Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 23 | May 31 – June 6"

Artist Trust gives fellowships

Artist Trust gives fellowships

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From left: Mari Ichimasu, Roberto Ascalon, and Donna Miscolta

Mari Ichimasu, Roberto Ascalon, and Donna Miscolta, all of Seattle, are three of 15 artists to receive a 2014 Fellowship from Artist Trust. Ichimasu is an animation artist originally from Japan, Ascalon is a Filipino American poet, and Miscolta is a Filipino/Mexican author. Read the full story

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Barot new director of PLU Rainier Writing Workshop

Barot new director of PLU Rainier Writing Workshop

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Rick Barot

Pacific Lutheran University Associate Professor of English Rick Barot has been named the new director of PLU’s Rainier Writing Workshop, part of the school’s 10-year-old Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Read the full story

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Lions make pancakes for charity, install new officers

Lions make pancakes for charity, install new officers

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Front row: Alma Kimura, Connie Davaney, Bea Kiyohara. Back row: Elaine Ishihara, Darryl Hue, Heidi Wong, Julie Ann Oiye, and Jeffrey Hattori.

Seattle First Hill Lions Club held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser in February to benefit the Keiro and Kin On nursing homes and Kawabe Memorial House. The event also raised $2,400 for the George Tsutakawa Fountain repair and maintenance project at Seattle Central College. Read the full story

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Lin of Starbucks wins award for leadership in diversity

Lin of Starbucks wins award for leadership in diversity

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Diane Lin

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) honored Diane Lin, director of Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations for Starbucks Coffee Company, on May 21 for her outstanding commitment to supplier diversity and minority supplier development.

Along with seven others, Lin was recognized at a leadership gala at the Hilton New York Midtown. Read the full story

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Judge Chung appointed to King County Superior Court

Judge Chung appointed to King County Superior Court

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Judge Sam Chung

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Sam Chung to King County Superior Court.

Chung is filling the seat of Judge Mary Yu who Inslee recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court. Read the full story

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3 Chinese students among UCSB gunman’s victims

3 Chinese students among UCSB gunman’s victims

By Associated Press

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Three of Rodger’s victims were, from left, Weihan Wang, Cheng Yuan Hong, and George Chen.

GOLETA, California (AP) – A gunman went on a rampage May 23 near the University of Read the full story

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Thailand to junta: Please change your soundtrack

Thailand to junta: Please change your soundtrack

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Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha

By Jocelyn Gecker
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) – First, Thailand’s junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public’s verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack.

And after about 24 hours, they did. Read the full story

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Reward for tips on ferry owner up to $500,000

Reward for tips on ferry owner up to $500,000

By Hyung-Jin Kim
Associated Press

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has boosted to half a million dollars as a reward for Read the full story

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New India PM meets with rival leader of Pakistan

New India PM meets with rival leader of Pakistan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

By Muneeza Naqvi
Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) – New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on May 27 and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai. Read the full story

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War dead honored

War dead honored

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U.S. Rep. Adam Smith and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara stand at attention as members of Cathay Post 186 display flags in Hing Hay Park. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Seattle’s Cathay Post No. 186 held a Memorial Day event at Hing Hay Park on Monday with Read the full story

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Korean American photos requested

The Korean American Historical Society is seeking photographs for exhibits and publication in a book about the Korean community. Photos are needed by June 30. Photos of memorable occasions and everyday situations between 1900 and 2000 are being sought. Submissions should include the date and location of the photo, and the identity of subjects when possible. Read the full story

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Justice Yu to ride in Pride Parade

Seattle Pride, the lead organizer for Seattle’s annual Pride Parade, has invited newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu to ride at the front of the upcoming 2014 Seattle Pride Parade as a special guest. Governor Inslee appointed Justice Yu to the state Supreme Court on May 1. She is the first openly LGBT Justice to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court. Read the full story

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Filipina to share her story of being trafficked

A woman who left the Philippines in 2010 for what she believed would be a teaching job in the United States will share her experience of instead finding herself a victim of human trafficking. Read the full story

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Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho

Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho

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Robert Michael Williston, with and without hair

By Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Department of Correction says a 47-year-old inmate escaped from the Adams County Jail in Council, Idaho. Robert Michael Williston, formerly of Coeur d’Alene, escaped May 31 by apparently scaling a fence. Read the full story

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SIFF brings mystery and intrigue

SIFF brings mystery and intrigue

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), running through June 8, brings more fascinating Asian films to town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three preview picks for the final week at SIFF. Read the full story

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Asian American poetry keeps evolving

Asian American poetry keeps evolving

By Irfan Shariff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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From left: Kim An Lieberman, Arlene Kim, Brian Komei Dempster, Alan Chong Lau, and Sharon Hashimoto

By the late 1890s, Asian Americans were already leaving their mark on the American literary Read the full story

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Sur brings ‘ohana’ to Carnation festival

Sur brings ‘ohana’ to Carnation festival

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Kevin Sur, producer of Timber! Music Festival. (Photo by Melodie Knight)

In Hawaii, the concept of family emphasizes the importance of community, cultural ties, and remembering one another. Known as the word “ohana” in the Hawaiian language, it also speaks to a larger sense of community that includes one’s immediate family, as well as extended relatives, friends, and neighbors. Read the full story

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Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup

Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup

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Hisashi Iwakuma (Photo by LiAnna Davis)

By Rob Nishihara
Northwest Asian Weekly

The best pitcher in Seattle doesn’t wear a crown.

He doesn’t have a regal nickname or inspire a loyal horde to wear yellow T-shirts and shake “K” cards whenever he’s on the mound.

In fact, there’s little about Hisashi Iwakuma to indicate Major League star quality, except the box score. The numbers, in this case, do not lie. Read the full story

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After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years

After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Duc Nguyen at a screening of his documentary, “Stateless,” at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Theater in Seattle on May 23. (Photo by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW)

“Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical Read the full story

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Art of origami on display

Art of origami on display

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Crane Garland by Miri Golan (Photo by Vivian Nguyen/NWAW)

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Elegantly folded animals, pentagonal prisms, and architectural creations line the halls at “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” the latest exhibition to debut at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) in Bellevue. Read the full story

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