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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 […]

Jury convicts gangster in SF Chinatown crimes

16 January 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways through meditation and become a role model for wayward youth has been convicted of racketeering, murder and scores of other crimes in a major organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown that also brought down a state senator.

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Hawaii plantation to stop growing sugar

Hawaii plantation to stop growing sugar

16 January 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business, signaling the end of an industry that once powered the local economy and lured thousands of immigrants to the islands.

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Clinton woos Asian Americans, slams ‘hateful’ GOP rhetoric

Clinton woos Asian Americans, slams ‘hateful’ GOP rhetoric

16 January 2016

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 7, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton courted Asian American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.

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Cardinals sign Korean pitcher Seung Hwan Oh to bolster ‘pen

Cardinals sign Korean pitcher Seung Hwan Oh to bolster ‘pen

16 January 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Seung Hwan Oh has been such a dominant pitcher in Japan that he has two nicknames: “Final Boss” and “Stone Buddha.” The St. Louis Cardinals project the Korean with 357 career saves as a reliever who’ll get the ball to their own record-setting closer, Trevor Rosenthal.

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The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle’s hidden gateway to Imperial China

The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle’s hidden gateway to Imperial China

15 January 2016

In the heart of downtown Seattle, in the Skinner Building, lies a hidden architectural gem with Chinese-inspired interior design that evokes the sacred palaces and a temple of Imperial China — it’s the 5th Avenue Theatre.

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New member sought for International Special Review District Board

15 January 2016

Seattle Mayor Edward Murray invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board. The seven-member ISRD Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the ISRD. The goals […]

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City asking for parks and streets proposals Feb. 8

15 January 2016

The City of Seattle is accepting proposals to the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) which supports improvements to neighborhood parks and streets proposed by the community. The deadline for applications is Feb. 8. The NPSF can be used for projects valued up to $90,000. Examples of park projects include minor playground improvements, trail upgrades, […]

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Seattle library to offer financial aid help on Jan. 23

15 January 2016

The Seattle Public Library will offer a workshop supporting high school students and their families as they navigate the college financial aid process from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Douglass-Truth Branch (2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704). Library events and programs are free. Registration is not required. Free street parking is available […]

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Test prep organization to host practice tests, award up to $15,000 to King County high schools

15 January 2016

C2 Education (C2) a network of subject tutoring, SAT, ACT, PSAT test preps, and education support centers will award $25,000 to high schools in nine states throughout the country, including the Northwest Chinese School and Federal Way High School in Washington state. C2 will partner with schools to host SAT and ACT practice tests this […]

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LETTER: Cambodia blog accurately depicts horrors

15 January 2016

To the editor: I have just finished reading [Publisher Assunta Ng’s] blog. I cannot tell you how sad it makes me feel. I appreciate every effort she puts into showing the world what Cambodia is — and its people and its history. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. They are haunting and beautiful […]

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Top 11 Asian achievements of 2015

Top 11 Asian achievements of 2015

14 January 2016

Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space. Here are our top 10 events of note: 11. Two spelling bee champs tie

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Famed Chinese opera singer to debut in ‘Figaro,’ says Asian singers need not Westernize

Famed Chinese opera singer to debut in ‘Figaro,’ says Asian singers need not Westernize

14 January 2016

To Shenyang, a Chinese bass-baritone singer, his name represents a bridge between the opera performer’s Chinese roots and his international reputation. “My full name, pronounced from first to last (Yang Shen), sounds like a ‘goat’s kidney’ in Chinese,” said Shenyang.

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Strike a pose, a monkey pose — NWAW to hold its first-ever Lunar New Year fashion show Feb. 6

Strike a pose, a monkey pose — NWAW to hold its first-ever Lunar New Year fashion show Feb. 6

14 January 2016

Do you like lunar new year activities? Do you like fashion? Do you like monkeys? Do you like creating clothing ensembles featuring monkeys and lunar new year themes? Well, you are in luck. Northwest Asian Weekly is holding a competition, Celebrate with Style! Year of the Monkey 2016 Fun Fashion Contest and Show.

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BLOG: If you want to last, put yourself first! — My 2016 roadmap to de-stressing

BLOG: If you want to last, put yourself first! — My 2016 roadmap to de-stressing

14 January 2016

Did you smile or sigh when reflecting on 2015? Many tend to glance at their bank balance, thinking of a nice new car or a house. Some think about job advancement or finding love. I wonder how many out there would count having good health as a wonderful gift? If you do, you are perhaps one of the few smart ones. Frankly, without health, we can’t do much. Other accomplishments would quickly be overshadowed when we are sick.

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EDITORIAL: Seattle APIs need to honor MLK legacy at Jan. 18 march and rally

EDITORIAL: Seattle APIs need to honor MLK legacy at Jan. 18 march and rally

14 January 2016

This Monday, Jan. 18, many Americans across the nation — but not enough — will celebrate and honor the legacy of the most famous Civil Rights activist in this country. Instead of treating this federal holiday like any other day off of work, we strongly urge you to attend and participate in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a rally and march, at Garfield High School in Seattle.

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Chow and former Gov. Spellman hope to bring pandas to Washington

Chow and former Gov. Spellman hope to bring pandas to Washington

11 January 2016

On Sept. 23, 2015, Ron Chow was appointed as International Friendship Representative for Washington state by the Sichuan Provincial Government to promote trade and friendship between the two regions. Chow co-chairs the Washington State Panda Foundation with former Washington Gov. John Spellman. They aim to bring pandas to Seattle-area zoos. The majority of pandas are […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/152 Comments

Gov. Inslee appoints Angela Roarty to Pierce College board

Gov. Inslee appoints Angela Roarty to Pierce College board

11 January 2016

On Dec. 15, 2015, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Angela Roarty to the Pierce College Board of Trustees, a five-member policy-making body comprising members living with the college’s Lakewood service area. Roarty is an insurance agent with State Farm. She is also chair of the St. Francis Cabrini School Commission. Roarty’s five-year term ends September 2020. […]

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Jing Mei Elementary School gifted Chinese books and CDs

Jing Mei Elementary School gifted Chinese books and CDs

11 January 2016

Recently, Legacy Multi Cultural & Educational Service Center visited Jing Mei Elementary School in Bellevue to gift Chinese story books and CDs. These books were received by the school’s principal, Vivian Tam. This trip provided approximately 200 books up to a sixth grade reading level to the school. Jing Mei Elementary School is Bellevue’s Chinese […]

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APIs Harrell and Sawant swear into Seattle City Council

APIs Harrell and Sawant swear into Seattle City Council

11 January 2016

On Jan. 4, Bruce Harrell and Kshama Sawant were among those sworn into the Seattle City Council. Harrell is the new council president. He is Black and of Japanese descent. He chairs the public safety, civil rights, and technology committee. Sawant is a former software engineer and part-time economics professor. Born in India, Sawant is […]

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ICHS receives $115,000 grant for hepatitis B awareness

ICHS receives $115,000 grant for hepatitis B awareness

11 January 2016

On Dec. 31, 2015, International Community Health Services (ICHS) received a grant of $115,000 from the Ann Wu Liao Foundation to support a new program to develop greater awareness of hepatitis B, a virus that afflicts an unusually high percentage of Asians and Pacific Islanders, potentially leading to liver disease and death. (end)

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