Archive | Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 – 7/10

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

“There is a large sense of personal space … when someone gets close, people freak out.” — Candace Chin “Everything is so much bigger: the people, the buildings, even the boats.” — Yong Kwon “People are so big and tall.” — Amber Nguyen “It’s beautiful and much nicer than Canton.” — Chau Juh Deng

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3 fun ( and safe! ) ‘explosions’ for kids on the Fourth

3 fun ( and safe! ) ‘explosions’ for kids on the Fourth

A favorite American traditional is to light fireworks on Independence Day. Many of us find joy in hearing the zip of hissing smoke as a bottle rocket takes to the sky before crackling loudly in an echo.

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U.S. courthouse rededication ceremony honors Japanese American WWII vet

U.S. courthouse rededication ceremony honors Japanese American WWII vet

Tosh Tokunaga jumped out of airplanes for the United States during World War II as part of an Airborne Division that fought in Europe. On June 21, he was present at the rededication ceremony of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle to pay tribute to William Kenzo Nakamura, a Japanese American WWII veteran that gave his life for the United States.

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Korean American stays close to her roots and helps people with the U.S. Coast Guard

Korean American stays close to her roots and helps people with the U.S. Coast Guard

Petty Officer Third Class Julie Rowe, a health services technician at the Integrated Support Command Seattle medical clinic, is all too familiar with the term “melting pot,” a variety of races, cultures, and individuals assimilating into a cohesive whole, which she along with many other Coast Guard members fit right into.

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May 31: Lunch in a Box with Mona

May 31: Lunch in a Box with Mona

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June 6: Josie’s Angels race for the cure

June 6: Josie’s Angels race for the cure

Komen for the Cure’s 16th annual race was held at Qwest Field. Team Josie’s Angels was headed by Rosale Meriales. The team was named in honor of Josephine Malana, a two-year cancer survivor and Meriales’ older sister. ♦

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June 8: Akaka receives award

June 8: Akaka receives award

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced it will present an award to Sen. Daniel Akaka at its third national gala to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

“I am a person of many interests, talents, and hobbies with an affinity for sports, music, and teaching.”

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

UW provost explains budget cuts amid scrutiny

UW provost explains budget cuts amid scrutiny

Cutting costs at the University of Washington (UW) is an unwanted but necessary action to cover a $92 million budget reduction.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Politics run rampant in Seattle’s Pride Parade

Politics run rampant in Seattle’s Pride Parade

Thousands of people congregated along Fourth Avenue to cheer for nearly 200 groups marching in Seattle’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28.

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Happy days return for Seattle Keiro managers and union workers

Happy days return for Seattle Keiro managers and union workers

Union workers at nursing home Seattle Keiro took a vote on June 25 regarding a labor contract.

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Michael Jackson remembered

Michael Jackson remembered

“I remember growing up in India — my grandpa would always speak of Michael Jackson as an embodiment of Western culture. When I started living in the States and he would visit us, he would joke about wanting to go to an MJ concert.

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May 20: MulvannyG2 best in mixed-use

May 20: MulvannyG2 best in mixed-use

MulvannyG2 Architecture’s project, Aquapearl in Taipei, Taiwan, was honored by Cityscape Asia 2009 as the Best Mixed-use Development-Future at the annual conference in Singapore. This award recognizes architects and developers that incorporate sustainable elements into building design, while being sensitive to the local culture and the natural environment. ♦

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‘Evangelion’ film a good addition to anime

‘Evangelion’ film a good addition to anime

“Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone” (a film adapted from the Japanese science fiction anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion”) is set in the not-too-distant future, in a city called Tokyo-3. The buildings shimmer in a heat wave. The streets are suspiciously empty. A huge spray suddely sprouts out over the water.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

June 14: Lien Tam makes beautiful music

June 14: Lien Tam makes beautiful music

Lien Tam’s Music Academy held its 11th annual piano performance and entertainment event at the Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College.

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Two Asian Americans seek re-election in Bellevue’s city council

Two Asian Americans seek re-election in Bellevue’s city council

Bellevue City council members Patsy Bonincontri and Conrad Lee have both announced their intentions to seek re-election to the council.

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Study shows Asians hold onto the American Dream

Asian Americans appear to hold onto the American dream tighter than other races.

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Biodiesel is coming to Seattle

On June 24, General Biodiesel Seattle, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Imperium Renewables facility, a Seattle-based commercial biodiesel refinery.

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Injustice against Filipino workers is revisited

On June 23, Rep. Jim McDermott readdressed the Justice for Wards Cove Workers Act, HR 3038, to correct the violation of civil rights for Filipino workers at a Seattle fish processing plant.

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Teachers complain of racist tolerance

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Employees of Stephens Middle School have filed complaints claiming school leaders tolerate a culture of racial jokes among staff members and in front of students.

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