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Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable? Women and heart disease Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health Saving face — (Protecting your skin!) What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too) EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks
 
Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sugar is one of the greatest culprits of Alzheimer’s disease, said Dwayne Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aegis Living. Clark stated that the disease is not really preventable, but there are ways to slow the process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, dementia is a general […]

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for one of every three women’s deaths annually. Believe that heart disease is a “man’s disease” is still a common misperception. Yee Mei, Lee-Kong of Seattle got a pacemaker […]

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

By Nancy Hammond Northwest Asian Weekly Oral health is critical to overall health. Here are six surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money ‑ and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to heart […]

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly At the base of health is the body’s largest organ: your skin. Skin is one of the most exposed organs in our body, facing constant weather and environmental conditions. While the caring for the skin in its entirety is important (don’t forget that body lotion!), the face requires extra […]

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

By Ginny Grimsley Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who […]

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

20 March 2015

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Emily Okawara, Kentridge High School “Emily is an outstanding academic student who […]

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Fraud — Wife indicted and husband at large

20 March 2015

The ex-wife of a former Chinese official was arrested today in Newcastle, Washington, on charges that she and her former husband fraudulently obtained visas to enter the United States through the immigrant investor program and laundered money to purchase property in Washington state. Shilan Zhao 51, of Newcastle, Washington, and her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao 51, […]

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Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

20 March 2015

By Lynne Curry Northwest Asian Weekly I was part of a select team of sixteen teachers chosen to give a taste of an American-style classroom to Chinese students in a two-week winter camp just prior to Chinese New Year. Some of us were in Panjin, China, a coastal city about 350 miles north of Beijing. […]

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Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

20 March 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Colleges recently received the American Association of Community Colleges award for national equity. The Seattle Colleges system has impressive numbers when it comes to representing diversity. The minority student population is 52 percent. This is in contrast to the combined total minority demographics for King County, Seattle, […]

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Wise Words on DIVERSITY — How diversity makes a difference

Wise Words on DIVERSITY — How diversity makes a difference

20 March 2015

“Promoting diversity is a core value of the Attorney General’s Office and should be vital to the mission of every government agency.   A culture of inclusion within government is key to effectively representing the interests of diverse communities, and ensuring public employees have a meaningful connection with everyone we serve.” — Bob Ferguson Washington State […]

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Just beginning! — Emma Lee Toyoda is already making noise

Just beginning! — Emma Lee Toyoda is already making noise

20 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Local singer-songwriter Emma Lee Toyoda took a complex but rewarding path to musical autonomy, as she details below.  Toyoda recently took third place in the Experience Music Project’s “Sound Off!” competition for musicians under 21.  She answered some questions over email. NWAW:  Did you grow up in Seattle?  If […]

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Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

20 March 2015

By Assunta Ng   What do the late Seattle City Councilmember Wing Luke (Asian) and Admiral Herb Bridge (not Asian), have in common? They both fostered communities, found strengths in others and created goodwill and harmony out of chaos and hate. “Wing Luke and Herb Bridge were both members of the Greatest Generation,” said former Supreme […]

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COMMENTARY: Rice and peanut butter and jelly

20 March 2015

By Emily Okawara Northwest Asian Weekly While I was sitting in the cafeteria with the rest of my second grade class, the recess teacher who helped me to open my lunch told me it smelled disgusting. And from that day on, I began to hate it. The way that my friend’s parents tried to be […]

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Wing Luke’s 90th birthday — Celebration reveals fascinating history

Wing Luke’s 90th birthday — Celebration reveals fascinating history

19 March 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that the late Wing Luke, the first Asian American Seattle city councilman, started the preservation of the Pike Place Market campaign even though no history book credited him for it? How did he win his enemies over? Why did he remain unmarried? What did he do […]

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Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

19 March 2015

By Jeanette Lee Falsey Alaska Dispatch News ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Satomi Inaba grew up eating her mother’s boiled fish and mackerel sushi, but like many younger Japanese consumers today favors turf over surf in her own kitchen. Seafood she considers more troublesome to prepare and, frankly, rather smelly. “Although I like (the) taste of […]

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Cricket in March Madness — A sport that is not as niche as you might think

Cricket in March Madness — A sport that is not as niche as you might think

19 March 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly While the NCAA college basketball tournament has many hoop fans filling out their brackets to see who will make it to the Final Four and win the NCAA Championship, another tournament is taking place on the other side of the world with just as much fandom and probably as […]

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Building a history for immigrants

Building a history for immigrants

19 March 2015

By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For Patsy O’Connell, founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, this project is a long time coming. After nearly 20 years, she is hoping for a slam-dunk development that will leave an imprint not only in Tacoma, but in the whole Puget Sound Region. A new 390,000 […]

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GSCCC annual banquet raises funds

GSCCC annual banquet raises funds

16 March 2015

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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Do resigns; will help development for Special Olympics

Do resigns; will help development for Special Olympics

16 March 2015

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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McDermott awarded by Japan Embassy

McDermott awarded by Japan Embassy

16 March 2015

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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Vigil protesting domestic violence

Vigil protesting domestic violence

16 March 2015

  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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Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program

Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program

16 March 2015

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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Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned

15 March 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who survived being beaten, bound, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River took the stand in a hearing Tuesday and described the night his two friends lost their lives. Tam Voong, 20, said he used a submerged rock to cut his wrist ties and crawled up the […]

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Lin loses for 1st time to Chen in All England Open badminton semis

Lin loses for 1st time to Chen in All England Open badminton semis

15 March 2015

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Lin Dan believes the decision to consign his semifinal with Chen Long to an outside court was one of the factors behind his defeat in the All England Open on Saturday. Chen, the world champion and world No. 1, won for the first time against Chinese teammate Lin, a five-time All […]

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Court to consider preservation of judge’s racist emails

15 March 2015

By Matthew Brown Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil rights attorneys and lawyers for the judiciary are due in federal court Tuesday for arguments over whether hundreds of racist emails from Montana’s former Chief U.S. District Judge should be preserved as potential evidence in future lawsuits. Attorneys for the judiciary are seeking to dismiss […]

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