Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 34 | August 17 – August 23"

NY candidate ‘disappointed’ over denial of funds

NY candidate ‘disappointed’ over denial of funds

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John Liu

By Jonathan Lemire
The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Campaign Finance Board on Aug. 5 denied public matching funds for Comptroller John Liu, dealing a severe financial blow to the Democrat’s campaign to become New York City’s first Asian-American mayor. Read the full story

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Caesars Entertainment selling Macau property

By Ken Ritter
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. informed regulators on Aug. 9 that it is selling its property in Macau to an Asian developer for $438 million. Read the full story

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Developer f ights landmark status for WWII camp

By Staff
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer has taken action against the historic-landmark designation for a one acre plot of oak trees at a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley, according to a lawsuit filed the week of Aug. 5. Read the full story

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In India rape trial, even fast-track justice plods

By Muneeza Naqvi
The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — The government promised swift justice after the gang rape of a young university student on a moving bus in India’s capital late last year sparked nationwide outrage. Read the full story

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California couple charged in Qatar for daughter’s death

California couple charged in Qatar for daughter’s death

By Gillian Flaccus
The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A married couple from Los Angeles have been jailed in the Middle East on a charge of murder with intent and are being accused of starving their 8-year-old daughter to death, according to a coalition of groups that are working on the case from the U.S. and trying to draw publicity to what they say are unjust arrests. Read the full story

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25 years after unrest, Myanmar begins to cope

25 years after unrest, Myanmar begins to cope

By Yadana Htun and Tim Sullican
The Associated Press

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_34/world_myanmar.jpgYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Twenty-five years later, you can still see the fear in the eyes of the doctors — two young men carrying a schoolgirl, her blouse drenched in blood, through streets where soldiers were brutally crushing pro-democracy protests. Read the full story

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Seattle Central Community College to offer free class in policing

The office of the Mayor and Seattle Central Community College announced a new partnership between the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Seattle Central Community College to offer a free five-credit course entitled “Introduction to Community Policing.” The course will cover basic policing skills with an emphasis on collaborating with the community, as well as help recruits prepare for exams required to become a Seattle Police officer. Read the full story

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Scholarship deadline approaching at SSCC

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Fund (AAIASF) recently announced that they will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to students from 10 schools across the country, including South Seattle Community College, which will receive 15 scholarships. All of the schools are Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPSI) serving institutions. The deadline to apply is Oct. 11. The scholarships will be applied to the 2013 winter quarter. Read the full story

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Donald Hellmann — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Donald Hellmann — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community.

By Imana Gunawan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Donald Hellmann (Photo by Imana Gunawan/NWAW)

Donald Hellmann was a fresh-faced graduate from Princeton University when he was drafted and sent to Korea in the mid 1950s. When returned to the United States a few years later, he realized his heart remained in Asia. Read the full story

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Marrying two worlds — Interracial couples on love and wedding planning

Marrying two worlds — Interracial couples on love and wedding planning

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

In 2012, one out of 10 marriages in the United States were between couples of two different races, according to the U.S. Read the full story

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Pacquiao: My comeback starts in Macau fight with Rios

Pacquiao: My comeback starts in Macau fight with Rios

By Greg Beacham
AP Sports Writer

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Manny Pacquiao’s last fight was against Juan Manuel Marquez. Though he was dominating the fight, Pacquiao lost after a vicious counterpunch knocked him out in the sixth round. (Photo courtesy Manny Pacquiao Fight Team)

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will be coming off the longest layoff of his incredible career when he steps back into the ring in Macau in November. Read the full story

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Opportunities, changes common in South Seattle

Opportunities, changes common in South Seattle

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The opening of Othello Station has brought some development to the Rainier Valley — such as The Station at Othello Park development visible in the distance — but the economic downturn has thus far masked any other possible effects. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

As South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and other neighborhoods in Central and North Seattle have prospered in recent years, Read the full story

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The Rainier Valley — a neighborhood continually in flux

The Rainier Valley — a neighborhood continually in flux

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The heart and soul of Rainier Valley can be summed up by the mural on the Darigold plant just outside of Columbia City. Read the full story

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Family: Seattle man detained in North Korea hospitalized

Family: Seattle man detained in North Korea hospitalized

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Kenneth Bae

By Gene Johnson
The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — An American man detained in North Korea for the past nine months has been hospitalized after losing more than 50 pounds, and the need to bring him home is becoming more urgent, his sister said Aug. 11. Read the full story

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98118: the most diverse zip code?

Despite widespread belief, 98118 is not the most diverse zip code in the United States, but it’s close. Of the 17,000 metropolitan zip codes in use by the United States Postal Service, it’s 64th, according to Diana Canzoneri, demographer and policy analyst for the Seattle Planning Commission. Neighboring 98178, which covers South Rainier Beach and parts of Renton, is actually more diverse. The true top 10 most diverse zip codes, as determined by Trulia, a real estate research organization, are listed below.

75038 — Dallas, TX
11428 — New York City, NY
94130 — San Francisco, CA
77407 — Houston, TX
96786 — Honolulu, HI
96731 — Honolulu, HI
98178 — Rainier View, Seattle, WA
02125 — Boston, MA
96707 — Honolulu, HI
95834 — Sacramento, CA

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Twenty-nine Japanese doctors visit Seattle to learn surgery techniques

Twenty-nine Japanese doctors visit Seattle to learn surgery techniques

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Dr. Akira Ganaha from the University of Ryukyus performing surgery during the training seminar.

Twenty-nine Japanese physicians from Japan’s leading hospitals and universities attended an intensive four-day training seminar covering the best practices and techniques for performing complex ear surgeries intended to restore hearing or address other medical issues involving the inner ear from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9 in Seattle. Read the full story

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President Obama awards former Sen. Daniel Inouye Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama awards former Sen. Daniel Inouye Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Sen. Daniel Inouye

President Barack Obama named the late Sen. Daniel Inouye one of sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Aug. 8. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House later this year.

Inouye was a lifelong public servant. As a young man, he fought in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, for which he received the Medal of Honor.  He was later elected to the Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. Senator Inouye was the first Japanese American to serve in Congress, representing the people of Hawaii from the moment they joined the Union. (end)

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Wing Luke Museum honors Liao couple for philanthropy

Wing Luke Museum honors Liao couple for philanthropy

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From left: Mei-Yea Liao, Dr. Paul Liao, Wing Luke Board of Trustees Co-President Casey Bui, and Wing Luke Executive Director Beth Takekawa

The Wing Luke museum honored Dr. Paul B. Liao and his wife Mei-Yea on Aug. 2 for his philanthropic efforts on behalf of the museum. Read the full story

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Julien Loh hired as district director of Rep. Susan Delbene district office

Julien Loh hired as district director of Rep. Susan Delbene district office

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Julien Loh (left) with Rep. Susan Delbene

Julien Loh was hired as district director of Rep. Susan Delbene’s Washington State office, officially starting January 2013. The aide of former Mayor Greg Nickels and former Gov. Christine Gregoire, Loh graduated from Mercer Island high school and Western Washington University. (end)

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BLOG: Mysterious man donates $200,000 to CMS — Transforming the Korean community one event at a time

BLOG: Mysterious man donates $200,000 to CMS — Transforming the Korean community one event at a time

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Dr. Jai Jun Byeon, CMS COO Suzanne Pak, and Dr. Chang Shin (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

If the Chinese and Japanese-American communities are considered to be sophisticated fundraisers, the Korean community is a super star. The Korean community surprised many by eclipsing its older brothers with progressive attitudes towards charitable causes on Aug. 10. Read the full story

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