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Chef’s Showcase

Chef’s Showcase

The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4.

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Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo Hirayama, known as just Dr. Kimo to the International District community, is heading north to

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Small business forum held in Tukwila

Small business forum held in Tukwila

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC) held its first forum for small business owners on June

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Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]

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Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the […]

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John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.

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Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings ­­­­­­­­­­­­twelve years of experience working on […]

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New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]

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Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

IDEA Space, the International District’s community resource center has announced the appointment of Jamie Lee as program manager.

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Two API leaders honored

Two API leaders honored

Tomio Moriguchi, Elaine Ikoma Ko, and the Nikkei Community Network hosted a special reception on July 9, at the Nagomi Tea House, for Andréa Akita’s appointment as Executive Director of InterIm CDA and Brad Miyake as the new Bellevue City Manager.

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Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

Koo recently retired from a 13-year career with Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing advocacy and development, having served in a variety of roles, including that of president and CEO. She also served seven years with the Seattle Housing Authority, leading efforts to build or preserve affordable housing units, and serving […]

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Jayapal receives NOW award

Jayapal receives NOW award

Pramila Jayapal, a recognized leader in local and national efforts to improve the lives of immigrants, low wage workers, communities of color, and women, is a co-recipient of the inaugural Olga Vives Award from the National Organization of Women (NOW). In presenting the award, NOW President Terry O’Neill said, “Pramila Jayapal exemplifies the spirit and […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Poet Pai is OtB ambassador

Poet Pai is OtB ambassador

Seattle poet Shin Yu Pai is one of 15 cultural and civic leaders to be invited (out of 95 applicants) to serve as a 2014-2015 ambassador for On the Boards (OtB), a local arts organization that introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music, while developing and presenting new work by Northwest […]

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Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals

Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals

The Seattle Synchronized Swim Team swam to third place in the USA Synchro Age Group Nationals from June 27 to July 5 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

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TAPS network, hike, and more

TAPS network, hike, and more

The Taiwanese American Professionals of Seattle (TAPS) enjoyed a hike at Rattlesnake Ledge east of Seattle on June 14.  The group, which began in 2004, plans frequent outings for members to network, socialize, and engage in community service projects. TAPS has more than 500 members. (end)

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A multicultural victory

A multicultural victory

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]

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Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Justice Mary Yu was the special guest at the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade on June 29. She rode

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India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

The 17th annual senior health fair, put on by India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), was held on June 21 at the Eastside Baha’i Center in Bellevue. There were about 100 people in attendance. Screenings were held between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The screening included help with blood pressure, blood glucose, posture and balance, […]

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Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Garvey Schubert Barer lawyer Akane Suzuki of Seattle is on the cover of Super Lawyers magazine, Washington 2014 edition. The feature article profiles Suzuki coming to the United States from Japan as a foreign exchange student in her teens. A big portion of Suzuki’s practice includes working with non-U.S. citizens living in the United States, […]

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