Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 43 | October 19 – October 25"

Gala supports refugee women

Gala supports refugee women

Dignitaries at the Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraiser included, from left, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, his wife Peggy Lynch, ReWA executive director Someireh Amirfaiz, Trudy Inslee, and Gov. Jay Inslee. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraising dinner was on Sept. 20 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 20. Attending dignitaries included Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, State Rep. Cyrus Habib and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos. Read the full story

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India Ambassador Announces Consulate Office in Seattle

India Ambassador Announces Consulate Office in Seattle

Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao, center, was the guest of the Indo American Friendship Forum in September. (Courtesy photo)

Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao announced that the next consulate office is approved for Seattle. She made her announcement at a banquet hosted by the Indo American Friendship Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Sept. 11. Read the full story

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Fundraiser helps, honors Vietnamese immigrants

Fundraiser helps, honors Vietnamese immigrants

Guests at the Helping Link fundraisers enjoyed a tasty dinner and gave generously to the nonprofit. (Photo by John Phillips)

Local nonprofit Helping Link celebrated its 20th year helping Vietnamese immigrants integrate into American life while honoring their heritage and traditions at a fundraising gala Sept. 22 at the Mercer Island Community Center. Read the full story

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Asian Weekly garners three Better Newspaper Awards

Asian Weekly garners three Better Newspaper Awards

 

Northwest Asian Weekly was the recipient of three 2013 Better Newspaper Awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 126th annual convention held Oct. 4 in Olympia.

Reporter Jason Cruz won first place in the Best News Story–Long category for his story, “Family asks for help to free Tacoma resident imprisoned in Nicaragua,” about prison conditions in Latin America. Judges called it “an engaging read.” Read the full story

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Relics transform small California Buddhist temple

Relics transform small California Buddhist temple

By John Rogers
The Associated Press

In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Dharma Master YongHua displays a bottle containing aromatic shariras, part of the temple collection of Buddhist relics at the Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, Calif. The temple has become a repository for the colorful crystals and a tooth and a hair that are believed to have come from the body of Buddha himself. (Photo by Damian Dovarganes/AP)

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Although he’d been a practicing Buddhist for 20 years, until 10 months ago Dharma Master YongHua hadn’t even seen so much as one of the sacred relics known as shariras that are so important to his faith. Read the full story

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Lynnwood mom visits son detained in North Korea

Lynnwood mom visits son detained in North Korea

By Gene Johnson
The Associated Press

Kenneth Bae, right, an American man detained in North Korea for the past 11 months, and his mother, Myunghee Bae, talk to each other during their meeting at a hospital in Pyongyang Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (Photo by Mun Kwang Son/AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — An ailing American who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months had an emotional reunion with his mother for the first time since he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, the family said Friday. Read the full story

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Applications due Oct. 23 for Seattle Arts & Culture grants

The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s 2014 Neighborhood and Community Arts funding applications are now available. The Neighborhood & Community Arts program supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts, including film and music, and build community. By supporting these events, which promote creativity at a grassroots level, the Office of Arts & Culture is investing in dozens of festivals and community cultural projects. Last year the program provided $1,200 each to 40 groups to support public festivals and events. The deadline for applications is Oct. 23. (end)

To apply, go to http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/neighborhood_community.asp or call Jenny Crooks at 206.684.7084.

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Get help signing up for health care

Neighborhood House will offer in-person assistance to people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Health Care Act in the following languages at the following locations:

Oct. 7 — High Point 8–11 a.m.: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Italian.

Oct. 9 — Yesler Terrace 12:30–5 p.m. Somali, Vietnamese.

Oct. 10 — Greenbridge 9 a.m.–noon: Somali, Spanish.

Oct. 14 — High Point 8–11 a.m.: Spanish; Rainier Vista 12:30–5 p.m.: Spanish, Tagalog, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Italian.

Oct. 15 — High Point 8 a.m.–noon: Vietnamese, Somali.

Oct. 16 — New Holly 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m.: Spanish.

Oct. 17 — Greenbridge 9 a.m.–noon: Somali.

Oct. 18 — New Holly 8 a.m.–noon: Vietnamese, Somali.

Oct. 21 — High Point 8–11 a.m.: Spanish; Rainier Vista 12:30-5 p.m.: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Italian.

Oct. 22 — High Point 8 a.m.–noon: Vietnamese, Somali.

Oct. 24 — Greenbridge 9 a.m.–noon: Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Oct. 28 — High Point 8–11 a.m.: Spanish; Rainier Vista 12:30–5 p.m.: Spanish, Tagalog, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Italian.

Oct. 29 — High Point 8 a.m.–noon: Vietnamese, Somali.

Oct. 31 — Greenbridge 9–noon: Somali, Spanish.

Greenbridge (Wiley Center at Greenbridge): 9800 8th Ave. S.W., Seattle. Phone: 206.461.4554.

High Point: 6400 Sylvan Way S.W., Seattle. Phone: 206.588.4900.

New Holly (Economic Opportunities Program office): 7058 32nd Ave. S., Seattle. Phone: 206.760.3601.

Rainier Vista: 4410 29th Ave. S., Seattle. Phone: 206.461.4568.

Yesler Terrace: (Epstein, 1st floor large conference room): 905 Spruce St., Seattle. Phone: 206.461.4522. (end)

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Seattle City Council holds public budget meeting

The Seattle City Council will hold two public hearings on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Garfield High School Commons, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle. Read the full story

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Show contrasts Lu Yansheng with Chinese American art

Show contrasts Lu Yansheng with Chinese American art

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Chinese art is on display through Nov. 2 at the Kirkland Arts Center. (Image from Kirkland Arts Center)

“Observations From The New Gold Mountain,” the new exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center, contrasts the work of celebrated Chinese painter Lu Yansheng with works from local Chinese American artists. The idea was conceived by curator Cheryll Leo-Gwin. Read the full story

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LETTER: Taishan Association would honor pioneers

I read with interest about the newly founded Taishan Association (“BLOG: Thinking big, that’s their motto” Vol. 32 No. 40) since, like many pioneers, my parents are from that region which was then called Toisan. Read the full story

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Mayor, Council candidates respond to API concerns

Mayor, Council candidates respond to API concerns

By Travis Quezon
Northwest Asian Weekly

Seattle mayoral candidates Ed Murray, left, and incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn attended Friday’s candidate forum, in which KIRO TV News anchor/reporter Monique Ming Laven, center, was master of ceremonies.(Photo by John Liu/NWAW)

More than two hundred people gathered at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) building in South Seattle Friday night for the API Candidates Forum, a historic collaboration of 15 organizations to bring API concerns straight to electoral candidates.

Read the full story

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Nationally ranked judo brothers succeed on the mat — Mercer Island pair achieve national rankings in the sport

Nationally ranked judo brothers succeed on the mat — Mercer Island pair achieve national rankings in the sport

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Champion judo brothers Tegan, left, and Taylan Yuasa take a break from the mats. (Photo by Mark Yuasa)

“It was really cool.” Read the full story

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Korean War vets honored for service

Korean War vets honored for service

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

Korean War veteran Hideo Sasaki receives the Ambassador for Peace medal from Seattle Consul General of the Republic of Korea Young-Wan Song. Sen. Paull Shin is in the background. (Photo by Zachariah Bryan/NWAW)

Just five years after World War II and five years before the Vietnam War, the “Forgotten War” happened. Read the full story

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Massive Monkees share success with community — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Massive Monkees share success with community — 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 Gabrielle Nomura
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Massive Monkees have come a long way on their journey to stardom. (Photo courtesy of Brysen “Just Be” Angeles)

In that moment, “Massive Monkees” couldn’t have been a more fitting name for the Seattle breakdancers. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Not completely forgotten

It’s been called the coldest war, the forgotten war. Their service sandwiched between — and overshadowed by — World War II and the war in Vietnam, veterans of the three-year-long Korean War have largely gone unrecognized in American society. Read the full story

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