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EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!
 
EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

Here is a short list of organizations we are grateful for. The list is actually

Locke and Lee reunite at high school event

Locke and Lee reunite at high school event

22 May 2014

On May 15, more than 150 Franklin High School alumni, family, staff, students, and former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gathered at the Mount Baker Community Club to induct five alumni into the Franklin Hall of Fame.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre conspirator deported to Hong Kong

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre conspirator deported to Hong Kong

22 May 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Tony Ng, convicted for participating in one of Seattle’s deadliest shootings, was deported to Hong Kong on May 13 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

VA’s top health official resigns amid furor — But some calling for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down from office

VA’s top health official resigns amid furor — But some calling for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down from office

22 May 2014

By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press WASHINGTON – The top official for the health care of veterans resigned Friday amid a firestorm over reported delays in care and falsified records at veterans hospitals. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he has accepted the resignation of Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for health care, effective immediately. Shinseki […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng On May 20, three women were invited by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu’s swearing-in ceremony. One of them was political guru Ruth Woo.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: What SeaTac tells us about $15 minimum wage

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng While attending an event at a SeaTac hotel last week, I met two women who receive the $15/hour minimum wage. SeaTac has implemented the new law on Jan. 1. I met the women while they were working. One was a waitress and the other was cleaning the hallway.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/3065 Comments

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng Immigrants often don’t use their voices in government politics for fear of their accents and language barriers.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng I love cooking oysters, but hate all the work involved. It becomes a family affair when I cook oysters. Hey, you want to eat? I tell my family, you have to contribute and do your share of the work.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: ‘But they did it anyway’

22 May 2014

Danford Grant, the high-powered Seattle attorney who preyed on immigrant women, pleaded guilty to raping five Asian massage therapists and is going to jail, but not for long enough.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Community Calendar

22 May 2014

Have an event to promote? Please send us the details at least 14 days in advance to info@nwasianweekly.com.

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Posted in Calendar, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/303 Comments

India Ambassador visits Bellevue

India Ambassador visits Bellevue

19 May 2014

Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India, attended a dinner at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on May 6, hosted by the Indo-American Friendship Forum. During his visit, the ambassador visited Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft, and met with Governor Inslee, other business and cultural groups, and visited the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Manhas is distinguished leader

Manhas is distinguished leader

19 May 2014

Raj Manhas, superintendent of North Thurston Public Schools, was one of three honorees at the 2014 Distinguished Leader Awards hosted by Leadership Thurston County on Feb. 26. Recently, he his three-year contract extension was approved by the school board. Manhas was superintendent of Seattle Schools from 2003 to 2006.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Tea with the First Gentleman

Tea with the First Gentleman

19 May 2014

Mayor Ed Murray and First Gentleman Michael Shiosaki were hosted by the Nikkei Community Network in a “Meet & Greet” tea ceremony on May 12 at the Nagomi Tea House in Seattle. Shiosaki is a Sansei born in Spokane. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Two earn National Merit awards

Two earn National Merit awards

19 May 2014

Tara I. Martin-Chen, from Garfield High School, and Anthony L. Bencivengo, from Nathan Hale High School, have each been awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Sounder fans are good luck

Sounder fans are good luck

19 May 2014

On April 26, Sue Anderson of CenturyLink organized the first ever “All Women in the Suite” at a Seattle Sounders match.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

South Korean  man deported for human smuggling

South Korean man deported for human smuggling

17 May 2014

A South Korean man convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the United States was deported May 12 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/23, World News0 Comments

U.S. will allow some high-skilled immigrant spouses work in country

17 May 2014

By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced last week.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

‘Troubling’ reports of schools make it tough to enroll immigrants

17 May 2014

By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands

Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands

17 May 2014

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnam allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 11 against Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the contested South China Sea that has triggered a tense standoff and raised fears of confrontation.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/23, World News3 Comments

Group brings water to remote Tibetan village

Group brings water to remote Tibetan village

16 May 2014

To spread awareness of the urgent need for running water on the Tibetan Plateau, Education at Elevation (E@E) will present a fundraiser for underprivileged children living in the mountains of Kham, Tibet (Sichuan, China) on May 17, at 7 p.m. at Om Culture, located at 2210 N. Pacific St. in Seattle.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Vietnam War era honored

Vietnam War era honored

16 May 2014

The Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation will host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran program on Saturday, May 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at NVC Memorial Hall, located at 1212 South King Street in Seattle. All Vietnam War era veterans, family members, and friends are invited to attend.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

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