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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat Stamping in the Lunar New Year A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle “Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective
 
A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

Is he dead? — Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

08 February 2015

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: “Mike 1 bingo,” a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan.<!–more–> But the euphoria among police generals monitoring the Jan. […]

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Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

08 February 2015

By Elain Kurtenbach and Karin Laub Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto’s purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. <!–more–> The failure to save Goto raised fears for the life […]

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Suu Kyi’s iron gate up for auction; minimum bid $200,000

08 February 2015

By Aye Aye Win Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The iron gate that stood in front of the home of Myanmar’s formerly imprisoned democracy icon, separating her from throngs of cheering supporters as she made speeches challenging the country’s then-military rulers, is going on the auction block. Soe Nyunt, the current owner, said Monday […]

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Asians slower to seek immigration protection

07 February 2015

By Amy Taxin Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama’s reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan.<!–more–> Many advocates have blamed the paltry turnout among […]

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of February 7 – February 13, 2015

ASTROLOGY: For the week of February 7 – February 13, 2015

07 February 2015

Do you have good luck coming to you this week? Check and see!

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There’s always next season…

There’s always next season…

06 February 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly I thought that the weather served as foreshadowing for a positive result on Super Bowl Sunday. As my wife and I landed in Phoenix from our flight from Seattle, I saw a steady downpour of rain from the window of our airplane on Friday afternoon. Felt like home. Of […]

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Join the parade! — Children’s costume parade will celebrate the Lunar New Year

06 February 2015

One of the many highlights of the Lunar New Year celebration in the Chinatown-ID will be the children’s costume parade on Saturday, February 21. Children 12 and under are invited and encouraged to use their creative talents to reflect their rendition of the theme of the Lunar New Year. <!–more–> “It’s wonderful to see children […]

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Asian Hall of Fame honorees announced

Asian Hall of Fame honorees announced

06 February 2015

  The 2015 Asian Hall of Fame, established by the Robert Chinn Foundation, released the names of the Class of 2015 honorees.<!–more–> Members of the Class of 2015 include: — Benson Henderson (Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Former UFC and WEC Lightweight Champion) — Carrie Ann Inaba (Television Host, Choreographer, Producer, Judge from Dancing with the […]

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Enrollment for health coverage for AAPI families

Enrollment for health coverage for AAPI families

06 February 2015

Tina Tchen,  the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the First Lady, is encouraging AAPI families to get health coverage. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are partnering with community groups to hold enrollment events for AAPI families to learn about […]

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ILF Civic Fellowship accepting APA student applications for 2015

ILF Civic Fellowship accepting APA student applications for 2015

06 February 2015

  The International Leadership Foundation (ILF)  announced that the application process for the 2015 Civic Fellowship Program is open and ongoing until February 14, 2015. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during […]

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Measles warning and precautions in Seattle area

06 February 2015

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in King County during the contagious period. <!–more–> Most people have immunity to the measles through vaccination, but people should check the exposure locations, know their immunization status, and call a health care provider promptly if they develop an […]

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Learning in new languages — Dengue Fever: From Cambodia to the Triple Door

Learning in new languages — Dengue Fever: From Cambodia to the Triple Door

06 February 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Dengue Fever, a band well known for combining Cambodian pop with Western-style pop and rock, will be performing at Seattle’s Triple Door on Tuesday, Feb. 10th, They will be touring to support their new album “The Deepest Lake.”  Singer Chhom Nimol took some questions over e-mail.<!–more–> NWAW:  Where in Cambodia […]

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Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17 — Na Yeon Choi wins opener

Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17 — Na Yeon Choi wins opener

06 February 2015

By Steve Elling Associated Press OCALA, Florida (AP) — With a notable double prize not only within reach, but <!–more–>practically in her grip, New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils on Saturday — though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless. After reclaiming the lead late in […]

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“The Five Essentials: Arts and the movement for social justice” — Keynote Speech by Ron Chew at National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference

“The Five Essentials: Arts and the movement for social justice” — Keynote Speech by Ron Chew at National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference

06 February 2015

By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly The arts can be an instrument for transforming individual lives, restoring communities, and remaking our society into a more tolerant and inclusive place for all. Five years ago, in a report I wrote for Americans in the Arts, I described the emergence of community-based arts organizations. I wrote […]

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COMMENTARY: The First Chinese American hero

COMMENTARY: The First Chinese American hero

06 February 2015

By Roger Dong For Northwest Asian Weekly For anyone not familiar with the non-profit organization Chinese American Heroes, Wong Chin Foo was our first Chinese American hero.  Right after Wong Chin Foo came, the 12,000 Chinese Railroad workers built the most difficult and dangerous part of the greatest infrastructure project of the 19th Century — […]

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WISE WORDS – Washington state treasures Seattle and Northwest gems: What are Washington’s top treasures?

WISE WORDS – Washington state treasures Seattle and Northwest gems: What are Washington’s top treasures?

05 February 2015

“Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park — Home to the only temperate<!–more–> rain forests in the continental U.S., old growth forest, rugged un-spoiled beaches, mountains, abundant wildlife and our state’s rich Native American heritage, the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. Pike Place Market — Seattle’s Pike Place Market:  It will always be known as […]

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Making music through teaching and inspiration — Jared Cassedy wins Grammy for Music Educator of the Year

Making music through teaching and inspiration — Jared Cassedy wins Grammy for Music Educator of the Year

05 February 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly The Grammy Foundation has recognized Jared Cassedy for his contributions to<!–more–> music in the classroom. He is the music teacher of the year. There were over 7,000 submissions and more than 200 nominees. This is the second year that the award has been given. This year, New Hampshire’s Windham […]

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Taipei crash — At least 23 dead

Taipei crash — At least 23 dead

05 February 2015

A plane came down shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.<!–more–> It was carrying 58 people, and flew into the Keelung River. At press time, at least 15 people have been pulled out alive, with 18 still missing. 23 people have been confirmed dead – 14 of them died on the spot, and nine succumbed […]

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Luchang Wang, Yale student, commits suicide — AAPI community and depression

Luchang Wang, Yale student, commits suicide — AAPI community and depression

05 February 2015

By Jenn Fang The Yale student community was rocked Tuesday,  January 27, with news that sophomore Luchang Wang, class of ’17 – a mathematics major and member of  Yale’s Silliman College — had died of an apparent suicide. She was 20 years old. Friends became concerned after Wang posted some worrisome messages to a public Facebook […]

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BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

05 February 2015

For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. <!–more–> The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I […]

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