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“Tank Man” and more — A talk with renowned photographer Jeff Widener

“Tank Man” and more — A talk with renowned photographer Jeff Widener

  Jeff Widener, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer of the infamous “Tank Man” will be speaking to the community Saturday, May 2, 2p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center (719 8th Ave. S., Seattle). Widener will be discussing “Tank Man” known for its striking portrayal of a single figure that stops a lineup of tanks after the […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Sharon Lee running for vacated seat on City Council

Sharon Lee running for vacated seat on City Council

Sharon Lee will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated seat on the City Council. Clark vacated her seat April 12. Lee will be the third API candidate to run for the seven-month position. Candidates will not be able to re-apply for re-election after the term. Lee has served as Executive Director of the Low […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Chief Court Musician, Hiroaki Tohgi on goodwill visit to Seattle

Chief Court Musician, Hiroaki Tohgi on goodwill visit to Seattle

Japan Arts Connection Lab (JACLab) will be bringing Noh + Opera as well as Jiuta (“Music of Kyoto’s pleasure quarters”) performances to Seattle audiences. This year, there will be a goodwill visit to Seattle by the Chief Court Musician of Japan’s Imperial Household Agency, Hiroaki Tohgi. He will be presenting through the week of May […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

CAPAA seeks applicants to serve on the Commission

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications for candidates interested in serving on the Commission. CAPAA serves to improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, health, and other areas. If selected, the individual will help […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

Group files federal lawsuit in effort to stop Bamboo and Chai’s elephant move

SEATTLE (AP) — A group opposed to a plan to move two Asian elephants from the Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the move violates the Endangered Species Act. King-TV reports that the Elephant Justice Project filed the lawsuit this week. It says the zoo failed to get a […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

JACL 93rd Annual Banquet at Seattle University

JACL 93rd Annual Banquet at Seattle University

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) will host the 93rd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at Seattle University’s Campion Hall. Live performances in music, dance and poetry at the event will include a live musical performance by Seattle Opera. The company will preview an aria from […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

API Chaya 20th Annual Vigil Program — Kapwa 2: Continuing a Legacy of Survivorship

The public is invited to join API Chaya’s 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil programs. As an organization that provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking services to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities, API Chaya offers spaces of   healing to honor lives lost to domestic and sexual violence. This year, the vigil will be […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

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

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