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New Delhi gang rape victim Nirbhaya remembered in Seattle event

New Delhi gang rape victim Nirbhaya remembered in Seattle event


The memorial took place on Jan. 4, a week after the death of the victim. (Photo from WASITRAC)

Members from different ethnic groups paid tribute to Nirbhaya, the New Delhi gang rape victim, at a Read the full story

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Heidi Park elected 2013 JACL Seattle president

Heidi Park elected 2013 JACL Seattle president


Heidi Park

The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced their 2013 president, Heidi Park, during their annual year-end Bonnenkai party hosted at Hiroshi’s Restaurant on Dec. 18. She will be following 2012 President Ryan Chin.

Park is currently working as a policy analyst for the office of Mayor Mike McGinn and is of Korean descent. She has previously worked in the office of Congressman Jim McDermott as a community liaison.

The Japanese American Citizens League, founded in 1929, is the nation’s oldest and largest Japanese American civil rights organization. Originally created to defend the rights of Japanese Americans, today, the JACL serves all segments of the Asian and Pacific American community. (end)

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Inagi co-chairing diversity committee for Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson

Inagi co-chairing diversity committee for Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson


Candace Inagi

Candace Inagi, vice president of Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Engagement and Senior Adviser for External Affairs for the Mayor’s office, is co-chairing Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson’s subcommittee focused on increasing diversity in the AG office and better serving under-served and vulnerable communities. The committee hosted its first meeting on Friday, Dec. 17, with co-chair Jorge Baron, Ferguson, Chief Deputy AG Brian Moran, Deputy AG Tina Kondo, and representatives of all the minority bar organizations, including Jeff Liang of the Asian Bar Association; Sinjin Dinh of the Vietnamese Bar Association; David Ko of the Korean Bar Association; and Mimi Castillo, Jeri Gonzalez, and Rommel de las Alas of the Flipino Lawyers Association.

Inagi co-chairs the subcommittee while serving on Ferguson’s full transition committee, which is made up of 29 members, including Sumeer Singla of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. (end)

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Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa chosen for 2013 CVG Show

Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa chosen for 2013 CVG Show


Naoko Morisawa

Pacific Northwest artist Naoko Morisawa has been chosen for inclusion in the 2013 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Vision Gallery. Read the full story

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Philippine army, police kill 13 suspects in clash

By Aaron Favila
The Associated Press

ATIMONAN, Philippines (AP) — Philippine army special forces and police killed 13 suspected criminals in a fierce gunbattle Sunday, Dec. 6 in a northeastern province in the latest violence to erupt in the country in recent days. Read the full story

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Bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76M in Tokyo

Bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76M in Tokyo

By Malcolm Foster
The Associated Press

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_03/world_tuna.JPGTOKYO, Japan (AP) — A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, Jan. 5, nearly three times the previous high set last year — even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi. Read the full story

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Court rejects request to halt Calif. shark fin ban

Court rejects request to halt Calif. shark fin ban

By Staff
The Associated Press

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_03/nation_shark.jpgSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A federal court has rejected two Chinese American groups’ request to halt California’s ban on the selling and possession of shark fins. Read the full story

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Short stories for a fast new year

Short stories for a fast new year

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_03/shelf_indignation.jpgThe Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown and Company, 2012

The SOS Brigade is back. This time around, they’re up against a student council president bent on shutting down the literature club — and by extension the SOS Brigade as they have commandeered the club’s room for their own purposes.

This eighth installment of the Haruhi Suzumiya series is made up of two short stories chronicling the continued misadventures of our favorite brigade.

In “Editor in Chief, Full Speed Ahead!,” the gang comes together to publish a literary newsletter to prove the legitimacy of the literature club and avoid displacing not just themselves but Yuki Nagato, the literature club’s sole member and the SOS Brigade’s resident alien-slash-bookworm.

In “Wandering Shadow,” a classmate asks the brigade to investigate a dog park that has her dog and the rest of the local dogs spooked.

In typical Haruhi fashion, the title character faces these challenges head on with her usual enthusiasm and fervor, while the rest of the brigade goes along with things to keep her happy, ensuring the world’s continued existence.

Having read the entire series so far, I have to say that I’ve really come to admire Haruhi’s can-do attitude and how failure is not an option. If Haruhi wants something, she goes for it, and possible goddess or not, that’s something all of us could use every now and then.

As with the previous Haruhi books, we continue to learn more about the brigade’s various members.

The stories they’re assigned (forced) to write for the literary newsletter give readers a bit of insight into what’s going on in their heads.

“Indignation” will also keep readers questioning the motives and missions of Yuki, time-traveler Mikuru Asahina, and esper Itsuki Koizumi — especially the latter, as he seems to be pulling a few strings here and there. Koizumi is the brigade member we know the least about, and this book will have readers wondering whether his organization is as benign as he says it is. I guess only time will tell.

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_03/shelf_diverse.jpgDiverse Energies
Edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti
Tu Books, 2012

The world is not perfect. There will always be those who set out to take advantage of others, wreak havoc, and destroy whatever — and whoever — gets in their way. But just as there will always be villains, there will always be heroes to challenge them.

“Diverse Energies” is a collection of short stories by 11 different authors featuring a diverse set of heroes, including a boy growing up in Japan during World War II, a young man working at a frozen yogurt shop, a young

woman on a quest to find her brother who disappeared a year earlier, and child laborers in China trying to escape their current life.

Throughout all of the stories, one common thread is the major role technology plays in the characters’ lives. “Diverse Energies” is a mix of science and science fiction, but will have readers questioning whether all of the technological advances we have made and continue to make are really for our benefit.

After all, is it really a good idea to create robots that can serve our every need only to have them turn on us and attack us? And while the idea of time travel seems exciting, is it really worth it if it gets in the wrong hands? And what if those hands use the technology to create a world filled with war and violence, where just stepping outside your house may result in death?

While the heroes in these stories face almost insurmountable obstacles and very bleak odds, there is still hope. They don’t give up on their fight until the very end, and, if they do reach the end, they look forward with hope that others will continue to fight after they are gone.

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_03/shelf_drifting.jpgDrifting House
By Krys Lee
Viking, 2012

Family. Whether you love them or hate them, they are always a part of our lives. Even if they are not in our lives, that absence has a way of shaping who we are and the choices we make.

In “Drifting House,” Krys Lee tells the stories of individuals and families living in Korea and the United States. She highlights the struggles they face in their everyday lives and in extreme situations. While the characters in each story are confronted with different obstacles — be it a man who loses his family and ends up on the streets in the wake of South Korea’s financial crisis, a son dealing with his father’s second marriage after his mother’s death, or a group of young siblings escaping famine in North Korea — it is clear that they get to where they are as a result of their families.

This will have readers thinking of their own families and wondering how much of an influence they really have on our lives. Because as independent as we may think we are, there will almost always be a voice in the back of our minds thinking about how our parents, siblings, and other loved ones will feel about the things we do.

“Drifting House” also gives insight to the Korean and Korean American experience. Having not been exposed to much Korean culture previously, I found this particularly interesting. There were themes of family expectations and honoring and respecting one’s elders, which are common themes among Asian American literature. There were also stories about religion — Christianity in particular.

I found the characters that had such close relationships with their faith the most interesting, especially when they experienced things that would make them question that faith. The emotions they experience while questioning their beliefs are as real as if they’d fallen out with a loved one. And seeing that type of strength in one’s faith and beliefs is something to be admired. (end)

Samantha Pak can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.

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Donating life

Donating life

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Janet Liang, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 22, turned her struggle into a national movement by blogging and raising awareness about the need for minority donors. Thousands of supporters joined the “Helping Janet” movement, expanding the bone marrow donation registry in an attempt to help find Janet a perfect bone marrow match.

Unfortunately, Liang passed away last September at the age of 25, a few days after receiving a non-perfect bone marrow transplant.

“Asian patients are passing away, simply because we don’t have enough donors,” said Tanya Nobles, donor recruitment representative for the Bone Marrow Program at the Puget Sound Blood Center.

There’s still hope for those like Jeremy Kong, a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) last June, but they need near-perfect bone marrow transplants to survive.



3-year-old Jeremy with his younger brother (Photo from Jeremy Needs You)

It comes down to statistics. There are over 10 million people on the bone marrow donation registry in the United States. Hispanics make up approximately 10 percent, Asian Americans and African Americans make up roughly 7 percent each, and Pacific Islanders and Native Americans make up only 1 percent respectively.

“If a patient is of Asian ancestry, and they’re looking for a match, their opportunities are much worse than if you were Caucasian,” Nobles said.

Nobles reinforced that they want to make sure all patients have the same opportunities for more Asians to register. “The Asian Americans are the only ones that can step up and change these statistics.”

National registration efforts

To increase the number of registrations, several Asian American organizations have worked together to raise awareness of the importance of signing up for the bone marrow registry.

Lambda Phi Epsilon (LPE) has been working with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) as part of their national philanthropy since 1995, the year when one of the fraternity brothers, Evan Chen, was diagnosed with leukemia.

The Theta Chapter at Stanford University organized a joint effort to help Chen find a bone marrow donor and, in a matter of days, over 2,000 people were typed. A match was eventually found for Evan, but unfortunately by that time, the disease had taken its toll on him and he passed away in 1996.

According to UW LPE brother Benny Tran, 136 people signed up for the bone marrow registry through their drive last year, with an average of 70 to over 100 registering at their drive annually.

Saving a life

Two years ago, Ty Huynh Chhor was just 20 years old when she underwent the surgical procedure to donate bone marrow. She had first heard about the bone marrow registry from Lambda Phi Epsilon’s annual drive on the University of Washington campus. Although initially reluctant to sign up, she was eventually typed, thinking that the chance of her being matched with a patient was very slim.

Little did she know, a few months later, she would receive a call informing her that she was the best match. But by then, Chhor had already overcome the fear of donating bone marrow and decided that she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to save someone’s life.

Chhor stood by the famous quote, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

“I wanted to set an example,” she said. “Even though you’re scared of pain, your fear is really small in comparison to other things that matter the most.”

For those who are contemplating bone marrow donation, Chhor said that each donor is assigned a patient advocate who guides them through the process.

“They are the most informed to help make the right decision for you,” she said.

How to help

There are multiple ways people can get involved. You can register individually by contacting the Puget Sound Blood Center, who can mail you a registration form. You can also host a marrow registry drive to raise awareness and collect registrations.

When someone is a potential match, there are two different methods for the bone marrow extraction procedure: nonsurgical and surgical. The nonsurgical procedure is more common and makes up 75 percent of the extractions. The nonsurgical procedure takes roughly four to six hours. You’re attached to a machine that filters the stem cells out of your blood and pumps the blood right back into you.

Chhor underwent the surgical method that is an outpatient procedure that requires the donor to be under general anesthesia. Doctors extract bone marrow from the donor’s pelvic bone, requiring bedrest for two to three days.

Nobles emphasized that there are never any costs to donors for the processes. There’s also a wage reimbursement program for any lost wages up to $24/hour to the donor. There are no significant risks to donors either.

A year after the transplant, the patient has a choice to meet with their donor, but Chhor’s match decided that they didn’t want to meet her after the transplant for undisclosed reasons.

Chhor preferred to stay anonymous anyway. “I don’t want him/her to put a face to a good deed,” she said. “I’d rather give a helping hand if need be.” (end)

Visit www.marrow.org or www.psbc.org to register today.

Nina Huang can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.

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10 ways to stay healthy at work

10 ways to stay healthy at work

By Vivian Miezianko
Northwest Asian Weekly

Work, work, work… It’s obvious the hours spent at work can be physically and mentally demanding, but spending long periods of time in offices, shops, or kitchens can be unhealthy in less obvious ways — think of the adverse effects of prolonged sitting or standing and the hygiene traps of sharing a space.

What can you do to keep sickness and body ache at bay while working?

Here are 10 ways to keep healthy at work.

Workplace hygiene

1. Wash your hands often with soap and water “for 20 seconds,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Make sure to wash your hands after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose. In an article titled “How to Stay Healthy at Work” on usnews.com, Angela Haupt mentions hand washing “before and after eating.” Moreover, “avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes,” as this is a way you can spread bacteria, warns the CDC. Instead, sneeze and cough “into your elbow” or cover your sneezes and coughs with a tissue. Also avoid chewing on your pencils, sticking paper clips in your mouth, or licking your thumb to turn a page, writes Haupt.

2. Keep your common surfaces, such as telephones and computer keyboards, and avoid using your coworkers’ phones, desks, or other work tools. If you need to use a coworker’s equipment, “clean it first.” In the aforementioned article, Haupt also writes about the importance of ensuring that “[k]itchen sink handles, refrigerator and microwave handles, kitchen countertops … and water fountain buttons” are wiped daily, since “germs can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours.”

3. Do not leave “half-eaten food on your desk or in your drawers,” says Haupt, even if the food looks alright to you, as it still attracts “viruses and bacteria.” Do you sometimes forget to put your leftover lunch in the fridge?

Healthy eating

4. Are you tempted by the vending machine in the hallway or your coworker’s bowl of chocolate every day around four o’ clock? Dr. Mona Fahoum, ND, of the University Health Clinic in Seattle, recommends keeping “healthy snacks in your desk.” Each week, bring “a few pieces of fruit, some nuts [or] seeds, and some peanut butter and rice cakes. They will keep fine without refrigeration and will provide a healthy pick-me-up through the day, so that the donuts and candy can be avoided,” said Fahoum. In addition, “keep a water bottle at your desk to stay hydrated.” Your goal should be to take in 64 ounces of fluid daily.


Hand washing is an easy way to cut down on germ exposure. (Photo by Omae)

Combating mental fatigue

5. In the above abcnews.com article, Dr. Marc Berman, a post-doctoral research fellow at Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, advises office workers to leave the cubicles and “experience nature” by taking a walk in the park. In a published academic paper, Berman found that people improved their “working memory span by about 20 percent after a 50-minute nature walk.” And the results were similar “when participants were asked to view pictures from nature for 10 minutes.” The idea is that during a walk in the nature, people’s depleted attention used in the workplace may be recovered. Berman further states, “Be aware of mental fatigue,” which signals that you should take a break, and when you do, take a “true break” — if you don’t work near a park, amble along a quiet street. Also “[h]ave pictures of nature in your office or get a plant.” Having a window helps, as having a bit of nature outside “can lead to greater productivity.”


Small things, like sitting on exercise balls at work, can quickly add up. (Photo by Ryan Inc.)

Keep moving

6. Sitting at a desk for long hours is unhealthy. Fahoum recommends that “you get up and move or stretch a few times a day. Especially stretch out fingers, wrists, and shoulders” to prevent conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, and also “do a few sidebands or hamstrings stretches.” Luis Feigenbaum, chief of service and director of sports physical therapy at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, states in the abcnews.com article the reason why taking breaks is important. Many lower back problems “happen from just sitting for a long period of time,” which weakens the muscles. Besides stretching, you can deliver messages or packages to your co-workers in person and “take the steps” often.

7. “Utilize your office furniture” that can double as exercise equipment, suggests Leah Britt, a personal trainer and clinical nutritionist at Premier Fitness Camp in Utah, in the same article. For instance, doing push-ups by leaning against the desk and pushing yourself away. You may also keep a small set of dumbbells under your desk and sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair, which can help posture and keep the abdominal muscles tight, Britt says.


Good health begins with a good workstation that stresses good posture. (Photo by Yukata Tsutano)

Office ergonomics

8. In an article entitled “Office ergonomics: Your how-to guide” by the Mayo Clinic, the staff of the clinic shares tips on staying comfortable at work. For example, your computer monitor should be directly in front of you, about an arm’s length away, the top of the screen being “slightly below eye level.” The height of your chair should be at a level where “your feet rest comfortably on the floor and your knees are about level with your hips.” You may use a footrest if your chair is too high for you to place your feet on the floor. Utilize a wrist rest. Rest the heels or palms of your hands, not your wrists, on the wrist rest during typing breaks. Hold your hands and wrists above the wrist rest when typing.

And if you are on the phone frequently while typing, try a headset.


9. In Mayo Clinic’s “Back pain at work: Preventing pain and injury,” the clinic staff offers tips on promoting good posture. If your office chair does not support your lower back’s curve, “place a rolled towel or small pillow behind your lower back.” And remove your cell phone or wallet from your back pocket while sitting to “prevent putting pressure on your buttocks” or lower back. If you stand for hours, rest one foot “on a stool or small box” occasionally.

10. If your work involves lifting and carrying heavy objects, the Mayo Clinic staff suggests that you “lift with your knees and tighten your core muscles.” In maintaining the natural curve of your back, “[h]old the object close to your body and lift it between your legs.” (end)

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov, www.health.usnews.com, www.abcnews.go.com, and www.mayoclinic.com.

Dr. Mona Fahoum is a naturopathic family practitioner at the University Health Clinic in Seattle. For more information, visit www.theuhc.com.

Vivian Miezianko can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.

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10 ways to improve the Asian Diet

10 ways to improve the Asian Diet

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

As 2013 kicks off, so do the New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. Yes, getting in shape means changing your diet, but that doesn’t mean that you need to give up your favorite Asian foods! After all, Asian cuisine can be great for you.

“Asian diets tend to be higher in variety of vegetables, fruits, and fish, which have a lot of benefits,” said Minh-Hai Tran MS, RD, a nutritionist and owner of Mindful Nutrition.

Here are 10 tweaks you can make to improve your culinary habits:


An easy substitution to make, brown rice is much healthier and filling than white rice. (Photo by Dan McKay)

Eating at home

1. Replace white rice with brown rice at least twice a week. White rice tends to be a staple in Asian cuisine. Unfortunately, as Tran points out, it is higher on the glycemic index, meaning that it spikes your blood sugar. Yuchi Yang MS, RD, nutritionist and owner of American Nutrition Counseling suggests switching to brown rice twice a week, which is higher in fiber and can make you feel more full faster.

“Eating brown rice can lower the risk of being overweight and type 2 diabetes,” she said. “You don’t have to eat it every day to see the benefits. Add a little bit more water to brown rice and it can still taste very good.”

2. Take the proper precautions to battle diabetes. Due to genetics, Asians tend to be more susceptible to diabetes. In addition to eating more brown rice, Tran suggests increasing consumption of whole grains overall, eating a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables whenever possible, getting enough sleep, and decreasing stress.

3. If you’re lactose intolerant, choose one of the many calcium alternatives available. Lactose intolerance is a common problem amongst Asians, but that doesn’t mean you should skip out on the ever-important calcium.  Opt for calcium-fortified soymilk, almond milk, and rice milk as alternatives.Green leafy vegetables, calcium-fortified tofu, and fish bones are also rich in calcium, Tran said. Yang also suggests that many with lactose intolerance may be able to handle yogurt and use Lactaid, an enzyme supplement that helps digest lactose.


Kimchi and other fermented foods are great for digestion. (Photo by Craig Nagy)

4. Include fermented food in your diet. Many Asian cuisines are rich in fermented foods, such as kimchi and miso. “Those have probiotics and help with digestions and boosts immunity,” Tran said. Consider starting Japanese meals with a bowl of miso soup or keeping kimchi in your refrigerator as a snack or appetizer.

5. Read the nutrition and ingredient labels of processed foods. “I noticed that a lot of Asian parents are not accustomed to reading the nutrition facts and ingredient lists,” said Yang, who specializes in infants and children. “They purchase a lot more processed food than before.”

It’s best to choose fresh produce, but if you must choose processed food, make sure to read the labels keeping sodium, fat, and hard-to-pronounce words in mind as red flags.

6. Parents: when feeding children, keep the Ellyn Satter process in mind. Nutrition and eating experts, the Ellyn Satter Institute, reminds parents that the responsibility in feeding is on them. “Remember what, where, and when,” Yang said. “The parents are responsible for the meal time schedule, the food, where they will offer it, and how much they’re going to eat.” Yang also said there is nothing like a home-cooked meal. “One of the things that we encourage them to do is have a family mealtime,” she said. “Studies have shown that children who eat with families are happier, healthier, and perform better in school.”


Japanese cuisine often for goes unhealthy red meat for seafood. (Photo by Mike Saechang)

Eating out

7. Keep sodium and MSG in mind. When eating out, meals can often be much higher in sodium and MSG. “Go easy on the soy sauce,” Tran said. Make sure to ask for low sodium soy sauce. “In Japan, they just lightly dip it in the soy sauce,” she continued. “In America, we just drown it.” Tran is cautious about tips regarding MSG. “There’s no definitive research that MSG is bad for you,” she said. “It doesn’t sound good. There are some people that are sensitive to it and react to it and get headaches and migraines.”

“If the restaurant is willing to modify their cooking, you can ask them to add less MSG or sodium,” Yang said.

8. Remember to keep the meal balanced. Don’t forget your goals just because you’re out on the town.

“First of all, nowadays, a lot of restaurants have big portion sizes,” Yang said. “Watch out for how much you eat. Look at their plates. When we go out, we often order a lot of meat and seafood and not enough vegetables.”


Vietnamese food often includes shell fish and fresh herbs. (Photo by Geoff Peters)

9. When in doubt, go Vietnamese or Japanese.

Tran suggests these cuisines for the healthiest Asian options. Vietnamese cuisine contains less fried foods and Japanese food emphasizes healthy fish options.

While eating out, heed the advice of the Japanese as well.

“The Japanese have that saying, ‘Stop eating when you’re 80 percent full,’ ” Tran said.

Body image

10. Keep things in check. Asians have the stereotype of generally being thinner, but that brings even more problems. “It appears that Asians are less likely to be obese compared to white, Black, or Hispanic people,” Tran said.

“One thing I’ve noticed in the Asian culture is that there can be more body shame,” she continued.

“There are more fat jokes and idealizing thinness, which I think leads to more body shame. This can lead to dieting, which increases the risk for obesity, binge eating, and eating disorders. When people feel bad about their eating or weight, they actually have a harder time maintaining healthy habits.”

Whether cooking at home or eating out, there are easy ways to develop healthier eating habits for a lifetime. Keep these tips in mind at the grocery store, in the kitchen, or the next time you are scouring a menu. (end)

Ninette Cheng can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.

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Some things you should know about breast cancer, and some you can forget

Some things you should know about breast cancer, and some you can forget


Elisa Del Rosario

By Elisa Del Rosario
Director of Grants, Education, and Advocacy Read the full story

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BLOG: The Face and the Brain. What I’ve learned about youth, age, and anti-aging.

BLOG: The Face and the Brain. What I’ve learned about youth, age, and anti-aging.

By Assunta Ng


What would you choose: A beautiful mind or a beautiful face? Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Bill O’Reilly reveals where the right is wrong

EDITORIAL: Bill O’Reilly reveals where the right is wrong


Bill O’Reilly

Asian and Pacific Americans have traditionally been the most right-leaning minority, but in 2012, Obama won over 70 percent of the Asian and Pacific American vote nationally, and Jay Inslee won roughly the same proportion, beating McKenna three to one among the APA community. Republican strategists have long realized that the increasingly diverse electorate was a weak point for them, but have unable to come up with any answers. It seemed as if they didn’t even realize what the actual issue was. Read the full story

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