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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

Celebrate Asia at the symphony

Celebrate Asia at the symphony

21 March 2014

Explore the diverse musical traditions of Asia in an “East-meets-West” concert when the Seattle Symphony presents the sixth annual “Celebrate Asia” performance on Friday, March 21 at Benaroya Hall. The concert celebrates the cultures of China, Vietnam, and Japan, conducted by Julia Tai. Featured performers include Haochen Zhang on piano, Nguyen Thanh Thuy on dan […]

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“The Wind Rises”

“The Wind Rises”

21 March 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Master animator and director Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and the man who introduced anime features in America, has declared that “The Wind Rises,” a fictionalized biography of airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi, will be his last film. It is also his first and only film not explicitly directed […]

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Wanting: Singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist performs at the Triple Door

Wanting: Singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist performs at the Triple Door

21 March 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Wanting Qu, generally known as “Wanting,” had a long trip to North American audiences and to North America itself. She was born and raised in Harbin, the largest city in northeast China. She performs Tuesday, March 25, at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle.

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COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip

21 March 2014

By Eric Liu Special For Northwest Asian Weekly A few days ago in Beijing, as Gary Locke wrapped up his tenure as United States Ambassador to China, he was lambasted in a Chinese state media editorial. The piece called Locke a “guide dog” and said he had stirred an “evil wind.” Worst of all, it […]

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One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

20 March 2014

By Polly Keary The Monroe Monitor She wanted her son to know.

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Nomura explores her roots through choreography, dance

Nomura explores her roots through choreography, dance

20 March 2014

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly For its second season, the Seattle dance group Relay Dance Collective travels back to their roots as inspiration for “Beginnings,” featuring repertory works by 30 dancers and choreographers. Dancer and co-founder of the group Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura uses this opportunity to tell the story of her origins as a […]

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Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

20 March 2014

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.

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EDITORIAL: Cold as ICE: Don’t separate families

EDITORIAL: Cold as ICE: Don’t separate families

20 March 2014

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” — From “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus, engraved on the Statue of Liberty There’s nothing like a […]

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BLOG: Helicopter tragedy hits home for journalists

BLOG: Helicopter tragedy hits home for journalists

20 March 2014

By Assunta Ng The KOMO-TV helicopter crash near the Seattle Center on Tuesday, resulting in the death of the pilot and photojournalist, troubles me.

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Chinese Americans to Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

19 March 2014

By Daphne Kwok Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen

17 March 2014

Audrey Chen, a 17-year-old senior at Interlake High School in Redmond, recently became a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Strings Competition. To qualify for the competition in Chicago, Chen first competed at the state level and then in the Pacific Northwest division. She competed with fellow cellists, as well as […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Bill Russell turns 80

Bill Russell turns 80

17 March 2014

A small dinner was held to celebrate Bill Russell’s 80th birthday party at Imperial Garden

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Nguyen moves to Seattle U

Nguyen moves to Seattle U

17 March 2014

Mai Nguyen, former director of finance and operations at Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, has taken a position as the director of finance in the athletic department of Seattle University. She has held leadership positions at the City of Seattle, Annie E. Casey Foundation, King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and the International District […]

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Seattle honored for diversity

Seattle honored for diversity

17 March 2014

The National League of Cities (NLC) honored the city of Seattle for its program in enhancing and promoting cultural diversity during the annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The city received the NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Award for its Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison program at a recent ceremony.

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Shin-Ping Tu joins the VCU

Shin-Ping Tu joins the VCU

17 March 2014

Former Seattleite Shin-Ping Tu, MD, MPH, FACP, joined the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in November of 2013 as the chair of the division of general internal medicine.

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NAAAP cleans up

NAAAP cleans up

17 March 2014

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Seattle held its 2014 Adopt-A-Street cleanup event on March 2. NAAAP-Seattle has adopted two street segments in the International District: South Jackson St.  and South King St.

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Asian comedians might leave you a bit ‘dis/orient/ed’

Asian comedians might leave you a bit ‘dis/orient/ed’

14 March 2014

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Not all communities feel welcome in the world of stand-up comedy, a mainstream American

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Exhibit follows Asian pioneers in the Northwest

Exhibit follows Asian pioneers in the Northwest

14 March 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly One of the first things you notice inside the “Grit” exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum is a gas

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Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

14 March 2014

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates

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Four deportation detainees remain on hunger strike

14 March 2014

By Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a fifth day on March 10, with four detainees still protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations. The strike began March 7 when about 750 detainees refused to eat.

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