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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 […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks to revive political party

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks to revive political party

18 November 2010

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi began the nuts and bolts work of reviving her political movement Monday

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Hiroshima is not shy of its atomic bomb legacy

18 November 2010

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Unlike most of Japan, Hiroshima doesn’t shy from its wartime past.

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After tight race, Oakland has first female mayor

After tight race, Oakland has first female mayor

18 November 2010

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City Councilwoman Jean Quan edged a heavily favored opponent to become Oakland’s first female mayor and the first Asian American woman

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Will SF’s new mayor be Asian or openly gay?

Will SF’s new mayor be Asian or openly gay?

18 November 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — The November election results have touched off intense political jockeying in San Francisco over who will become

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Restaurateur Chang Rae Lee gives free lunches to fight homelessness

Restaurateur Chang Rae Lee gives free lunches to fight homelessness

18 November 2010

Homelessness is prevalent on the streets of Seattle and Bellevue. When Chang Rae Lee immigrated to Washington state years ago, he knew that

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After retiring, Yoshi Minegishi finds a second career in mentoring and classical music

After retiring, Yoshi Minegishi finds a second career in mentoring and classical music

18 November 2010

He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.

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Editorial: Finding inspiration in Aung San Suu Kyi

Editorial: Finding inspiration in Aung San Suu Kyi

18 November 2010

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on Nov. 13. She has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years.

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Nov. 6: NAAAP-Seattle holds gala and awards scholarships

Nov. 6: NAAAP-Seattle holds gala and awards scholarships

18 November 2010

At the event, Erika Sanchez, a senior at Seattle University, was awarded the Verizon National NAAAP Scholarship. Tian Kisch, a student at Redmond High School

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 47 | 11/20-11/262 Comments

Oct. 5: Five South Seattle CC students earn APIASF/Walmart Foundation scholarships

Oct. 5: Five South Seattle CC students earn APIASF/Walmart Foundation scholarships

18 November 2010

South Seattle Community College had five of its students earn the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)/Walmart Foundation Scholarship.

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Oct. 20: Alexandra Moerdomo wins national Leader of Promise scholarship

Oct. 20: Alexandra Moerdomo wins national Leader of Promise scholarship

18 November 2010

Alexandra Moerdomo, a Bellevue resident from Jakarta, Indonesia, was awarded a $1,000 Leadership of Promise scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa

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New face in a new place: Washington Fencing Academy finds a permanent home

New face in a new place: Washington Fencing Academy finds a permanent home

18 November 2010

For the past 10 years, the Washington Fencing Academy (WFA) has been renting sites around the Puget Sound. However, in September,

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Blog: How the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation picks its honorees

Blog: How the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation picks its honorees

18 November 2010

“You should not honor this person,” one person said. “She is overexposed.” Just because others have honored her before is not a valid reason

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Commentary: Undeterred by election results, I will continue fighting for a truly non-partisan King County Council

Commentary: Undeterred by election results, I will continue fighting for a truly non-partisan King County Council

18 November 2010

In 2010, I ran for the King County Council on a non-partisan platform of responsible reform, government accountability, and job growth.

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With some upsets in politics, how did Asian American candidates fare?

With some upsets in politics, how did Asian American candidates fare?

11 November 2010

According to a preliminary exit poll released by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Nov. 4

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Q&A: Ryuichi Sakamoto, master composer, pianist, and … foodie?

Q&A: Ryuichi Sakamoto, master composer, pianist, and … foodie?

11 November 2010

Over his 30-year career spanning continents and styles, Tokyo-born keyboardist and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has worn so many creative hats

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 46 | 11/13-11/190 Comments

Making the grade: Former sports writer named 2011 teacher of the year

Making the grade: Former sports writer named 2011 teacher of the year

11 November 2010

“Shock.” This was how Jay Maebori, 38, felt after he learned that he had won Washington State’s 2011 Teacher of the Year award.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 46 | 11/13-11/192 Comments

Remembering Whatcom County’s Chinese expulsion 125 years later

11 November 2010

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — On Nov. 7, 125 years ago, the residents of what would one day be Bellingham gathered in celebration.

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Art murals to be displayed on the Publix Hotel in the Int. District

Art murals to be displayed on the Publix Hotel in the Int. District

11 November 2010

The Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) received a grant from the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development to bring a series of art installations to the International District neighborhood.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 46 | 11/13-11/190 Comments

UCLA study says that legalizing undocumented immigrants would help the U.S. economy

11 November 2010

A new University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study suggests that immigration reform legislation that legalizes undocumented immigrants would boost the American economy.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 46 | 11/13-11/193 Comments

Attention: Seattle Center seeking nominations for 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award

11 November 2010

Seattle Center, in partnership with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, is seeking nominations for young people and youth organizations

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 46 | 11/13-11/190 Comments

 

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