Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 46 | November 9 – November 15"

Neighborhoods mark 25 years

Neighborhoods mark 25 years

Mayor Mike McGinn and Dept. of Neighborhoods director Bernie Agor Matsuno celebrate 25 years. (Photo courtesy of NVN/K. Pham)

About 400 guests enjoyed music, food, and dancing at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods 25th Anniversary Celebration at MOHAI Museum in Seattle on Oct. 23, including the mayor, city council Read the full story

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Burrus named director of Filipino Community

Burrus named director of Filipino Community

Sheila Burrus

Sheila Burrus has been named Executive Director of the Filipino Community of Seattle. Burrus is the immediate past president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, and a 2011 Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer honoree. She is a State Farm insurance agent in Seattle. (end)

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Cuyonon and Suquamish meet

Cuyonon and Suquamish meet

Ancient Shores Changing Tides participants paid a visit to the Suquamish Museum. From left, Brooke Leonard, Janet Everts Smoak, Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch, Arvin Acosta, Carmelita Acosta, Robert Arevalo, Mariel Francisco, Enrico Cabiguen (2nd row), Mimi Cabral, Jun Cayron (2nd row), Mary Barnes, Lace Thornberg. (Photo by Wade Trenbeath)

A reception to welcome heritage advocates from Palawan Island, Philippines, was held Oct. 25 at the Burke Museum in Seattle, as part of the museum’s “Ancient Shores, Changing Tides” year-long cultural Read the full story

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“Akira Takeda Day” declared

“Akira Takeda Day” declared

Seattle Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith presented the proclamation of “Akira Takeda Day” to Mr. Takeda.

Seattle mayor Mike McGinn and the City of Seattle officially declared Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, as “Akira Takeda Read the full story

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InterIm receives grant money

InterIm receives grant money

Jason Shen of Bank of America joined other volunteers working in the Danny Woo Garden. (Photo courtesy of BOA)

InterIm CDA received $20,000 from Bank of America’s grant money to support operations including the Danny Woo Garden in the International District. On Oct. 19, Bank of America volunteers worked in the garden weeding, picking up trash, moving the compost pile, and picking fruit.

Each year, the Danny Woo Community Garden and Children’s Garden provides about 70 elderly gardeners (mostly Asian immigrants) with a safe place to exercise, socialize, and grow nutritious, culturally appropriate foods, and about 40-50 young children and youth gain an experiential education that teaches them about environmental stewardship. (end)

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U.S. fire officials see danger in paper sky lanterns

U.S. fire officials see danger in paper sky lanterns

By Norma Love
Associated Press

This 2013 file photo shows South Koreans as they release paper lanterns to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea. A paper lantern that sparked a huge fire in central England has ignited calls among British firefighters for people not to use them. In the United States, fire marshals want them banned. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Thin paper sky lanterns, lit from inside by candles that send them floating aloft, have been popular for centuries at Asian festivals. But now U.S. fire officials want them banned. Read the full story

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Indians mark their biggest festival with fireworks

Indians mark their biggest festival with fireworks

By Ashok Sharma
Associated Press

Indian Hindu women play with fireworks to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with lights and let off fireworks. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

NEW DELHI (AP) – Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday (Nov. 3) to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Read the full story

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Behind the scenes — The good, the bad, and the ugly in Asian pop culture

Behind the scenes — The good, the bad, and the ugly in Asian pop culture

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Alison Gold, center, in her music video, “Chinese Food.”

Chinese food going viral

One of the biggest YouTube viral hits this past month was the profoundly offensive and ridiculous music video for “Chinese Food,” a pop song crooned by (previously) unknown teenager Alison Gold. Read the full story

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Seattle nonprofit, Gates Foundation, and Chinese manufacturer promote life-saving vaccine

Seattle nonprofit, Gates Foundation, and Chinese manufacturer promote life-saving vaccine

A boy in India is immunized against Japanese encephalitis during a 2006 campaign. (Photo courtesy of PATH)

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave a stamp of approval for a Chinese-made vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE), a disease that plagues mostly children in poor rural communities in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Seattle’s PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) had been searching for ways to develop a low-cost vaccine for JE, which kills up to 30 percent of its victims and leaves thousands more with permanent brain injuries. WHO estimates the disease kills 10,000 to 15,000 people every year. There is no cure. Read the full story

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Governor Jay Inslee appoints new chief of staff

Governor Jay Inslee appoints new chief of staff

Joby Shimomura

Gov. Jay Inslee has named senior advisor Joby Shimomura as his new chief of staff.

Shimomura, 41, is a longtime aide who has served on the governor’s executive team since he took office in January. Read the full story

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Young people against the world — Book Recommendations

Young people against the world — Book Recommendations

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery
By M. Evelina Galang
Coffee House Press, 2013

Angel de la Luna’s life begins to fall apart the day her father disappears. As a man who drove tourists and travelers throughout Manila, it was not unusual for him to be gone a few days at a time. But he always came back — except this once. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: How I made unaffordable college affordable

COMMENTARY: How I made unaffordable college affordable

The-Anh Nguyen

By The Anh Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

What does the word “college” mean to a former refugee? Read the full story

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Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives

Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

CISC, which sponsors programs for schoolchildren, hosted this Lion dance for kids at Hing Hay Park on Nov. 5. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

“Families” and “family” are more than just words at one South Seattle agency. Read the full story

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Murray defeats McGinn — Four of 10 APA candidates victorious

Murray defeats McGinn — Four of 10 APA candidates victorious

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Sen. Ed Murray, flanked by his husband, Michael Shiosaki, right, and former governor Chris Gregoire on the left, celebrated his mayoral victory at Neumos on Capitol Hill Tuesday night. In thanking everyone, Murray specifically included APA supporters city council member Bruce Harrell, chief administrative officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Martha Choe, and former city council members Dolores Sibonga and David Della. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Seattle denied Mayor Mike McGinn a second term, and instead elected Sen. Ed Murray in Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) elections, with 26% of the vote counted by Wednesday afternoon. Read the full story

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APIs not using new immigrant program

APIs not using new immigrant program

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

James To, program manager, and Jesica Gonzalez, program coordinator, conduct a recent DACA session. (Photo courtesy of 21 Progress)

Although a government program gives undocumented immigrants the opportunity to gain status and prevent the possibility of deportation, few Asian Pacific Islanders are utilizing the program. Read the full story

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Anomo: New mobile app for meeting new people — “It can be bigger than Facebook”

Anomo: New mobile app for meeting new people — “It can be bigger than Facebook”

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Ben Liu (left) and James Sun, cofounders of Anomo

Facebook recently announced that it was losing its popularity among teenagers. Could the new social discovery app Anomo be one of the reasons why? Read the full story

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BLOG: Advice for our new Mayor Murray

BLOG: Advice for our new Mayor Murray

By Assunta Ng

Entering mayor, Ed Murray (Bruce Harrell in background) (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Congratulations to Sen. Ed Murray for winning the election as our next mayor of Seattle. You’ve made history by being the first openly gay mayor of Seattle, though you said on election night that you are not making history, you want to “make a difference.” Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Let’s encourage exceptional Americans

People sneak into America for all sorts of reasons: more freedom, better economic opportunities, escape from repression, the American Dream. Some people come for no reason other than it’s where their parents brought them when they were too young to know what was happening. Read the full story

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