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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 […]

Sept. 11–12:  Aki Matsuri brings Japanese culture to Bellevue

Sept. 11–12: Aki Matsuri brings Japanese culture to Bellevue

30 September 2010

The Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association’s Aki Matsuri (fall festival) took place at Bellevue Community College’s main campus.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Aug. 19: ING DIRECT USA’s Sharebuilder revitalizes Wing Luke Elementary School

Aug. 19: ING DIRECT USA’s Sharebuilder revitalizes Wing Luke Elementary School

30 September 2010

At its fourth annual Orange Days of Giving, ING DIRECT USA’s Sharebuilder associates helped revitalize Wing Luke Elementary School.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Sept. 28: Ron Chew named new ICHS Foundation executive director

Sept. 28: Ron Chew named new ICHS Foundation executive director

30 September 2010

Ron Chew Ron Chew has been named the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation’s new executive director.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Blog: The presidents’ league

Blog: The presidents’ league

30 September 2010

The Women of Color Empowered luncheon honored 11 female educators on Sept. 24 at the China Harbor Restaurant. Despite the fact that the event honored women

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas

Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas

30 September 2010

Roberto Maestas, founder of the El Centro de la Raza, died last week. If anyone would ask me to name one Hispanic leader, Maestas would be the first to come to mind

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Blog: Phyllis, Colleen, and Frances

Blog: Phyllis, Colleen, and Frances

30 September 2010

In a ceremony on Sept. 27, Phyllis Wise took over the presidency of the University of Washington from Mark Emmert who resigned from his job to head the NCAA.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/81 Comment

Commentary: Political campaigns undervalue ethnic media to the detriment of communities

Commentary: Political campaigns undervalue ethnic media to the detriment of communities

30 September 2010

If every vote counts, why are political candidates doing so little to reach out to Washington state’s significant minority communities?

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/82 Comments

Decades later, Flying Tigers receive a hero’s welcome at home in Seattle

Decades later, Flying Tigers receive a hero’s welcome at home in Seattle

22 September 2010

At their 24th formal reunion, Wayne Wong and his friends recollected serving as Flying Tigers. They belonged to the 14th Air Force and the 987th Signal Company

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/18 Comments

Former scientist now a funny man

Former scientist now a funny man

22 September 2010

Comedian Joe Wong grew up in the rural Jilin province in China during the 1980s. During this time, there was a comedy radio show named “Xiangsheng” (“Cross Talk”) that was popular.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/10 Comments

Passionate players open a table tennis club in Bellevue

Passionate players open a table tennis club in Bellevue

22 September 2010

The Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) opened its doors in Bellevue on Aug. 1. The club is owned and operated by Jia “Coach Judy” Qi.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/10 Comments

One writer’s journey on the Chinese Heritage Tour

One writer’s journey on the Chinese Heritage Tour

22 September 2010

For one week in July, a big blue bus rolled east, west, north, and south in search of places that Chinese pioneers touched, lived, and left during the 19th century in the western U.S.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/12 Comments

Secretary Gary Locke visits the Seattle Chinese Garden and raises funds

Secretary Gary Locke visits the Seattle Chinese Garden and raises funds

22 September 2010

U.S. Commerce Secretary and former Washington state Gov. Gary Locke came home last week. Amid a schedule that included

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/13 Comments

Charlie Chan: More than a Hollywood stereotype?

Charlie Chan: More than a Hollywood stereotype?

22 September 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — The Swede played him most memorably, followed by the portly middle-aged white guy from Missouri.

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Google defends shrinking China market share

22 September 2010

BEIJING (AP) — Google is hiring dozens of marketing and technical employees in China to defend a shrinking market share against local rivals after closing its Chinese

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Death of 9-year-old puts focus on Thai gang wars

22 September 2010

LOPBURI, Thailand (AP) — Under the shade of tamarind trees, the teenage students display their battle wounds.

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Filipino nurse’s altruism extends beyond retirement

Filipino nurse’s altruism extends beyond retirement

22 September 2010

It was the beginning of World War II. Bombs dropped from the sky onto the streets of Manila, Philippines.

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Japanese pediatrician advocates for poor in his community

Japanese pediatrician advocates for poor in his community

22 September 2010

Dr. George Tanbara is a humble man. He believes that his patients come first, especially the ones who can’t afford medical care.

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Gender-bending APIs spotlight overlooked segment of Asian population through pageant

Gender-bending APIs spotlight overlooked segment of Asian population through pageant

22 September 2010

That’s what the night called for at Purr, a local bar on Capitol Hill. Purr was one of the many bars that teamed up to help David Luc Nguyen

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/10 Comments

A new season of Asians: A-pop is a monthly column of all things Asian in popular culture

A new season of Asians: A-pop is a monthly column of all things Asian in popular culture

22 September 2010

Fall is shaping up to be a season of new beginnings for Asian American celebrities, and personally, I am very excited for them.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/12 Comments

Editorial: More Asians are making their way into show biz

22 September 2010

During the fall months, some of our favorite television shows start airing new episodes. Additionally, new programs make their way onto the air.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/11 Comment

 

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