Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 12 | March 15 – March 21"

Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen

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Audrey Chen (Photo courtesy of George Cui)

Audrey Chen, a 17-year-old senior at Interlake High School in Redmond, recently became a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Strings Competition.

To qualify for the competition in Chicago, Chen first competed at the state level and then in the Pacific Northwest division. She competed with fellow cellists, as well as violinists and violists.

Last summer Chen was part of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Read the full story

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Bill Russell turns 80

Bill Russell turns 80

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Bill Russell and friends celebrate his birthday. (Photo courtesy of Christine Lee)

A small dinner was held to celebrate Bill Russell’s 80th birthday party at Imperial Garden Read the full story

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Nguyen moves to Seattle U

Nguyen moves to Seattle U

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Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen, former director of finance and operations at Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, has taken a position as the director of finance in the athletic department of Seattle University. She has held leadership positions at the City of Seattle, Annie E. Casey Foundation, King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and the International District Housing Alliance. Read the full story

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Seattle honored for diversity

Seattle honored for diversity

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DON staff James Bush and Cherry Cayabyab with Diversity Award (Photo courtesy of City of Seattle)

The National League of Cities (NLC) honored the city of Seattle for its program in enhancing and promoting cultural diversity during the annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The city received the NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Award for its Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison program at a recent ceremony. Read the full story

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Shin-Ping Tu joins the VCU

Shin-Ping Tu joins the VCU

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Shin-Ping Tu

Former Seattleite Shin-Ping Tu, MD, MPH, FACP, joined the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in November of 2013 as the chair of the division of general internal medicine. Read the full story

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NAAAP cleans up

NAAAP cleans up

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From left, Hang-Ping Chen, Russell Hu, Pam Chow, Denise Mak, David Eam, and Sherwin Tsao take a break from cleaning. (Photo courtesy of Fei Chua)

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Seattle held its 2014 Adopt-A-Street cleanup event on March 2. NAAAP-Seattle has adopted two street segments in the
International District: South Jackson St.  and South King St. Read the full story

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Asian comedians might leave you a bit ‘dis/orient/ed’

Asian comedians might leave you a bit ‘dis/orient/ed’

By Signe Predmore
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Jenny Yang

Not all communities feel welcome in the world of stand-up comedy, a mainstream American Read the full story

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Exhibit follows Asian pioneers in the Northwest

Exhibit follows Asian pioneers in the Northwest

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Chinese American boys gather around a game of mah jong in 1938 at the Airport Way immigration station. (Photo courtesy of Museum of History and Industry)

One of the first things you notice inside the “Grit” exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum is a gas Read the full story

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Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Compiled by Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates Read the full story

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Four deportation detainees remain on hunger strike

By Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a fifth day on March 10, with four detainees still protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations. The strike began March 7 when about 750 detainees refused to eat. Read the full story

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Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

Asian Americans nominated for key White House admin positions

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Nani A. Coloretti (left) and Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu

President Obama announced on March 6 that he will nominate Nani A. Coloretti to be the Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Erika Lizabeth Moritsugu as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read the full story

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The Health Issue

The Health Issue

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Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

By Nina Huang and Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Louis Watanabe

Two Democratic Asian Americans have announced plans Read the full story

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Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

By Evangeline Cafe
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor poses with 8-year-old Andrea Cruz Munoz after her Town Hall talk. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

On the evening of March 10, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an eager Read the full story

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Senior community plans to study Asian culture

Senior community plans to study Asian culture

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Asian art adorns the walls of The Lakeshore. (Photo courtesy of The Lakeshore)

By Marino Saito
Northwest Asian Weekly

Staying engaged physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually is good for one’s health at any age. This is especially important after retirement. Read the full story

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APIs are generally a healthy bunch

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Basically, you’re as healthy as you can afford to be. Read the full story

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New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring

New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring

By Ron Chew
Contributor to Northwest Asian Weekly

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Fin To and family (Photo courtesy of ICHS)

A new clinic will be coming to Bellevue in April, giving people another option for high quality and affordable health care. Read the full story

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Save your smile with healthier snacking

Save your smile with healthier snacking

By the Washington Dental Service Foundation

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Photo courtesy of Washington Dental Service Foundation

Here is one good reason to keep your hand out of the bag of chips — this one may surprise Read the full story

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‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

http://www.nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_12/brief_heart.jpgThe Bellevue Fire Department, in conjunction with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, will present a series of free, town hall-style meetings focusing on the steps community members can take in the face of a heart attack. Read the full story

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Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history

Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history

By Alia Marsha
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The gym is attractive due to its convenience. It can also, however, feel a little bit too Read the full story

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