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PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW

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Volunteer designers helping fix the costumes

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Joey and her mom preparing her outfit

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From left: Mari Potter, Joey Huang, Alice Huang, Candy Huang, and Michelle Huang

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Selena Chen (left) and Siman Li

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The contestants line up

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Contest winners from left to right, Joshua (second place, $50), Graham (third place, $25), and Tyson (first place, $100)

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Tyson Lee

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The youngest contestant, Niki Lin, at 20 months old

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Contestant Ruby Rumbab

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Michelle Huang

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Contestant Riki Chen

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Recycling fashion contest judges Dominique Miciano, Andrew Liu, and Jim Doane

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Dance contest contestants on stage

The recycling fashion contest is made possible by:

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General BioDiesel
Cathay Post 186
Tsue Chong Company
Waters Academy
ParentMap
Jade Garden Restaurant
Simply Thai Restaurant
China Harbor Restaurant
InterIm CDA
Jim Doane

Thank you!

Posted in Pictorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

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Cuc Vu

Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings ­­­­­­­­­­­­twelve years of experience working on immigrant and refugee affairs as an advocate, issue organizer and non-profit founder and executive.  She has worked on prominent civil rights issues, including the rights of workers, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

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Mohan Gurung

Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross.

He founded the Nepal Seattle Society with the goal to unite all Nepali in the state of Washington to preserve and promote Nepali culture. He was a member of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs and co-founded Nepal Global Trade USA for the promotion of bilateral trade relationship between Nepal and the US. Last year he was nominated as Board of Director for Non Residential Nepali. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

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Jamie Lee

IDEA Space, the International District’s community resource center has announced the appointment of Jamie Lee as program manager. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Two API leaders honored

Two API leaders honored

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From left: Elaine Ko, Andréa Akita, Brad Miyake, Tomio Moriguchi, and Jenny Li

Tomio Moriguchi, Elaine Ikoma Ko, and the Nikkei Community Network hosted a special reception on July 9, at the Nagomi Tea House, for Andréa Akita’s appointment as Executive Director of InterIm CDA and Brad Miyake as the new Bellevue City Manager. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

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Doris Koo

Koo recently retired from a 13-year career with Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing advocacy and development, having served in a variety of roles, including that of president and CEO. She also served seven years with the Seattle Housing Authority, leading efforts to build or preserve affordable housing units, and serving as Director of Development. She founded and led, as Executive Director, Asian Americans for Equality, taking it from an all-volunteer organization to the biggest owner and developer of low-income housing in New York City’s Chinatown and Lower East Side neighborhoods. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 19 – July 25, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 19 – July 25, 2014

By Sun Lee Chang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Rat — Rather than mingling outside your inner circle, you prefer the company of close friends. Don’t let that tendency limit your chances of meeting someone new.

Ox — A worrisome situation has been occupying your thoughts recently. As long as you don’t hide from it, a resolution will be reached.

Tiger — Throwing caution to the wind is highly inadvisable right now. Assess the risks in advance, so you are not left in an awkward predicament.

 

Rabbit — Why not incorporate a fun activity with a healthful one? Instead of inviting a friend out for food, suggest getting together for a walk or run.

Dragon — Avoid listening to the rumor mongers, for their information is not totally accurate. Be patient and wait for details to emerge from a reliable source.

Snake — You are on the fast track, but you are not sure whether you want to be there. That determination needs to be made soon.

Horse — A friendly approach will get you farther than a sour one. Keep calm and don’t allow yourself to get riled up.

Goat — Have you been lulled into a sense of complacency after achieving a certain level of success? Keep your eye on the ball until the game is really done.

Monkey — With all the fanfare, you may have lost track of what you were doing. You can catch up if you start now.

Rooster — When space is limited, then you must be selective about what you bring in. Only allow what is truly necessary.

Dog — Are you interested in expanding your horizons? There are many ways to get involved, just pick an opening and dive in.

Pig — Is there an important event that you can’t miss? Be sure to mark it on your calendar with reminders and maybe a note on an unusual place, so you don’t forget.

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.

Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18Comments (14)

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

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Marcus Naylor

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old. Taken from his native country, he was adopted by a family in the United States that did not speak Korean.

He spoke no English at the time. Naylor’s adopted family taught him a commitment to service, which has been exemplified through his 20-plus years as a public defender. He is now running for a seat as a King County District Court Judge. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2014

PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2014

The International District experienced fun, food, electricity mayhem, and even a recycling fashion contest. Highlights from this year’s festival also included a dance contest, $2 bites from local restaurants, and a variety of booths that sold everything from jewelry to handmade arts and crafts. (end)

Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW

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Posted in Pictorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Free health screenings for families

Seattle Goodwill is hosting a Family Health and Safety Fair with information and services including screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and Body Mass Index (BMI). Mammogram and Pap tests for women 40 years and older are available by appointment (206-461-4493). Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition

Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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“No More Suffering,” Paper cut (Photo by Renate Raymond)

“I always knew.” Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Sakata’s play about Gordon Hirabayashi, ‘Hold These Truths’

Sakata’s play about Gordon Hirabayashi, ‘Hold These Truths’

By Laura Ohata
Northwest Asian Weekly

Homecoming for a Civil Rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi

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Jeanne Sakata (Photo by Lia Chang)

Imagine that it is April in 1942, and the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor only four months ago. You Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

The Layup Drill — Summer heats up with a lot of big news this month

The Layup Drill — Summer heats up with a lot of big news this month

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Jeremy Lin

Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s a packed edition with a no-hitter, golf prodigies, and we start with our favorite NBA player Jeremy Lin. Read the full story

Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Reach for progress: API transgenders navigate life after transition

By Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

Part 2 of a 2-part series

Post-op or pre-op are oft used labels placed on transgenders, but for Gwen Yeh and others in the trans* community, the process of transitioning rarely centers around surgery. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (1)

Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health

Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health

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Michael Itti (left) and Diane Narasaki

By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki
For Northwest Asian Weekly

One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder. Read the full story

Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Crowds survived heat and power outages. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance.  Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Street car rails on Jackson. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

Council member supports redistricting of Seattle — O’Brien believes new change emphasizes community

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Seattle City Council could face radical change in leadership under a new redristricting plan set in place by voters. Starting in 2015, Seattle will elect a majority of City Council members by district.  Seven of the nine councilmembers will be elected by district and two will remain at-large posts.  Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien thinks that the new plan is a good opportunity that should foster more opportunities for individuals to run for office. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

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View from the Ozone bar (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

If you want to impress someone visiting Hong Kong, take him or her to Ozone, the world’s tallest bar. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

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Kathleen O’Toole

We truly hope the new police chief, Kathleen O’Toole, will bring some needed changes to the realm of crime and safety here in Seattle town, especially in the Chinatown-International District, which has seen a spate of violence of late. Beyond the increasing number of purse and cell phone snatchings, a couple of recent shootings in the ID have got people a little bit on edge. Read the full story

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