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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 […]

Letter: Unfair to continue rehashing the Mamiya incident

07 January 2010

This story had been covered thoroughly by The Seattle Times as well as the Northwest Asian Weekly after it happened. But was it really necessary to rehash the whole event one more time in your paper? Surely, there are other stories of interest for you to present rather than bringing further embarrassment to him, his family, and associates.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Nov. 13: Oldest regional Boy Scout troop commemorates 89-year history

Nov. 13: Oldest regional Boy Scout troop commemorates 89-year history

07 January 2010

Troop #53, the former resident Boy Scout Troop at the Japanese Baptist Church on Capitol Hill, commemorated its 89-year history in a celebration at the Museum of Flight. Troop #53 began in 1920, organized by Clarence Arai and others from the church. The troop was deactivated at the end of 2008 due to declining membership.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Nov. 18: Kathy Chow is new AAJA Executive Director

Nov. 18: Kathy Chow is new AAJA Executive Director

07 January 2010

Kathy Chow, director of the nonprofit Hands On Sacramento, was named the executive director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

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Nov. 19: ISRD board announces election results

Nov. 19: ISRD board announces election results

07 January 2010

Brien Chow won Position #1 for a district business person, property owner, or employee. Marvin Rosete won Position #2 for a resident, tenant, or community participant. Josh Osborne-Klein was re-elected in Position #4 for a resident, tenant, or community participant.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Nov. 23: EDI honors Latino and Asian/Pacific graduates

Nov. 23: EDI honors Latino and Asian/Pacific graduates

07 January 2010

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a dinner honoring 35 graduates at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue. Graduates represented emerging leaders and managers from leading Pacific Northwest companies.

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November: Fred Whang is elected to ACCT

November: Fred Whang is elected to ACCT

07 January 2010

At the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) conference in San Francisco, Fred Whang, an attorney who practices in the International District, was elected to the 24-member board of directors. Also elected at that time was Shauna Weatherby, Clover Park Technical College trustee, to the Diversity Committee.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Nov. 5: The eighth Sushi & Sake Festival a success

Nov. 5: The eighth Sushi & Sake Festival a success

07 January 2010

Densho’s eighth annual Sushi & Sake Festival raised $85,000 through a beer garden opening, a silent auction, a super silent auction, and performances by local musicians. It was held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Nov. 25: Diane Narasaki is one of city’s most influential people

Nov. 25: Diane Narasaki is one of city’s most influential people

07 January 2010

Diane Narasaki, executive director of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), a nonprofit organization, received Seattle Magazine’s Sixth Annual Most Influential People of the Year award, for her vision and leadership in the successful execution of a $19 million capital campaign.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Dec. 30: Five commissioners on CAPAA

Dec. 30: Five commissioners on CAPAA

07 January 2010

Local community leaders Sophia Aragon, Debadutta Dash, Jeannie Lee, Faaluaina (Lua) Pritchard, and Albert Shen were appointed (and reappointed, in Pritchard's case) as commissioners to the Washington State Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) by Gov. Chris Gregoire for three-year terms.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Dec. 29: Lockes with Hollywood elite

Dec. 29: Lockes with Hollywood elite

07 January 2010

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and his wife, Mona, were guests at the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors, which awards individuals for exemplary lifetime achievement in the performing arts. Mona Locke wore a dress by local designer Luly Yang.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Dec. 14: Yong Sun Lee joins ORB Architects

Dec. 14: Yong Sun Lee joins ORB Architects

07 January 2010

ORB Architects hired Yong Sun Lee as Designer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lead. A graduate of the University of Washington’s master of Architecture program, Yong has eight years of architectural design experience.

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Dec. 12: Allen Chinn launches memoir

Dec. 12: Allen Chinn launches memoir

07 January 2010

Allen Chinn launched his book, “A Kung-Fu Master’s Journey,” at Jefferson Community Center’s gym in Seattle. Approximately 200 people came to the event.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

2009 IN REVIEW: Looking back on the people we’re proud of …

2009 IN REVIEW: Looking back on the people we’re proud of …

30 December 2009

... and moments we'd like to forget

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Posted in January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009

The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009

30 December 2009

This year, Anh “Joseph” Cao became the first Vietnamese American to serve in the U.S. Congress. He represents Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which covers New Orleans. He is the first Republican to serve that district since 1890. Rep. Cao drew criticism from fellow party members after he cast the sole Republican vote for the house’s health care bill (HR-3962). Rep. Cao serves on the Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.

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Posted in Community News, Features, January 2010, National News, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/8, World News1 Comment

The top 5 stories you’ve heard way too much about and 5 stories that went under the radar

The top 5 stories you’ve heard way too much about and 5 stories that went under the radar

30 December 2009

Fame, fortune, and scandal were the driving forces behind the endless news coverage of Jackson. Readership of Jackson news shot up when a Los Angeles coroner ruled the singer’s death a homicide after lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol, combined with two other sedatives, were found in his system.

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Posted in Features, Features, Food, Health, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/81 Comment

The top 8 Asian athletes to watch for in 2010

The top 8 Asian athletes to watch for in 2010

30 December 2009

The University of Washington football team won five games under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian after the team went winless in the previous year. The University of Washington men’s basketball team won the Pac-10 Championship, and the Seattle University men’s team moved up to Division I. In its inaugural season, the Sounders FC reached the Major League Soccer playoffs.

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Posted in January 2010, Sports, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/818 Comments

Top 10 Asian films of 2009

Top 10 Asian films of 2009

30 December 2009

2009 brought a wealth of Asian and Asian-related films to American theaters. Here’s a quick look back at 10 films you should have seen — and if you haven’t, you should hunt these down at your local video store:

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

The 2009 Asian celebrity wall of fame … and the 2009 hall of shame

The 2009 Asian celebrity wall of fame … and the 2009 hall of shame

30 December 2009

Welcome to the special 13th edition of my pop culture column! After one year of covering Asian Americans in pop culture, I have witnessed a lot of ups and downs. It is on that note that I present my list of top celebrities and figures that reflected how far Asians have come in pop culture and the bottom five that were flat out embarrassing.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/85 Comments

The top 10 events that shook the world in 2009

The top 10 events that shook the world in 2009

30 December 2009

After a week of violent protests in early December, India agreed to split the southern state of Andhra Pradesh into two separate states, forming the new state of Telangana. The decision was made following an 11-day hunger strike by Telangana Rashtra Samiti party leader K. Chandrasekara Rao and a week of

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Posted in January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/8, World News2 Comments

Chinese international students die in wreck in Port Angeles

30 December 2009

According to the Chinese Consulate General in Seattle, the traffic accident occurred at 10:04 p.m. on Dec. 12. Chi-Kan Cheung, 21, from Hong Kong, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort. Duo Li, 20, from Nanning, was riding in the back seat. Ho P. Ng, 20, was also a passenger in the car.

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Posted in Community News, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/82 Comments

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