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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

28 June 2014

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) – Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have recorded increased seismic activity on the flanks and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months.

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Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

28 June 2014

By Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager. Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, sending the 24-year-old from Hawaii to […]

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Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

28 June 2014

By Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori said he was “almost 100 percent perfect” health-wise heading into Wimbledon. The 10th-seeded Nishikori has been hampered by a hip problem that he says contributed to a first-round loss at the French Open. But the first Japanese man to be ranked in the top 10 says […]

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Graduation heals Calif. man’s World War II internment wounds

28 June 2014

By Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – A California man who missed his 1942 high school graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese Americans finally walked in a cap and gown this June, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his […]

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Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

27 June 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly A vigil was held at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on June 21 to support about 40 Cambodian individuals being held there as they await deportation.

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Walk to feed the hungry June 28

27 June 2014

Join a 2.5-mile walk (or run) to fight hunger on Saturday, June 28, at Seward Park in Seattle, from 8 a.m. to noon. In its 24th year, the Walk for Rice is a community fundraiser to benefit Seattle’s Asian Counseling & Referral Service food bank.

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Enjoy fun and fashion

Enjoy fun and fashion

27 June 2014

The Keiro Garden fashion show to benefit Nikkei Concerns will be held on Aug. 17 in the garden, 1601 E. Yesler Way, Seattle. The marketplace and reception, with sparkling sake, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, begins at 3 p.m., and the runway fashion show starts at 4:15 p.m. The group runway show will include designs from […]

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Flea market donations needed

27 June 2014

Cancer Lifeline will be hosting a three-day flea market from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, and is now accepting donations of clothing, books, household items, garden tools, sports equipment, electronics, and more at the Dorothy O’Brien Center at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle.

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Seminar inspires Asian American women to lead

27 June 2014

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) will be holding a special regional conference in Portland, Ore., for Asian Pacific American women who seek to become leaders in their communities.

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Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

27 June 2014

By Francesca Fabile Minas Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for […]

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Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

27 June 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Festival brings South Asian films to Chinatown/ID

Festival brings South Asian films to Chinatown/ID

27 June 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Tasveer South Asian International Documentary Festival takes place on June 28 and June 29, sponsored by the local Tasveer organization. All films will be shown at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s International District/Chinatown.

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Film shows what life in a wheelchair is like

Film shows what life in a wheelchair is like

27 June 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle is ranked number one among most livable U.S. cities for wheelchair users, according to a 2010 study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Christopher Reeve, who died in 2004, was the actor best known for his lead roles in many of the “Superman” movies. In 1995, he […]

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“Above the China Sea” explores Okinawa then and now

“Above the China Sea” explores Okinawa then and now

27 June 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Novelist and magazine writer Sarah Bird’s latest novel, “Above the East China Sea,” is a study of two young girls, separated by 60 years, in Okinawa Province of Japan. Bird will read and sign books on July 2 at Elliott Bay Books. She took some questions over e-mail.

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COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

27 June 2014

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly Mary Yu is an inspiring role model.

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UW Korea Studies Program named for Hon. Paull Shin

UW Korea Studies Program named for Hon. Paull Shin

26 June 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For Paull Shin, fighting to survive has long been part of his DNA.

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Alex Tizon: One Asian man in search of self

Alex Tizon: One Asian man in search of self

26 June 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly In the dimly lit basement of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company on the evening of June 18, Alex Tizon, author of “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” told his audience to turn to one another and say “You’re fat!” with a genuine smile.

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After cancer, 2 transplants, she still runs half marathons

After cancer, 2 transplants, she still runs half marathons

26 June 2014

Maggie Kim is a 43-year-old Seattleite of Korean descent who has had two liver transplants due to liver cancer. She now lives an active and healthy lifestyle. She shares her story here, with the hope that it will encourage more people to register as organ donors.

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And the Emmy goes to….

And the Emmy goes to….

23 June 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Emmys to Norm Ohashi, Kyle Iboshi, Kiyomi Taguchi, Susan Han, Tracy Wong, and Aaron Levine on June 7 in its Northwest Regional ceremony at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

API student scholars honored

API student scholars honored

23 June 2014

Several outstanding API student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 44th annual “Celebration, Fête, and Honors,” held May 22 at the University of Washington. The scholars included Adrian M. Cepeda (Bank of America), Ha Doan (Educational Opportunity Program Celebration), Siyu Lu (Gary D. Kimura Family), and Elizabeth Pring (Educational Opportunity Program Celebration). The event raised […]

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