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Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

EDI launches 2010 leadership program

EDI launches 2010 leadership program

27 December 2009

The Executive Development Institute (EDI), which partners with businesses in the Pacific Northwest to provide culturally-tailored leadership programs for Asian Pacific and Latino emerging leaders and managers, is currently actively recruiting emerging leaders at corporations and community organizations in the Puget Sound for its Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation Programs beginning in March.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 53 | 12/26/09-01/1/100 Comments

Hawaii attempts to remedy Pacific Islander health

27 December 2009

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is proposing a new free health plan that will cover critical chemotherapy and dialysis treatments for legal migrants from independent Pacific nations.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 53 | 12/26/09-01/1/100 Comments

Inmate on life in prison … and what’s to come after

Inmate on life in prison … and what’s to come after

17 December 2009

From the beginning, Ng puzzled authorities. He did not have a criminal record before his involvement in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre that left 13 people dead in Seattle’s Chinatown. While community members were readily able to identify murderers Willy Mak and Benjamin Ng (no relation to Tony Ng) on the street, no one really knew who Tony Ng was.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-258 Comments

Thai-ing East to West: Fashion designer the next reality TV star?

Thai-ing East to West: Fashion designer the next reality TV star?

17 December 2009

Instead of crunching numbers, Nguyen spends his days creating couture at Thai Nguyen Couture in Orange County. From evening gowns and bridal gowns to ready-to-wear lines, he immerses himself in each step of the process.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Profiles, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Tragic hit-and-run ends promising life of newlywed

Tragic hit-and-run ends promising life of newlywed

17 December 2009

The early morning of Dec. 6 began as a celebratory outing that quickly took a tragic turn when an unimaginable event changed the lives of many, beyond the one that was lost. At approximately 2:20 a.m. at the intersection of Western Avenue and Bell Street in downtown Seattle, Jerome Dumlao was killed in a hit-and-run.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-251 Comment

Martial-artist reflects on a career of triumphs and the challenges of ADD

Martial-artist reflects on a career of triumphs and the challenges of ADD

17 December 2009

In his early 20s, when the local martial arts community referred to him as a “black sheep martial artist” for developing his own unique style called yee jong kune do, he could reach higher than six feet from the ground.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-251 Comment

Community urges for more HIV/AIDS outreach

Community urges for more HIV/AIDS outreach

17 December 2009

National and local leaders on HIV/AIDS policy convened at the Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) last Wednesday, Dec. 9, to open discussion on a national HIV/AIDS strategy.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-252 Comments

Former Microsoft manager blends technology, teddy bears, and tourism

Former Microsoft manager blends technology, teddy bears, and tourism

17 December 2009

John Chen’s passions — technology, adventure, and human change — have combined in such a way to create a successful corporate team-building business. His current project enables individuals and groups to enjoy a special “high-tech treasure hunt” in downtown Seattle.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-251 Comment

Queer Pinays gather for human rights week

17 December 2009

As part of International Human Rights Week and in celebration of National Lesbian Day in the Philippines, lesbian, bisexual, queer Filipinas, and their allies gathered on Dec. 8 at the Wild Rose. The Wild Rose is a lesbian bar in Seattle.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

10 ways to create gifts of kindness and love

10 ways to create gifts of kindness and love

17 December 2009

I don’t miss any of the Christmas parties and enjoy organizing a couple of potlucks for our staff, freelance writers, and our events’ volunteers. Those are very special occasions because I only see some of my friends once a year.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-251 Comment

Is it ethical? CBS News pays for trip to Samoa in adoption story

17 December 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News helped pay for a Wisconsin family’s trip to Samoa which led to an emotional meeting that was a key moment in last Saturday’s “48 Hours” special on an adoption scam involving children taken from their South Pacific homes under false pretenses.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Fast-growing Christian churches crushed in China

17 December 2009

The closure of what may be China’s first mega-church is the most visible sign that the communist government is determined to rein in the rapid spread of Christianity, with a crackdown in recent months that church leaders call the harshest in years.

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Posted in Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-25, World News0 Comments

Probe rules out rape and murder of women in Kashmir

17 December 2009

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An Indian police agency investigating the deaths of two women in Kashmir said Dec. 14 that they drowned and were not raped and killed as alleged by locals, a ruling likely to further fuel anti-India sentiment.

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Editorial: Since when is multitasking bad? Maybe when you’re the President

17 December 2009

Now it may be true that a large number of American people are attributing their dissatisfaction with Obama to his multitasking — but are these people right? Should he just concentrate on war in Afghanistan? Should he just focus on the economy? How about just health care?

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Letter: Save Apple Health from cuts

17 December 2009

The Children’s Alliance has worked for years to ensure that children in Washington state do not have to wait for health coverage, no matter their immigration status. Under the state’s Apple Health for Kids program, both documented and undocumented children are eligible for coverage — with no waiting period.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Letter: Dogmatic letter misleads

17 December 2009

First of all, his letter holds forth from the vantage point of two illusions: If whites had never colonized invaded, raped, enslaved, and abused Africa, it would be paradise — and the idea that if Blacks were given jobs, fair schools, if the [government] kept crack out of the neighborhoods, American cities would be paradises.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Dec. 10: Mayor-elect McGinn announces cabinet members  

Dec. 10: Mayor-elect McGinn announces cabinet members  

17 December 2009

Former state legislator and transition co-facilitator Kip Tokuda has accepted the position of Acting Director of Human Services. Tokuda will serve in the position until a permanent director is selected.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Nov. 13: Lung Tsuchiya Family and Mina Saudagaran honored as outstanding philanthropists

Nov. 13: Lung Tsuchiya Family and Mina Saudagaran honored as outstanding philanthropists

17 December 2009

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (Washington Chapter) chose six outstanding philanthropists to honor at its 21st anniversary National Philanthropy Day luncheon held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Dec. 11: Consulate General of Japan in Seattle celebrates with holiday party

Dec. 11: Consulate General of Japan in Seattle celebrates with holiday party

17 December 2009

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of the emperor of Japan. It follows on the heels of the 50th wedding anniversary of Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Dec. 23 is also Akihito’s birthday. In honor of these occasions, the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle celebrated during its annual holiday party. About 250 people attended the event held at the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

Wah Mee victims’ family members emotional at public meeting

Wah Mee victims’ family members emotional at public meeting

10 December 2009

Doris Wong-Estridge, niece of victim Wing “Bill” Wong (no relation to Gim Lum Wong), attended the last hearing but did not speak publicly. This time was different. She says it was important that the board hear from her why Ng, who was acquitted of murder but sentence to 35 years in prison for his participation in the massacre, should not be granted parole.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 51 | 12/12-182 Comments

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