their entire collections and plan to release the images online in 2015.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Fellowships for artists

Washington State artists working  in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, and visual arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust’s  annual 2015 Fellowship.  

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

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