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Obama nominates Wu for Labor Dept. position

Obama nominates Wu for Labor Dept. position

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Portia Y. Wu

President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Portia Y. Wu as assistant secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. Read the full story

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board

Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board

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New board members attended the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce retreat held on Dec. 15 at the House of Hong restaurant. (Photo by John Liu/NWAW)

On Nov. 18, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce voted to renew terms and welcome the new board of directors for 2014. Afterwards, new officers were selected from the board. They are Martha Lee, president; Felicity Wang, 1st vice president; David Leong, 2nd vice president; Will Chen, treasurer; and John Liu, secretary. (end)

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King for a day

King for a day

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Tony Thai-Bao Vo (Photo by Benny Tran/UW)

Tony Thai-Bao Vo was crowned Homecoming King at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Oct. 26. Vo is a senior from White Center, majoring in American ethnic studies and public health.

His queen was Annah Wanjiku, a senior international studies major from Edmonds. Each received at $1,000 scholarship. (end)

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Numata returns to Tatum

Numata returns to Tatum

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Mae Numata

Tatum, a management and advisory firm offering hands-on strategic, financial, and technology solutions, announced today that Mae Numata has rejoined the company as an engagement partner following a multi-year engagement with a former Pacific Northwest Tatum client. Read the full story

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Chu receives NWPC award

Chu receives NWPC award

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Elaine Chu

Elaine Chu, along with other nominees, received the 2013 Campaign Heroine Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington.

Chu was the campaign director for Maya Vengadasalam, Kent School Board director, Position 5. (end)

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NOAA dedicates Daniel K. Inouye facility in Honolulu

On Dec. 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated its new NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, located on Ford Island in Honolulu. Read the full story

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US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China

US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China

By Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington
Associated Press

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China’s first moon rover “Yutu” — or Jade Rabbit — is on the lunar surface in the area known as Sinus Iridum (Bay of Rainbows) Sunday, Dec. 15. (Photo by Change’ 3 landing vehicle)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Dec. 16 to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence. Read the full story

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North Korea explodes myth of Kim dynasty

By Foster Klug
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down. Read the full story

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Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns

Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Colorful art has brightened things up beneath the I-5 overpass at S. King Street in Seattle. (Photo by Vivian Nguyen/NWAW)

The strip of 30 columns under the I-5 overpass on South King Street has undergone a makeover in a bid to transform and revitalize the area. The community project, led by former architects-turned-retirees Dennis Su and Alex Young, had a recent dedication ceremony to commemorate the painting done on the columns. Read the full story

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Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race

Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race

By Jason J. Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Student groups engage in one of the many interactive displays challenging our preconceived notions of race. (Photo by Jason Cruz/NWAW)

The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: UFW is a tribute to the real solidarity achieved between Latinos and Filipinos

COMMENTARY: UFW is a tribute to the real solidarity achieved between Latinos and Filipinos

By Lorraine Agtang

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The Delano Manongs were among the first residents of the Paul Agbayani Retirement Village in Delano after Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement built it for them in 1974. All the Manongs in this picture were the 1965 AWOC strikers. (Photo courtesy of Lorraine Agtang)

I’m one of the few living Filipino grape strikers — members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee — who walked out of Delano vineyards on Sept. 8, 1965. Read the full story

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LETTER: Retain Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel

Dear Editor,

I strongly believe that to gain the endorsement of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Ed Murray promised them that he would go slow on police reform and fire Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel. Read the full story

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Minority businesses ranked, awarded

Minority businesses ranked, awarded

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Winners of the Minority Business Awards were honored at the Westin Hotel Dec. 5. (Photo courtesy of UW Michael G. Foster School of Business)

The University of Washington Minority Business Awards were announced Dec. 5 at the Westin Read the full story

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Lee is new King 5 meteorologist

Lee is new King 5 meteorologist

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Mary Lee

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Mary Lee loves weather. She is especially passionate about extreme weather. She even moved to Texas just to be near severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and flash flooding. “I’ve experienced golf-ball sized hail and flew into the eye of a hurricane,” she said, as if that’s a good thing.

For Lee, it’s all good. Since Sept. 30, she has been a KING 5 TV meteorologist, forecasting the weather on weekend mornings and most weekdays.

Lee, a California native, graduated from UC Davis before heading into Texas storms. She is happy to have landed in Seattle, where she can be near family (her father is a retired mechanical engineer from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton). She says Pacific Northwest climate and topography is every bit as interesting as Texas.

“There are more winter storms here,” she said. “It’s changing all the time.” Lee spends her days looking at different weather models, reading satellite and radar imagery, studying various analyses and observations, and “crunching calculations.”

Lee, who is Chinese American, takes pride in her Asian background. “It can be tough sometimes,” she said. “There are stereotypes for Asian Americans, but I think most people just see me as myself.”

Lee isn’t alone in her passion for extremes. Her mother, Kwong Yem Han, is a calligraphist, but not just any calligraphist. “She’s the Queen of the Big Brush,” said Lee. “She’s the only woman in the world who studied [in Beijing] under the King of the Big Brush.” Big Brush means a paintbrush that is three feet tall. “You roll out rice paper and do a dance while painting on it,” Lee explained. Also, swords are involved.

Lee is enjoying life in Seattle in the expected way. “I love the food,” she said. “I love seafood, Asian food, the vibe of the city. It’s a really cool place with a big Asian American community.” (end)

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Get free help signing up for health insurance

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) offers free help to Washington residents to enroll or answer questions about health coverage options through Washington “Healthplanfinder.” Read the full story

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Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Mia Su-Ling Gregerson of SeaTac will take a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives. (Photo courtesy of Mia Gregerson)

Against the wishes of the King County Democrats’ 33rd District, SeaTac Deputy Mayor Mia Su-Ling Gregerson has been appointed by the King County Council to the Washington State House of Representatives. Read the full story

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Lawyers demand immigration reform

Lawyers demand immigration reform

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Waiter Steve Miller takes empty lunch orders from diners (L­–R) Jordan Wasserman, Tahmina Watson, Mary de Rosas, and Tom Youngjohn at a protest for immigration reform in Seattle. (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

Local attorneys and other legal professionals sat down for an empty lunch at tables set up in front of the Federal building in Seattle on Dec. 10. The staged protest was an effort to join fasters in a “symbolic protest of Congress’ empty promises to fix our broken immigration system.”

Steve Miller, an attorney with Cowan, Miller & Lederman, offered the day’s lunch specials: “Undue delay, wasted time, and empty potential.”

About two dozen members of the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association staged the “empty-plate” demonstration in conjunction with the peace and justice group, OneAmerica.

“As lawyers, we know exactly how much time has been wasted by our representatives, unduly, simply for political positioning,” said Tom Young john, an attorney with All American Immigration.
“We see families torn apart every day by the immigration laws,” added Jordan Wasserman, an attorney with Northwest Immigration Rights Project.

“We are on the ground seeing people who need help,” said Tahmina Watson of Watson Immigration Law. “Without reform, we can’t help them.”

A same-day action was held in Bellingham. (end)

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China bans NW shellfish imports

China bans NW shellfish imports

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A popular dish in China is steamed bean thread with geoduck and garlic.

SEATTLE (AP) – China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown. Read the full story

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Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

By Johnny Clark
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) – Two lucky winning tickets were sold in this week’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. One ticket was sold at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California. Read the full story

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India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

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Devyani Khobragade (Photo from Facebook)

By Nirmala George
Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) – An Indian diplomat said she faced repeated “handcuffing, stripping, and cavity searches” following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges in a case that has infuriated the government in New Delhi. Read the full story

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