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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place

Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place

11 December 2008

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.

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Posted in National News, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Rumsfeld nemesis Shinseki to be named VA secretary

Rumsfeld nemesis Shinseki to be named VA secretary

11 December 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.

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Indian community gathers to remember Mumbai attacks

Indian community gathers to remember Mumbai attacks

11 December 2008

Approximately 30 community members gathered at the University of Washington for a memorial service for the Mumbai terror victims. The India Arts and Heritage Society (IAHS), Indian Association of Western Washington (IAWW) and Monson Masala organized the memorial.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Chu is Obama’s pick for Energy secretary

Chu is Obama’s pick for Energy secretary

11 December 2008

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Energy secretary.

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Lucky in love

Lucky in love

11 December 2008

Newlyweds Bill Huynh and Stacy Huynh held their wedding reception at New Hong Kong Restaurant on Nov. 15. More than 300 people attended and celebrated as the happy couple started off their new lives together. The groom is a self-employed landscaper. The bride is a bakery supervisor.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Celebrating Culture

Celebrating Culture

11 December 2008

On Nov. 15, the Laos Heritage Foundation had a formal dinner called, “A Celebration of the Light Festival,” which signified the end of Buddhist Lent. It was its second annual cultural show.

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Sake Fest a success

Sake Fest a success

11 December 2008

Densho’s seventh annual Sushi Sake Fest took place on Nov. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event was attended by more than 1,400 people, and raised over $75,000. It consisted of silent auctions, food, artist booths, and performances by local musicians.

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Kimura awarded for civic excellence

Kimura awarded for civic excellence

11 December 2008

Lillian Kimura, the first woman to be elected as the national president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and a long time JACL leader, received the Ina Kay Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Nov. 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Comings and goings

Comings and goings

11 December 2008

Zhang brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing international business relationships throughout China and the United States. He will be in charge of all operations for the Asian market. Zhang’s most recent position was being the chief representative for Weyerhaeuser in China.

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A glittery gala

A glittery gala

11 December 2008

Goodwill held its 25th anniversary of the Glitter Sale, called the Glitter Gala, which raised funds to benefit Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Program on Nov. 14. The event held a fashion show, “Past, Present, Future,” where NWAW publisher Assunta Ng was a model. All the models came from diverse sections of the Greater Seattle community.

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Vietnamese American lawyer lives the dream

Vietnamese American lawyer lives the dream

11 December 2008

Now, as he tells his story, he speaks in a concise and direct manner. Chu is economical with details as he tells his remarkable history. However, his equanimity does not undermine the most important elements of how he got to where he is today.

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Keeping a positive outlook: Chinese American fights lung cancer

11 December 2008

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and will kill more Americans this year than breast, prostate, colon, and liver cancers combined. The Chinese American population has the highest death rates for lung and bronchial cancer among all Asian American groups.

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Top Contributors make APIs shine

Top Contributors make APIs shine

11 December 2008

Make a positive contribution to the Asian Pacific Islander American community and your efforts can be recognized. A few outstanding individuals and organizations have shown the kind of perseverance worthy of the community’s praise.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

American Hotel Building sold

American Hotel Building sold

11 December 2008

American Hotel Building, LLC has acquired the historic American Hotel Building in the International District and plans to provide workforce housing, student housing, and international hostelling once the current tenant and former owner, Union Gospel Mission, vacates the property at the end of June 2009.

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Times are changing for China

11 December 2008

Forget the socks and t-shirts. In today’s global economy, the most talked about country in the world has an opportunity to shed its reputation from being the mass maker of cheap products to a model for the U.S., according to Daniel Rosen, an economic adviser specializing in China’s commercial development.

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Microsoft taps Yahoo talent to lead Web business

Microsoft taps Yahoo talent to lead Web business

11 December 2008

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. on Dec. 4 tapped a former Yahoo search executive to lead its online push, adding to the intrigue surrounding a possible search partnership between the two rivals.

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Engage those kids: 10 family activities for the holiday season

Engage those kids: 10 family activities for the holiday season

11 December 2008

This Thanksgiving, I watched my 4-year-old cousin cry in the corner as his grandma fussed over him, trying to shove baby bites of turkey down his mouth as he punched her and grabbed at her hair. He was angry because the bubbles in the sparkling cider had hurt his throat.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

1998: Give yourself the gift of good health

1998: Give yourself the gift of good health

11 December 2008

Strangely, I had never thought about how lucky I was to be alive until I was fighting for my life a month ago. It was a terrifying experience. This kind of thing tends to hit you without warning, just when you least expect it. It seems to happen when life is smooth and sweet.

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Posted in Health, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Wie finally proves she belongs on LPGA

Wie finally proves she belongs on LPGA

11 December 2008

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie has been playing LPGA Tour events since she was in the seventh grade, drawing the biggest galleries because of her youth and power, but earning little respect from players because of her preferential treatment.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

NWAW editorial: It’s been a good week for Asian Americans

11 December 2008

First, Gen. Shinseki was nominated by President-elect Obama to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. Steven Chu was also nominated as Energy secretary. Then we learned that Anh “Joseph” Cao made history in Louisiana by becoming the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress. To finish off the week, Yahoo top dog Qi Lu was hired by Microsoft to run its online services business, a prestigious position ...

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