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ACRS raises $260,000 at 40th Anniversary Gala

ACRS raises $260,000 at 40th Anniversary Gala

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From left to right, ACRS staff Jerry Phommarath, Trang Tran, Yong Lim, Jim Oshie, Samnang Heng (back), Janet St. Clair, Jocelyn Lui. (Photo courtesy ACRS)

Asian Counseling and Referral Service celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala called Celebrating Hope. In attendance were 550 guests, 90 volunteers and dozens of local performers, including lion dancers, Korean drummers and an Indian classical dance team. The evening, which included a silent auction, live auction and raffle, raised more than $260,000 for ACRS programs. Read the full story

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Wing Luke director invited to White House for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Wing Luke director invited to White House for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Beth Takekawa and President Obama

Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, Judge Denny Chin and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura. The program included remarks by President Obama, emcee Lisa Ling, NEA head Joan Shigekawa and the Smithsonian’s Konrad Ng, the President’s brother-in-law. According to the president’s published remarks, Obama reflected on growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia. (end)

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Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

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Gerardine Cabusao (left) and Lynette Suliana Sikahema Finau

Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA).

Gerardine “Didi” Cabusao is Filipino-American and resides in Selah. She is a registered dietitian at Yakima Valley School, Department of Social and Health Services. Cabusao is currently serving as a board member of the Filipino American Community of Yakima Valley (FACYV) and is a key player in the successful operation of the organization’s fundraising activities. Read the full story

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Lam’s Seafood owner featured in national Chase advertising campaign

Lam’s Seafood owner featured in national Chase advertising campaign

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Yen Lam

Yen Lam, owner of Lam’s Seafood at 1221 S. King St., will be featured in a national advertising campaign by Chase bank that features local entrepreneurs.

The Mission Main Street campaign features nine business owners from all over the country and the advertising includes digital media, radio, business and trade print publications.

“These entrepreneurs represent the spirit of American business, and we’re thrilled to have them part of Mission Main Street to raise their profiles and inspire others,” said Donna Vieira, Chase spokeswoman.

You can watch the Chase advertisement featuring Lam at https://www.chase.com/business-banking/missionmainstreet/seattle.

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National rallies support immigration reform

National rallies support immigration reform

By E.J. Tamara
The Associated Press

Orlando residents Ana Camey, left, her son Marcell Camey, center, and her husband Oscar Camey light candles during an overnight Vigil for Dignity and Respect through Citizenship in front of the First Presbyterian Church on Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland Saturday night Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Wilson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Oct. 5 as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California’s governor signed a series of bills on the topic, saying he was not going to wait on Washington. Read the full story

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Japan PM seeks foreign help on Fukushima leak

Japan PM seeks foreign help on Fukushima leak

By Mari Yamaguchi
The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Oct. 6 that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain the continuing radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima. Read the full story

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Street car construction causes partial road closures

The Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing streetcar tracks on South Jackson Street in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District for the First Hill Streetcar project. Crews partially will close one intersections a week on South Jackson Street between the Second Avenue Extension and Fifth Avenue South through mid-November. South Jackson Street will remain open to east-west traffic, but drivers on the intersecting avenue (Second Extension, Fourth or Fifth) will not be able to cross straight through the intersection, and left turns will not be allowed. No more than one of the crosswalks at an intersection will be closed at a time. Read the full story

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ICHS to help Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese speakers with health care enrollment

The International Community Health Services in the International District and Holly Park have certified in-person health navigators to help native speakers of APA languages with enrolling in the state health care exchanges. Read the full story

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Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

The Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community, on Oct. 18. 

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Ben Zhang’s international business stemmed from his idea in a class at the University of Washington. (Courtesy photo)

Ben Zhang does not believe in luck when it comes to business. Zhang believes in hard work, executing a vision, and from that luck will come. Zhang’s business acumen and work ethic has made him a very successful entrepreneur as he has built his company, Greater China Industries, into one of the top import/export businesses in its industry. Read the full story

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China’s Feng wins Reignwood Classic LPGA tournament in Beijing

China’s Feng wins Reignwood Classic LPGA tournament in Beijing

By Staff
The Associated Press

Shanshan Feng

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a 68 Oct. 6 and a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA’s first tournament in Beijing.

American Stacy Lewis birdied four of her first six holes to quickly catch overnight leader Feng and led for most of the final round by one stroke before the Chinese golfer thrilled the local gallery with her late eagle after Lewis had putted out with a par. Read the full story

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‘Linsanity’ captures basketball star’s rise — Lin’s determination comes through in documentary

‘Linsanity’ captures basketball star’s rise — Lin’s determination comes through in documentary

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

“Linsanity” chronicles the dramatic rise of professional basketball player Jeremy Lin. From benchwarmer to the toast of New York, the film identifies the trials and tribulations of the Taiwanese American’s fight to make it on a roster in the NBA.

The film covers Lin’s childhood, his goal of playing basketball, his love of family and devotion to his faith.

Home videos show Jeremy and his brothers at the beach, at a piano recital, and, of course, playing basketball.

The movie also grants viewers a glimpse of an average Asian American family. It’s a genuine look at the cultural give and take between the first and second generation. Lin, even as a player with a guaranteed contract in the NBA, playfully discusses the merits of laundry with his mother. Read the full story

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‘In Search of Bruce Lee’ explores Chinatown as theatrical space — Production showcases ideas inspired by Bruce Lee in a walking tour

‘In Search of Bruce Lee’ explores Chinatown as theatrical space — Production showcases ideas inspired by Bruce Lee in a walking tour

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

If you’re wondering what a walking tour of the Chinatown/International District, theater arts, street performance, conceptual arts and snacks, can have in common … well, you probably aren’t alone. Seattle’s Asian American theater troupe, SIS Productions, answers this question in their new production, “Revealed: In Search Of Bruce Lee,” running through Halloween at Hing Hay Park.

“It’s not like what most people think of when they think of theater,” said playwright Kathy Hsieh. “It’s a walking tour, where people will encounter theatrical vignettes, each written by different Asian American playwrights inspired by actual events in Bruce Lee’s life or on his philosophy about life or his films or writings.”

The playwrights include Kathy Hsieh, Maggie Lee, May Nguyen, Roger Tang and Zheng Wang, with some material by Bruce Lee, who came to Seattle as a young man and attended the University of Washington before becoming world famous.

“They can expect to see something that integrates the unusual ‘theater space’,”  said playwright May Nguyen. Read the full story

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Chinese hit ‘Finding Mr. Right’ will get Seattle’s Golden Key Award

Chinese hit ‘Finding Mr. Right’ will get Seattle’s Golden Key Award

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Chinese hit movie “Finding Mr. Right” not only connects two lonely hearts in Seattle, it has also connected Seattle with audiences in China. Since March, the film has rapidly hit $81 million in the Chinese box office, becoming the highest-grossing hit in recent years.

“Finding Mr. Right” is a Seattle-set romantic comedy directed by Xue Xiao Lu, starring Tang Wei, Wu Xiubo and Hai-Qing. After the release of the film, Seattle has seen more tourists and investors from China.

The cast and crew of “Finding Mr. Right” will be back in Seattle Oct. 16 to accept the Golden Key award from the City of Seattle the American Film Institute. City of Seattle representatives, local filmmakers and other guests will attend this event, which includes a screening of the movie. Read the full story

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School opens language for families of deaf adoptees

School opens language for families of deaf adoptees

By Vivian Miezianko
Northwest Asian Weekly

Student Norah Cook (front) and her family (left to right) Glen, Lori, and brother Brandon. (Courtesy Lori Cook)

When Lisa Spencer and her husband Art adopted their son Nathan three years ago from China at 6 and 1/2, the new family had language challenges that most foreign adoptee families don’t face. Read the full story

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Vietnam general who shaped war dies at 102

Vietnam general who shaped war dies at 102

By Margie Mason and Chris Brummitt
The Associated Press

Vo Nguyen Giap (AP/Na Son Nguyen)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander who led the outgunned Vietnamese to victory first over the French and then the Americans, died Oct 4. The last of the country’s old-guard revolutionaries was 102. Read the full story

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Inslee plans first China trade mission as governor

Inslee plans first China trade mission as governor

By Venice Buhain
Northwest Asian Weekly

Gov. Jay Inslee

In November, Gov. Jay Inslee will be embarking on his first trade mission as governor to China. Read the full story

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Asian American family at center of SUV-bike brawl

Asian American family at center of SUV-bike brawl

By Colleen Long
The Associated Press

Motorcyclists beat a man driving an SUV in New York. (AP/Courtesy NYPD)

NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in “grave danger” and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, according to the Associated Press. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: SUV vs motorcycles brawl forces us to reconsider “others”

Last week, a violent altercation between a group of motorcyclists and a family in an SUV made nationwide news. Read the full story

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