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Jayapal receives NOW award

Jayapal receives NOW award

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Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal, a recognized leader in local and national efforts to improve the lives of immigrants, low wage workers, communities of color, and women, is a co-recipient of the inaugural Olga Vives Award from the National Organization of Women (NOW).

In presenting the award, NOW President Terry O’Neill said, “Pramila Jayapal exemplifies the spirit and passion of NOW leader Olga Vives, an immigrant, a lesbian, and a single mom who worked for the rights of all women. Read the full story

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Poet Pai is OtB ambassador

Poet Pai is OtB ambassador

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Shin Yu Pai

Seattle poet Shin Yu Pai is one of 15 cultural and civic leaders to be invited (out of 95 applicants) to serve as a 2014-2015 ambassador for On the Boards (OtB), a local arts organization that introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music, while developing and presenting new work by Northwest performing artists. Read the full story

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Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals

Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals

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The 11-12 age group includes, front row, from left: Jamie Chin, Keana Hunter, Jessica Forcucci, Emma Kamb. Back row, from left: Meili Hobson, Leeza Polyakova, Alicia Wu, Ivy Huang. (Photo courtesy of Amy Chin)

The Seattle Synchronized Swim Team swam to third place in the USA Synchro Age Group Nationals from June 27 to July 5 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Read the full story

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TAPS network, hike, and more

TAPS network, hike, and more

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Taiwanese American Professionals take a hike. (Photo courtesy of TAP)

The Taiwanese American Professionals of Seattle (TAPS) enjoyed a hike at Rattlesnake Ledge east of Seattle on June 14.  The group, which began in 2004, plans frequent outings for members to network, socialize, and engage in community service projects. TAPS has more than 500 members. (end)

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Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

By Mari Yamaguchi
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims. Read the full story

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North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

By Eric Talmadge
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it. Read the full story

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China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

By Marco Garcia
Associated Press

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China’s hospital ship ‘Ark Peace’

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels on July 5 during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags. Read the full story

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Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

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Joko Widodo (left) and Prabowo Subianto

By Niniek Karmini
Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago. Read the full story

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Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Marie Chong is the founder of ARC Dance Co. (Photo by Paul Sanders)

Some people find it difficult to balance their work and personal life. It requires a certain level of dexterity to maintain balance. For artistic director and former professional dancer Marie Chong, it’s a way of life in her work — literally. Read the full story

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Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Tan Vo poses with a North Korean soldier on the DMZ. (Photo by Kathy Stenger)

How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories? Read the full story

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1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

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Joel de la Fuente stars as Gordon Hirabayashi in “Hold These Truths.” (Photo by Lia Chang)

Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show, “Hold These Truths,” inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government’s forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during World War II. Read the full story

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LETTER: Japan needs to acknowledge WWII actions

Dear Editor,

The Abe government in Japan is acting against the international community in recently questioning Japan’s pledge in the Kono Statement of 1993, in which Japan acknowledged its wartime sexual slavery during World War II. Read the full story

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CISC hosts forum for caregivers

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

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Photo from CISC

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) has received a contract from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research and understand the challenges that Asian American family caregivers face. Read the full story

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Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

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Cheng Ji

By Associated Press

PARIS (AP) ­– Cheng Ji was the first Chinese rider to race in the Tour de France when he lined up for Team Giant-Shimano at the start July 5 in Leeds, England.

Cheng was included June 25 on the team’s nine-rider lineup for the 101st edition of the Tour. He is a part of Giant-Shimano’s sprint formations attempting to deliver Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb to stage victories. Read the full story

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Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

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Coach Hong Myung-bo

By The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Disappointed South Korean fans have expressed their anger toward the national team as it made its return home following an early exit from the World Cup in Brazil. Read the full story

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Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

By Associated Press

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Vencer Crisostomo, chairman of Anakbayan youth group

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Protesters clashed on July 4 with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country. Read the full story

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The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

By Dipika Kohli
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Our giant French doors are open today. There aren’t many other things in the room to distract, but even if there were, the balcony and the white rain beyond it command all of one’s attention. It looks and sounds like a television set that’s always on with loud static and no picture. Read the full story

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Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

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From left, Kyung Ku Lee, Jedy Gillespie, Swaraj Pandey, and Jingying Lu are sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens. (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW)

For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center. Read the full story

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Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Part 1 of a 2-part series

By Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Gwen Yeh and members of the Gender Justice League at Seattle Pride 2014. (Photo by Nate Gowdy (www.nategowdy.com))

The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this Read the full story

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Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

By Irfan Shariff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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King County Assessor Lloyd Hara

The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, and the Assessor’s Office expects to see continued growth this year.

“The market is coming around,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “That should make you feel good.”

As of press date, 21 areas have received their valuation notices. All have seen increases. Rainier Beach, Tukwila, Seatac, and parts of Kent have seen increases of 20 percent or more. Read the full story

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