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Andrea Akita named acting director of InterIm CDA

Andrea Akita named acting director of InterIm CDA

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Andrea Akita

InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) has named Andrea Akita as its new acting executive director while the group searches for a permanent director. Its former executive director, Hyeok Kim, has taken a position as one of Mayor Ed Murray’s two deputy mayors for Seattle.

Akita joined InterIm CDA last fall as the director of Community and Housing Services. She has more than 20 years of experience working in social services, affordable housing, and community development programs. Most recently, she worked in the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department.

InterIm CDA is a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization based in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. (end)

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Chinese American Citizens Alliance delivers rice

Chinese American Citizens Alliance delivers rice

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Chinese American Citizens Alliance volunteers pack up rice for senior citizens.

On Dec. 14, members of the Seattle Chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) and their families purchased, packaged, and distributed over 500 pounds of rice to needy seniors at the Chinese Information and Service Center in the Chinatown-International District. This annual event is just one of the many activities hosted by the Seattle Chapter. Read the full story

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Heim is new director of WSCRC

Heim is new director of WSCRC

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Kristi Heim

The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) has announced Kristi Heim as the new executive director of WSCRC, following Joe Borich’s retirement in 2013. WSCRC is an independent nonprofit organization that has promoted commercial, cultural, and educational ties between Washington state and China for 35 years. Read the full story

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Mahnaz Eshetu to direct ReWA

Mahnaz Eshetu to direct ReWA

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Mahnaz Eshetu

The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) of Seattle has named Mahnaz Kourourian Eshetu as its new executive director. Eshetu assumed her duties on Dec. 1. ReWA is a multiethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish counties. Read the full story

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Ng wins Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award

Ng wins Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award

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Charles Ng

Charles Ng, manager of the Contracts Administration and Support Office in the Finance Division of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, was awarded the Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award by the Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Management luncheon at the Columbia Tower Club on Dec. 5. Read the full story

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Man accused of setting Chinese Consulate fire ‘heard voices’

Man accused of setting Chinese Consulate fire ‘heard voices’

By Scott Smith

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_03/nation_sf.jpgSAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After turning himself in to the police, a Chinese national told federal authorities that he started a blaze at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco because he was hearing voices.

Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City, said he unsuccessfully tried to use his passport to ignite gasoline he had poured on the consulate’s door and steps on New Year’s Eve, according to an FBI affidavit. No one was injured in the fire that charred a doorway and damaged the lobby of the building.

FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson said Monday that Feng was arrested at his home Friday after he called police in Daly City, a San Francisco suburb. Read the full story

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President’s nominations include APIs

President Obama sent his judicial and departmental nominations to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6. Among the nearly 250 names submitted were the following members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities:

Vince Girdhari Chhabria, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Susan Y. Illston, retired. Read the full story

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‘I’m sorry boss, I hit the jackpot” — Second winner of $648 million lottery comes forward

By Jason Dearen
Associated Press

San Francisco (AP) – California’s $324 million Mega Millions jackpot winner Steve Tran had a 3 a.m. epiphany earlier this week that spurred him from sleep and had him fumbling through a pile of lottery tickets on top of his dresser. Read the full story

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Ohio veteran returns Vietnam war trophy to soldier’s family

By Vanessa McCray, The Blade

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – John Wast kept the bullet-scarred pith helmet for more than 40 years. Read the full story

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Help design Hing Hay

Help design Hing Hay

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A youth art workshop to contribute to the design of an expanded Hing Hay Park will be held at the International District-Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S., Seattle, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. It’s free. The workshop will be led by Nin Truong and WKND Studio. Materials will be provided. Participants are asked to RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hing-hay-park-youth-art-workshop-1-tickets-9897453550 by Jan. 9. (end) Read the full story

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Ng still not deported

Ng still not deported

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Tony Ng (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Tony Ng, who was granted parole last October after serving 28 years for his conviction in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre in which 13 people were murdered, is still in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, while the agency seeks to deport him to Hong Kong. Ng was transferred to the ICE detention center in early December. By law, the agency must deport him within six months of his release from prison. If he’s not deported within that time, ICE has to set him free. Read the full story

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CAPAA has vacancy

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications to fulfill the position of commissioner as part of its board. CAPAA serves to improve the well being of Asian Pacific Americans by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education and other areas. Read the full story

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Grants offered for cultural projects

Deadlines for 4Culture grant programs are Feb. 26 for heritage and historic preservation projects and March 6 for art projects. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Read the full story

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South Korean baritone steps into Seattle Opera’s “Rigoletto”

South Korean baritone steps into Seattle Opera’s “Rigoletto”

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Hyung Yun in rehearsal for his title role in Seattle Opera’s production of “Rigoletto.” Yun will perform in the Jan. 11 and Jan. 24 shows. (Photo by Alan Alabastro)

By Imana Gunawan
Northwest Asian Weekly

When baritone Hyung Yun first got into opera, “Rigoletto,” by Giuseppe Verdi, became an opera he dreamt of performing. Now, Yun’s dreams will be coming true when he plays the part of Rigoletto in Seattle Opera’s production running Jan. 11 through Jan. 25.

Yun, a 45-year-old from Seoul, South Korea, has traveled and performed in theaters across the United States. He is one of the few Asian opera stars in the country. Yun will be performing with the second cast of “Rigoletto” as part of Seattle Opera’s 50th anniversary season. The play was first performed by Seattle Opera 50 years ago, during the company’s first full season. Now, the opera revives its 2004 version, with the play being set in 1930s Mantua, a city in Northern Italy.

The plot is simple, comprising a miserable jester, his virginal daughter, and a dashing playboy duke. Put the three together and drama ensues. When Rigoletto, the jester, tries to avenge the duke for seducing and abandoning his daughter, his plans backfire on him and those he holds dear. Read the full story

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GeekWire: Edward Jiang is doing good

GeekWire: Edward Jiang is doing good

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Edward Jiang at the 2013 Geekwire Awards.

Recipient of GeekWire’s “Do-Gooder of the Year” award for 2013, Edward Jiang, 22, is ready to do even better things in 2014 with his tech education nonprofit organization, StudentRND. Read the full story

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BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council

BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council

By Assunta Ng

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A thousand people witnessed the swearing in of Mayor Ed Murray, four council members, and the city attorney on Jan. 6 at City Hall. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant gave a fiery speech, overshadowing other City Council members’ swearing in at City Hall last Monday.

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Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant celebrates her inauguration with Nicole Grant of the Washington State Labor Council. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

A Socialist, Sawant gave a hard-line approach to push for her $15/hour minimum wage platform by creating a mass movement to pressure the mayor and City Council. She said, loud and clear, that there would be no compromise with the corporate world when dealing with the minimum wage. Collaboration is not her song.

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After being sworn into office by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, right, Seattle’s new mayor, Ed Murray, left, receives a congratulatory embrace from his husband, Michael Shiosaki. The Jan. 6 ceremony at Seattle City Hall, which included the swearing in of four council members and City Attorney Peter Holmes, drew about 1,000 supporters, all of whom gave the mayor a standing ovation after his inaugural speech. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Some say she is a breath of fresh air. Others fear her boldness. Expect to see no peace between her and the Seattle City Council, and with Mayor Ed Murray. Sawant is not like any politician you have seen before. She takes no crap from anyone. It will be interesting for us to see how politics play out in 2014.

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Meanwhile, Benson Wong is ceremonially sworn in as a Mercer Island City Council member by his wife, Terry Mark. (Photo provided by Benson Wong)

Perhaps the other council members don’t need to be concerned. Due to redistricting, every council member has to start all over in two years for a different seat. What have you got to lose? Just be bold like Sawant! The game has just begun.

Let’s watch the show.  (end)

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J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

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J.R. Celski

By Paul Newberry
Associated Press

KEARNS, Utah (AP) – For a brief moment, J.R. Celski thought about what happened before the last Olympics.

He thought about how he sliced open his leg and wondered if he’d make it to the Winter Games.

He quickly put those worries aside. Now, he’s heading to Sochi — this time as America’s best hope at the short track.

“It’s hard not to think about it,” he conceded. “I had a moment.” Read the full story

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Seattle couple brings medicine, self defense to sex abuse victims in Vietnam

Seattle couple brings medicine, self defense to sex abuse victims in Vietnam

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Jesse Robbins teaches Krav Maga/Self-Defense class to the One Body Village Cambodia girls. He has to use pillows in lieu of proper equipment. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Robbins)

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

On Dec. 15, Seattle natives Thuy Do and her husband, Jesse Robbins, met Linh Doan, director of One Body Village (OBV) in Cambodia. They had a long day ahead. They would visit two villages, where Do, a doctor, would be examining 30 patients. The villages stand in stark contrast to the modernity of nearby Phnom Penh. Read the full story

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Fred Cordova remembered as a legendary leader

Fred Cordova remembered as a legendary leader

By Evangeline Cafe    
Northwest Asian Weekly

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This photo, taken at the 54th anniversary of the Filipino American Community (FACYV) in 2006, shows, from left, the late Fred Cordova, Mike Antonio (vice president of FACYV), Tiffany Pascua, the late Sandra Pascua, Rey Pascua (president of FACYV), and (seated) Dorothy Cordova. (Photo courtesy of Rey Pascua)

Fred Cordova spent his life championing social justice issues, preserving Filipino American history, and empowering the youth. The iconic historian and activist died on Dec. 21, 2013, at the age of 82. Read the full story

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BLOG: Ambassador Locke amused by rumors

BLOG: Ambassador Locke amused by rumors

By Assunta Ng

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From left, Mona and Gary Locke, Lily and Fred Shiosaki, and Michael Shiosaki (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The Chinese media have been stirring up all kinds of rumors since U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke announced his resignation. First they claimed that he resigned because of an affair, then they said he had liver illness. One Taiwanese newspaper even printed a story of his liver transplant on the front page. Read the full story

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