Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 14 | March 29 – April 4"

Tong promotes book on KING 5

Tong promotes book on KING 5

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From left, Bob Le Roy, Collin Tong, and Margaret Larson appear on New Day Northwest. (Photo courtesy of Collin Tong)

Seattle’s Collin Tong was on KING 5’s New Day Northwest program March 18 to talk about his book “Into the Storm: Journeys Through Alzheimer’s.” The book details his and others’ experiences caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Tong’s wife died in 2011, after a 12-year struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Read the full story

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VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

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Rifka Bahaman (left) and Trang Tu

Two people and a church were awarded in the March 20 Vietnamese Friendship Association’s 2014 benefit dinner at the UW HUB Ballroom. Read the full story

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Dalai Lama thanks Wong

Dalai Lama thanks Wong

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Wendy Wong, founder of Education at Elevation, is acknowledged by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama at the recent “Unsung Heroes of Compassion” event. (Photo by Briana Forgie)

The Dalai Lama was an honored guest at a luncheon event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Read the full story

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Taiwanese dance group debuts

Taiwanese dance group debuts

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UW World series artistic director Michelle Witt, right, chats with CloudGate founder Lin Hwai-min and the dancers after their performance. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan made its Seattle debut with “Songs of the Wanderers,” a modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min, on March 8 at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall. The performance featured 39 dancers and 3.5 tons of rice. It was part of the UW’s “World Series” 2013-14 season, bringing “extraordinary performances from around the globe.” (end)

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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

By Amy Taxin
Associated Press

GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) – When Thuy Vo Dang came to the United States as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully literate. Read the full story

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Life of Fukushima nuke worker recorded in comic-book style

Life of Fukushima nuke worker recorded in comic-book style

By Yuri Kageyama
Associated Press

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Comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta depicts the cleanup of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. (Drawing by Kazuto Tatsuta)

TOKYO (AP) – First off, no one who works at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It’s ichi efu, or 1F. Read the full story

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Behind jet’s passenger list is rich human tapestry of life

Behind jet’s passenger list is rich human tapestry of life

By Rod McGuirk and Stephen Wright
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BANGKOK (AP) – Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is an outwardly unremarkable document. Read the full story

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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize

By Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

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The Takatori Catholic Church in Hyogo, Japan was designed by Shigeru Ban. (Photo by Bujdosó Attila)

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Shigeru Ban

NEW YORK (AP) – The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has combined a talent for innovative design and experimental use of everyday materials with extensive humanitarian efforts around the globe, has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Read the full story

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Zumbathon to raise funds for Beacon Hill students’ visit to China pen pals

Zumbathon to raise funds for Beacon Hill students’ visit to China pen pals

By Evangeline Cafe
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Zumba enthusiasts hope the community will join them on April 5 at Jefferson Community Center for a fundraiser benefitting the BHIS Mandarin Immersion Program’s 2015 trip to China. (Pam Pilch Photography)

Victoria Lum-Nye is a proud alumna of Beacon Hill Elementary School, which is now Beacon Hill International School (BHIS). She recently attended the 50-year reunion of her sixth-grade class, where she was able to reminisce and reconnect with old friends. Read the full story

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Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

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Leland Yee

By Paul Elias
Associated Press

A California state senator who was lauded for his efforts to make government more transparent was arrested March 26 during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said.

Federal officials are accusing a California State Senator State Leland Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms and wire fraud. Read the full story

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Most uninsured AANHPIs may be eligible for coverage

According to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Read the full story

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The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

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Dipika Kohli

By Dipika Kohli
Northwest Asian Weekly

Phnom Penh is hot, but not terribly so, and the air has a softness to it. People from around the world are here to invest, do business, and see the potential. Read the full story

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George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

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George Takei (Photo by Adam Bouska)

Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal. Read the full story

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The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Michael Sam (Photo by Marcus Qwertyus)

Racism alive and well in the NFL?

Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam made waves with his Read the full story

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J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

By Shin Yu Pai
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Malia Peoples displays her fashion. (Photo courtesy of Malia Peoples)

Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Chinese Americans to benefit from the Affordable Care Act

By Daphne Kwok
For Northwest Asian Weekly

Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance. Read the full story

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

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Janae Chan
Inglemoor High School

“I know that Janae likes to diversify her own life by being friends with all kinds of people and not being cliquish by hanging just with people of her own background,” said her teacher Katrina Allemeier. “She is just kind and sweet to everyone.” Read the full story

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Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The family of Kenneth Bae saw happier times when gathered together for this 2009 Christmas photo. In the back row is his mother, Myunghee Bae, sister Terri Chung, daughter Natalie, father Sung Seo Bae, son Jonathan Bae, and brother-in-law Andrew Chung. In the front is Kenneth and his nieces Caitlin and Ella. (Photo courtesy of Terri Chung)

 

“It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer Read the full story

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Marijuana is legal, now what?

Marijuana is legal, now what?

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Washington State Liquor Control Board members Sharon Foster, Ruthann Kurose, and Chris Marr. The WSLCB will have a regulatory, enforcement, and revenue collection role over marijuana sales.

You can buy a bottle of vodka in grocery stores in Washington state now. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a small amount of recreational marijuana from a shop, possibly as early as this summer. Read the full story

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Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

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Long Van Nguyen was photographed by Homeland Security agents outside a Tukwila Starbucks, where he unknowingly met with undercover agents. (Photo from the Dept. of Homeland Security)

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

A University Place man, who pleaded guilty last September to federal conspiracy and solicitation charges for attempting to hire assassins to kill his own relatives in Vietnam, will serve 14 years in jail for his crime. Long Van Nguyen, 45, was sentenced on March 13 before the Honorable Robert Lasnik in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington. While federal prosecutors contend that Nguyen was serious about carrying out the plan, Nguyen contends that all of the talk of killing was “a joke.” Read the full story

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