Archive | October 2008

Amendment 1 targets Florida’s anti-Asian land law

MIAMI (AP) — Asians can be barred from owning property in Florida — or so it says in the state constitution.

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Asian Americans oppose gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new poll shows that Asian American voters in California are solidly against a ballot initiative that would outlaw same-sex marriage in the state.

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Editorial: Gregoire deserves another four years

Northwest Asian Weekly is endorsing Chris Gregoire for governor because of her proven record in securing the economy, her outreach to the API community, and her commitment to education.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Commentary: I-1000 allows patients a death with dignity

On Nov. 4, you have the opportunity to vote yes on I-1000, in order to give dying patients the right to decide for themselves how and when they may end their suffering.

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Commentary: I oppose Barack Obama

As an Asian American growing up in the 1960s in the middle of the white American West (Nevada), I was subjected to racial insults and the immediate threat of bodily harm. I was a scrawny 14-year-old picked on by brawnier upperclassmen or a gang of young white men.

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Letter: More APIs for Obama

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large cited revealing statistics from a recent study that breaks down the complex political demographic within the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Letter: Little Saigon needs to grow

The Vietnamese community, of course, agonizes over what Little Saigon will mean to their children. It is a business enterprise zone where the fashions and people of Vietnam open their doors to commerce. At present, it is a wing and a satellite of the International District/Chinatown lacking a sense of place.

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Fame speaks

Fame speaks

Do celebrity endorsements really make a difference?

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

First female GM coming to Seattle?

First female GM coming to Seattle?

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are the first Major League Baseball team to lose 100 games with a $100 million payroll may lose more this winter. On top of all else the AL’s worst team must do, it should install a revolving door for a possible exodus of veterans.

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Posted in Community News, National News, News, Sports, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

Getting the vote

Getting the vote

The Obama camp’s local methods “There are people that will not vote for a person of color,” former Washington state Gov. Gary Locke told a gathering of voters at an event sponsored by the Washington State Asian American Pacific Islanders for Obama on Saturday night, Oct. 4th. He told the young voters in attendance at the Typhoon! restaurant in downtown Seattle that regardless of the polls, “not to take the election for granted.”

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Indian American with $700 billion in hand

Indian American with $700 billion in hand

Neel Kashkari was designated Oct. 6 to head the Office of Financial Stability, which will oversee the $700 billion bailout package.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

UW Bothell campus Chancellor Dr. Kenyon Chan was the keynote speaker of Puget Sound Connections with director of the Urban Center Enterprise of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Skip Rowland and President of Antioch University Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet on Sept. 24 at the Seattle Art Museum.

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The gift of rice

The gift of rice

Twenty volunteers from the Chinese Students Association from the University of Washington (CSA) gladly gave out bags of rice to seniors in need on Oct. 4.

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Commendations

Commendations

The Washington state chapter of the Korean American Coalition (KAC) presented CEO of Paldo World Brian Park and KoreAm Journal Editor-in-Chief James Y. Ryu the Rocky Kim Pioneer Awards at the 2008 KAC National Convention Gala Dinner, Sept. 26.

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Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary

Seattle’s own Vietnamese-language newspaper Nguoi Viet Tay Bac celebrated their 24th anniversary Oct. 3 at Tea Palace Restaurant. This year they decided to award two people the first ever Nguoi Viet Tay Bac “Wholehearted Dedication” award.

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Scholastic achievements

Scholastic achievements

On Oct. 9 the Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) selected Dr. Louisa Silva, of Salem, Ore., as this year’s Mark O. Hatfield Research Fellowship recipient. Funded by NWHF, the fellowship focuses on autism research and awards up to $150,000 annually.

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Pope creates 4 new saints, including Indian woman

Pope creates 4 new saints, including Indian woman

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, Oct. 12 gave the Roman Catholic church four new saints, including an Indian woman whose canonization is seen as a morale boost to Christians in India who have suffered Hindu violence.

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Malaysian award for Bollywood star upsets locals

Malaysian award for Bollywood star upsets locals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian state has defended its decision to give an honorary title to an Indian movie star, news reports said Oct. 12.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-24, World News0 Comments

Philippines slams BBC comedy

Philippines slams BBC comedy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government protested a popular BBC comedy sketch in which a Filipino maid was told to have sex with a neighbor, officials said Oct. 7.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-24, World News0 Comments

An uncertain path to citizenship

After nearly three decades of living, working and going to school in this country, I finally took the oath of citizenship earlier this year. To my great astonishment, my parents were not far behind. What took us so long? Why had we waited until this past year to apply for citizenship?

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