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A comfortable community for seniors Stolen bonsai tree returned Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015 Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas
 
A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

Bengali new year

Bengali new year

11 May 2015

The Bangladeshi Community of Greater Seattle came together last weekend on Saturday, May 2nd in Bellevue to celebrate Bengali New Year in style. There were numerous Bangladeshi food and crafts stores, and concert performances. (end)

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Thai police dig up 26 bodies at suspected trafficking camp

09 May 2015

By Sumeth Parnpetch Associated Press PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Thai police trekked into the mountains and dug up 26 bodies from dozens of shallow graves at an abandoned jungle camp that’s been linked to human trafficking networks, which activists say are “out of control” in the Southeast Asian country. A lone survivor, now hospitalized […]

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Festivals, large gatherings canceled in Beijing

09 May 2015

By Jack Chang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Springtime in Beijing usually brings out bustling crowds for rock concerts, food festivals and other outdoor revelry amid the smog and catkins. But this year, police in the Chinese capital have been canceling everything from an Earth Day event to a heavy metal concert, stoking worries that […]

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N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US

09 May 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April 22 after crossing the […]

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Police in southern China raid office of car-hailing app Uber

09 May 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China raided the office of U.S. car-hailing app Uber after the Chinese government in January banned drivers of private cars from offering such services through apps. A statement by the Guangzhou Municipal Transport Commission said police suspected Uber was operating an illegal taxi service without a proper business registration. […]

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Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

09 May 2015

By Todd Pitman Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu’s gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills. But since Nepal was shattered by a mammoth earthquake a week ago, those eyes have gazed upon a nation in mourning […]

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A-pop! Slants — Is the name offensive?

A-pop! Slants — Is the name offensive?

08 May 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With May underway, spring has officially sprung! And so has news for all of our Asian friends in the media. From controversial band names to casting news, see what’s happened during the last month with pop culture. “The Slants” lose their appeal to register band name Simon Tam, founder […]

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Portraying family through film

Portraying family through film

08 May 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Kelly Huang, American and of Laotian heritage, recently finished her short film “A Refugee Story:  Khamsay Huang,” a portrait of her elderly uncle, Khamsay, and his story of leaving Laos during wartime and coming to America.  The film went online recently courtesy of the SEARAC (Southeast Resource Action Center) […]

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PICTORIAL: This month, it’s all about heritage — API Heritage celebration at the Seattle Center Armory May 3

PICTORIAL: This month, it’s all about heritage — API Heritage celebration at the Seattle Center Armory May 3

08 May 2015

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Pacquiao wins more than Mayweather’s millions — Manny’s fight unites Filipino countrymen across the globe

Pacquiao wins more than Mayweather’s millions — Manny’s fight unites Filipino countrymen across the globe

08 May 2015

By Rhea Panela For Northwest Asian Weekly The Super Bowl is the biggest sports event of the year for Americans, and for Filipinos living in the United States, the boxing matches of Manny Pacquiao have the same effect. Filipino families spend days preparing for the viewing of fights from the comfort of their own living […]

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Seattle Votes — New campaign hopes to inform and engage immigrant voters

08 May 2015

Mayor Ed Murray announced plans on April 30 to create the Seattle Votes campaign, a comprehensive effort to significantly increase civic engagement among immigrants, refugees, and communities of color in Seattle. The campaign aims to increase voter registration, voter participation, and advocacy. “Engaging immigrants in the civic life of our City is critical to the […]

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Mayor Hales: Portland negotiating for spot for homeless camp; may move from Chinatown

Mayor Hales: Portland negotiating for spot for homeless camp; may move from Chinatown

08 May 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says the city is trying to buy land so a downtown encampment of about 70 homeless people can move. The Right 2 Dream Too campers are now at the gate to the city’s Chinatown district. Hales says that land is being sold. He says the city is […]

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There is no limit — “Rising Stars” serving our community

08 May 2015

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation is proud to honor women who have made significant impact and contributions to our community. Here is a selection of our “Rising Stars” who will be honored Friday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. Zenzile Brooks, PhD, […]

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Food equals love (and also memories of mom) — What dish by your mom was your favorite?

Food equals love (and also memories of mom) — What dish by your mom was your favorite?

07 May 2015

In celebration of our mothers we asked staff and colleagues what was their favorite dish prepared by their moms. Here are some appetizing responses: “It’s a simple dish, but my mom always made me omelettes growing up. She would mix the eggs in a bowl with soy sauce, fish sauce, and green onions, and then […]

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Nan-Hui Jo’s trials and tribulations — Conviction lowered, but still a possibility of deportation

Nan-Hui Jo’s trials and tribulations — Conviction lowered, but still a possibility of deportation

07 May 2015

By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly On April 28, the judge in Nan-Hui Jo’s child abduction case rejected the motion to dismiss the guilty verdict against her, and sentenced Jo to 175 days of jail (counted as time served) and three years probation. A jury found Jo guilty of child abduction in March — despite errors […]

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“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

07 May 2015

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Earlier this year, Sean Jen quit his job at a consulting firm to start his own Taiwanese food truck. One of the few of its kind in Seattle, Jen wanted to honor his heritage as well as the food he enjoyed most. Growing up, food was very important to […]

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Susumu Ito’s 95-year journey — Congressional Gold Medal war hero, cell biologist, Harvard teacher, reflects on wonderful life

Susumu Ito’s 95-year journey — Congressional Gold Medal war hero, cell biologist, Harvard teacher, reflects on wonderful life

07 May 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Susumu Ito constantly carried three things with him during his tour of duty in World War II: a bible with a medal shield, his camera, and a Senninbari. The latter item is a Japanese strip of cloth decorated with 1,000 stitches which is made by women when men go […]

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BLOG: RESPECT? — What we should learn from Sawant’s actions

BLOG: RESPECT? — What we should learn from Sawant’s actions

07 May 2015

By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s inappropriate and unfair questioning of John Okamoto (now voted in as a councilmember) during the public interview to fill in Sally Clark’s seat, gave me a revelation—the importance of respect. We make wishes during celebration. My wish for May’s Asian Pacific American API Heritage Month is that […]

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EDITORIAL: Spring cleaning

07 May 2015

There is a bit of spring in our step here at the Northwest Asian Weekly. Looking over the past few months, there are many things the Asian American community in Seattle should be proud of. Not necessarily “cleaning” but perhaps “beaming.” So what has been accomplished? — Yay for Okamoto!: John Okamoto was elected to […]

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Tran appointed NAC Executive Director

Tran appointed NAC Executive Director

04 May 2015

Sarah Tran has been appointed Executive Director of the Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC), which provides culturally responsive capacity building services to strengthen immigrant, refugee, and communities of color in the Puget Sound area. Previously, Sarah served as the Deputy Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association where she provided key leadership on fundraising strategies and initiatives, […]

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