Archive | November 2008

Letter: An addendum to the Chinatown gate story

I would like to thank Ryan Pangilinan for his excellent article, “Hong helps Chinatown…” (in the Nov. 6-14 issue). It is the only piece that fully describes Mr. Hong’s contribution — both in money and work — to his community, a tribute to how an immigrant gives back to his community.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 48 | 11/22-280 Comments

Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

TOKYO (AP) — Across the globe, people in city squares and living rooms, ballrooms and villages cheered the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, raising hopes that America’s first Black commander in chief would herald a less confrontational America.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-21, World News0 Comments

Locke denies rumor of Obama job

Locke denies rumor of Obama job

The problem with rumors is that sometimes it gets too big and takes on a life of its own. The Northwest Asian Weekly first learned of former Gov. Gary Locke’s so-called ‘talks’ with President-elect Obama from a Chinese news agency that called to talk to the NWAW’s publisher, Assunta Ng.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

How volunteers Barack’ed the vote

How volunteers Barack’ed the vote

What was it that kept myself and other Obama supporters looking for just one more votes as we knocked on doors in the hot Iowa summer? What propelled us to ignore our frozen feet as we hunted for votes in the bitter New Hampshire winter? Why did we ignore our homework and yard work and other mundane tasks so that we could make countless calls from a crowded back room in a Virginia campaign office?

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Posted in National News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Kidnapped reporter freed from terrorist

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mellissa Fung says captors kept her blindfolded for four weeks in an underground cave so low the Asian Canadian journalist could barely stand. Chains bound her hands and feet during her last week as a prisoner.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-21, World News0 Comments

Bridging the Gap a success

Bridging the Gap a success

The 14th annual MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast was held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the HUB Ballroom on the UW campus. More than $70,000 was raised for the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Endowed Scholarship Fund, which helps economically disadvantaged UW students from diverse backgrounds continue their education.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Rainier Beach Family Center renewed

Rainier Beach Family Center renewed

ARAMARK employee volunteers refurbished the Rainier Beach Family Center on Oct. 16, a program of Atlantic Street Center, one of Seattle’s premier nonprofit organizations. The center’s much-needed programs and services support more than 3,000 multiethnic, low-income families in the central and southeast neighborhoods per year.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Comings and goings

Comings and goings

The Wing Luke Asian Museum welcomes Ethelyn Abellanosa, new deputy director for operations. This is a new position created as part of the museum’s leadership transition. Abellanosa was the associate director for administration and human resources at the Henry Art Gallery, working there for the past 10 years during the Henry’s post-expansion phase.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Comings and goings

Comings and goings

Naomi Ishisaka is the new communications director for OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone), a leading immigrant advocacy organization in the region. Formerly the editor of ColorsNW Magazine for eight years, Ishisaka will continue her commitment to cover issues of race, diversity and multiculturalism through writing projects as well as speaking to and consulting with organizations interested in diversity, media and social justice issues.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Politically active community members

Politically active community members

The 2nd annual Racial Justice Campaign Candidate Fundraiser held on Oct. 15th highlighted candidates Vickie Ybarra and Roslynne Reed.

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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Veterans’ benefits gets a push forward

Veterans’ benefits gets a push forward

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and an honorary chairman of the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA), outlined his four-point legislative program designed to ensure veterans get the care and benefits they deserve. Akaka made his remarks at the JAVA quarterly luncheon at the Harvest Moon Restaurant in Falls Church, Va., on Oct. 18.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Three Asian Americans on Obama’s team

Three Asian Americans on Obama’s team

In a move some consider an indication of what the public will come to expect of the Obama administration, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have named three Asian Americans to the Obama-Biden Transition Team — Chris Lu, Sonal Shah and Pete Rouse.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

For Equal Opportunity Restauranteur’s humble ending is by choice

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Daisy Liu, owner of Green Island Chinese Restaurant in downtown Danville, knows most of the faces who come for the lunch buffet during the work week.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Man forced into patriotism at knifepoint

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An Asian American man claims he was assaulted and forced at knifepoint to say, “I love America.” Boulder police is investigating the incident, which is qualified as a bias-motivated crime.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Oregonians continue learning English at their own pace

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters have rejected a ballot measure proposing to limit how much time public school students can spend in English as a Second Language classes.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-212 Comments

Abercrombie more diverse? Doubtful.

Abercrombie more diverse? Doubtful.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four years after spending $50 million to settle a number of employment discrimination lawsuits, Abercrombie & Fitch says it’s making progress with diversity in its hiring.

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Posted in National News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Ban an Asian? Florida says, ‘OK’

MIAMI (AP) — An amendment that would have repealed an anachronistic provision in the state constitution that would allow the Legislature to ban Asians from owning property has failed.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Japan picks woman astronaut for 2010 space flight

Japan picks woman astronaut for 2010 space flight

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has chosen a female astronaut to board the space shuttle Atlantis in 2010, the country’s first mother to go on a space mission, officials said Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Posted in Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-21, World News0 Comments

Buddha boy in Nepal re-emerges from the jungle

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A teenage boy whom many believe is the reincarnation of Buddha has re-emerged from the jungle in southern Nepal, attracting thousands of devotees, officials said Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Posted in Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-21, World News0 Comments

Blog says: ‘You’re a disgrace. To the race.’

Blog says: ‘You’re a disgrace. To the race.’

“You’re at a party. At seven it’s one kind of conversation, and at nine it’s totally different, but it’s still the same topic. We’re just like that,” blog-owner Diana Nguyen said about Disgrasian.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-211 Comment

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