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Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

Asian in Africa

Asian in Africa

12 June 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly As an Asian American, I did not expect my presence in Ghana to go without attention. This sounds self-centered. And it is.

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Posted in Features 25, Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

BLOG: The largest ‘hum bow’ in Washington state? — It’s found in Pike Place Market

BLOG: The largest ‘hum bow’ in Washington state? — It’s found in Pike Place Market

12 June 2014

By Assunta Ng Pike Place Market, rated as the most popular farmers market in the United States, has numerous European bakeries, but only

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

COMMENTARY: Dad, you’ll be missed!

COMMENTARY: Dad, you’ll be missed!

12 June 2014

By James Wong For Northwest Asian Weekly I didn’t think I would feel this way even six months ago, but I really miss my dad. We’ve had a rocky relationship for most of our lives. I had never seen my dad in person until I was 8 years old. He escaped China when he was […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/203 Comments

Maryknoll sister Fallon to receive peacemaker award

Maryknoll sister Fallon to receive peacemaker award

09 June 2014

Maryknoll Sister Jean Fallon, a Seattle native who has worked many decades for justice and peace throughout the world, will receive the Sister Christine Mulready Peacemaker Award from Pax Christi Metro New York at its Peacemaker Awards Reception on June 1, at St. Joseph’s Greenwich Village Church in New York.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Cancer Network helps Chinese

Cancer Network helps Chinese

09 June 2014

The Washington State Chinese Cancer Network Association held its 10th anniversary fundraising dinner at Seattle Seaview Restaurant on May 31. About 300 people attended the event, including cancer patients, their family members, and supporters. The network provides support and assistance for cancer patients and survivors, and their families, in the Chinese community. (end)

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Hatchery named for Chew

Hatchery named for Chew

09 June 2014

NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund hosted a ceremony for the opening of the new shellfish restoration hatchery at the Manchester Laboratory in Port Orchard on May 22. The event included a dedication ceremony honoring Kenneth K. Chew, professor emeritus at the University of Washington and shellfish expert, whom the […]

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CISC hosts Friendship Dinner

CISC hosts Friendship Dinner

09 June 2014

The Chinese Information and Service Center held its 42nd Anniversary Friendship Dinner & Auction on May 31 at Westin Bellevue, where 290 attendees were entertained by lion dancers and participated in live and silent auctions. Nearly $120,000 was raised to fund various programs that help Chinese and other Asian immigrants in the community. (end)

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Spring rolls in at Wing Luke

Spring rolls in at Wing Luke

09 June 2014

“Celebrating Community Partners” was the theme of the sixth annual Spring Roll auction and celebration at the Wing Luke Museum on May 30. Since the event, $63,000 has been raised for Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority’s community development programs. More is expected as attendees submit matching fund requests to their employers. (end)

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China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

07 June 2014

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China is preparing for 2 million extra babies each year as a result of a loosening of its “one child per family” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, Chinese health officials said on May 29.

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25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

07 June 2014

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Born in 1989, Steve Wang sometimes wonders what happened in his hometown of Beijing that year. But his curiosity about pro-democracy protests and the crackdown on them passes quickly.

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Mourning, tight security on anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

07 June 2014

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and troops on protests at Tiananmen Square. Outside, guards kept a close eye on her home while police blanketed central […]

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Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

07 June 2014

By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years by telling Congress the United States needed more troops in Iraq than the administration wanted. That bond is why […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Immigrants fueling a U.S. boom in cricket

07 June 2014

By Frank Eltman Associated Press EAST ISLIP, New York (AP) – Cricket, the international game of bats and balls that isn’t baseball, is enjoying a surge of popularity in America, with the debut of a national league this spring and higher demand to build “pitches” across the country.

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California city votes to end Sriracha dispute

07 June 2014

By Associated Press IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) – The fiery fight is apparently over between the makers of a popular hot sauce and a small Southern California city that said its factory’s smells were unbearable.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

S. Korea rescues North Koreans drifting off coast

07 June 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has rescued three North Koreans who were drifting off the east coast of South Korea on May 31.

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Cheers, jeers, and a lawsuit for Seattle’s $15 wage

06 June 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Restaurant Alliance called it “disappointing,” City Councilmember Kshama Sawant called it a “historic victory,” the immigrant-rights group OneAmerica said it was “a critical first step,” and the International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit against the City of Seattle — all because Seattle City Council unanimously approved […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Hudson Building burgled, vandalized

Hudson Building burgled, vandalized

06 June 2014

The burned-out Hudson Building in the International District continues to suffer indignities as it waits for rehabilitation. Last month, the owner of one of the building’s businesses — closed since the Dec. 24 fire — reported the burglary of $10,000 to $20,000 worth of herbs being stored in the Yuan Sheng Hang herbal shop.

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SIFF coming to a close

SIFF coming to a close

06 June 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly This is the final weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Here are three preview picks for Asian films showing as the festival winds down.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Life in a country away from home

Life in a country away from home

06 June 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Sisters Written by Amy Laizans, Illustrated by Sophie Scahill Little Steps Publishing, 2013 Jane and her best friend are like most other kids their age living in Australia. They like to play outside in the sun, jump rope together, and read books aloud together. The two girls even help […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/131 Comment

PICTORIAL: Women of the Century

PICTORIAL: Women of the Century

06 June 2014

The Women’s University Club of Seattle presented its annual Brava! Awards on May 16, honoring women in the greater Seattle area who have made a positive, enduring difference in the community and beyond. This year, in celebration of the club’s centennial, members nominated “Women of the Century.”

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Posted in Pictorials, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments


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