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Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation
 
Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Four beauties wearing their crowns and native costumes — all sharing the same surname

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Atop the roof of the Space Needle on April 2, the Seattle Reign FC unveiled its new “kits,” a soccer term for uniforms, for the 2014 season.

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) – The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger

Fundraising efforts continue to restore historical fountain

Fundraising efforts continue to restore historical fountain

21 February 2014

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly As part of a continuing fundraising effort, the Tsutakawa Fountain Committee at Seattle Central Community College will host an event to raise money for the restoration of an abandoned fountain sculpture by the late, world-renowned artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain is simply called “Fountain.”

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President Obama meets Japanese American World War II veterans

President Obama meets Japanese American World War II veterans

21 February 2014

On Feb. 18, President Obama met with seven surviving Japanese American World War II veterans, all in their 90s, to thank them in person for their service.

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White House seeks new healthcare champion

21 February 2014

One in four Korean Americans is uninsured. Nearly 40 percent of Asian American women over the age of 40 don’t get routine mammograms. One in four Asian Americans over the age of 18 — and one in three Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders — have not seen a doctor in the last year.

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Write an essay, win a cash prize

21 February 2014

To provide students an opportunity for self-expression and stimulate creative thought, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance will hold a National Essay Contest at Northeast Seattle Library, located at 6801 35th Ave. N.E., on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. The contest is geared toward educating students on the cultural heritage and the contributions […]

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Community organizations speak up for hungry families

21 February 2014

Seventy-one organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.

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The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

21 February 2014

By Dipika Kohli Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Old and scruffy. Wearing thongs and the loose, elephant-printed cotton trousers of the sort you only get on holidays in Southeast Asia. Mae Sai, in this case. Thailand. But his outfit wasn’t the first thing you noticed about the heavyset man in front of TESCO. It […]

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Washington lawmakers pass state’s own ‘DREAM’ act

21 February 2014

Officially named “The Real Hope Act,” Washington State Senate Bill 6523 is being referred to as Washington’s “DREAM Act” because it allows students brought here illegally as children to be eligible to receive financial aid for college.

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Baptist church offers free tax help

21 February 2014

Chinese Baptist Church is offering free tax preparation service on two Saturdays, March 8 and March 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trained volunteers will help prepare personal tax returns.  Priority service is provided to low-income families (annual income under $50,000) and the elderly, on a first-come, first-served basis. Others will be served as […]

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China says bigger soldiers causing cramped tanks

21 February 2014

BEIJING (AP) – China’s military says its soldiers have grown taller and wider over the past two decades, leading to cramped tanks and other equipment problems.

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Women honored for healthcare service

Women honored for healthcare service

21 February 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”

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ID printing business closes after 26 years — Owner said he has achieved American Dream

ID printing business closes after 26 years — Owner said he has achieved American Dream

20 February 2014

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Seattle artist straddles cultural edges, comes up ‘cute’

Seattle artist straddles cultural edges, comes up ‘cute’

20 February 2014

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Hirabayashi family will donate Medal of Freedom to UW

Hirabayashi family will donate Medal of Freedom to UW

20 February 2014

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EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.

EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.

20 February 2014

Food is the first and most important thing a human being needs. People must have it at fairly regular intervals and equal amounts throughout the day — nothing else matters until you’re fed. It is equally vital to each individual — the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, and even the person who was […]

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BLOG: Martha Choe — a leader’s leader & community mentor

BLOG: Martha Choe — a leader’s leader & community mentor

20 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Martha Choe began her Life Achievement Award acceptance speech with Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote at the Seattle Business magazine’s Executive Excellence Awards dinner recently. At the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, most people in the room were aware that Choe, chief administrative office for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), works with smart, remarkable, […]

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Bellevue celebrates New Year

Bellevue celebrates New Year

17 February 2014

Bellevue Collection held its third annual Lunar New Year celebration at Bellevue Square’s Center Court on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. It was the first time the festival ran for two days, instead of just one. The celebration featured a variety of traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations, including martial arts, music, dance, and visual arts. […]

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Leaders & executives honored

Leaders & executives honored

17 February 2014

Seattle Business magazine recognized the region’s top leaders and executives at the Executive Excellence Awards at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel on Jan. 23.

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OCA presents awards

OCA presents awards

17 February 2014

The Greater Seattle Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) hosted its annual Golden Circle awards banquet at the Joy Palace Restaurant in Seattle on Feb. 8. The dinner honored the outstanding contributions of three individuals and one organization in the local Asian Pacific American community. The event featured a variety of Lunar New […]

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Lee is Miss Chinese Chamber princess

Lee is Miss Chinese Chamber princess

17 February 2014

Ka Man Lee, Miss Chinese Seattle 2013, was named Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce First Princess at the Miss Chinatown USA pageant in San Francisco on Feb. 8. It is the second highest award after Miss Chinatown USA. She will join the new Miss Chinatown USA (Karen Li of Houston) and the rest of Li’s […]

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APA leaders, ABC discuss Jimmy Kimmel incident

APA leaders, ABC discuss Jimmy Kimmel incident

15 February 2014

The Rafu Shimpo Los Angeles Japanese Daily News In response to a skit aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Oct. 16, 2013, top executives of ABC met with representatives of Asian Pacific American organizations on Jan. 24.

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