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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

June 26: Cindy Ryu re-elected to the Association of Washington Cities

June 26: Cindy Ryu re-elected to the Association of Washington Cities

30 July 2009

During the Association of Washington Cities’ annual conference, Cindy Ryu was re-elected to the Western At-Large position one.

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June 26: Tastes of Asia benefit dinner a success

June 26: Tastes of Asia benefit dinner a success

30 July 2009

Nearly 200 people attended the Executive Development Institute’s benefit dinner and auction at SoDo Park in Seattle. Profits will fund culture-tailored leadership camps. The dinner comprised of Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Filipino foods.

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July 6: Paul Watanabe to serve on Census Bureau committee

July 6: Paul Watanabe to serve on Census Bureau committee

30 July 2009

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has appointed Paul Watanabe to be part of the Asian Advisory Committee for the 2010 Census.

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July 14: Chef Michael Ty announced as the new ACF president

July 14: Chef Michael Ty announced as the new ACF president

30 July 2009

Michael Ty from Las Vegas is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) new national president. He was elected by his peers. Ty was born to Chinese parents in Manila, Philippines.

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July 23: Nicole Mau wins culinary competition.

July 23: Nicole Mau wins culinary competition.

30 July 2009

A student at South Seattle Community College, Nicole Mau is the grand winner of the national Pears Competition. Her creations, using the red anjou pear, beat competitors from Texas Culinary Academy and Florida Culinary Institution.

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Get to know the Asian candidates in your community

Get to know the Asian candidates in your community

30 July 2009

In the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 18, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on. Note that this is not a comprehensive list and that Northwest Asian Weekly does not endorse any candidates during the primaries.

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Sun-sational Vitamin D: D-fense against disease

Sun-sational Vitamin D: D-fense against disease

30 July 2009

More than 130 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease. We spend $1.5 trillion dollars a year to manage chronic diseases, but it still causes 70 percent of all deaths in the United States.

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Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

30 July 2009

I took my son fishing last week and we almost caught a fish that was THIS big. Actually, we didn’t almost catch anything. Unless, of course, you count seaweed, in which case our fishing expedition was hugely successful.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

30 July 2009

Byron Yee graduated with special honors and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts and business administration. Yee was named an “Outstanding Graduate” by the theatre arts department. He was also selected as the student speaker for his commencement ceremony by the College of Business and Economics. Yee’s rousing and fiery speech received a standing ovation and is currently being used as a promotional tool by the university.

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Thai Tom commits health code violations … again

Thai Tom commits health code violations … again

30 July 2009

Public Health — Seattle & King County responded to a complaint filed by a patron at Thai Tom restaurant, who saw a cockroach on the counter where food was being served.

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American Samoa money to enter circulation

American Samoa money to enter circulation

30 July 2009

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A quarter commemorating the U.S. territory of American Samoa is going into circulation.

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Death of immigrant sponsors will no longer send immediate family members packing

30 July 2009

On June 9, legislation passed by voice vote in the Senate will keep widows, widowers, and orphans of deceased U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, who are currently in the family immigration system, from getting deported.

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Local banks and organizations to lead financial planning workshops

30 July 2009

A free workshop series will be held by the Greater Seattle chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and State Farm Bank on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. The topic will be personal finance and money management.

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NAPCA on the search for new CEO

30 July 2009

The National Asian Pacific Center on Again (NAPCA) is searching nationwide for a president and CEO.

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Nominations for Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award are out

30 July 2009

On July 14, the city of Seattle announced that it is taking nominations for the Mayor’s Small Business awards.

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New magazine plans to cater to South Asians despite tough economic climate

30 July 2009

“In some ways, it is both the best of times and the worst of times,” said Sandip Roy. He is an editor at New American Media, an association representing 2,000 ethnic news organizations. “They are definitely not immune to the pressure on media going on all over the place ... but in terms of audience, the interest has never been higher.”

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Lesson: Don’t steal cars from Asian gangsters

Lesson: Don’t steal cars from Asian gangsters

30 July 2009

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The problems started when they stole a car. The wrong car. An Asian gangster’s car.

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North Korean children suing to inherit fortune from late South Korean father

30 July 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rare lawsuit filed by four North Korean siblings staking claim to their late South Korean father’s fortune is making its way through the South Korean court system, closely watched by legal experts who say it could inspire other families divided by war six decades ago.

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Aung San Suu Kyi awarded Amnesty’s highest honor

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded Amnesty’s highest honor

30 July 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Amnesty International’s highest award for her defense of human rights, underscoring international support for the Nobel laureate, whose trial ended Tuesday, July 28.

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U.S. student’s lawyer challenges murder charge in China

30 July 2009

HONG KONG (AP) — A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday, July 27, after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and the death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.

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