Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 47 | November 17 – November 23"

Diane Narasaki receives ACLU of Washington top award

Diane Narasaki receives ACLU of Washington top award

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Diane Narasaki

The ACLU of Washington honored civil rights leader Diane Narasaki with its top award for civil liberties at the ACLU of Washington Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner on Nov. 10 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Read the full story

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Washington state APAs prevail in three elections

Washington state APAs prevail in three elections

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From left: Bob Hasegawa, Cindy Ryu, and Cyrus Habib

The night of Nov. 6 was not just a big night for Asian and Pacific Americans nationally. It was also a big night for APAs at the state level. Read the full story

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NAAAP Gala awards scholarships, raises funds for more next year

NAAAP Gala awards scholarships, raises funds for more next year

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(Left to right) Scholarship winners Maile Kaneko, Rosida Mohamathno and Haoming Wang.

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Seattle Chapter (NAAAP–Seattle) held its 33rd annual scholarship gala at the Museum of Flight last Friday, Nov. 9. At the event, which was attended by several hundred people, NAAAP awarded three scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $2,500. Two of the scholarships went to high school students Rosida Mohamathno and Haoming Wang to pursue a college education. The final scholarship went to Maile Kaneko to pursue graduate studies. Read the full story

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Homestead Community Land Trust fundraises at Pyramid Brewery

Homestead Community Land Trust fundraises at Pyramid Brewery

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(Left to right) Homeowners Carrie Sandvick, Janet and Roshan Shafi, Matteo Griffin, and Pam Selle, who can afford to own their homes thanks to Homestead.

Over 125 Homestead Community Land Trust supporters gathered at the Pyramid Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 20, for an evening of trivia and fundraising. Guests enjoyed food and beer, answered trivia questions, and learned about the important work of Homestead CLT at the event. Read the full story

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American electorate growing more diverse

By Nancy Benac and Connie Cass
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — It’s not just the economy, stupid. It’s the demographics — the changing face of America. Read the full story

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Marine trainer gets Asian makeover

By Staff
The Associated Press

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The $42 million high-tech immersion trainer at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows is getting a makeover to go along with a new mission. Read the full story

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Purdue students push for Asian cultural center

By Eric Weddle
The Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Time has arrived for an Asian cultural center at Purdue University. Read the full story

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Little Saigon gets first Vietnamese American mayor

Little Saigon gets first Vietnamese American mayor

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Tri Ta

By Staff
The Associated Press

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese-American mayor of Westminster will earn just $900 a month, and the authority he holds in this Southern California city is limited.

But as the incoming leader of a city in the heart of Little Saigon — the largest Vietnamese district outside Vietnam — Tri Ta’s election win this week has resonated across the Vietnamese diaspora. Read the full story

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Satellite imagery reveals North Korean missile activity

By Matthew Pennington
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Satellite imagery indicates North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, a U.S. academic institute said Monday, Nov. 12. Read the full story

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Obama first to become first president to visit Myanmar

By Jim Kuhnhenn
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the once pariah nation of Myanmar, drawing attention to the country’s shift to democracy and highlighting what his administration regards as a marquee foreign policy achievement. Read the full story

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North Korean harvest modestly improves

By Nicole Winfield
The Associated Press

ROME, Italy (AP) — North Korea increased its staple foods production for the second year in a row but its citizens are still suffering from a serious lack of key proteins and fats in their diets, a U.N. report said Monday, Nov. 12. Read the full story

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China congress highlights contrast with Taiwan

By Peter Enav
The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, that said, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically. Read the full story

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Top Contributor: Joan Yoshitomi — Career working in politics highlighted by work in education

Top Contributor: Joan Yoshitomi — Career working in politics highlighted by work in education

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Joan Yoshitomi

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

“I probably should have become a teacher,” Joan Yoshitomi said half-joking. Read the full story

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“The Secret World Of Arrietty”

“The Secret World Of Arrietty”

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Studio Ghibli, founded in 1985 by anime directors Hayao Miyazaki Read the full story

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DEVONATION — A Fashion Star is Born

DEVONATION — A Fashion Star is Born

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Devon Yan-Berrong

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Dream. Evolution. Freedom. These were the attributes that Devon Yan-Berrong wanted to Read the full story

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Vietnamese Cultural Center begins construction on additional temple

Vietnamese Cultural Center begins construction on additional temple

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The temple in West Seattle (Photo from VCC)

The Vietnamese Cultural Center (VCC), located in West Seattle at 2236 SW Orchard St, began construction of its second temple on Nov. 3. The new temple will be approximately twice the size of the existing neighboring temple and will welcome visitors and offer them a place to pray.

Located in the temple will be a statue of Hùng Vương sourced from Vietnam. Hùng Vương is the legendary emperor who founded the Vietnamese Kingdom in third millennia BC. (end)

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CityClub forum to answer health care questions

The Seattle CityClub will be hosting their fourth and final forum in the 2012 Health Care Series – Access to Care, at the Westin Read the full story

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LETTER: David Ma is mentally ill, not crazy

Dear Ms. Ng,

Thank you for your wonderful article featuring Mr. David Ma at the ACRS gala. I think it’s a tremendous achievement he has made Read the full story

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BLOG: One call to make a difference

BLOG: One call to make a difference

By Assunta Ng

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Tan Tho Tien (left), owner of House of Hong Restaurant and Tony Au (right), captain of the International Dance Team (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Tan Tho Tien wanted to donate a dinner to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims at his restaurant, the House of Hong. The only Read the full story

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BLOG: Who did they vote for?

By Assunta Ng

I asked some of my more secretive friends who they voted for governor, but not everyone is willing to share that information, especially the independents. Read the full story

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