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Li to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant

Li to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant

Leah Li will be representing Seattle at the 2015 Miss Chinese International Pageant. She will be among 18 representatives of other cities competing. The pageant will be taking place January 25 in Hong Kong. According to Li, after being in Hong Kong for six days, all contestants  have been “working really crazy hours to make […]

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Wang appointed CEO

Wang appointed CEO

Programming boot camp Coding Dojo today announces 29-year-old former tech startup executive Richard Wang as CEO and a move to larger campuses in Bellevue, WA and San Jose, CA. Founded in 2010, Coding Dojo plans to open new dojos in Southern California and the Philippines in Q1 and Q2 of 2015. (end)

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Robes at the Wing Luke

Robes at the Wing Luke

  The Wing Luke Museum will be exhibiting a collection of the Qing Dynasty Robes. The robes were donated by the Young family. Al Young and sister Connie Yu, keynote speaker, were in attendance at the opening. The robes will be on display until March 29. (end)

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MarketShare providing opportunities

MarketShare providing opportunities

  MarketShare is a Seattle non-profit with a mission to cultivate mobile food businesses from immigrant and refugee communities. The organization has selected two amateur cooks to take part in their inaugural MarketShare Fellowship program, the aim of which is to transform them into professional operators of small food businesses.

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Consul General of India visits Seattle

Consul General of India visits Seattle

  The Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee took part in a luncheon

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Help with health insurance enrollment

Help with health insurance enrollment

  In response to a call for help from the White House to reach more members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Hong appointed Director of VFA

Hong appointed Director of VFA

James Hong has been appointed as Executive Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association. Hong has been with VFA for five years. In his recognition letter, he stated: “As an organization committed to social justice and equity, our work focuses on guarding our most priceless treasure – our culture, language and heritage – so that current […]

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Sherpa performs for Goodwill

Sherpa performs for Goodwill

  Karma Sherpa, the popular singing star of Indian TV show SaReGaMaPa, performed at the Sadbhavna Samaroh (Goodwill Gathering concert) in Bellevue.  With an objective of providing a common platform for the local non-profits serving various ethnic groups within the local South Asian community the event was sponsored by the Asian Counseling and Referral Services […]

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Yu sworn in

Yu sworn in

  Mary I. Yu was sworn in the Washington Supreme Court ceremony for the administration of oath of office as a Justice on January 12. The ceremony took place at the Temple of Justice Courtroom, Olympia. She is serving as State Supreme Court Justice. (end)

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Abji appointed to Board of Trustees of Bellevue College

Abji appointed to Board of Trustees of Bellevue College

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Shelmina Babai Abji, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Abji will participate in the six-member board, whose duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. (end)

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Kodoma President of new Accountable Care Organization

Kodoma President of new Accountable Care Organization

Dr. Christopher Kodama has been appointed  the President of MultiCare Care Connected Care, MultiCare Health System’s new Accountable Care Organization. In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice […]

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New work from Bob Kim

New work from Bob Kim

  Photographer Bob Kim has a new series: “It was tough hiking into some of the remote locations like Subway and Virgin River Narrow, but well worth the effort!” Kim is from Seoul, Korea, and moved to the United States with his family in 1975. He studied fine arts and photography at the Maryland Institute […]

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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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Volunteers of the year

Volunteers of the year

The 2014 Bertha Tsuchiya Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to long time supporter and dedicated volunteers, Larry Luke and Raymond Leong. The Kin On Golf Tournament Planning Committee was awarded the group volunteer award in recognition of their support in raising nearly $400K for Kin On over the last 14 years.

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Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated

Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated

Pramila Jayapal will be sworn in as the next Washington State Senator representing the 37th Legislative District January 12. She will be Ranking Member on the newly established Government Accountability and Reform committee, as well as serving on the Transportation and Healthcare committees.  

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Just desserts!

Just desserts!

The Chè Dessert Lounge, located at  7101 Martin Luther King Jr Way opened last month. The dessert lounge

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Shoreline meets Asia

Shoreline meets Asia

  Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts, International Education Executive Director Diana Sampson and Associate Director of Outreach Bo Fu visited China, Cambodia, and Indonesia in December. 

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EDI Class of 2014

EDI Class of 2014

  The Executive Development Institute of Seattle, Class of 2014 attended the Kin On Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last month. (end)

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Bob Hasegawa appointed to 3 Senate committees

Bob Hasegawa appointed to 3 Senate committees

Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, has been appointed to three committees in the Washington state Senate. Hasegawa is moving to the Commerce and Labor committee to serve as the ranking Democrat. He will also serve on the Rules committee and the Senate budgetary committee, Ways and Means. Hasegawa previously served for two years as the […]

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Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon recognized

Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon recognized

On December 12, 2014, Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon were recognized for their services to the Korean American community by the S. Korea  government in a ceremony at the Ko-Am TV station in Federal Way by Moon Duk-ho, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea for Seattle. Yoon was awarded the National Medal of […]

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