Archive | November 2008

What people do not know about the census can hurt them

What people do not know about the census can hurt them

For some people, the words “U.S. census survey” conjure up Big Brother images. Many wonder, why is the government asking me these questions? Why are they trying to track me?

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Posted in Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/7, World News0 Comments

Scholarly points of view on how the candidates fare internationally

Scholarly points of view on how the candidates fare internationally

For our election coverage, Northwest Asian Weekly asked professors Dr. David Bachman and Dr. Laurie J. Sears at the University of Washington to share some of their personal thoughts and opinions on the presidential candidates.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Happy Halloween from Hong Kong!

Happy Halloween from Hong Kong!

This humungous jack-o-lantern pumpkin will be on display in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall until Oct. 31 where it’ll continue to attract shoppers, children and families with its festiveness. In Hong Kong, Halloween is actually more commercialized than in America! Nearly every store celebrates the holiday by putting out decorations and selling related goods. ♦

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Editorial: Political diversity is no joke

WFTV-TV anchor Barbara West in Orlando stirred controversy in her recent interview with Sen. Joe Biden. When she asked Biden, “How is Obama not Marxist … ?” Biden responded with, “Are you joking? Is this a joke?” setting off the beginnings of a media frenzy. West assured Biden that it was a real question.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Commentary: Calling for more green in the I.D.

Commentary: Calling for more green in the I.D.

On Nov. 4, Seattle voters should say yes to Proposition 2: The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

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Posted in Commentaries, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Letter: McCain’s brother’s bad behavior worrisome

I am not part of a political campaign. I am a former 14-plus-year homeowner in Olympia, with family in Tacoma and Lakewood. We are proudly Asian Americans.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Letter: Burner for representation

As the partner of an Asian American, one of my most enlightening realizations in recent years has been the underrepresentation of the Asian American community in this nation. Therefore, it is my duty to support one candidate for U.S. Congress: Darcy Burner.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

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