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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

Korean consul returns home

Korean consul returns home

14 April 2014

Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

14 April 2014

General Biodiesel recently received the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Westside Business of the Year Award. The company helps businesses with free pickup of used greases. This is then used to provide an alternative to petroleum fuel. Yale and Laura Wong launched General Biodiesel in 2006 to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign fuel.

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Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

12 April 2014

By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii last month that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase

API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase

11 April 2014

Five local API bands will vie for the chance to compete at Kollaboration Star in L.A. next fall.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

11 April 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Police Department reported the March 27 arrest of 25 suspects in a

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Bank fraudsters preyed on Vietnamese community

11 April 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A member of a bank fraud scheme who threatened people with a firearm to try to collect debts was sentenced last week to six years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

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Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

11 April 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Hudson Building fire in Seattle’s International District. The SBA declared the fire a disaster following an April 1 request from Gov. Jay Inslee.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

11 April 2014

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship dinner at New Hong Kong restaurant on

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Looking back at March  — The latest fall, rise, & situations in pop culture

Looking back at March — The latest fall, rise, & situations in pop culture

11 April 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month’s column stars a disgraced co-founder and a celebrated EGOT winner. Wondering who or what an EGOT is? Read on to find out the answer, along with updates from this month’s entertainment headlines! Pinkberry CEO gets jail time Young Lee, co-founder of the popular frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry, […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Groups partner up to help undocumented APIs enroll in DACA

11 April 2014

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and 21 Progress announced a partnership to help undocumented Asian Pacific Islander youth connect with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) resources.

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Beautify Chinatown

11 April 2014

Join hundreds of volunteers for the beautification of the Chinatown-International District on April 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Comcast will host the event, which will include pressure washing sidewalks, painting over graffiti, working in the Danny Woo Garden, and more. (end) For questions or to join the fun, call 206-838-8718.  

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Classes available for Vietnamese immigrants

11 April 2014

Helping Link is a non-profit Vietnamese organization that helps Vietnamese immigrants adjust to American culture with tutoring and adult classes in ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. Classes cost $25 and are held at 1032 S. Jackson St. Suite C, in Seattle.

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Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

10 April 2014

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

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

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

10 April 2014

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.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 16, Profiles, Sports, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

10 April 2014

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

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EDITORIAL: Overturn ‘Korematsu’ for good

10 April 2014

The United States Supreme Court has an opportunity to settle once and for all the illegality of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It has the opportunity to help ensure that it never happens again.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Governor appoints John Chun to King Co. Superior Court

Governor appoints John Chun to King Co. Superior Court

07 April 2014

In December, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed John Chun to the King County Superior Court bench. Prior to his appointment, Chun was a member of the Summit Law Group, where he focused on employment, commercial, and international cases.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

ID Health Fair fun, educational

ID Health Fair fun, educational

07 April 2014

The Seattle and King County Health & Safety Fair was held on March 8 at the International District Community Center. There was free healthcare enrollment, activities for kids, gifts, raffles, and refreshments.

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First Transit names Sharad Agarwal as VP of call centers

First Transit names Sharad Agarwal as VP of call centers

07 April 2014

First Transit, a bus transportation provider, has appointed Sharad Agarwal as vice president of its national call centers. Agarwal has more than 10 years of transportation experience, including spending the past year as First Transit director of business development focusing on the western region. In addition to call centers, the company also offers para-transit services, […]

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Diverse pros get into the mix

Diverse pros get into the mix

07 April 2014

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Seattle hosted 105 people at a “Diversity Career Mixer” at O’Asian Kitchen in Seattle on March 13. Attendees networked with recruiters from Microsoft, Verizon, and Puget Sound Energy, among others. The event featured keynote speaker Paul Anderson of Prolango Consulting. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

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