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Chef’s Showcase

Chef’s Showcase

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The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4. Read the full story

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Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

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Dr. Kimo Hirayama

Dr. Kimo Hirayama, known as just Dr. Kimo to the International District community, is heading north to Read the full story

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Small business forum held in Tukwila

Small business forum held in Tukwila

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Members of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC) held its first forum for small business owners on June Read the full story

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Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

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Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has three sessions at the Kennedy School of Government along with executive coaching, guidance from expert consultants and intensive peer learning. The program has graduated almost 300 executive directors, CEOs and other leaders across the country since 2002. (end)

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Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

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King County Assessor Lloyd Hara

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the age of 29 he became the youngest King County Auditor. He was Seattle City Treasurer for four terms, from 1980-1992. Hara also was regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hara is seeking re-election for King County Assessor in 2015. (end)

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John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

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John Okamoto

Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23. Read the full story

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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

By Joe McDonald
AP Wire Service

BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. Read the full story

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As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

By Mike Ives
The Associated Press

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Pham Duc Viet stands at home in Vu Hoi, Vietnam. When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid, he took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter. The double duty is second nature for him, as it is with many male neighbors. (Photo by Mike Ives)

VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter. Read the full story

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Asian American unemployment rises according to study

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people.  In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.   Read the full story

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Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

By Associated Press

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Eun Jeong Seong

DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ Medalist Eun Jeong Seong rallied from four strokes down to beat Samantha Gotcher on the first Read the full story

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LeBron James begins tour of China

LeBron James begins tour of China

By Associated Press

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LeBron James

BEIJING (AP) — LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. Read the full story

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 26 – August 1, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 26 – August 1, 2014

By Sun Lee Chang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Rat — A false alarm has you a bit on edge. As long as you are prepared, you will be ready to respond when the real deal occurs.

Ox — Be careful who you bring together. A lively mix of people could generate more sparks than you anticipated.

Tiger — Why seek a second opinion when you already know what you want to do? Someone else may know of and reveal a quicker path to your destination.

 

Rabbit — When you screen out the unnecessary and extraneous, you are left with what is really important to you.

Dragon — The weight of all the news you hear could be a tad much for you today. If you don’t have to be plugged in, then by all means take a break from it.

Snake — Is an unpolished approach masking an otherwise promising candidate? Look to the substance beyond what is on the surface.

Horse — There are plenty of folks out there who are waiting to criticize. Don’t be in that set. Be the one to show unbridled support and enthusiasm for your loved one.

Goat — Perfection is an admirable goal, but not always attainable. Reserve your strength and energy for those areas where it really matters.

Monkey — Are you growing wise to some scheming behind the scenes? As you learn more in the days to come, your next move will become clear.

Rooster — Good friends are able to pick up where they last left off. However, they are also worth trying to stay in regular contact with.

Dog — While switching to a healthier diet may not seem appealing at first, give it some time and you will start to see the positive results.

Pig — If something feels amiss, then it is prudent to take steps to figure out why. Then you can take the necessary steps to make it right again.

What’s your animal sign?
Rat 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Goat 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Rooster 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Dog 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

*The year ends on the first new moon of the following year. For those born in January and February, please take care when determining your sign.

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Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest American Weekly

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Zhao Qi

Chinese director and producer Zhao Qi spent several years making “Fallen City,” a documentary about the devastating Read the full story

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Suzuki’s “K Missing Kings” elevates anime; “Love Child” documents tragedy

Suzuki’s “K Missing Kings” elevates anime; “Love Child” documents tragedy

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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K Missing Kings

“K Missing Kings,” an anime directed by Shingo Suzuki and coming to the Grand Illusion Cinema August 1st, begins in Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

By The Chinese American Citizens Alliance
For Northwest Asian Weekly

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Protestors outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance sees the current production of The Mikado in Seattle as continuing the Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Dignity is not expendable for entertainment

By The Greater Seattle Chapter of AdvOCAte
For Northwest Asian Weekly

The Greater Seattle chapter of AdvOCAte (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) would like to thank Sharon Pian Chan for her thoughtful editorial, “Yellowface in Your Face” (Seattle Times, 7/14/14), regarding the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Mikado. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Applause for opinion on “The Mikado” — A letter from Bettie Luke to the Seattle Times

Thank you for writing your OPINION column “Yellowface in your face” in the Seattle Times Monday July 14, 2014, page News A7. Read the full story

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BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Sam Chung, John Chun, and Steven Kim

Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn’t get Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointment for King County Superior Judge. But his friend John Chun did. He then assumed he would have to wait for his next opportunity. Read the full story

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BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

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King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah

By Assunta Ng

The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” is actually of Indian origin, sometimes mistakenly thought of as Persian, since it is derived from the Persian “Shah” meaning “King.” Read the full story

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BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

By Assunta Ng

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Dow Constantine holds his phone with picture of daughter Sabrina at the Fourth of July swearing in of new citizens. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine proudly showed me a lovely baby picture of his daughter, Read the full story

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