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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
 
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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 […]

Medical refugees find themselves shut out from the care they need

Medical refugees find themselves shut out from the care they need

16 December 2010

Serah Alexander lives under the crushing weight of medical bills. The mother of three was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/241 Comment

Tattooed APIs torn between culture and individuality

Tattooed APIs torn between culture and individuality

16 December 2010

For Asian Americans, getting a tattoo has traditionally been considered taboo. In mainstream culture, tattoos often have negative connotations,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/242 Comments

China anti-Nobel campaign is winning it no friends

16 December 2010

BEIJING (AP) — China’s campaign to vilify this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring

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Filipinos sue U.S. hospital over English-only rule

16 December 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California claim they were the only ethnic group targeted by a rule requiring them to only speak English

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Judge tentatively refuses to dismiss Toyota suits

16 December 2010

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge who said he’s inclined to let personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Private school finds answers in Singapore method

16 December 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Educators at a small private Christian school in Olde Town Augusta are seeing results with a math curriculum imported from halfway around the world.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Why are Filipinos better represented in theater than other API groups?

Why are Filipinos better represented in theater than other API groups?

16 December 2010

It was through singing the song “Alright, Okay, You Win” in high school that roused the performing bug in Filipino American actress Heather Apellanes.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/241 Comment

NWAW’s December must-reads

NWAW’s December must-reads

16 December 2010

“Buddha’s Orphans” is a love story between Raja, an orphan boy whose mother drowned herself when he was a baby, and Nilu, a girl born into privilege.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Editorial: Don’t hate us for saying, ‘Merry Christmas!’

16 December 2010

Lately, we’ve noticed something that is rather disconcerting. When we’re out and about, walking down the streets of Seattle to buy groceries or run errands

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/242 Comments

Dec. 3: Pramila Jayapal and Al Sugiyama honored with Spirit Awards from the Urban League

Dec. 3: Pramila Jayapal and Al Sugiyama honored with Spirit Awards from the Urban League

16 December 2010

At the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle’s 11th Annual Benefit Breakfast, Pramila Jayapal and Al Sugiyama were each presented with a 2010 Spirit Award.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Dec. 7: Paul Kurose and others win 2010 Denny Awards

Dec. 7: Paul Kurose and others win 2010 Denny Awards

16 December 2010

Paul Kurose, a volunteer karate sensei at Rainier Beach Community Center, was awarded a Making a Difference Award at the 2010 Denny Awards

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Nov. 2: Wayne Nakamura is honored with EDI’s Special Recognition Award

Nov. 2: Wayne Nakamura is honored with EDI’s Special Recognition Award

16 December 2010

Wayne Nakamura, claims manager at State Farm Insurance, was presented with the Executive Development Institute (EDI)’s Special Recognition Award.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

A new face in a new place: Darrell Mitsunaga

A new face in a new place: Darrell Mitsunaga

16 December 2010

Darrell S. Mitsunaga of Bellevue has been appointed to the Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/241 Comment

Blog: Giving the perfect gift to a president

Blog: Giving the perfect gift to a president

16 December 2010

What is the perfect gift for the president of the Seattle Times? Carolyn Kelly, the first female president of the Times, is finally stepping down after

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Blog: Happy surprises in fund-raising

Blog: Happy surprises in fund-raising

16 December 2010

Raising money in this economy is tough. At first, checks trickled into my office slowly, very slowly.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Blog: Where should postal vans park during free time?

Blog: Where should postal vans park during free time?

16 December 2010

This picture was sent in by a reader who complained about the post office taking up the street parking in Chinatown/International District.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

Column: Local Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll bashes yoga and ‘Easternism’

Column: Local Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll bashes yoga and ‘Easternism’

16 December 2010

Last fall, Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received national attention for an article

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/244 Comments

Wang family to revisit patriarch’s gruesome murder at clemency hearing

Wang family to revisit patriarch’s gruesome murder at clemency hearing

08 December 2010

More than 20 years ago, Shirley Wang’s life was irrevocably changed when a pair of teenage boys killed her husband.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 50 | 12/11-12/173 Comments

Local charities need public help to make holidays brighter for Asian American families

Local charities need public help to make holidays brighter for Asian American families

08 December 2010

Are you looking for a way to make the holiday season brighter for Asian American and Pacific Islander families in Western Washington?

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 50 | 12/11-12/170 Comments

PeaceTrees Vietnam and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help get rid of explosive ordnance

08 December 2010

PeaceTrees Vietnam (PeaceTrees) has formed a partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to establish and fund an explosive ordnance disposal

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 50 | 12/11-12/171 Comment

 

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