Archive | Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 – 7/3

To the Lockes: Farewell, but not good-bye

To the Lockes: Farewell, but not good-bye

Wishing someone well in a new job can either be a cause for a celebration or an opportunity for good-natured ribbing.

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Local Thai chain owner to face prison time for “sham marriage” charges?

Local Thai chain owner to face prison time for “sham marriage” charges?

After getting arrested for allegedly paying employees money to enter “sham marriages” with her relatives overseas, the owner of Thai Ginger restaurant chain, Varee Bradford, pleaded not guilty to federal charges on Tuesday, June 23.

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Energy Dept. to lend $8B to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla

Energy Dept. to lend $8B to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Energy Department said on Tuesday, June 23, that it would lend $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Co. and provide about $2.1 billion in loans to Nissan Motor Co. and Tesla Motors Inc., making the three automakers the first beneficiaries of a $25 billion fund to develop fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Locke Banquet

Locke Banquet

Dear Governor Gary Locke, You don’t know me, but you changed my life for the better during your time as governor, and I wanted to personally thank you for helping me out. My name is Mike Kreiger and I was born and raised in Spokane. Neither of my parents went to college, and we didn’t […]

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

Erik Kariya
Roosevelt High School

“My general plan is to put myself in position to get a rewarding job with which I will support my family. I want to hold onto my values and morals and pass them to posterity.”

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Mrs. Bellevue competes in pageant as the only Asian American

Mrs. Bellevue competes in pageant as the only Asian American

On May 24, Christine Nguyen Lynn, who is the current Mrs. Bellevue 2009, competed for the title of Mrs. Washington 2009 at Moses Lake High School. Lynn was the only Asian American contestant in this year’s pageant.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/34 Comments

Q & A: What is a mortgage loan modification? (and how can it help you?)

Q & A: What is a mortgage loan modification? (and how can it help you?)

The tumultuous housing market has created a feeling of uncertainty for many of today’s homeowners.

Figuring out the available options can be a daunting task, which oftentimes leads to more questions than answers.

With many people out there looking for useful information, help isn’t always readily available.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

A year ago, I was working for Northwest Asian Weekly as the editor when a crazy opportunity presented itself: to go work in Argentina at Punta Tombo, home of the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.

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Editorial: White bias not just in our minds?

A new study is showing us that we’re not all equal after all. Or at least, we don’t see one another that way. According to the Academy of Management Journal, people tend to give higher customer satisfaction ratings to white men rather than to women or minorities, even with their performances are identical. How the […]

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Letter: Stereotypes article not funny but shameful

To the Editor: As I read your latest publication, I came across the article (in last week’s issue, June 20–26), “Who’s your daddy,” and  I am appalled by what your [newspaper] deemed acceptable to publish.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

George Uchida, 1924–2009

George Uchida, 1924–2009

On May 27, George Uchida passed away from complications from a head injury. Uchida was a former scoutmaster who mentored U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Sandra Otaka, 1952–2009

Sandra Otaka, 1952–2009

Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

May 30: ICHS Bloom Gala

May 30: ICHS Bloom Gala

Approximately 400 people attended International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) annual gala, held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $119,000. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

May 30: Verizon’s bash

May 30: Verizon’s bash

The first annual Verizon Wireless Asian Pacific American Heritage Bash was held on May 30 at Trinity Night Club in Seattle to honor and celebrate local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, influencers, and community members.  ♦

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June 2: An award for CCA’s Al Sugiyama

June 2: An award for CCA’s Al Sugiyama

The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) Executive Director Alan Sugiyama was presented with an award by Goodwill President and CEO Ken Colling at its appreciation breakfast at Benaroya Hall. CCA was honored as Goodwill’s Outstanding Nonprofit Community Partner for its commitment to changing the lives of disadvantaged youth. ♦

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June 3: Business Champion Paull Shin

June 3: Business Champion Paull Shin

Sen. Paull H. Shin (D–Edmonds) was honored for the Joint Government Affairs Committee’s (JGAC) Business Champion Award. The Everett Area, South Snohomish County, and Monroe chambers of commerce recognized Shin at the 2009 Legislative Recognition Breakfast at the Everett Golf & Country Club. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

June 3–5: CAPACD celebrates 10 years

June 3–5: CAPACD celebrates 10 years

The 10th Annual National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) Conference in Washington, D.C., was held at the Liaison Hotel. The conference was called, “Celebrating a Decade of Unity: A Time of Change.” ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

June 9: ACLF’s 10-year reunion

June 9: ACLF’s 10-year reunion

Past and present members of the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) Community Leaders Program had its 10-year reunion at Twist Lounge in Belltown.  ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/31 Comment

Indian farmers who cashed out struggle with riches

By Sam Dolnick The Associated Press MUNIMPUR, India (AP) — For generations, the men of Munimpur worked in their sun-baked wheat fields, rising before dawn to till the same soil their grandfathers plowed.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/3, World News1 Comment

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