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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 […]

Mysteries and thrillers — Book recommendations

Mysteries and thrillers — Book recommendations

02 May 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder By Shamini Flint Minotaur Books, 2010 When Alan Lee, a big timber executive in Malaysia, is killed, police arrest his ex-wife, Chelsea Liew, as their prime — and only — suspect.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/91 Comment

Come out to the Seattle Center for API Heritage Month fun & festivities

Come out to the Seattle Center for API Heritage Month fun & festivities

02 May 2014

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and one way Seattle is celebrating is with a free afternoon of family fun and cultural festivities from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Center Armory on Sunday, May 4.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/91 Comment

Songwriter recalls lonely, idyllic childhood, & feeling ‘different’

Songwriter recalls lonely, idyllic childhood, & feeling ‘different’

02 May 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The half Korean singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn, coming to the Columbia City Theater on May 13, remembers her childhood in Pennsylvania as idyllic. “I started singing when I was 6,” she said. “One of the first songs I learned to sing was ‘If We Hold on Together’ from ‘The Land […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

02 May 2014

By Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu In Washington state, the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the grassroots base of either the Democratic or the Republican Party and are vital to their successes. They serve as the political representative for their respective precincts. They form the basis for communicating the values and principles of either party […]

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Minority biz owners ‘no longer silent’

Minority biz owners ‘no longer silent’

01 May 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following the “$15 Now” signs carried by demonstrators in downtown Seattle last February, there are new signs on the proposed $15 minimum wage with the words, “SAVE IMMIGRANT JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESSES.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

Celebrating 40 years of CAPAA’s rich legacy, from 1974 to 2014

Celebrating 40 years of CAPAA’s rich legacy, from 1974 to 2014

01 May 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly For the past four decades, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) has worked to

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

Group protests home foreclosures

Group protests home foreclosures

01 May 2014

By Sue Misao Calling it a “corporate crime scene” and shouting “Stand up, fight back!” a group of about a dozen protesters, organized by

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PICTORIAL: Obama bounces around Asia

PICTORIAL: Obama bounces around Asia

01 May 2014

President Obama launched his trip to Asia from Oso, Wash., where he visited the March 22 landslide victims’ families, friends, and rescue workers. From there, he began a week-long trip to four Asian countries.

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Posted in Features 23, National News, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/9, World News0 Comments

BLOG: How a Seattle scientist and Chinese artist make deals

BLOG: How a Seattle scientist and Chinese artist make deals

01 May 2014

By Assunta Ng Leroy Hood, a global award-winning biologist, and Xiao Dong Feng, a prominent Chinese artist, have forged a win-win solution, despite language barriers.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

BLOG: Drama continues with $15 indecision

BLOG: Drama continues with $15 indecision

01 May 2014

By Assunta Ng Anxiety struck the Asian business community on April 24, when Mayor Ed Murray was supposed to announce his plan in the afternoon for the $15 minimum wage.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your awesome, Asian heritage

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your awesome, Asian heritage

01 May 2014

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time for celebrations and festivities throughout the United States.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

Filipino women celebrate 4 yrs.

Filipino women celebrate 4 yrs.

28 April 2014

The Filipino American Women’s Organization of Yakima Valley celebrated the group’s fourth anniversary on April 6 at a gala at the Yakima Arboretum. Over 200 family members and friends gathered for a potluck, a talk on women’s health by Dr. Hipolito M. Custodio, information on Typhoon Yolanda, and entertainment by dancers.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

Kate Lee best young designer

Kate Lee best young designer

28 April 2014

Seattle architecture and design firm Callison announced that associate Kate Kyung-ha Lee has been named to Visual Merchandising + Store Design’s (VMSD) Designer Dozen for 2014. Lee was recognized as one of 12 emerging stars (age 35 or under) across the country to be among the best and brightest young designers in retail this year.

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Interim names Akita director

Interim names Akita director

28 April 2014

Interim Community Development Association celebrated its 45th anniversary with a Sapphire Gala on April 12 at the Seattle Mariott. The event raised $130,000.

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Rep. Habib to run for Senate

Rep. Habib to run for Senate

28 April 2014

State Representative Cyrus Habib has announced his candidacy for the 48th District State Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Rodney Tom. Habib grew up in Bellevue, the son of immigrants, and graduated from Bellevue Public Schools. At age 8, he lost his sight to a rare form of childhood cancer, but went on to […]

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Korean Americans honor three

Korean Americans honor three

28 April 2014

The Korean American Coalition of Washington hosted a reception to celebrate the appointments of Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Federal Way Chief of Police Andy Hwang, and King County Superior Court Judge John Chun.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

Everest avalanche a reminder of annual risks Sherpas face

Everest avalanche a reminder of annual risks Sherpas face

26 April 2014

By Binaj Gurubacharya and Tim Sullivan Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain on April 18, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/2, World News0 Comments

Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

26 April 2014

By Youkyung Lee and Foster Klug Associated Press MOKPO, South Korea (AP) – As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull trapped people […]

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Vietnam withdraws, so Indonesia wants to host 2019 Asian Games

26 April 2014

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia has the will and the funds to stage the 2019 Asian Games, a government minister confirmed Sunday as regional organizers scrambled for a host to replace Vietnam.

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Probe urged over ‘Billy,’ missing Thai environment activist

26 April 2014

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thai authorities were urged April 21 to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help ethnic Karen villagers report on illegal activity around Thailand’s largest national park.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/2, World News0 Comments

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