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Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community
 
Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bruises and broken bones are just some of the visible signs seen in human trafficking victims. They accompany less visible and more tragic results such as psychological and emotional trauma and even death. Sister Mary John Mananzan visited Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on May 18 as the keynote speaker […]

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory.  Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you go to Occidental Park in Pioneer Square on a Saturday morning, you will be greeted by long lines and dedicated volunteers. The long lines are for the food. And the volunteers are part of Sevadars, a nonprofit group that serves free meals to the community. Apparently, the meals […]

Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members

Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members

11 February 2010

A reception was held at Albert Shen’s house to honor those in new positions appointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Chris Gregoire.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/192 Comments

Jan. 19: Federal Way welcomes Jee Kim as Korean community liaison

Jan. 19: Federal Way welcomes Jee Kim as Korean community liaison

11 February 2010

Jee Kim is Federal Way’s new part-time Korean community liaison. Kim is charged with breaking down barriers for Federal Way’s sizable Korean population.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

2010 Lunar New Year Celebration program guide

2010 Lunar New Year Celebration program guide

11 February 2010

Seattle's Chinatown International District Lunar New Year Celebration Year of the Tiger 2010 Saturday, February 13, 2010 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hing Hay Park

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/5, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

Year of the tiger to break record? CIDBIA to beat last year’s turnout.

Year of the tiger to break record? CIDBIA to beat last year’s turnout.

05 February 2010

While planning last year’s Lunar New Year Celebration, Maribeth Ellis and Julia Nelson of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) expected approximately 4,000 people to attend the celebration throughout the day.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Nix the swimsuit. Bring on the cultural attire.

Nix the swimsuit. Bring on the cultural attire.

05 February 2010

Snoqualmie Casino, in partnership with Kevin Stewart Productions, organized the Miss Northwest Asian Pacific Contest, a cultural pageant. It took place on Jan. 16 at the Snoqualmie Casino.

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Posted in 2010, Archive, Cultures, Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Local businesswomen and corporate heads dish on life, career, fashion, and basketball

Local businesswomen and corporate heads dish on life, career, fashion, and basketball

05 February 2010

Last year, with the bad shape of the economy, 14 businesswomen of color not only stood out, but outdid their competition ...

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Young baritone the only Asian to advance to regional opera auditions

Young baritone the only Asian to advance to regional opera auditions

05 February 2010

Apart from opera singing, what does Yu Seok Oh, a 30-year-old, Korean-born baritone based in Shoreline, have in common with renowned opera singers Renée Fleming, Ben Heppner, and Hei-Kyung Hong?

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/122 Comments

Saving the exploited from human trafficking

Saving the exploited from human trafficking

05 February 2010

By Justin Vorhees FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A runaway teen is lured into prostitution. An exchange student is recruited by an escort service. An illegal immigrant is forced into labor without pay. Whether coerced by threat of physical abuse or psychologically manipulated by promises of a better future, victims of modern day slavery are often […]

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Funny action-man Jackie Chan ably dives headfirst into gritty gangster drama

Funny action-man Jackie Chan ably dives headfirst into gritty gangster drama

05 February 2010

By Irfan Shariff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY International action film star Jackie Chan wants to prove that he can do more than just stunts. With the release of “Shinjuku Incident,” Jackie Chan proves he has a dark side. From acclaimed Hong Kong director Derek Yee, “Shinjuku Incident” takes Chan’s character, Nick (a.k.a. Steelhead), and smuggles him […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/122 Comments

Asian American women strive toward feeling happy with life and body

Asian American women strive toward feeling happy with life and body

05 February 2010

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Body image — or the perception of how one’s body looks — gets reassessed every January. In 2010, losing weight returns as one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Forty-three percent of Asian American women said they considered themselves overweight. This statistic is based on a 1997 survey, […]

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Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/125 Comments

Obit: Masako Murakami (1919–2010): traveler, business owner

Obit: Masako Murakami (1919–2010): traveler, business owner

05 February 2010

By Shaodan Chen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Masako “Masa” Murakami, the last of four children in the well-known Murakami family, recently passed away on Jan. 29 at the age of 90. Masa contributed to her family’s store, the Higo 10 Cent Store (later the Higo Variety Store), throughout her life with her enthusiasm for the imported […]

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Blog: You don’t need Yo-Yo Ma or Midori to pack Benaroya Hall

Blog: You don’t need Yo-Yo Ma or Midori to pack Benaroya Hall

05 February 2010

Local stars can be attractive, too. It’s up to us to discover them. If you were not among the 2,376 people in the audience at Celebrate Asia!, a remarkable performance showcasing Asian American talents collaborating with mainstream musicians, you missed one of the most exciting events in Seattle. Held at the Benaroya Hall on Jan. […]

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Posted in Opinion, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Former Taiwanese ballet dancer goes modern with Seattle Dance Project

Former Taiwanese ballet dancer goes modern with Seattle Dance Project

05 February 2010

Like many Asian Americans, Edwaard Liang spent a part of his youth dabbling in various performing arts, whether it was playing the violin or being involved with martial arts. Yet, it was dance that has allowed him to build a respectable career as one of the most critically acclaimed ballet dancers and choreographers in the world.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

China government opens cracks in culture of secrecy

05 February 2010

By Tini Tran THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese businessman battled for years to get cities to reveal their budgets, but his quest seemed quixotic in a country notorious for keeping citizens in the dark. Then China did what would once have been unthinkable — it enacted an open-government policy, and last […]

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Posted in News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/12, World News0 Comments

Indian parents vie for nursery school admissions

05 February 2010

By Ravi Nessman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI (AP) — The nursery school scramble is on. Tens of thousands of parents across New Delhi are taking time off of work to complete applications, paying poorly disguised bribes to school officials, and obsessively checking websites in desperate bids to win spots in good private schools for […]

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Posted in News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/12, World News0 Comments

U.S. announces $6.4 billion in arms sales to Taiwan, U.S.–China relations to be affected

05 February 2010

By Foster Klug THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is planning to sell $6.4 billion in arms to Taiwan, a move that will infuriate China and test whether President Barack Obama’s efforts to improve trust with Beijing will carry the countries through a tense time. The notification to Congress, posted Friday, Jan. […]

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Posted in News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/12, World News0 Comments

Few minorities applying for redistricting panel in Calif.

05 February 2010

By Jacob Adelman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — An important effort to redraw legislative districts in California and shake up the political landscape seems to be missing one important element: minorities. State officials are weeks away from beginning to select members of a 14-person commission that voters decided should reshape the state’s Senate, […]

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

January: New board members and officers for Kin On

January: New board members and officers for Kin On

05 February 2010

The Kin On Nursing Home and Health Care Center 2010 board members are Patty Buckingham, Benson Chen, Kenneth Tao, and Duc Tran. Helen Kay is the president, Katty Chow is the first vice president, Stella Leong is the second vice president, Hannah Wong is the secretary, and David Lee is the treasurer. Kin On is […]

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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Dec. 10: Two Asians win 2009 UW minority award

Dec. 10: Two Asians win 2009 UW minority award

05 February 2010

Teresita H. Mandapat of Pearly Whites Laser Dentistry and Greater China Industries, represented by founder Ben Zhang, won University of Washington Minority Business of the Year Awards for Pierce and King County, respectively. The awards ceremony and dinner were held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Other winners were Canon de Sol Winery, Kalispel Tribal […]

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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Dec. 15: Drago and McIver bid farewell to Seattle City Council

Dec. 15: Drago and McIver bid farewell to Seattle City Council

05 February 2010

Councilmembers Jan Drago and Richard McIver had a joint farewell party at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room. Present was the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC), which gave Drago the Commander’s Award. In 2000, Drago was the first local elected official to support naming a U.S. courthouse after Japanese American William Nakamura.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

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