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Happy New Year! USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive
 
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USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

Woman survives being homeless and earns second highest honor

Woman survives being homeless and earns second highest honor

12 August 2010

Betty Kwan Chinn’s mission in life is to help the homeless and less fortunate. On Aug. 4, President Barack Obama awarded Chinn a Presidential Citizens Medal. That day also happens to be Obama’s birthday. Chinn is from Eureka, Calif., and was honored for her work in providing food and clothing to the homeless ...

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/201 Comment

One man’s mess is another man’s award-winning show

One man’s mess is another man’s award-winning show

12 August 2010

For as long as he can remember, Matt Chan has had a love affair with visual media. “I was always drawn to movies and TV in high school,” said Chan. “There was no doubt that this was what I wanted to do [when I was older]" ...

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/201 Comment

PIONEER: Former Harborview Board of Trustees president reflects on a life of ‘firsts’

PIONEER: Former Harborview Board of Trustees president reflects on a life of ‘firsts’

12 August 2010

The pervasive discrimination toward minorities during the 50s was what inspired Violet “Vi” Mar to get involved with mainstream organizations ...

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Vietnamese refugee forgoes vacation to volunteer in the Gulf Coast and sees pieces of his past

Vietnamese refugee forgoes vacation to volunteer in the Gulf Coast and sees pieces of his past

12 August 2010

Instead of spending his vacation on a beach somewhere, Thao Tran, a Vietnamese refugee and staff assistant to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, went to the Gulf Coast to see its present condition and volunteer. What he experienced there has affected him profoundly ...

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Goro Miyazaki follows proudly in his father’s footsteps with “Earthsea”

Goro Miyazaki follows proudly in his father’s footsteps with “Earthsea”

12 August 2010

“Tales from Earthsea” is the first feature film directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film had a tough time making it to American screens. First, the father disagreed with the son over the film’s animation techniques. Eventually, they stopped speaking to each other during its production. Then, the film’s USA distribution got held up due to copyright issues ...

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

EDITORIAL: Don Wakamatsu, you will be missed

12 August 2010

Before Monday night’s game, many baseball fans were shocked to hear the announcement that Mariners Manager Don Wakamatsu was fired. Likewise, Asian Americans who weren’t necessarily huge baseball fans were also saddened by the firing. Wakamatsu was the first Asian American manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) ...

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

BLOG: Bob Hasegawa shows us all how it’s done

BLOG: Bob Hasegawa shows us all how it’s done

12 August 2010

In contrast to Cao’s lunch, Hasegawa’s re-election campaign party at the House of Hong this Sunday was a blast. What lessons can the Vietnamese Chamber take away? ...

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

BLOG: We could’ve done much better for Joseph Cao!

BLOG: We could’ve done much better for Joseph Cao!

12 August 2010

How much do you expect the first and only Vietnamese American congressman to raise money in Seattle after flying more than 2,000 miles? ...

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/204 Comments

BLOG: Can you turn your hobby into a career?

BLOG: Can you turn your hobby into a career?

12 August 2010

“Love what you do. Do what you love.” This is easy to say, but nearly impossible to do, especially if your love is playing ping pong ...

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July 5: Jeff Chen’s puzzle makes it to the New York Times

July 5: Jeff Chen’s puzzle makes it to the New York Times

12 August 2010

Jeff Chen recently published a crossword puzzle in the New York Times (NYT) for the first time. Previously, Chen had puzzles in the LA Times. Chen said his puzzles were rejected 26 times before one stuck. He was paid $200 and worked on it for 10 hours. The theme of the puzzle was body parts ...

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

June 15: Partners in Preservation gives $1 million to local groups for preservation efforts

June 15: Partners in Preservation gives $1 million to local groups for preservation efforts

12 August 2010

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that 11 Puget Sound area historic sites were receiving grants as part of Partners in Preservation’s $1 million commitment to preservation efforts in the area. Among them is the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), which was awarded $75,000 ...

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July 19: Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships are awarded to 11 UW alumni

July 19: Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships are awarded to 11 UW alumni

12 August 2010

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awarded scholarships to 11 University of Washington (UW) alumni who recently earned their undergraduate degrees. For the UW, this is the largest number of undergraduate Fulbright awardees ...

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/201 Comment

Aug. 8: ICHS organizes back-to-school fairs for kids

Aug. 8: ICHS organizes back-to-school fairs for kids

12 August 2010

International Community Health Services (ICHS) held the first of its two back-to-school fairs on Aug. 8 at the International District Medical & Dental Clinic in Seattle ...

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

No smoking in school: China fights against tobacco

12 August 2010

BEIJING (AP) — In China, tobacco companies sponsor schools. Almost half of all male doctors smoke. And one wedding dinner ritual involves the bride lighting cigarettes for each of her male guests. China has committed to banning smoking at public indoor venues by Jan. 9, in accordance with a global anti-tobacco treaty backed by the World Health Organization ...

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South Korean president Lee Myung-bak names Kim Tae-ho as new prime minister

South Korean president Lee Myung-bak names Kim Tae-ho as new prime minister

12 August 2010

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Lee Myung-bak named a former provincial governor as his new prime minister on Sunday as part of an extensive Cabinet reshuffle aimed at restoring public support following his party’s surprise defeat in local elections ...

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Filipino teachers’ recruiter sued for exploitation

12 August 2010

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday accuses a Los Angeles-based company of a human trafficking scheme to bring hundreds of Filipino teachers to Louisiana public schools using exploitative contracts that charged them excessive, illegal fees ...

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/205 Comments

Northwest wineries seek growing Chinese market

Northwest wineries seek growing Chinese market

12 August 2010

SEATTLE (AP) — Hong Kong and mainland China are developing a strong thirst for wine, and Washington and Oregon are hoping for a taste of the growing markets ...

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

21 artisans create SCG gathering place, party to be held on Aug. 22

21 artisans create SCG gathering place, party to be held on Aug. 22

12 August 2010

In order to transform the concrete shell of the Seattle Chinese Garden into a gathering place, a team of 21 artisans arrived in Seattle from China on Aug. 6 and 7. To complete the project, artisans used centuries-old methods and shipped materials from Chongqing, Seattle’s sister city. The gathering place will be known as Knowing the Spring Courtyard ...

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

BBTV awarded $8.3 million in copyright suit

12 August 2010

Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company, Thailand’s foremost broadcasting corporation, has been awarded $8.3 million in damages for willful copyright and trademark infringement by IPTV Corporation, BKT Group, and its management. All defendants were found liable for illegal copying, selling, and rebroadcasting of BBTV’s copyrighted programs ...

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

New act brings end to racial profiling

12 August 2010

A new legislation aims to eliminate the use of profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcements based on race, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. This proposed act was introduced on July 15 ...

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/200 Comments

 

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