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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 […]

Attention: Increase in graffiti tags throughout the city

Attention: Increase in graffiti tags throughout the city

24 February 2010

Since late January, the city has reported a marked increase in graffiti tags on public and private property. The city requires property or business owners to promptly remove graffiti from their buildings within 10 days.

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New president of Korean American Association explains its history and goals

New president of Korean American Association explains its history and goals

24 February 2010

Ken Kyongho Ko is the new president of the Korean American Association in Federal Way. He first came to the United States in 1984, moving to Anchorage. At age 28 with his parents, wife, and 2-year-old daughter. In 1993, he moved to Kent.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/51 Comment

World’s refugee orphans seeking homes in the U.S.

24 February 2010

HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — Hiding from merciless militiamen and trekking through unforgiving mountainous terrain, Madhel Majok escaped the mass slayings and genocide of the Sudan that killed his parents. The 9-year-old orphan fled to neighboring Kenya, where he then survived vigilante shellings on his crowded refugee camp.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Speaking softly, Korean coach gets big results

24 February 2010

RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — Head coach Kim Kwan-kyu was looking for the right word on his translation computer to explain South Korea’s stunning success in speedskating at the Vancouver Games.

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Vancouver’s Asians feel neglected by Olympic hosts

Vancouver’s Asians feel neglected by Olympic hosts

24 February 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Olympic opening ceremony celebrated Canada’s aboriginals and French speakers, but gave little hint of Vancouver’s huge, dynamic Asian population. Dismayed civic leaders are pleading for a different story at the closing show.

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NWAW’s February book recommendations

NWAW’s February book recommendations

24 February 2010

From the outside, New York’s Chinatown may appear to be a united community filled with not just Chinese — both immigrants and American-born residents — but an array of individuals with many different backgrounds.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Korean documentary ‘Old Partner’ effective, if lacking in consistent tone

Korean documentary ‘Old Partner’ effective, if lacking in consistent tone

24 February 2010

Chung-ryoul Lee’s documentary “Old Partner” begins with pain. An old man climbs a long set of steps to a temple. He carries a cane. He pauses after each step. He inhales sharply after each step, wondering if he will ever get to the top. The notion of enduring pain and suffering continues throughout the film.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Beijing Dance Academy comes to U.S. for ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ premier

24 February 2010

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Chinus Cultural Productions and China Arts and Entertainment Group are presenting the U.S. premiere of ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ — hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet — performed by the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) Resident Dance Company. This production will take place on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Paramount Theatre.

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Editorial: Is redemption allowed in U.S. court system for immigrants?

24 February 2010

Qing Hong Wu, 29, fell into a bad crowd when he was younger, according to a story in The New York Times (NYT). The child of legal Chinese immigrants, he and two other teenagers mugged four people in 1995 and 1996. Wu pled guilty to the robberies as an adult, even though he was only 16. He didn’t realize that it would have dire immigration consequences later on.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/53 Comments

Letter: Seattle Times column labels Olympian Patrick Chan as a whiner, is offensive to Asians

24 February 2010

Ron Judd’s article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Seattle Times entitled “Whistler is for Tough Olympians; the Wimps are in Vancouver” should be subtitled “And the Racist is From Seattle.” Mr. Judd’s racism is thinly masked as humor in his sentences referring to Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. “Thank you, Ms. Manners. Now please go back to your seaweed wraps.” Last time I checked, Patrick was a male name and Chan was a Chinese name.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/51 Comment

Blog: Wedding news at JACL’s gala

Blog: Wedding news at JACL’s gala

24 February 2010

What’s a good reason for you to come to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) annual banquet at the Seattle Marriott Hotel?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Blog: Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

Blog: Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

24 February 2010

Seattle’s Chinatown Gee How Oak Tin Family Association celebrated its 110th year and held its Lunar New Year banquet at the House of Hong on Feb. 20. Unbelievably, this chapter’s history is even longer than its headquarters in San Francisco.

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Blog: Inspiring at JACL’s 88th gala

24 February 2010

JACL has selected more young leaders to be their president for the past two decades than many other Asian organizations.

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Feb. 20: JACL awards four

Feb. 20: JACL awards four

24 February 2010

Held at the Seattle Waterfront Hotel, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) celebrated the accomplishments of three people and one organization.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Feb. 6 and 7: Tet in Seattle presents Splendors of Regions of Vietnam

Feb. 6 and 7: Tet in Seattle presents Splendors of Regions of Vietnam

24 February 2010

Vicki Nguyen at Splendors of Regions in Vietnam Splendors of Regions of Vietnam took place in the Fisher Pavilion and Center House at Seattle Center.

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February: Deems releases new album

February: Deems releases new album

24 February 2010

Jazz group Deems released its new album, “On Irving Street.” Helmed by pianist and producer Deems Tsutakawa, the album also consists of musicians Paul Richardson, Merwin Kato, Dan Benson, Paul Anderson, David Yamasaki, Tim Horiuchi (a co-producer), Gordon Uchima, and Steve Ryals.

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Feb. 12: Acclaimed cookbook author Andrea Nguyen demonstrates dumpling-making at a Monsoon East luncheon

Feb. 12: Acclaimed cookbook author Andrea Nguyen demonstrates dumpling-making at a Monsoon East luncheon

24 February 2010

To celebrate her newest cookbook, “Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyozas, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More,” Andrea Nguyen gave a dumpling-making lesson to 70 guests at a Lunar New Year luncheon at Monsoon East in Bellevue. Tea pairings for the meal was provided by Jason Chen.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

18 February 2010

It was dark that Monday evening. The usual silence on Feb. 1 was about to be interrupted at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and South Trenton Street in Seattle.

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Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

18 February 2010

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 27, President Obama encouraged both houses of Congress to “continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system – to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.”

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/2661 Comments

Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

18 February 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Boxed out by the South Koreans, with all hope of a medal appearing lost, Apolo Anton Ohno could only count on the freakishness of short track to pull it out.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

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