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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

New senior housing community accepting applications

New senior housing community accepting applications

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) announces the availability of 50 brand new Senior HUD-subsidized affordable apartments located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, close to the Seattle Public Library, Ballard Commons Park, NW Market Street and the Majestic Bay movie theater. Occupancy begins January 2015.

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

Control (and compost) your garbage — New regulations take effect in 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will no longer allow food or compostable paper, including pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage.

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

A fusion of tradition and culture for the holidays

A fusion of tradition and culture for the holidays

On Nov. 27th, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted a Thanksgiving Luncheon for youth, families and seniors at ACRS’ main office. Over 250 individuals attended, including many who had no other place to celebrate the holiday. A full Thanksgiving meal, as well as a range of Asian foods, was served by fifteen volunteers and staff.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Scholarships for leadership and request for community projects

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) offers the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship to potential participants applying to EDI’s leadership programs. Interested candidates should be an Asian Pacific Islander leader, currently working for a community nonprofit organization. The scholarship of $3,850 covers the full tuition of EDI’s Leadership Discovery program, but can also be used to cover […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Reverend Jesse Jackson visits Seattle

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson will visit Seattle for a series of meetings with community, business and religious leaders November 30 – December 2.  A free community event will kick off his multi-day visit at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, in Seattle on Sunday November 30.  A reception for Rev. Jackson will be […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

There will be a community memorial event for redress activist Henry Miyatake on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. A pre-event social, with light refreshments, will begin at 1:00 PM. The memorial program will be from 2:00-3:00 PM.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

NAAAP scholarship gala

NAAAP scholarship gala

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The National Association of Asian American Professionals Seattle Chapter (NAAAP–Seattle) held its 35th annual scholarship

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

AAPIs more likely to be caregivers

A  new report released by AARP, “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” reveals that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. The data shows: -More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Free job preparation classes

Bellevue College is offering free Job Preparation classes for immigrants, refugees, permanent residents and U.S. citizens living in Bellevue. These classes are funded by the City of Bellevue and begin every quarter in January, April, June and September.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Help with startup ideas

The Seattle Public Library will host Startup Weekend EDU Seattle from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23. The public is invited to watch education-based startup teams demonstrate their new product and service ideas from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Eighth Avenue South to become one-way for one block

Eighth Avenue South to become one-way for one block

The Seattle Department of Transportation will be converting the one block segment of Eighth Avenue South between South Lane and South Dearborn streets from its current two-way configuration to one-way southbound over the weekend of Nov. 8-9 (weather permitting). The traffic revision is necessary to accommodate the streetcar track on Eighth Avenue South that runs […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Accusations of sexual abuse may have been the motive for Rainier Beach shootings

Accusations of sexual abuse may have been the motive for Rainier Beach shootings

A Rainier Beach resident, a grandfather, identified by sources as Honorario Yango, 78, killed himself after allegedly shooting his daughter, Christine Dela Isla, 39, and granddaughter Anahlia Cowherd, 11. According to the Seattle Times, a source close to the investigation said that the girl, Anahlia Cowherd, had blogged about the abuse on Wattpad, a digital storytelling site. […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Preserving the historic Louisa Hotel

Preserving the historic Louisa Hotel

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 40 people from the public and the International District business community met in the Bush Hotel on

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Louisa Hotel community meeting

The community is invited to learn and comment about the redevelopment of the historic Louisa Hotel, located on South King Street between 7th Ave South and Maynard Ave South.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/311 Comment

Update on “Find it, fix it” in the ID

Update on “Find it, fix it” in the ID

Seattle’s seventh Find It, Fix It Community Walk on September 11th, part of Mayor Ed Murray’s Summer of Safety Initiative – mobilized and coordinated City of Seattle resources in order to improve neighborhoods.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Help with utility discounts available

Help with utility discounts available

Seattle City Light will have a booth at HealthFest next weekend helping people get signed up for the

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Diwali Lights: A festive celebration at SAAM

Diwali Lights: A festive celebration at SAAM

By Udita Arkalgud The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), on, Nov. 1, will see the museum transform into a festive carnival, as it hosts Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

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