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Ground broken in ceremony at Cheryl Chow Court housing

Ground broken in ceremony at Cheryl Chow Court housing

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Breaking ground are, from left, M.A. Leonard of Enterprise, Wendy Lamb of GGLO, Maryann Crissey of Banner Bank, Karen Miller of Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Diana Poling of Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, John Torrence of LIHI, Mayor Mike McGinn, Bill Reid of Walsh Construction Co., Duncan Haas, Marty Koostra of Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County, Sharon Lee of Low Income Housing Institute, and Paul Cummings of Enterprise. (Photo courtesy of LIHI)

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 20 on the site of what will become the Cheryl Chow Court at 2014 N.W. 57th St. in Ballard. The building, named for the former Seattle City Councilmember Cheryl Chow, will comprise 50 units of green, affordable homes for senior citizens, provided by the Low Income Housing Institute. (end)

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Co-chairs of WASITRAC invited to the White House

Co-chairs of WASITRAC invited to the White House

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Debadutta Dash and Habib M. Habib in front of the portrait of then First Lady Hillary Clinton in the White House. (Photo courtesy of Debadutta Dash)

The co-chairs of Washington State–India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), Debadutta Dash and Habib M. Habib, were invited to the White House policy briefing, followed by the White House holiday celebration on Dec. 20. Read the full story

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Misato Sandoval brings home the Judo gold from France

Misato Sandoval brings home the Judo gold from France

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Misato Sandoval on the podium at the Tournament Lanester Judo competition in France. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Sandoval)

Misato Sandoval, an 8th-grader at Gateway Middle School in Everett, competed in two major elite Judo tournaments last month in France. Read the full story

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Services held for Fred Cordova

Services held for Fred Cordova

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Fred Cordova

Fred Cordova, executive director of the national office of the Filipino American National Historical Society, died on Dec. 21, 2013. His funeral and mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 820 18th Ave. in Seattle. He will be buried at the Calvary Cemetery, which is above University Village.  A reception will be at the University of Washington HUB. (end)

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Gregerson has lots of support

Gregerson has lots of support

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Mia Gregerson, front center, with supporters. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Mia Gregerson, the newly appointed state representative for the 33rd district, held a “meet-and-greet” with her supporters at the Nagomi Tea House on Dec. 18. Read the full story

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Pres. Obama will nominate Max Baucus China ambassador

Pres. Obama will nominate Max Baucus China ambassador

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Senator Max Baucus

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Senator Max Baucus as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, replacing former Washington state Governor Gary Locke.

“For more than two decades, Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China, said President Obama. The economic agreements he helped forge have created millions of American jobs and added billions of dollars to our economy, and hes perfectly suited to build on that progress in his new role.
Baucus is the senior U.S. Senator from Montana. He has served in the Senate since 1978. He is Montana’s longest serving Senator and has the third longest tenure among those currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Read the full story

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Lawsuit filed over Oregon bus crash

The Associated Press

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A British Columbia lawyer representing 12 victims from the 2012 charter bus crash on Interstate 84 near Pendleton filed a lawsuit Monday at the Umatilla County Courthouse seeking $700 million. The East Oregonian reports the group is seeking a jury trial on accusations that operators of Mi Joo Tour & Travel were negligent. Read the full story

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Deportation is a bigger issue for Asians and Hispanics than a pathway to citizenship

By Hope Yen
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds. Read the full story

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Opponents to fight new U.S. military base on Okinawa

Opponents to fight new U.S. military base on Okinawa

By Ken Moritsugu
Associated Press

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Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (Photo from Japanese Wikipedia)

TOKYO (AP) – Threatening lawsuits and protests, opponents are gearing up to fight a decision by Okinawa’s governor that could pave the way for a new U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island. Read the full story

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China: Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

China: Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

By Gillian Wong
Associated Press

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Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo (Photo by Wiiii CC)

BEIJING (AP) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and said he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead. Read the full story

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New China law abolishes re-education labor camps

By Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) – State media say China’s national legislature has voted to abolish a much-criticized penal system that allowed police to lock up people for up to four years without due process. Read the full story

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Vision for new ‘parklet’ unveiled in Chinatown

Vision for new ‘parklet’ unveiled in Chinatown

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The planned parklet will be on the west side of 6th Ave. S., between S. Weller St. and S. King St. (Courtesy of CID-BIA)

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) has announced plans for a Chinatown-ID parklet program in 2014. Neighborhood community leaders are launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to build a public parklet on 6th Avenue South at South Weller Street. Read the full story

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Mukilteo set to save historic Japanese Gulch

Mukilteo set to save historic Japanese Gulch

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Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine

Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine and a representative of Metropolitan Creditors Trust have signed an agreement for the City of Mukilteo to purchase 98 acres within Japanese Gulch for $5.4 million dollars.

Located at the northeastern corner of the Mukilteo city limits, Japanese Gulch has a rich cultural history. For generations of Native Americans, the mouth of the Gulch has provided vital resources and quality of life. After Mukilteo Lumber Company (later Crown Lumber Company) was established in 1903, many Japanese immigrant workers lived there with their families, and it soon became known as Japanese Gulch. Read the full story

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Learn about the health insurance marketplace in Mandarin

Access to information on healthcare in Chinese is available via Google Hangout on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. Read the full story

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Book recommendations

Book recommendations

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_02/shelf_auntie.jpgAuntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic
Story by Ginnie Lo, Illustrations by Beth Lo
Lee & Low Books, 2012

While growing up in a small town in Indiana, Jinyi and Pei’s family would often make the three-hour drive to visit their mother’s sister, Auntie Yang, and her family just outside Chicago.

One weekend, during a Sunday drive, the families come across a field of soybeans, a food Jinyi’s mother and Auntie Yang often ate in China. They sorely missed soybeans now that they were living in the United States. Read the full story

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Local cellist goes on tour with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Local cellist goes on tour with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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Rebecca Chung Filice (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Chung Filice)

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Rebecca Chung Filice, 28, is not your typical classically trained musician. She rocked out on her cello with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their European and U.S. Heist World tour this year. She will be joining them next year for their tour in New Zealand, Australia, and Malaysia.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Filice and her family moved to Seattle when she was 8 years old. She has one older sister, Sarah, and one younger sister, Annie, who are musicians as well and play the violin and piano, respectively. Growing up, they had jam-packed schedules, taking music and art classes because their parents have a great appreciation for the arts. Filice’s primary instrument is the cello. She also plays the piano, and has picked up the accordion, harp, and ukulele for fun. Read the full story

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LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue

Dear Editor,

We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state. Read the full story

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The Top APA Movies of 2013

The Top APA Movies of 2013

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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2013 brought us outstanding anime, almost-unbelievable documentaries, and inspiring narratives. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Asian Pacific American films new to Seattle for this year. Read the full story

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Top 10 Asian American achievements of 2013

Top 10 Asian American achievements of 2013

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Each year, certain people are recognized for their accomplishments in the Asian American communities. There were many incredible feats this year, so we grouped them into 10 accomplishments. Read the full story

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A-pop! Top 10 stories of 2013 — Take one final look at the best, and the best of the worst, of last year’s Asian pop media moments

A-pop! Top 10 stories of 2013 — Take one final look at the best, and the best of the worst, of last year’s Asian pop media moments

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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With the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on 2013’s biggest hits and misses in pop culture. It’s been an interesting year, which saw Asian Americans breaking ground in new ways in pop media, as well as some spectacularly offensive moments from celebrities and teenagers alike. Let’s look back! Read the full story

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