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Happy New Year! USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive
 
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

A gift from President Xi

A gift from President Xi

05 October 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping presented the gift of a dawn redwood tree to the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a new partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, during a ceremony at Microsoft headquarters this past week. Xi presented UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce, Tsinghua President Qiu Yong, and Microsoft President Brad Smith […]

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Meher honored

Meher honored

05 October 2015

Rita Meher, co-founder of Tasveer, a Seattle-based South Asian cultural organization, was honored Sept. 26, 2015 as Globalist of the Year by Seattle Globalist at their 3rd annual Globies. Meher co-founded Tasveer (meaning “picture” in Hindi and Urdu) in 2002 with Farah Nousheen. Since then, the organization has grown to affect the broader Northwest community […]

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100 women, 100 miles

100 women, 100 miles

05 October 2015

We Belong Together is a campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, with the participation of women’s organizations, immigrant rights groups, children, and families across the country. 100 women are walking 100 miles, starting from a detention center in PA to the Nation’s capitol in Washington DC, […]

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Inslee names Fukutaki to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Inslee names Fukutaki to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

05 October 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Richard Fukutaki, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Fukutaki will participate in the six-member board that oversees college operations and finance. Fukutaki is the managing director of the SunBreak group, which he co-founded in 1999, working with organizations such as the American […]

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Chun swears in and congratulates new lawyers

Chun swears in and congratulates new lawyers

05 October 2015

King County Superior Court Judge John Chun swore in new lawyers September 23 at the King County Courthouse. The new lawyers, included one of his first externs (from earlier this year), Sho Ly. “Congratulations to all the new admittees to the Washington State Bar,” Judge Chun stated. Chun also recently taught at the National Institute […]

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A conversation with Sidney Rittenberg — Part 2 of 3: The powerful Xi Jinping

04 October 2015

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Many China watchers say that Xi Jinping now has become the most powerful leader since Deng, if not Mao. He is the Party chief, state president and chairman of the military, and head of the “overall reform” and “national security” leading groups. There is talk of his […]

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Gunmen abduct 3 foreigners from Philippines resort

Gunmen abduct 3 foreigners from Philippines resort

04 October 2015

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen abducted two Canadians, including a former mining company executive, a Filipino woman and the Norwegian marina manager at an upscale resort complex on a southern Philippine island, sparking an air and sea search by authorities, officials said Tuesday. At least 11 men armed with pistols […]

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India clamping down on critics of Modi, activist groups

India clamping down on critics of Modi, activist groups

04 October 2015

By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician — a man who would go on to become India’s prime minister — of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it. Bhatt was […]

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The Village Report — Bugged in Phnom Penh

03 October 2015

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “That was what I was most worried about when we got here,” Bicycle (yes, that is his name) confessed tonight, up on the terrace. “Every time you go to an insectarium, you know, there are those huge ones, those really, really giant bugs—and then you look to see where […]

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The Layup Drill — Pan wins tourney, an upset in rugby, and more as we head into fall

The Layup Drill — Pan wins tourney, an upset in rugby, and more as we head into fall

02 October 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  In this month’s edition, we check on CT Pan, Jordan Clarkson, a couple huge wins for Japan, and a new venture for Alibaba. Pan wins 2nd pro tournament Former UW Husky men’s golf standout C.T. Pan won his second professional tournament […]

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VISIONARY: Ravi Ramineni — Sounders find strength in numbers

VISIONARY: Ravi Ramineni — Sounders find strength in numbers

02 October 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Three years ago, seeking to network and find like-minded people with a love of numbers and soccer, Ravi Ramineni traveled cross country to Boston to attend the MIT Sloan Analytics Sports Analytics Conference. This year, he found himself speaking at the conference. The former Microsoft program manager, Ramineni is […]

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VISIONARY: Dwayne Clark — Serving seniors

VISIONARY: Dwayne Clark — Serving seniors

02 October 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Dwayne Clark, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Living, a leader in senior housing, credits his mother for his success and his devotion to helping seniors. Raised by his single mom, Clark states that “she was the driving force in my life. She made me believe you […]

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COMMENTARY: Herrmann Scholbe advises bus crash victims

COMMENTARY: Herrmann Scholbe advises bus crash victims

02 October 2015

Seattle attorneys Charles Herrmann and John Scholbe announced that several family members of victims of the horrific Ride the Ducks bus crash have contacted their firm for legal advice. “The first thing I tell them is not to talk with representatives of the tour bus or the Ducks companies, their associated travel agencies, and especially […]

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Breathtaking (and gravity-breaking) Butoh — Sankai Juku comes to Seattle

Breathtaking (and gravity-breaking) Butoh — Sankai Juku comes to Seattle

02 October 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “I was born by the sea,” recalls Ushiro Amagatsu, leader and choreographer of the butoh ensemble Sankai Juku, when asked about his formative experiences.  “The boundary between land and sea, shoreline, a changing color from dawn to a blue sky, on the contrary, from red sunset to blue that is […]

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Cheung wins double titles for Miss Chinese Seattle

Cheung wins double titles for Miss Chinese Seattle

02 October 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dawn Cheung, a social worker, captured the 2015 Miss Chinatown crown on Sept. 20 at the Bellevue Meydenbauer Center, beating nine other contestants, seven of them University of Washington students. A graduate of the University of Washington (UW), Cheung, 24, works for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), […]

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Update: Donnie Chin murder

Update: Donnie Chin murder

02 October 2015

On Sept. 23, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) held a Community Open House and Public Safety Meeting. Seattle Police Department  Assistant Chief Robert Merner and Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim provided information regarding the on-going Donnie Chin investigation. Two groups were identified to be involved in the shooting of Donnie Chin. The […]

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Top financial tips for seniors

Top financial tips for seniors

02 October 2015

By Sue Yoon Special to the NW Asian Weekly 1. What mistakes do most seniors make about finance? There are a lot of things that come to mind, but to sum it up, I’d say the lack of a comprehensive plan with a trusted advisor. When you aren’t working with a financial advisor, I find that […]

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Cops, Boys, and Chinkstars — Reading recommendations for the new season

Cops, Boys, and Chinkstars — Reading recommendations for the new season

02 October 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Murder on Bamboo Lane By Naomi Hirahara Berkley, 2014 Ellie Rush is a bicycle cop for the Los Angeles Police Department. And while she just wants to help those who need it, with a half-white, half-Japanese background but looks that can pass for white, she is not always welcome […]

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Critics say duck boats are too dangerous for city streets

Critics say duck boats are too dangerous for city streets

01 October 2015

By Phuong Le and Martha Bllisle Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the deadly crash of a duck boat and charter bus is the first time the agency has looked into a land crash of the amphibious vehicles critics say are too dangerous for city streets. The agency has […]

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‘Wounds in our heart’: Seattle College mourns 5 students

‘Wounds in our heart’: Seattle College mourns 5 students

01 October 2015

By Martha Bellisle Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Students and faculty, some arm in arm, filed into a private memorial service in a lecture hall at a Seattle college on Friday to honor five international students killed when their charter bus was struck by an amphibious tour vehicle. “There are still wounds in our heart,” […]

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