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ICHS presents new clinic

ICHS presents new clinic

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ICHS Bellevue clinic manager Jenny Tsinker and director of operations Sherman Lohn. (Photo courtesy of ICHS)

More than 100 people attended the International Community Health Services’ open house on April 22 at its new clinic, located at 1050 140th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue. The 6,500-square-foot clinic, which will officially open May 1, includes 10 medical exam rooms, 8 dental operatories, behavioral health rooms, staff offices, and parking. Among the visitors were community leaders, elected officials, potential patients, and ICHS staff, including clinic manager Jenny Tsinker and director of operations Sherman Lohn. (end)

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Gov. honors health assisters

Gov. honors health assisters

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Left to right: Shelley Ko, vice president of KOAM TV, Sunny Cho, Chewon Lee, former strategic partnership specialist at the Washington State Insurance Commission, Lori Wada, operations supervisor for the Insurance Commission, (and newly appointed to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs), and Suzanne Pak. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Pak)

On April 25 at Impact Hub in Seattle, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty Murray, Health Benefit Exchange CEO Richard Onizuka, and Health Care Authority Director Dorothy Teeters thanked Health Benefit Exchange in-person assisters and board members for their outstanding work in helping individuals get health insurance through the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange. Read the full story

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2 on AAPI advisory committee

2 on AAPI advisory committee

President Barack Obama announced on April 24 that he would appoint 14 individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in and access to federal programs. Two of the appointees are Diane Narasaki and Michael Byun. Read the full story

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VFA director starts new venture

VFA director starts new venture

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Vu Le

Vu Le, executive director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA), has announced he will step down in June, after serving nine years in the position. He will be leading the Rainier Valley Corps, a new project focused on strengthening the capacity of immigrant/refugee-led nonprofits, developing leaders of color, and amplifying the voice of communities of color. The project is guided by a partnership with VFA, United Way of King County, and other organizations, so “I’m not going very far,” said Le. His tenure as director of VFA “has been a wonderful and life-changing experience,” Le said, “with lots of great memories. I will miss you all. And I’ll miss the office. I might steal my chair.” (end)

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Chinatown gets a new shine

Chinatown gets a new shine

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NAAAP and QUAD A: Asian & Asian American Association Club at Seattle Central College celebrate a job well done. (Photo by John Liu/NWAW)

Hundreds gathered at Hing Hay Park on April 26 for the 13th annual “Comcast Cares” spring clean event in the International District. Several community groups formed teams and went to work beautifying different areas, including the Asian Counseling and Referral Service food bank and the Danny Woo Community Garden. Graffiti was painted over and trashed picked up, giving Chinatown that freshly scrubbed feeling. Other organizations chipping in included CIDBIA, SCIDpda, InterIm and more. (end)

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Slain U.S. doctor’s colleague recalls deadly Kabul attack

Slain U.S. doctor’s colleague recalls deadly Kabul attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was midmorning at Cure International Hospital in Kabul when Dr. Jerry Umanos took a phone call. He told co-workers he had to meet some guests at the front gate and would be right back. Read the full story

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Report offers stats on APIs in U.S.

On the eve of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and AAPI Data released the first of a series of reports on the state of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, featuring the most comprehensive research and analysis of its kind for what it calls “the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.” Read the full story

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California bill reignites affirmative action fight

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

By Juliet Williams
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. Read the full story

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Trial postponed in Jeff Chen case of discrimination

Trial postponed in Jeff Chen case of discrimination

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

The jury trial of ousted Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen has been postponed from the original date of April 28. The trial, which will take place in Western Washington District Court, is scheduled to begin July 28, 2014. Read the full story

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70 years later, NU honors Japanese American student

70 years later, NU honors Japanese American student

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Yeiko Ogata, with brothers Gen and Dye Ogata in Minneapolis, 1942 (Photo courtesy of Dye Ogata)

Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland will posthumously award an honorary bachelor’s degree to Yeiko Ogata, the school’s first Japanese American student. Research on the school’s multicultural history will be revealed during the ceremony, including how NU assisted Ogata in defiance of popular anti-Japanese sentiment during WWII. Read the full story

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Flowers & fun for the family

Flowers & fun for the family

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The second annual Seattle Luoyang Peony Festival will feature a new peony garden at the Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 15th Ave. S.W. (at the north entrance to South Seattle College) May 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Read the full story

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Mysteries and thrillers — Book recommendations

Mysteries and thrillers — Book recommendations

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_19/shelf_singh.jpgInspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
By Shamini Flint
Minotaur Books, 2010

When Alan Lee, a big timber executive in Malaysia, is killed, police arrest his ex-wife, Chelsea Liew, as their prime — and only — suspect. Read the full story

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Come out to the Seattle Center for API Heritage Month fun & festivities

Come out to the Seattle Center for API Heritage Month fun & festivities

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Lions Ambition is the headlining act at the API Heritage Festival.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and one way Seattle is celebrating is with a free afternoon of family fun and cultural festivities from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Center Armory on Sunday, May 4. Read the full story

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Songwriter recalls lonely, idyllic childhood, & feeling ‘different’

Songwriter recalls lonely, idyllic childhood, & feeling ‘different’

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

The half Korean singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn, coming to the Columbia City Theater on May 13, remembers her childhood in Pennsylvania as idyllic. “I started singing when I was 6,” she said. “One of the first songs I learned to sing was ‘If We Hold on Together’ from ‘The Land Before Time.’ My first public performance was when I was 7, singing ‘Away in a Manger’ in church.” Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

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Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu

By Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu

In Washington state, the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the grassroots base of either the Democratic or the Republican Party and are vital to their successes. They serve as the political representative for their respective precincts. They form the basis for communicating the values and principles of either party to those within each of their precincts. Read the full story

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Minority biz owners ‘no longer silent’

Minority biz owners ‘no longer silent’

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Following the “$15 Now” signs carried by demonstrators in downtown Seattle last February, there are new signs on the proposed $15 minimum wage with the words, “SAVE IMMIGRANT JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESSES.” Read the full story

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Celebrating 40 years of CAPAA’s rich legacy, from 1974 to 2014

Celebrating 40 years of CAPAA’s rich legacy, from 1974 to 2014

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

For the past four decades, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) has worked to Read the full story

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Group protests home foreclosures

Group protests home foreclosures

By Sue Misao

Calling it a “corporate crime scene” and shouting “Stand up, fight back!” a group of about a dozen protesters, organized by Read the full story

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PICTORIAL: Obama bounces around Asia

PICTORIAL: Obama bounces around Asia

President Obama launched his trip to Asia from Oso, Wash., where he visited the March 22 landslide victims’ families, friends, and rescue workers. From there, he began a week-long trip to four Asian countries. Read the full story

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BLOG: How a Seattle scientist and Chinese artist make deals

BLOG: How a Seattle scientist and Chinese artist make deals

By Assunta Ng

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It must have been a pretty funny joke told at a reception for Chinese artist Xiao Dong Feng, center, at the home of Leroy Hood, right, with the help of Dr. Qiang Tian, left, who translated. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Leroy Hood, a global award-winning biologist, and Xiao Dong Feng, a prominent Chinese artist, have forged a win-win solution, despite language barriers. Read the full story

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