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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Asians got talent at the UW

Asians got talent at the UW

03 March 2014

Hip-hoppers Srira-Cha-Cha took first place in the 26th annual University of Washington Asian Student Commission talent show on Feb. 21, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 750 people in Kane Hall. The talent show was started in 1989 to showcase the many talents, cultures, and interests of the Asian and Asian American community at […]

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Boeing delivers 777-300ER

Boeing delivers 777-300ER

03 March 2014

China Southern Airlines took delivery of its first of 10 777-300ER jetliners in a celebration and ribbon-cutting at Everett on Feb. 25. The airline said it plans to use its first 777-300ER to add a route from Guangzhou to the U.S. East Coast.

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Chinese students lead police on high-speed chase in LA

Chinese students lead police on high-speed chase in LA

01 March 2014

By Charles Lam OC Weekly Three University of California Irvine international students from China led California Highway Patrol on a wild ride around Los Angeles on the night of Feb. 20 during a pursuit that, according to CHP, broke 120 miles an hour and lasted about 40 minutes.

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Kim pleads guilty of leaking to Fox News

Kim pleads guilty of leaking to Fox News

01 March 2014

Former senior adviser Stephen Kim agreed to a 13-month sentence in the case stemming from a report on North Korea’s military that he leaked to Fox News. By Frederic J. Frommera By Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department expert on North Korea pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to passing classified information to a journalist. […]

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Honda taps woman for board, promotes foreigner — Child care, housework are typical obstacles for corporate women

Honda taps woman for board, promotes foreigner — Child care, housework are typical obstacles for corporate women

01 March 2014

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Honda appointed a woman to its board for the first time and gave a major promotion to a foreigner in signs the automaker wants to change perceptions of a hidebound corporate culture.

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No release for three of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

No release for three of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

01 March 2014

By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s top court on Thursday stopped the Tamil Nadu state government from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said.

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China dispatches pollution inspectors amid bad air

01 March 2014

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s environment ministry said on Feb. 23 that it had sent inspectors to Beijing and other areas of the country to inspect polluting industries and check construction sites amid a spell of severe air pollution.

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Admiral Nimitz’s WWII diary is posted online

Admiral Nimitz’s WWII diary is posted online

01 March 2014

By Michelle R. Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The U.S. Naval War College released a trove of World War II information Monday by posting online the operational diary kept by the Pacific commander, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, during the war against Japan. The 4,000-page multivolume collection includes a running summary of the situation […]

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Japan plan has nuclear as key energy source

01 March 2014

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Japan unveiled its first draft energy policy since the Fukushima meltdowns three years ago, saying nuclear power remains an important source of electricity for the country.

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Children become latest victims of Thai violence

01 March 2014

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The father grimaced and wept, as he struggled to contain his grief at the death of his two children in a grenade attack during a weekend trip to a mall in downtown Bangkok — the latest casualties in Thailand’s months of political crisis.

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Life at War — Book recommendations

Life at War — Book recommendations

28 February 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Cress By Marissa Meyer Feiwel and Friends, 2014 The Lunar Chronicles continue in this third installment right where the previous one ended. New Beijing cyborg mechanic Cinder and Captain Carswell Thorne are now fugitives on the run from the law — both on Earth and on the moon. And […]

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan to make Seattle debut — Songs of the Wanderers, a masterpiece of modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan to make Seattle debut — Songs of the Wanderers, a masterpiece of modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min

28 February 2014

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Lin Hwai-min will accompany Cloud Gate to Seattle for its UW World Series (UWWS)

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2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi

2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi

28 February 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third and final Winter Olympics report from Sochi, Russia. We wrap up the final events that occurred during the week, including a disputed upset in one of the marquee events of the Winter Olympics. Controversy surrounds silver for South Korea’s Kim Yu-na 17-year-old Russian figure skater […]

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In memory of Lisa Lani Chinn

In memory of Lisa Lani Chinn

28 February 2014

Lisa Lani Matsukawa was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea, Hawaii. She graduated from Aiea High School. She attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from the University of Washington. Lisa fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and passed away on Feb. 20, 2014, at […]

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Nominations sought for 2014 National MED Week Awards

28 February 2014

Know an outstanding local minority business? The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is accepting nominations for the 2014 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards competition. The program celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing […]

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Get free help getting naturalized

28 February 2014

People who want to become U.S. citizens can get free help at day-long  “Citizen Day” workshops being offered around the state.

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Healthy food workshops for women

Healthy food workshops for women

28 February 2014

Got Green’s Food Access Team is hosting a free four-part workshop series for South Seattle’s women of color and low-income women.

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Free ESL classes for Bellevue residents

28 February 2014

Bellevue residents for whom English is their second language (ESL) are invited to attend free job preparation classes this spring at Bellevue College.

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Last day ditch — Father and pilot remembered and honored for heroics during fall of Saigon

Last day ditch — Father and pilot remembered and honored for heroics during fall of Saigon

27 February 2014

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, retired U.S. Navy Commander Paul Jacobs and Navy historian Jan Herman went on

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Program boosts minorities’ careers

Program boosts minorities’ careers

27 February 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Executive Development Institute (EDI) of Bellevue is preparing for the next class of

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