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Exterminator convicted in slaying of doctor

Exterminator convicted in slaying of doctor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exterminator accused of strangling a pediatrician, who questioned his work and then tying her up with equestrian gear and setting her body on fire, has been convicted of first-degree murder, arson, and related offenses. Dr. Melissa Ketunuti was of Thai descent. Jason Smith, 39, faces a mandatory life term without the […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

By Fakhrurradzie Gade and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh landed in several places in Southeast Asia, describing killings, extortion, and near-starvation after a harrowing journey at sea. An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

US, China budge not a bit over South China Sea

By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic Writer BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States budged not a bit Saturday over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Foreign Minister Wang Ji politely but pointedly dismissing Washington’s push for a diplomatic solution to ease tensions. Wang and U.S. Secretary of State […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

China teacher allowed to give birth and ordered to abort

BEIJING (AP) — A schoolteacher who gained permission to have an additional child in her hometown in one Chinese province has been ordered to have an abortion because the province where she is teaching has different rules, a family planning officer confirmed Tuesday. The case illustrates how different areas have different family planning regulations and […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard admission

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Pakistani groups came together […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Twelve honorees and “Rising Stars” were recognized May 15, at a luncheon held at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. The event was a celebration and collaboration of women who spoke about how they inspire and build communities. Master of ceremonies was Sonya Green, the first African American to […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Destiny opens its doors — New charter school accepting enrollment

Tacoma area families, students and community members chose a name for the new public charter middle school that reflects the long history of Tacoma as the City of Destiny. Destiny Charter Middle School Principal Genny Cadena said members of the Advisory Committee, including families and community members, have been meeting every month to help plan […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Will Okamoto run again?

Will Okamoto run again?

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Councilmember John Okamoto invited the ethnic media for a question-and-answer session May 15. Okamoto was recently appointed as councilmember as a replacement for Sally Clark’s seat. The appointment is unusual because Okamoto will not be able to re-apply for re-election after his seven-month term. Q: What do you hope […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Around the world with best friends, twins, and con-artists — Books that will make you appreciate the journey

Around the world with best friends, twins, and con-artists — Books that will make you appreciate the journey

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe By Romain Puertolas Alfred A. Knopf New York, 2015 When Ajatashatru (Aja) Oghash arrives in Paris, the first and only thing on his mind is to get to an Ikea. All the Indian fakir — or […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pacquiao loses “Fight of the Century” to Mayweather Manny Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd in Las Vegas in the biggest money fight in the history of boxing. An estimated 4.4 million people purchased the inflated $100 pay-per-view event ($90 if you did not […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Fundraiser for Nepal

Fundraiser for Nepal

NAAAP-Seattle had a unique celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and helped raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal on May 15. The event started off with a mixer at Eastern Café. Afterwards, Dr. Connie So, Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies department, presented on stereotypes of API Americans in […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

You [The Slants] are trying to use the Asian community to promote your band for your own benefit. The general public is not going to get the social statement that you are claiming to make. Instead the name just comes across as saying it is ok to mock Asians using a common racist stereotype. The […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 22, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

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Posted in Features 22, Sports, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

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Posted in Features 22, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/29, World News0 Comments

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

What did Madeleine Albright wear when she met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to represent America’s might? Albright visited China in 1998 to prepare for the summit meeting between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin to illustrate improved relationship between Washington and Beijing despite US-China differences. What was her symbol? Why did Albright […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

EDITORIAL: Racial quotas, are they fair? — Affirmative action questions…

Trying to get into school? Asian American applicants applying for college appear to be admitted at a lower rate than White, Black, or Latino peers with comparable quantitative scores. This is according to Princeton researcher Thomas J. Espenshade who compiled GPA and SAT test scores for selective private institutions of higher education, and compared them […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Matsuno steps down from DON

Matsuno steps down from DON

Bernie Matsuno, who has served as director of Department of Neighborhoods (DON) since 2011, will be stepping down effective June 2. Matsuno came out of retirement to serve as director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, intending to serve only a few months, but stayed on for over four years. She developed and expanded new community […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Nguyen battles celebrity chef

Nguyen battles celebrity chef

Seattle chef Thoa Nguyen, founder of  Chinoise & Wabi Sabi restaurants, competed on national television this past January on “Beat Bobby Flay.” The format of the show pits two professional chefs against one another for the opportunity to do battle with TV personality/chef Bobby Flay. The episode featuring Chef Thoa is titled “Homeland” and will […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

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