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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

23 July 2009

Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, a mother, and an obstetrician/gynecologist in Houston. She has been looking around the country to find a matching Vietnamese stem cell donor to survive. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of bone marrow cell very similar to acute leukemia.

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Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

23 July 2009

“Two cultures, one food truck. Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” This is the motto of Seattle’s newest four-wheeled, food vendor. The Marination Mobile began its maiden voyage into Seattle neighborhoods in June.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

23 July 2009

The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

23 July 2009

More than 100 homeless and low-income youth involved in YouthCare programs enjoyed an evening of rare extravagance — the prom. YouthCare’s Executive Director Dr. Melinda A. Giovengo says this dance would not have happened without the help of caring people in the Seattle community. The venue, food, tuxes, dresses, limo, and DJ services were all donated by local businesses and individuals.♦

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June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

23 July 2009

Hoan Do spoke at the University of Washington campus in Kane Hall during the launch party of his debut book, “How to Succeed in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You.”

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July 13: New Census committee

July 13: New Census committee

23 July 2009

Mayor Greg Nickels recently launched the Seattle Complete Count Committee.

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July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

23 July 2009

The 2009 Major League Baseball All Star game was in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

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July 16: NWAW Foundation and Boeing give out scholarships

July 16: NWAW Foundation and Boeing give out scholarships

23 July 2009

Ten students received $2,000 scholarships from the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP). This is the first time the Foundation partnered up with the Boeing Company.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

23 July 2009

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column. To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

The story behind Locke’s dinner

The story behind Locke’s dinner

23 July 2009

President Obama might not have been present at our community dinner honoring U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary and Mona Locke in Seattle’s Chinatown. But his fingerprints were all over the place.

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Editorial: Light rail, the wave of the future, but with a few bumps along the way?

Editorial: Light rail, the wave of the future, but with a few bumps along the way?

23 July 2009

The 13.9-mile Central Link light rail that runs from Westlake Station to Tukwila International Boulevard Station opened for service last week on July 18, giving out free rides during its inauguration. Sound Transit is planning an extension of the service all the way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which will open in December.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/312 Comments

Column: Literary heavyweights deal with the same subject, but in different ways. Wong does it better.

Column: Literary heavyweights deal with the same subject, but in different ways. Wong does it better.

23 July 2009

Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Commentary: The time for immigration enforcement is now!

Commentary: The time for immigration enforcement is now!

23 July 2009

Calls for comprehensive immigration reform are now abundant. These are nothing more than calls for an open immigration policy and amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal aliens.

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Posted in Commentaries, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/3137 Comments

Women of Color

Women of Color

23 July 2009

Women in Power: Politics and Government Friday, September 25, 2009 China Harbor Restaurant 2040 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

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A touch of culture: Dancing the big feature at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce pageant

A touch of culture: Dancing the big feature at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce pageant

16 July 2009

Sparkles and smiles gleamed at the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce 52nd Anniversary of the Scholarship for Women pageant. The event was held this past Saturday, July 11, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts

With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts

16 July 2009

Roger Mark, a tennis coach, and Byron, his younger brother and business partner, started playing tennis when they were 9 years old. At the time, tennis was considered a rich white man’s sport and Asian American players playing at private clubs was unheard of. However, Roger and Byron Mark recently gained ownership of their own tennis club.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/245 Comments

Local people bring clean water to Vietnam

Local people bring clean water to Vietnam

16 July 2009

In 1994, it was a just a chance flyer from Group Health that encouraged LaRelle Catherman to go on a research and medical trip to Hue, Vietnam. Influenced by her work as a nurse and her graduate studies on health care systems, she decided that the trip would broaden her knowledge in international health care.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

Locke and Chu talk about economy and environment in China

Locke and Chu talk about economy and environment in China

16 July 2009

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke urged China to help revive world growth by opening its markets further and easing currency controls.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/241 Comment

July 15: A new Uwajimaya in Renton

July 15: A new Uwajimaya in Renton

16 July 2009

The new Uwajimaya (formerly a Thriftway) in the Renton Village Shopping Center at 501 S. Grady Way hosted its grand opening at 9 a.m. The new store cost over $4 million in remodeling.

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July 4: New citizens in Seattle

July 4: New citizens in Seattle

16 July 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in partnership with Seattle’s Ethnic Heritage Council, hosted more than 500 people from the western part of Washington state at a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. The new citizens came from nearly 80 different countries. Judge Richard C. Tallman administered the oath of citizenship.♦

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