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Du contestant for Miss Chinese International

Du contestant for Miss Chinese International

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2013 Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess Tiffany Du is a contestant in the 2014 Miss Chinese International Pageant in Hong Kong.

The 2014 Miss Chinese International Pageant will be held in Hong Kong on Jan. 26.

Sixteen delegates from around the world will compete for the crown, including Seattle’s Tiffany Du, who won the title of “Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess” in last year’s 2013 Scholarship for Women Pageant (also known as the Miss Chinese Seattle Pageant), hosted annually by The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce. (end)

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Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality

Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality

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Calling it a “disparity strikes at the very core of who we are as a democratic society,” Mayor Ed Murray last month committed to addressing Seattle’s growing income divide. Read the full story

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CWU hosts Korean students

CWU hosts Korean students

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Marilyn Levine, Central Washington University’s provost and vice president for Academic and Student Life, speaks with a group of Korean students in her office. (Photo by Rich Villacres/CWU)

Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., recently welcomed a group of 14 students from South Korea as part of a new program with Chung-Ang University in Seoul. The students spend the first year of college in their home country and then finish the last three years in the United States. Read the full story

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Jill Mangaliman named Got Green executive director

Jill Mangaliman named Got Green executive director

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Michael Woo hands the reigns of Got Green over to Jill Mangaliman. (Photo courtesy of Got Green)

Got Green has announced that Jill Mangaliman will be its new executive director. Former executive director Michael Woo will remain as the organization continues to lead efforts to see Seattle’s Local Hire Ordinance through implementation. Read the full story

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Wong is new president of SMA

Wong is new president of SMA

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Sandra Wong

The Seattle Management Association (SMA) has named Sandra Wong as its new president. Wong has been with the City of Seattle for 33 years, and currently works as an employment manager. She also served as the American Society’s Training and Development’s Puget Sound Chapter Employee Learning Week director for the past term.

SMA, a non-profit professional association with over 250 members, is a vehicle for networking and sharing information and ideas important to the role of public sector manager. It provides professional development resources, trainings, and events that address the growing complexity of City management. (end)

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Kenneth Bae appeals to U.S. for N. Korea release

Kenneth Bae appeals to U.S. for N. Korea release

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Kenneth Bae

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release. Read the full story

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Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

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Hiroo Onoda

By Elaine Kurtenbach
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91.

Onoda died Jan. 16 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga expressed his condolences, praising Onoda for his strong will to live and indomitable spirit. Read the full story

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Vikesh Kapoor’s folk music is ‘dealing with the now’

Vikesh Kapoor’s folk music is ‘dealing with the now’

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Vikesh Kapoor

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

For folk singer and songwriter Vikesh Kapoor, he is a musician first and a social observer second.

A first-generation Indian American, Kapoor draws on observations and reactions to the world around him for inspiration. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, his first taste of the larger world came when he took a masonry apprenticeship in college.

“It wasn’t as romantic as it sounds,” said Kapoor. “But it took me out of a world that I was used to. And once I got out of my hometown bubble, I was never the same.” Read the full story

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Hundreds celebrate the life and  work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Students from Seattle’s John Stanford International School filled a section of the balcony at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Friday’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

The Mt. Zion Baptist Church was nearly overflowing Friday, Jan. 17, when hundreds gathered for the Read the full story

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The Layup Drill — Welcome 2014

The Layup Drill — Welcome 2014

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Doug Baldwin

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this offering, we take a look at the antics of Dennis Rodman, the incredible story of a local gymnast, and getting ready for the Winter Olympics.

Baldwin helps Hawks to Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! It was a nail-biter that had many Seattle fans screaming at the top of their lungs throughout the game. In the end, the good guys (aka Seattle Seahawks) prevailed over their hated rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, to earn the right to play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Former Stanford Cardinal Doug Baldwin led the receivers with six catches for 106 yards. He had an important 51-yard reception that sparked the team when it was trailing in the game. Baldwin, who is half Filipino, also ran back kickoffs — including a 69-yard return, which set up a score for the Seahawks. Despite the doubt by many scouts that he could make it as a professional football player, Baldwin has made a nice career for himself and uses that doubt as fuel for his play. Good luck to Baldwin and the rest of the team. They play the Denver Broncos Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., which is the site of Super Bowl 48. Go Hawks! Read the full story

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Wireless living: Limited Internet access in North Korea affects country’s development

Wireless living: Limited Internet access in North Korea affects country’s development

By Imana Gunawan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Will Scott, doctoral candidate at the University of Washington, is back in Seattle and sits at the UW Communications Building. He spent last fall teaching computer science to undergraduates in North Korea. (Photo by Imana Gunawan/NWAW)

While most of the developed world enjoys Internet access as a basic human right, North Koreans live with their web access heavily regulated and monitored. Read the full story

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Crisis and Calm: Ruth Ozeki and the Art of Being a Novelist

Crisis and Calm: Ruth Ozeki and the Art of Being a Novelist

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Ruth Ozeki

By Signe Predmore
Northwest Asian Weekly

It wasn’t until disaster struck that Japanese American author Ruth Ozeki’s latest, critically acclaimed novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” truly came to life. She had struggled with an earlier version of the story since 2006, eventually completing what she thought was the final version in 2011.

“It just wasn’t a very good book, but at least I finished it. I was ready to send it in,” Ozeki said.

Then the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan, followed by the tsunami and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. Ozeki had lived in Japan as a young woman and has family and friends there. She was glued to the television set. Read the full story

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There are plenty of Lunar New Year celebrations

By Marino Saito
Northwest Asian Weekly

Lunar New Year is known as the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar — a time for families to get together. It’s like Christmas Day for Americans. The Lunar New Year starts on Jan. 31 this year. A lot of events will be held around the Seattle and will go from this weekend through the beginning of next month. Read the full story

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SDOT: Parking rates in the ID seem good enough for now

SDOT: Parking rates in the ID seem good enough for now

By Marino Saito
Northwest Asian Weekly

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There are no current plans by the City to make any new adjustments to the parking rates in the International District. (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

A year has passed since the parking rates in the Chinatown-International District were lowered, after Read the full story

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Life’s a game — Leap of faith turns comic strip into successful gaming company

Life’s a game — Leap of faith turns comic strip into successful gaming company

“Working with Robert Khoo is almost entirely painless.”  — Jerry ‘Tycho’ Holkins

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Robert Khoo, president of Penny Arcade, shares an office with Yoshi, a character from Mario Brothers. (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

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‘Bachelor’ couple headed for altar

‘Bachelor’ couple headed for altar

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She threw her hat in the ring, got picked, and fell in love. ‘The Bachelor’ star Sean Lowe chose Seattle’s Catherine Giudici, and now they’re getting married. Here, Catherine’s mom, Cynthia Mejia-Giudici, beams with pride at the happy couple.

Read all about it in the Publisher’s Blog

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Vera Ing leaves lasting legacy

Vera Ing leaves lasting legacy

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Vera Ing

“For many of us, Vera was like a mother…she had a great heart and always saw kindness in people. Our community lost a great friend and a beautiful person.”   — Jerry Lee, Mulvanny/G2

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Long time community activist Vera Faye Ing died on Jan. 18, 2014. She was 73. Read the full story

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Post Office reveals new Year of the Horse stamp

Post Office reveals new Year of the Horse stamp

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The U.S. Post Office on Jan. 15 issued the “Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Horse” Forever stamp. It is available in sheets of 12 stamps. Read the full story

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PICTORIAL: ’Hawks are in!

PICTORIAL: ’Hawks are in!

Victory is sweet for the Seattle Seahawks, who beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in Sunday’s conference championship game at CenturyLink Field. It was a nail-biter, with the ’Hawks down 17-13 at the start of the fourth quarter, but several big plays put them over the top. Fans came from near and far in their blue and green colors and did their part for the team, performing as the “12th Man.”

Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in Superbowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. (end)

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Seahawks owner Paul Allen raises the cup as the fans cheer. (Team photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

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Players raise the banner of victory after the game. (Team photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

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Basking in the confetti (Team photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

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Fireworks (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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Marshawn Lynch rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown. (Team photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

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Golden Tate caught four passes for 31 yards. (Team photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

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A couple of happy ‘hawks (Team photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks)

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From left: Ryan Letson, Hilarie Letson, Reeves Parish, and Maura Little celebrate at Ho Ho Seafood Restaurant. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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Hungry fans at Uwajimaya (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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Boris Gaviria and Terra Holcomb of Kirkland show off their colors in front of Hop Sing Tong private club. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Seahawks! From your Chinatown neighbors

EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Seahawks! From your Chinatown neighbors

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After a long afternoon of cheering, these Seahawk fans found sustenance at the Honey Court Seafood Restaurant in the International District. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

How about those Seahawks? A win for the team is a win for the city, not only for the fans’ personal pride and joy, but also in revenue for local businesses, especially in downtown. Good. Read the full story

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