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Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner
 
Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you weren’t aware, starting January 1, 2015, all residents and businesses are required to compost. So yes, you should already be composting now! And starting next year residents could be fined $1 if there is too much food waste or food-soiled paper in their garbage.  Apartment owners and businesses […]

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly As global warming causes temperatures to rise, compost piles and solar panels are going mainstream. Yet, the denizens of the International District in Seattle have been making attempts to be green since before green was cool. The ID boasts the Danny Woo Community Garden, the Recycling Depot, and recent […]

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Anyone who works with print understands how the paper can pile up. And here at the Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post, it definitely piles up. Although we are adamant about recycling, it’s fun to be creative and think about how you can use that paper instead of just immediately tossing it into […]

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 4

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 4

18 March 2010

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. Of those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Girl Scouts helps young girls while shaking off the suburban stereotype

Girl Scouts helps young girls while shaking off the suburban stereotype

18 March 2010

Whenever the Girl Scouts comes up in casual conversation, the image of young moppets peddling cookies in front of supermarkets across America is usually conjured up. However, Girl Scouts of the USA represents more than highly desired baked goods.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/263 Comments

MGM to leave Atlantic City over questions about Asian partner’s gang association

18 March 2010

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — MGM Mirage said last Friday that it will sell its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City’s top casino and stop doing business in New Jersey rather than cut ties with the family of an Asian casino mogul that the state felt was too closely linked with organized crime.

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Ft. Wayne store apologizes for “No Burmese” sign

18 March 2010

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a Fort Wayne business that posted a sign barring Burmese people from entering has apologized, but it may not be enough to get the business off the hook with civil rights groups.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

India aims to overtake China as the world’s fastest growing economy

18 March 2010

“We are facing a major problem,” said Farooq, a senior executive at Marvel Gloves Industries, which produces 3 million pairs of gloves a month. “Despite importing gloves, we are not able to meet the demand.”

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Sea of protesters demands new elections in Thailand

18 March 2010

BANGKOK (AP) — As many as 100,000 people demonstrated peacefully against Thailand’s government at a rally last Sunday, but the capital was being kept on edge by their threat to continue protesting until Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva calls for new elections.

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NWAW’s March book recommendations

NWAW’s March book recommendations

18 March 2010

In “Gladiator,” Dan Clark — also known as Nitro of the original “American Gladiators” — gives readers a firsthand account of what ’roid rage is. He opens up about his life and his 20-year battle with steroid addiction.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Editorial: Happy Census week! Now be counted.

18 March 2010

The Census Bureau mailed out its forms this week (to everyone who is groaning, say it with us,“Yay!”). You may wonder why the Census bothers with the tedious task of counting everyone — yes, everyone — in the United States every 10 years.

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Commentary: March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month — how does it affect us? 

Commentary: March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month — how does it affect us? 

18 March 2010

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It involves damage to the macula, which is the light-sensing tissue in the eye located at the center of the retina.

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Blog: I met Chang-rae Lee!

Blog: I met Chang-rae Lee!

18 March 2010

Chang-rae Lee, who just published his fourth novel, “The Surrendered,” was signing autographs at Costco. So I requested that he autograph his book in both English and Korean. It would be a good item to donate to a charity auction.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Blog: Two inspiring women

Blog: Two inspiring women

18 March 2010

Lately, I’ve met many inspiring women. You’d be surprised, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Blog: At the YWCA Luncheon

Blog: At the YWCA Luncheon

18 March 2010

Another event I attended was the YWCA luncheon in Bellevue on March 16 with more than 1,200 women and a few men. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Love, Pray.” What she learned from a Muslim woman in a tiny island of Indonesia was this: Anyone who lives in your community is your responsibility. Anyone can be a benefactor; you just have to pay attention.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Feb. 24: Obama nominates Liu to appeals court

Feb. 24: Obama nominates Liu to appeals court

18 March 2010

Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

March 1: Ken Nakatsu named to lead King County Animal Services

March 1: Ken Nakatsu named to lead King County Animal Services

18 March 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine has named Ken Nakatsu as the Manager of Regional Animal Services for King County Animal Care and Control.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

March: Clarence Moriwaki new CEO of JCCCW

March: Clarence Moriwaki new CEO of JCCCW

18 March 2010

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s (JCCCW) new chief executive officer is Clarence Moriwaki. He will oversee the operations and development of the JCCCW.

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Feb. 21: Benefit concert for Haiti raises $5,000

Feb. 21: Benefit concert for Haiti raises $5,000

18 March 2010

The Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FUITS), music educator Kent Stevenson, music director Fred West, and the University Christian Church organized a Haiti benefit concert that included more than 100 performers. In addition to the performers, about 175 community members attended the concert at University Christian Church, raising more than $5,000.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Feb. 24: CCA’s anniversary dinner gives awards to businesses

Feb. 24: CCA’s anniversary dinner gives awards to businesses

18 March 2010

The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) honored five local companies with their 30th Anniversary Outstanding Community Service Awards.

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Obama’s Asia trip more about influence than policy

17 March 2010

President Barack Obama’s second trip to Asia since taking office is unlikely to result in tangible accomplishments, but the two-country sojourn could be an important step in restoring U.S. influence in the region ...

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Japan: China backing effort to block tuna ban

17 March 2010

Japan said Tuesday that China supports its opposition to a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fish prized in sushi.

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Chinese to be taught in grade schools

17 March 2010

Educators say Western Kentucky University’s new Confucius Institute will broaden language offerings at local schools and help students compete in a global economy ...

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