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Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you weren’t aware, starting January 1, 2015, all residents and businesses are required to compost. So yes, you should already be composting now! And starting next year residents could be fined $1 if there is too much food waste or food-soiled paper in their garbage.  Apartment owners and businesses […]

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly As global warming causes temperatures to rise, compost piles and solar panels are going mainstream. Yet, the denizens of the International District in Seattle have been making attempts to be green since before green was cool. The ID boasts the Danny Woo Community Garden, the Recycling Depot, and recent […]

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Anyone who works with print understands how the paper can pile up. And here at the Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post, it definitely piles up. Although we are adamant about recycling, it’s fun to be creative and think about how you can use that paper instead of just immediately tossing it into […]

Obama’s half brother recalls abusive father

Obama’s half brother recalls abusive father

12 November 2009

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama’s half brother has broken his silence to discuss his new novel — the semi-autobiographical story of an abusive parent patterned on their late father, the mostly absent figure Obama wrote about in his own memoir.

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Unique homecoming to Vietnam for U.S. commander

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for U.S. commander

12 November 2009

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — On the day his side lost the Vietnam War, Hung Ba Le fled his homeland at the age of 5 in a fishing trawler crammed with 400 refugees. Thirty-four years later, he made an unlikely homecoming — as the commander of a U.S. Navy destroyer.

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Japanese fans celebrate Matsui’s MVP performance

Japanese fans celebrate Matsui’s MVP performance

12 November 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Japan nearly came to a standstill as millions watched Hideki Matsui, the man they know as Godzilla, ead the Yankees to the World Series title.

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Jon Gosselin needs to get a clue

Jon Gosselin needs to get a clue

12 November 2009

October was a pretty scary month for Asian pop culture — just kidding!

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Editorial: From Seattle to New York City, city council diversity is needed in our communities

12 November 2009

This week, there is great news coming from the New York City Council. There are new faces on the council. A quarter of its members are new.

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Commentary: How small businesses can survive an economic downturn

Commentary: How small businesses can survive an economic downturn

12 November 2009

We all know that starting up or running a business in an unstable economy is not an easy task. Contrary to what we would expect, start-up and smaller companies are less affected by economic downturns than large companies with big, rigid infrastructures.

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Commentary: When considering health care reform,  do not exclude legal immigrants

Commentary: When considering health care reform, do not exclude legal immigrants

12 November 2009

Though we are on the brink of historic change regarding our nation’s haphazard health care system, it is stunning that even these sweeping reforms continue those policies that exclude legal immigrants.

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Blog: McGinn adapts quickly, a prerequisite for leadership; Mallahan’s a good man but a bad campaigner

Blog: McGinn adapts quickly, a prerequisite for leadership; Mallahan’s a good man but a bad campaigner

12 November 2009

I was at Joe Mallahan’s election night party at the Edgewater. When I left, one of Mallahan’s good friend said he was hoping Mallahan could pull through, though he was down by 900 votes at the time.

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Sept. 19: MEDRIX throws 2009 benefit dinner and auction

Sept. 19: MEDRIX throws 2009 benefit dinner and auction

12 November 2009

Medical, Education, and Development of Resources through International Exchange (MEDRIX) held its annual benefit dinner and auction at Overlake Golf and Country Club. The event raised $66,068 to help MEDRIX continue its mission of providing medical resources, international health education, child heart surgeries, and safe drinking water in Southeast Asia.

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Nov. 15: Champ Ashley Cheuk begins rhythmic gymnastics competition

Nov. 15: Champ Ashley Cheuk begins rhythmic gymnastics competition

12 November 2009

Ashley Cheuk, 10, is the 2009 Junior Olympic National Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She has started competing for the 2010 season. Cheuk is a fifth grader at Bellevue Children’s Academy.

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Nov. 4: HSBC expands to Mercer Island

Nov. 4: HSBC expands to Mercer Island

12 November 2009

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC) officially opened the doors to its latest 2,900-square-foot branch in Mercer Island.

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Oct. 17: Seattle University Filipino alumni hold third annual fall reunion

Oct. 17: Seattle University Filipino alumni hold third annual fall reunion

12 November 2009

The Seattle University (SU) Filipino Alumni Chapter invited alumni and friends to the SU campus for its annual reunion to celebrate Filipino American Heritage Month.

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Dow Constantine’s new title: King County Executive

Dow Constantine’s new title: King County Executive

05 November 2009

Dow Constantine slowly weaved through a crowd of supporters at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, smiling and shaking hands with supporters as he scrambled for the podium. He claimed victory in the race for King County Executive on Tuesday night. Election results rolled on TV screens.

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Mallahan and McGinn — two parties, two different approaches, one ‘razor thin’ lead

Mallahan and McGinn — two parties, two different approaches, one ‘razor thin’ lead

05 November 2009

For this off-year election, the race to the mayor’s chair was closely watched due to the fact that incumbent Greg Nickels didn’t even qualify during the primary elections. The polarizing personalities of activist-cum-politician Mike McGinn and telecomm executive Joe Mallahan also make for an interesting look at citywide politics.

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Patu claims victory in Seattle school board race

Patu claims victory in Seattle school board race

05 November 2009

With 29.28 percent of the votes counted as on press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Wilson Chin has fallen far behind Betty Patu in the race for a spot on the Seattle school board.

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Hara comes out on top, credits API support

Hara comes out on top, credits API support

05 November 2009

Among some of the hottest issues on the ballot this year, the King County Assessor’s race could easily have been forgotten. This is an issue that Lloyd Hara — who, at press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, was leading the polls — wants to correct.

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Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’

Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’

05 November 2009

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth United Nations Secretary-General, is a dawg. He’s a University of Washington (UW) Husky, that is. The university awarded him a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oct. 27 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.

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Former SAM Director Gates honored for ‘years of service’

Former SAM Director Gates honored for ‘years of service’

05 November 2009

It was the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM’s) Asian collection and her love for fishing that caused her to accept the position of director of the SAM in 1994.

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Guitarist Xuefei Yang’s performance will kick off Celebrate Asia! series

Guitarist Xuefei Yang’s performance will kick off Celebrate Asia! series

05 November 2009

Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will present an intimate performance on Nov. 10 in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

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New study says Asian Americans losing out on government contracts

05 November 2009

A new study by UCLA researcher Dr. Paul Ong revealed that Asian Americans win the fewest contracts when it comes to local, state, and federal minority government-contracting programs.

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