Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 18 | April 26 – May 2"

Filipino women celebrate 4 yrs.

Filipino women celebrate 4 yrs.

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Dancers, from left: Rose Ayson Velascxo, Margie Sarandi, Ellie Navarette, Emma Ygona-Parrish, Marian Ygona, instructor Dulce Mendoza Jenck, Lucy Simpson, and Adeline Dover. (Photo by Nenita Garcia)

The Filipino American Women’s Organization of Yakima Valley celebrated the group’s fourth anniversary on April 6 at a gala at the Yakima Arboretum. Over 200 family members and friends gathered for a potluck, a talk on women’s health by Dr. Hipolito M. Custodio, information on Typhoon Yolanda, and entertainment by dancers. Read the full story

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Kate Lee best young designer

Kate Lee best young designer

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Kate Lee

Seattle architecture and design firm Callison announced that associate Kate Kyung-ha Lee has been named to Visual Merchandising + Store Design’s (VMSD) Designer Dozen for 2014. Lee was recognized as one of 12 emerging stars (age 35 or under) across the country to be among the best and brightest young designers in retail this year. Read the full story

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Interim names Akita director

Interim names Akita director

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Jenny Li and Tomio Moriguchi, Andrea Akita, and Sue Taoka at the Interim Gala.

Interim Community Development Association celebrated its 45th anniversary with a Sapphire Gala on April 12 at the Seattle Mariott. The event raised $130,000. Read the full story

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Rep. Habib to run for Senate

Rep. Habib to run for Senate

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Rep. Cyrus Habib

State Representative Cyrus Habib has announced his candidacy for the 48th District State Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Rodney Tom. Habib grew up in Bellevue, the son of immigrants, and graduated from Bellevue Public Schools. At age 8, he lost his sight to a rare form of childhood cancer, but went on to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a Yale Law School graduate, before returning to the Eastside to launch a legal career. Read the full story

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Korean Americans honor three

Korean Americans honor three

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From left: Kwang Synn, Cheryl Lee, John Chun, Andy Hwang, and Hyeok Kim. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Korean American Coalition of Washington hosted a reception to celebrate the appointments of Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Federal Way Chief of Police Andy Hwang, and King County Superior Court Judge John Chun. Read the full story

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Everest avalanche a reminder of annual risks Sherpas face

Everest avalanche a reminder of annual risks Sherpas face

By Binaj Gurubacharya and Tim Sullivan
Associated Press

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain on April 18, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. Read the full story

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Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

By Youkyung Lee and Foster Klug
Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) – As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull trapped people to safety. Read the full story

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Vietnam withdraws, so Indonesia wants to host 2019 Asian Games

By Niniek Karmini
Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia has the will and the funds to stage the 2019 Asian Games, a government minister confirmed Sunday as regional organizers scrambled for a host to replace Vietnam. Read the full story

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Probe urged over ‘Billy,’ missing Thai environment activist

By Thanyarat Doksone
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) – Thai authorities were urged April 21 to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help ethnic Karen villagers report on illegal activity around Thailand’s largest national park. Read the full story

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APA commission celebrates 40 years

APA commission celebrates 40 years

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On Feb. 26, 1974, the 43rd Washington State Legislature formally created the Washington State Commission on Asian American Affairs as a state agency. In 1995, Gov. Mike Lowry signed a bill to change the Commission’s name to The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to include Pacific Islanders. (Photo courtesy of CAPAA)

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) will bring together youth, community leaders, elected officials, and commissioners to celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 15, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in SeaTac (formerly the Holiday Inn), at 17338 International Blvd. The anniversary event will honor the commission’s legacy, accomplishments, and vision for the future through performances, storytelling, and youth voices. Read the full story

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Choose May 6 to give big

The Seattle Foundation hosts a one-day, online charitable giving event in which it will add a prorated portion to any donation given to one of the participating nonprofits on its website: www.seattlefoundation.org. You can donate between midnight and midnight on Tuesday, May 6. Read the full story

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My Time in Oso — Part 2

My Time in Oso — Part 2

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Thao Tran

By Thao Tran
Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly

The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the second of two parts. Read the full story

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Lakewood fest to honor many Asian cultures

The Lakewood Sister Cities Association (LSCA) is hosting its annual Sister Cities International Festival from April 25 to April 27. Read the full story

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Nonwhites have more high blood pressure

Nonwhites have more high blood pressure

By Jae Hong, MD, Summit Cardiology, UW Northwest Hospital

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Jae Hong

It’s hard to believe, but today, about 76.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Some studies have shown that Asian Americans, along with African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and native Hawaiians are at a greater risk of high blood pressure than Caucasians. Although heredity plays a major role, this is partly due to higher rates of obesity and diabetes. There are also gender-related risk patterns: more men are at risk of high blood pressure until age 45, from ages 45 to 64 both men and women are at equal risk, and after age 65 more women are at risk. Hypertension can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and death if not treated appropriately. You can’t control your age, sex, race, and family history, but you can reduce the risk of high blood pressure through diet, exercise, and regular blood pressure screenings. Read the full story

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Tasveer fest celebrates South Asian women

Tasveer, a nonprofit organization that brings independent and progressive South Asian films and artists to the Pacific Northwest, will present the 9th Aaina, a South Asian Women’s festival, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on April 25–April 27. Read the full story

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“Short Peace” — Three little films in one

“Short Peace” — Three little films in one

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly
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In 1995, anime director Katsuhiro Otomo masterminded an omnibus film called “Memories,” consisting of three unrelated segments from three directors, including Otomo himself. His master plan was to showcase emerging talent in anime. The other two directors were Tensai Okamura and Koji Morimoto, both of whom have gone on to long, distinguished careers. Read the full story

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“Impenetrable” dissects beauty

“Impenetrable” dissects beauty

By Irfan Shariff
Northwest Asian Weekly

In SIS Productions’ West Coast premiere of Chicago playwright Mia McCullough’s “Impenetrable,” we are forced to examine the notion of feminine beauty. We come to the conclusion that society is obsessed with beauty, whether “big is beautiful,” “beauty is relative,” or that “beauty is burdensome.” We all have our opinions. “Impenetrable” asks you to question your ideals. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

By The Ethnic Community Coalition

Although Seattle’s proposed $15/hour minimum wage increase has been publicly debated since last fall, we local ethnic and immigrant small business owners have just begun to realize the negative impact the wage hike will have on our businesses and on our employees. For months, we tried to ignore it. In the meantime, groups like $15 Now and the labor unions spoke on behalf of our traditionally quiet and underrepresented communities. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

By Curtis S. Chin
Northwest Asian Weekly

DENPASAR, INDONESIA – The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor might, in Emma Lazarus’ famous poem, once have welcomed “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, [and] the wretched refuse,” but that doesn’t seem to be the language coming out of Washington these days — at least not how we hear it out in Southeast Asia, where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to visit at the end of April. Read the full story

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LETTER: $15 is not the answer

The following letters to KIRO TV were sent to the Northwest Asian Weekly for publication.

Dear KIRO TV,

Thank you for your piece on the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it can affect the immigrant community and businesses. We have not heard the side of the minimum wage opposition and how it will hurt the immigrant community and businesses. I am a small business owner and very concerned about my employees, my community, and my business. Read the full story

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