Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 44 | October 27 – November 2"

Uwajimaya receives EnergySmart Grocer award

Uwajimaya receives EnergySmart Grocer award

The value of the check represents the amount of money Uwaijimaya has saved through rebates. (Photo from PECI)

Grocery store Uwajimaya was honored at a ceremony at its International District location on Oct. 9 for its efforts in reducing its energy usage. It was awarded a large check in the amount of $255,166, signifying the amount of rebates it has received for the efficiency improvements it has made over the years. Read the full story

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Luly Yang previews new designs at Wells Fargo Women’s Roundtable

Luly Yang previews new designs at Wells Fargo Women’s Roundtable

Luly Yang (in green vest) is known for her evening wear, gowns, and dresses. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Seattle-based fashion designer Luly Yang previewed some of her latest pieces Thursday, Oct. 18, at a Wells Fargo Women’s Roundtable event. Read the full story

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Filipino American teen is first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA

Filipino American teen is first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA

Starla Sampaco

Puget Sound high schooler Starla Sampaco was crowned first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA during the Miss Washington USA pageant that took place over the weekend of Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. In addition to first runner-up, she was awarded most academic and most photogenic. Read the full story

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Vietnam prime minister admits mismanaging economy

By Chris Brummitt
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hanoi, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s embattled prime minister acknowledged Monday, Oct. 23, that he had mismanaged the country’s slumping economy, and he pledged to push forward with difficult reforms of bloated state-owned enterprises. Read the full story

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Ohio casino caters to Asian American gamblers

By Staff
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cleveland (AP) — A new northeast Ohio casino is reaching out to gamblers of Asian descent with events tailored to Asian tastes and hosts that handle tasks for those bettors — including arranging for complimentary meals or hotel stays. Read the full story

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Voter registration still open

You still have time to register to vote. The deadline for in-person voter registration in King County is Monday, Oct. 29. Though you can no longer register online, you can still register at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton or the King County Voter Registration annex in downtown Seattle in time to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Registration forms are available in English, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Read the full story

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Voter materials available in multiple languages

In addition to the standard English Voter’s Guide, Washington state also produces voter information packets in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese as required by Federal law. These packets are available by mail and by pick up from local sources. Read the full story

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By Rama’s bow

By Rama’s bow

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Photo by Chris Bennion

 “Ramayana,” A Contemporary Theatre’s adaptation of the Indian epic going back almost 2,000 years, runs roughly three hours, including intermissions. It tells a story of great loves, courage, battles against villains, and sacrifices, all interlaced with a warm helping of humor. Read the full story

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Dumbfoundead can’t ‘Take the Stares’

Dumbfoundead can’t ‘Take the Stares’

Jonathan Park

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

Jonathan Park’s debut album, DFD, was perfect. It showcased his velvety smooth, quick flow and was built on masterful production. It reached near Read the full story

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The Slants are not a gimmick

The Slants are not a gimmick

By Samantha Test
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Slants are a band based in Portland, Ore. made up of purely Asian and Pacific Americans. (Photo by Samantha Test/NWAW)

The Slants, a Portland-based crew of five Asian Americans, put on an energetic, sweaty, and intense head-nodding-to-the-beat rock show last Saturday night, Oct. 20 at the Columbia City Theater. The band played songs off of their latest project, third album “The Yellow Album,” which won’t be released until Nov. 6. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Dealing with mental illness in the Asian community

COMMENTARY: Dealing with mental illness in the Asian community

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

David Ma on stage at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service benefit gala.

In contrast to the star chefs’ demonstrations at the Asian Counseling & Referral Service benefit gala on Oct. 6, David Ma walked onto the stage without any fanfare. But, despite this, the first words he spoke caught the audience’s attention. He revealed his 30-year struggle of fighting to change his dark thinking into an untarnished mind. Read the full story

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BLOG: Temptations facing a newspaper publisher

By Assunta Ng

The recent controversy involving the Seattle Times publisher’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna by giving free advertising worth over $70,000 puzzles a little publisher like me. Read the full story

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BLOG: Remembering Elaine Akagi

By Assunta Ng

What killed Elaine Akagi, president of the Japanese American Citizens League Seattle chapter? Selflessness. A former educator, Akagi was the co-chair for the group’s national convention at the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel last July. She was sick while working on the convention, but her selfless attitude pushed her to continue giving and serving the community.  Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: APIs need to vote

COMMENTARY: APIs need to vote

Rahul Gupta

By Rahul Gupta
APACE Board Member
On behalf of APACE

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have several beliefs in common. Our families need to be strong, our elders need security, and our children deserve a fair shot at a prosperous future. Our proud history as Read the full story

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Northwest Asian Weekly Endorses…

Northwest Asian Weekly Endorses…

Both gubernatorial candidates have heavily courted the Asian and Asian Pacific community’s support this year. They Read the full story

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Inslee, McKenna appear at communities of color forum

Inslee, McKenna appear at communities of color forum

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Washington Communities of Color United for Progress hosted a legislative discussion day and candidate forum to Read the full story

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U.S. carrier cruises in disputed South China Sea

U.S. carrier cruises in disputed South China Sea

By Chris Brummitt
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The USS George Washington visiting Japan.

On board the USS George Washington (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China Read the full story

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