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McNally appointed CID-BIA Policy and Program Manager

McNally appointed CID-BIA Policy and Program Manager

Wren McNally will be working with the Chinatown-ID community and advancing the mission of the neighborhood. She brings over 6 years of community development and project management experience to her role as Policy and Program Manager. As a recent Master in Urban Planning from the UW College of Built Environments, she is interested in the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Louisa Building demolition

Louisa Building demolition

  The demolition of the Wah Mee Club and Liem’s Pet Shop of the historic Louisa Building located at 669 South King Street in Chinatown has been determined to be in late March. A Christmas Eve 2013 fire burned the western half of the building. The fire compromised the structure, leaving the roof and floor […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Wayne Lau appointed to MarketShare Board of Directors

Wayne Lau appointed to MarketShare Board of Directors

Lau has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of MarketShare, a non-profit program which empowers immigrants and refugees to become small business owners of their own mobile food operation. Wayne has been a resident in Seattle since 1956 and is a graduate of Rainier Beach High School. He has a 35 year plus […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Chen publishes book on yoga

Chen publishes book on yoga

  Christine Chen, recently published a new book, “Happy-Go-Yoga.” Chen is a two-time Emmy Award winning American journalist, a  certified Yoga instructor, and founder of Christine Chen Yoga. She has been an anchor and reporter for several U.S. television news networks. She is the managing partner of Chen Communications, a marketing communications consulting group founded […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

GSCCC annual banquet raises funds

GSCCC annual banquet raises funds

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce celebrated Lunar New Year with its annual banquet at China Harbor on March 5. The GSCCC raised $2000 for Kin On Health Care Center and $1000 for the International District Emergency Center. May Wan also received a special award recognizing her dedication and service to the GSCCC. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Do resigns; will help development for Special Olympics

Do resigns; will help development for Special Olympics

Mary Do has resigned from Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area CID-BIA to join the Special Olympics as Vice President of Development. Her last day as BIA’s marketing director will be March 13. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

McDermott awarded by Japan Embassy

McDermott awarded by Japan Embassy

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold & Silver Star award at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. for his contribution to “promoting Japan-U.S. legislative exchange, and maintaining and deepening the Japan-U.S. alliance through the promotion of enhanced understanding of Japan in the U.S. Congress.” The Order of the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Vigil protesting domestic violence

Vigil protesting domestic violence

  There was a rally and march around the King County courthouse last week in honor to remember the lives of Susanna Remerata Blackwell, her unborn child, baby Kristine, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta, who were shot and killed at the Courthouse in 1995 by Susanna’s estranged and abusive husband. This year was the 20th anniversary […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program

Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program

Karen Yoshitomi, the new Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) executive director, has launched the “Omoide (Memories)”program series for 2015. She presented her organizational vision and goals in her first public appearance last week. The JCCCW resumes its series, at its cultural center at 1414 South Weller Street. A native Washingtonian, Karen is […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Doane running for Bar Association Board of Governors

Doane running for Bar Association Board of Governors

James Doane is running for the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors position in District 7-S. Doane has been Corporate Counsel at Costco Wholesale for 10 years, following more than 20 years in private practice in Seattle, including 12 years as a partner at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K & L Gates), employment […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Fukui-Sketchley awarded

Fukui-Sketchley awarded

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Established in 1973, the Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only University and community-selected award, and is […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Hasegawa, lawmakers, commemorate the Day of Remembrance

Hasegawa, lawmakers, commemorate the Day of Remembrance

  Legislators commemorated the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 in Olympia which was acknowledged on Feb. 23.  The order was a  wartime measure that sent 120,000 Japanese-Americans to concentration camps. A Senate Resolution honoring what is now called the Day of Remembrance, was offered by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill. “My whole family was sent […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Herrmann Scholbe representing victims

Herrmann Scholbe representing victims

Charles Herrmann of the Herrmann Scholbe law firm, with offices in Chinatown and Tacoma, is leading an international team of lawyers representing 33 Hispanic victims of the crash of TACA flight 390 that overshot the runway while attempting to land at Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Five survivor cases filed in the USA, the largest of which settled […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Surprise visit on Lunar New Year day

Surprise visit on Lunar New Year day

  The community and the Northwest Asian Weekly staff was treated to a return visit of Harvest and his companion police officer Mark Wubbena during the Lunar New Year festivities. Both the officer and the horse enjoyed the celebration (while also maintaining patrol). (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

AAJA rings in Lunar New Year

AAJA rings in Lunar New Year

  The Asian American Journalist Association of Seattle board celebrated a successful lunar new year banquet at the China Harbor restaurant. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Lunar New Year at the White House

The White House hosted the first-ever Lunar New Year celebration at the White House on February 19, 2015. Members of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community from across the country joined together to ring in the first day of the Lunar New Year with keynotes from Administration officials, a discussion with diverse AAPI leaders, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February 28, 2015 for health reasons […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Matsukawa awarded

Matsukawa awarded

The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Jean Lee has spirit!

Jean Lee has spirit!

The Parks and Recreation Department of Seattle is presenting the John C. Little Spirit Award Thursday evening to Jean Lee, Activity Supervisor at the Jefferson Community Center. This is an annual award to the employee who demonstrates high degree of commitment and leadership to the youth of our community, the fourteenth time this award has been […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s mother, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan 31. She cheered for her beloved Seahawks on the recent Super Bowl Sunday. She now lives in Delaware near Lloyd’s sister, Mitzi. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

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