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Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Leny Valerio-Buford: A history of helping others reach a higher education

Leny Valerio-Buford: A history of helping others reach a higher education

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest.  She […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

By Somer Hanson Clover Park Technical College A group of Japanese medical laboratory students from Osaka Jikei College visited Clover Park Technical College in

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 48, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Celebrating a lifetime of community service: Fred Yee

Celebrating a lifetime of community service: Fred Yee

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom

Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom

By Donna Bankinship and Josh Lederman Associated Press SEATTLE (AP)—Kenneth Bae arrived home after two years of imprisonment in North

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 47, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/21, World News0 Comments

Surviving a stroke; facing challenges — Dr. Greg Ogata moves forward

Surviving a stroke; facing challenges — Dr. Greg Ogata moves forward

By WSDA News Northwest Asian Weekly If you’ve ever met Washington State Dental Association President Dr. Greg Ogata

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 47, Profiles, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Providing more than just hope for rural Indian adolescent girls

Providing more than just hope for rural Indian adolescent girls

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Poverty restricts options.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 47, Profiles, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/21, World News0 Comments

Top contributor: Modesty, even after 88 years — Louise Kashino still quietly contributes to our community

Top contributor: Modesty, even after 88 years — Louise Kashino still quietly contributes to our community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Behind every good man, there is a good woman. And perhaps there is no truer case of that than Louise Kashino. While her husband Shiro Kashino was used to the spotlight, having been a high school football star and a war hero, she was used to making things work […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Senator Jayapal! — API candidate results from election night

Senator Jayapal! — API candidate results from election night

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly The general election results are in from Election Night Nov. 4, and there were almost an equal percentage of winners and losers in the API community.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 46, Politics, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Open sesame… – Alibaba moves into Seattle, next to competitor Amazon

Open sesame… – Alibaba moves into Seattle, next to competitor Amazon

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, has settled into offices in downtown Seattle near one of its

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 46, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — A man fatally shot his adult daughter and a teenage granddaughter on Monday night at a south Seattle home, then killed himself, Seattle police said. An unharmed 10-year-old boy was able to call 911 and report the shooting.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Top Contributors: NAAAP breaks the bamboo ceiling

Top Contributors: NAAAP breaks the bamboo ceiling

By Alice Day NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Professional development,” “networking,” and “community service” are the three pillars of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP),  a nonprofit, professional organization with more than 25 chapters in the United States and Canada.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 45, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 45, Health, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

By Steven Metcalf Northwest Asian Weekly Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 45, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/71 Comment

Awarding diversity at the top

Awarding diversity at the top

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Nine honorees were recognized Oct. 18 for their great accomplishments in the community as well as

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 44, Profiles, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The first memory Benjamin Rainbow has of bicycling is when he was five or six. The

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/241 Comment

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 43, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 43, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

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