Tag Archive | "Vol 30 No 16 | April 16 – April 22"

After 30 years of helping immigrants, CCA forced to declare bankruptcy

After 30 years of helping immigrants, CCA forced to declare bankruptcy

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

This is the facade of CCA’s former building on Rainier Avenue South. Today, it is vacant. On April 12, CCA declared bankruptcy. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

On March 31, an agency that provided education, employment, training, and career development services had to close its doors after 30 years of helping more than 30,000 people in King and Snohomish Counties — for free. Read the full story

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New start in America turns into 8-year legal mess for widow

By Sharon Cohen
The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Mercy Victor had a blueprint for starting over. Read the full story

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‘Sex in Seattle’ nears its end with the penultimate episode

‘Sex in Seattle’ nears its end with the penultimate episode

Influential series has drawn out laughs, probing questions, and discussions about ethnic identity

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Some cast members from SIS’s 19th ‘episode,’ from left: Chau Luu, Tom Falcone, Kathy Hsieh, and Henry Drew (Photo by Rick Wong)

Kathy Hsieh’s writing career began in the ninth grade when her language arts teacher asked students to write a script for a class assignment. Hsieh wrote a comedic retelling of a wedding she attended with her parents. She received an A for the paper and discovered her love for writing comedies. Read the full story

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Pro athletes help promote healthy living among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth

Pro athletes help promote healthy living among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth

Hines Ward, member of the President’s Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and receiver for NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, stresses the importance of physical exercise at a health and fitness fair on April 2 at the University of California, Los Angeles’ intramural field.

Hundreds of youth joined Hines Ward, member of the President’s Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and receiver for NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, along with fellow NFL players Troy Polamalu, safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Marcus McNeill, offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers, to stress the importance of physical exercise and nutritious meals at a health and fitness fair on April 2 at the University of California, Los Angeles’ intramural field. Read the full story

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Shin’s accelerated baccalaureate degree passes House

Shin’s accelerated baccalaureate degree passes House

Paull Shin

On April 6, Senate Bill 5442, encouraging the development of accelerated degree pathways in colleges and universities passed the state House with a sweeping majority. Read the full story

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Community members can now provide input on public safety through city’s online survey

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has a new tool to gather input on public safety from Seattle residents. An online survey, drafted by a team of graduate students at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, will help determine residents’ primary public safety concerns in their own neighborhoods and on public transportation. Previous public safety surveys conducted by the City of Seattle focused on citywide perceptions. Read the full story

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Japan rattled by aftershock one month after tsunami

Japan rattled by aftershock one month after tsunami

By Jay Alabaster and Eric Talmadge
The Associated Press

Gov. Yuhei Sato

SENDAI, Japan (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled Japan’s northeast on Monday just hours after people bowed their heads and wept in ceremonies to mark a month since the tsunami that killed up to 25,000 people and set off a still-unfolding nuclear crisis.

The latest quake, the second major aftershock in less than a week, was another jarring reminder of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that spawned the massive wave on  March 11.

People in a large electronics store in Sendai screamed and ran outside and mothers grabbed their children, but there were no immediate reports of more damage or injuries. Read the full story

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Shanghai to begin building long-sought Disney park

Shanghai to begin building long-sought Disney park

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Associated Press

SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. and its Shanghai partner broke ground last Friday for a long-awaited theme park that Disney hopes will draw legions of newly affluent Chinese and provide a cornerstone for its brand in the world’s most populous country. Read the full story

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Filipino TV show goes off air due to forcing crying child to dance like stripper

By Teresa Cerojano
The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ most popular TV game show was pulled off the air last Monday amid a public uproar over the host letting a crying 6-year-old boy mimic a striptease dancer. Read the full story

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Wayne’s Worlds: What if the world were run by the airline industry?

Wayne’s Worlds: What if the world were run by the airline industry?

Humor columnist Wayne Chan

By Wayne Chan
Northwest Asian Weekly

A few days ago, I flew to Seattle on a business trip.

Now I’ve flown all over the world, for work and vacations alike. You’d think I’d be used to the service (or lack thereof) that one typically gets on an economy flight nowadays.

You would think so, but you would be wrong. Read the full story

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Historical Asian artwork to accompany classic pieces performed in a new light

Historical Asian artwork to accompany classic pieces performed in a new light

By Vivian Miezianko
Northwest Asian Weekly

Where can one enjoy a weekend of exciting classical music performances and unique photography presentations? Read the full story

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Editorial: Though closed, CCA’s legacy will live on

It’s with sadness that we report that the Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) has closed its doors. The CCA provided education, employment, training, and career development services — for free — to anyone who needed its help, from recent immigrants to ex-convicts. Read the full story

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Blog: Hip hip hurray!

Blog: Hip hip hurray!

Cheryl Chow

Cheryl Chow, former Seattle School Board president and City Council member, showed up at The Wing Luke Asian Museum’s dinner with a relaxed face. According to her doctor, her brain tumor is gone. As of September, she is cancer free after only four rounds of chemotherapy.

Chow is now back working for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington as the assistant outreach director. ♦

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Blog: So what has the mayor done?

Charles Staadecker, a local businessman, is seriously thinking about running for mayor of Seattle. Read the full story

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Blog: The rift between the council and the mayor is obvious, but the mayor does have one ally

Of the nine council members, the mayor has only one ally. Seattle’s City Council member Mike O’Brien was also the only one who was not invited to Bruce Harrell’s Big Re-election Campaign Kickoff Event on March 30 at the First African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Seattle City Council members Sally Clark, Richard Conlin, Sally Bagshaw, Tom Burgess, Jean Godden, and Tom Rasmussen all came. Nick Nicata was unable to make it. ♦

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Blog: Bruce Harrell’s re-election

Blog: Bruce Harrell’s re-election

Harrell with his family, friends, and fellow councilmembers, from left: Rose Harrell (Bruce’s mom), Bruce Harrell, Gei Chan, Larry Gossett, and Sally Bagshaw (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Bruce Harrell has already raised $170,000. So far, five school board members and Port of Seattle commissioners have endorsed him. You might think that no one dares to challenge him. Read the full story

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Blog: Follow the Wing’s example

What do you need to do to have a successful fund-raising event?

A dedicated and generous board is important. Read the full story

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Blog: A great way to make up for budget deficit

My friend got a traffic citation for driving 22 mph in a Bellevue school zone, which has a speed limit of 20 mph. He went to court to contest the steep penalty, but in vain, He will pay. Even though the fine was reduced from $189, he still needs to pay $122. He is on probation. If he does not have any new violations within a year, it will be wiped from his record. Read the full story

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Blog: The Big Scout is retiring

Blog: The Big Scout is retiring

Grace Chien

Grace Chien, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Washington is retiring this year. A search firm is looking for her replacement. It might not be easy to find a leader like Chien who has expanded the girl scouts base from mostly white to a diverse group of girls, including immigrants and even girls whose parents are incarcerated. The good news is that you don’t have to be a former scout to do Chien’s job. Anyone can apply. ♦

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March 19: BC Interior Design instructor at Bellevue College Mark Mappala wins national innovative-teaching award

March 19: BC Interior Design instructor at Bellevue College Mark Mappala wins national innovative-teaching award

BC instructor Mark Mappala

Instructor Mark Mappala has been named the most innovative interior design educator in the nation. Read the full story

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