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Samuel Cha joins Regal Financial Bank as Senior VP

Samuel Cha joins Regal Financial Bank as Senior VP

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Samuel Cha

Samuel Cha joined the Regal Financial Bank as a Senior Vice President and Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Development Officer on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Regal Financial Bank is a locally-owned community bank headquartered in downtown Seattle, specializing in working with businesses. Read the full story

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NW Asian Weekly wins four awards at WNPA convention

NW Asian Weekly wins four awards at WNPA convention

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From left: Sarah Yee, Jason Cruz, and Tiffany Ran

The Northwest Asian Weekly won four awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 125th annual convention held at the Red Lion Hotel in Yakima on Sept. 28, 2012. Read the full story

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First Washington State Summit on U.S.–India Trade and Commerce held in Seattle

First Washington State Summit on U.S.–India Trade and Commerce held in Seattle

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Guruji Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy (center) received the “Building Bridges Across the Nations Award” at the opening reception of the summit, Sept. 27. (Photo provided by WASITRAC)

The 1st Washington State Summit on U.S.–India Trade and Commerce, hosted by the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), concluded Friday, Sept. 28, after two days of events at Seattle Center. The summit was held in conjunction with the Next Fifty celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of Seattle Center and the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
In attendance were noted Indian scholar and humanitarian leader Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, also known as Guruji; a delegation from the Indian states of Assam and Gujaret led by Mr. Himangshu S. Das, Secretary for Finance and Tourism of the Assam State; Mr. Ravi Saxena, the Additional Chief Secretary for Science and Technology of the State of Jujarat; Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen; and Rep. Jim McDermott, who founded the India caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read the full story

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Washington group kicks off tour in Seattle

Washington group kicks off tour in Seattle

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NANDA, the four-man multicultural performance group based in Port Townsend, is coming back to Seattle this week to kick off their West Coast tour of “The Jacket” at the Broadway Performance Hall from Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7. Read the full story

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ISRD election date announced, November 20

The annual election for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board will take place at the Bush Asia Hotel, in the IDEA Space meeting room, on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are two positions open this year: one for a business person, property owner, or employee and one at-large position. Read the full story

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ClaraC provides a little Esc

ClaraC provides a little Esc

By Charles Lam
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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Despite a busy touring schedule, Clara maintains her bubbly, sweet stage presence. (Photo by Justin Higuchi)

When Korean American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clara Chung (also known as ClaraC) released her first album, “The Art in my Heart,” she was riding a wave of success after taking victories at Kollaboration 10, KAC Media Juice Night, and Wong Fu Productions and Far East Movement’s ISA and graduating college. Her success kicked off multiple tours, both stateside and abroad, as well as collaborations with Asian American YouTube stars Nigahiga and Dumbfoundead, introducing the world to her brand of folksy pop.
Her second album, Esc, finds Clara in a slightly calmer place in her life (emphasis on slightly) though the calm isn’t reflected in the music. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Increasing the relevance of minority voters, from an ethnic media perspective

COMMENTARY: Increasing the relevance of minority voters, from an ethnic media perspective

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Julie Pham

By Julie Pham
New America Media

In May 2012, minority newborns began to outnumber their white counterparts in the United States. But even with an African American president and the huge growth of minority populations, why is it that we as minorities are still far from exercising the full potential of our political power as voters?   Read the full story

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The “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”

The “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”

By Samantha Pak
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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The set design and costuming paint a vivid and accurate picture of old Seattle. (Photo by Alan Alabastro)

Growing up in Seattle’s Chinatown–International District during World War II, Henry Lee has experienced his fair share of problems. Read the full story

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Fry’s Electronics pays $2 million to settle sexual discrimination lawsuit: Retailer sanctioned for withholding information related to case

Fry’s Electronics pays $2 million to settle sexual discrimination lawsuit: Retailer sanctioned for withholding information related to case

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Plaintiffs America Rios and Ka Lam (center) with their legal team after the press conference announcing their victory. (Photo by Jason Cruz/NWAW)

Two former employees of Fry’s Electronics received a $2.3 million settlement as a result of a Read the full story

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Jason Puracal freed from Nicaraguan prison: University of Washington alum wrongly jailed for two years returns to family in Tacoma

Jason Puracal freed from Nicaraguan prison: University of Washington alum wrongly jailed for two years returns to family in Tacoma

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Jason Puracal speaks to the press surrounded by friends and family at the University of Washington campus after being released from Nicaraguan custody, where he was first detained in November of 2010. (Photo provided by FreeJasonP)

“I stand before you a free man,” Jason Puracal said at a press conference held on Friday, Sept. 21 at the University of Washington School of Law. Read the full story

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HISTORIC NEWS: Reagan redresses Japanese Americans

HISTORIC NEWS: Reagan redresses Japanese Americans

By Theresa Weber
SEATTLE CHINESE POST
ENGLISH EDITION
Originally Printed Aug. 20, 1988

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_41/reagan.jpgThe timing was perfect. It was the last day of the Japanese American Citizen’s League’s 30th national convention in Seattle and President Reagan signed the redress bill. Some 50 League members made a mad dash to the airport bound for Washington, D.C. for the live witnessing of the signing ceremony. Read the full story

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HISTORIC NEWS: Al Gore stumps for Locke, others

HISTORIC NEWS: Al Gore stumps for Locke, others

By Deni Luna
NORTHWEST Asian Weekly
Originally Printed Nov. 2, 1996

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_41/historic_locke.jpgVice President Al Gore came to Seattle to campaign for Democratic candidates in an enthusiastic rally at Pier 48 Monday afternoon.

“Washington state, more than any other state, has the chance to call Newt Gingrich’s bluff,” Gore said.

He was referring to reports that Gingrich would resign from Congress if that institution became Democratic.

Gore spoke about progress under the Clinton Administration, such as areas of education, the economy, and the environment.

“We have created 11 million new jobs, cut the deficit by two-thirds, and are on the way to a balanced budget.” Read the full story

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What does the Northwest Asian Weekly mean to you?

What does the Northwest Asian Weekly mean to you?

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_41/quote_shin.jpg“It’s remarkable that the Asian Weekly is celebrating their 30th anniversary. The paper not only keeps the community informed of what’s going in the Asian community, but it also helps to educate the legislature to be aware of the issues important to the community.”

— Sen. Paull Shin

 

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_41/quote_pak.jpg“As an active member of the education and civic engagement community, I am so thankful that the Northwest Asian Weekly provides the much-needed news coverage of Asian Pacific Americans. Asian, Pacific, and Native Americans make up 10 percent of Washington state population and 8 percent of business owners in Washington State. And yet, too often, the challenges and success stories of Asian Americans go unnoticed by mainstream media.  Asian Americans are the ultimate swing voters and will be the margin of victory in many key races in November 2012.  Thank you Northwest Asian Weekly for being our voice during such historic times!”

— Suzanne Pak, CEO immersion FORCE

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_41/quote_hara.jpg“Over the past 30 years, the NW Asian Weekly has provided a community voice and perspective, let us consider what accomplishments and challenges faces our communities as we look ahead another 30 years.”

— King County Assessor Lloyd Hara

 

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_41/quote_yolanda.jpg“The Asian Weekly means I am not alone. It means I have a community and network of people who share my culture and who are fighting to be represented.  There is a sense of unity that comes with having the Asian Weekly. Instead of Asians trying to fit into the mainstream, together we are paving our own path, making a bold statement saying that we are proud of who we are and we deserve to be heard.”

— Yolanda Eng

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Love “In the Family”

Love “In the Family”

By Andrew Hamlin
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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“In the Family,” Patrick Wang’s first feature film as writer and director, opens with a quiet scene of a family preparing for breakfast. The child in the family, Chip (played by child actor Sebastian Barnes), rushes from one place to another while chattering. He’s a charming little boy with a head full of light brown curls who has just started school. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Thank you for 30 years, from the Northwest Asian Weekly!

The Northwest Asian Weekly would like to thank the community for your support and for allowing us to provide a voice for the past 30 years. Read the full story

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BLOG: The Weekly’s worst challenges

BLOG: The Weekly’s worst challenges

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Norm Rice (left) and Gary Locke

By Assunta Ng

Being detectives and negotiators, as well as resilient and forgiving people, has allowed us to deal with many conflicts over the past 30 years.

But sometimes, even these skills are inadequate to survive the types of challenges I am going to share with you. Read the full story

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1982 — Vincent Chin beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan.

1982 — Vincent Chin beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan.

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1983 — 13 killed in Wah Mee massacre

1983 — 13 killed in Wah Mee massacre

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1986 — Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American to reach space, dies in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

1986 — Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American to reach space, dies in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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1988 — President Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing redress to interned Japanese Americans.

1988 — President Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing redress to interned Japanese Americans.

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