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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

Get free help signing up for health insurance

20 December 2013

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) offers free help to Washington residents to enroll or answer questions about health coverage options through Washington “Healthplanfinder.”

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Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

19 December 2013

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Against the wishes of the King County Democrats’ 33rd District, SeaTac Deputy Mayor Mia Su-Ling Gregerson has been appointed by the King County Council to the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Lawyers demand immigration reform

Lawyers demand immigration reform

19 December 2013

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Local attorneys and other legal professionals sat down for an empty lunch at tables set up in front of the Federal building in Seattle on Dec. 10. The staged protest was an effort to join fasters in a “symbolic protest of Congress’ empty promises to fix our broken immigration […]

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China bans NW shellfish imports

China bans NW shellfish imports

19 December 2013

SEATTLE (AP) – China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown.

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Posted in Features 52, Food, National News, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

19 December 2013

By Johnny Clark Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Two lucky winning tickets were sold in this week’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. One ticket was sold at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California.

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India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

19 December 2013

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – An Indian diplomat said she faced repeated “handcuffing, stripping, and cavity searches” following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges in a case that has infuriated the government in New Delhi.

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BLOG: Santa’s list of heartwarming stories

BLOG: Santa’s list of heartwarming stories

19 December 2013

By Assunta Ng The other night, I dreamed about Santa Claus delivering presents to kids in the International District. I rushed to him, waiting for my turn. Santa took a quick look at me and smiled, “You don’t need one.” “Why?” I protested. Because of my age? Like a child being abandoned, I was almost […]

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EDITORIAL: 2014 looks promising for APIs in leadership roles

19 December 2013

December has been a great month for Asian Americans in Seattle. First, Mayor-elect Ed Murray selected three Asian Americans for leadership positions. Then, in a surprising twist of fate, Mia Su-Ling Gregerson was appointed to the state House of Representatives. No one expected that. Murray’s addition of Aaliyah Gupta, Mike Fong, and Hyeok Kim to his […]

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Wendy Gonzalez is honored for her tech tenacity

Wendy Gonzalez is honored for her tech tenacity

16 December 2013

Wendy Koh Gonzalez was named on Connected World magazine’s “Women of M2M” list for 2013.

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NAAAP announces scholarships

NAAAP announces scholarships

16 December 2013

On Nov. 1, the National Association of Asian American Professionals–Seattle chapter (NAAAP) held its annual Scholarship Gala at the Westin Bellevue, with all proceeds going towards the scholarship fund. This year’s theme was the Great Gatsby. The event featured speeches by several well-known and influential members of the Asian Pacific Islander community, including a keynote address by […]

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Seattle volunteers bring typhoon aid to Philippines

Seattle volunteers bring typhoon aid to Philippines

16 December 2013

Two Seattle residents are among those joining relief efforts in Tacloban in the Philippines, an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

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UW Bothell names Rusdi Kirana to its advisory board

UW Bothell names Rusdi Kirana to its advisory board

16 December 2013

Rusdi Kirana, president director of Lion Group, the largest private air carrier in Indonesia, has been appointed to the advisory board for the University of Washington Bothell School of Business. The council provides strategic guidance, helps build external partnerships, and deepens the school’s relationship with the business community. Kirana is a native of Indonesia. He […]

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Chinese garden gets boost

Chinese garden gets boost

16 December 2013

The Seattle Chinese Garden Society raised more than $42,000 in its annual fundraising dinner, “Soaring Dragon Celebration,” at its location at South Seattle Community College on Nov. 9. The money will go toward the garden’s core operations expenses. (end)

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Thai PM dissolves house of Parliament, calls elections

Thai PM dissolves house of Parliament, calls elections

14 December 2013

By Todd Pitman Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Dec. 9 she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country’s deepening political crisis.

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Family of still-detained man hails vet’s release

14 December 2013

By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle-area family of an American citizen detained in North Korea for more than a year is cheering Pyongyang’s decision to release 85-year-old tourist Merrill Newman and wondering when their loved one will come home.

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New startup lets users create own cloud-based schools

13 December 2013

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly What do you get when one combines their passions of engineering and education?

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ID elects three to board positions

ID elects three to board positions

13 December 2013

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The job of preserving the look and feel of Chinatown falls to the International Special Review District.

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“Space Battleship Yamato”

“Space Battleship Yamato”

13 December 2013

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “We’re oooooooooff in out-ter space/We’re leeaaving Moth-er Earth/To saaaaaaave the hum-an raaaace/Our Star Bla-zers!” This theme rang out, starting in 1979, in my friend Tom’s bedroom, my friend Sam’s den room, and through American televisions all over the country. “Star Blazers” was the first anime to be shown in […]

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Joy, luck, amazement, and identity: Amy Tan’s reflections on her latest book and more

Joy, luck, amazement, and identity: Amy Tan’s reflections on her latest book and more

13 December 2013

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of Dec. 5, enthusiastic readers of all ages, clad in coats and scarves, attended a reading by bestselling author Amy Tan at the University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle.

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The Layup Drill — Athletes aid Philippines, the Black Widow gets honor, Pacquiao is back, and Tui time

The Layup Drill — Athletes aid Philippines, the Black Widow gets honor, Pacquiao is back, and Tui time

13 December 2013

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill, in which we see athletes supporting typhoon victims; a legendary pool player; and a former UW star’s big shot. Baldwin flies Philippines flag During pre-game introductions at a recent home game against the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin […]

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