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Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

AP Wire Service HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s prime minister said Thursday that it is impossible to ban social media such as Facebook so authorities in the communist nation instead should provide correct information to inform public opinion.

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Indonesia executes 6 drug convicts, including 5 foreigners

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.

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China says new air routes needed to ease its flight delays

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — New commercial flight routes off China’s southeast coast are intended to ease chronic flight delays, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, without commenting on Taiwan’s concerns they could affect flight safety in its airspace.

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Philippine crowd building for papal Mass

By Nicole Winfield and Teresa Cerojano AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila’s main park for Pope Francis’ final Mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff’s message of hope for the Southeast Asian country’s most downtrodden and destitute.

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China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China — and even do it in Mandarin.

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Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.

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APAMC disappointed with lack of diversity in Oscar nominees

APAMC disappointed with lack of diversity in Oscar nominees

On January 15th, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominations for the 2015 Oscars.

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Keeping the name but changing the meaning — How King County changed its own history and honored MLK

When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.

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Arrests, officer injured in Seattle police protests

Arrests, officer injured in Seattle police protests

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — At least six people have been arrested and a Seattle police officer suffered a leg injury as protesters chanting “black lives matter” disrupted traffic in Seattle, blocking part of a state highway and interstate off ramps.

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Conquering loneliness in old age

Conquering loneliness in old age

  If loneliness is the fear for old age, what can a community do to fight back?

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“Selma” — Start talking and thinking

“Selma” — Start talking and thinking

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly He’s my oldest friend in the world and I love him like my own brother.  But I don’t think I’ll be talking to him for awhile.

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Insatiable! — A festival of Asian American writing talent

Insatiable! — A festival of Asian American writing talent

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Sister (SIS) Productions presents “Insatiable!” a festival of

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

By Cindy Domingo Northwest Asian Weekly What seemed impossible became a reality last month when President

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Help with health insurance enrollment

Help with health insurance enrollment

  In response to a call for help from the White House to reach more members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]

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MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School

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Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million

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GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

    There was blue and green everywhere Sunday afternoon and evening in Seattle when the Seahawks played the Packers. Fans lined up for entry (top) and piled out of King Street Station (bottom) to attend the game. What started out as a disappointing game turned into what has now been considered one of the […]

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Posted in Features 05, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

The popular website Buzzfeed is producing a video called “Ask An Asian” and they called out on Facebook to ask for contributions.

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BLOG: Being blunt about race…

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

By Assunta Ng   My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.

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