Archive | Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 – 7/24

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) held its lunar new year party and also celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Tea Palace Restaurant last Saturday.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Letter: Cao is not someone to be celebrated as he is supporting harmful health care plan

To the Editor:

Maybe one of these days, rather than celebrating “Asian Americanism,” we could maybe, just maybe, not need to point out achievement based on racism. Would you be offended if we had a Northwest White Weekly? Be honest and think about it.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Hara gets sworn in

Hara gets sworn in

Lloyd Hara was sworn in as King County Assessor by Judge Harry J. McCarthy at King County Superior Court on Nov. 24 in front of family, friends, and supporters.

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Posted in Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Asian American Pioneer in Music

Asian American Pioneer in Music

“Music (ethnic, jazz or classical) soothes our soul. In this turbulent time, we can reduce our anxiety by listening to awardees’ outstanding achievement and wonderful music.” Yoshi Minegishi (community volunteer)

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Women of Color

Women of Color

Women in Power: Politics and Government
Friday, September 25, 2009

China Harbor Restaurant
2040 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

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A touch of culture: Dancing the big feature at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce pageant

A touch of culture: Dancing the big feature at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce pageant

Sparkles and smiles gleamed at the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce 52nd Anniversary of the Scholarship for Women pageant. The event was held this past Saturday, July 11, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts

With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts

Roger Mark, a tennis coach, and Byron, his younger brother and business partner, started playing tennis when they were 9 years old. At the time, tennis was considered a rich white man’s sport and Asian American players playing at private clubs was unheard of. However, Roger and Byron Mark recently gained ownership of their own tennis club.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/245 Comments

Local people bring clean water to Vietnam

Local people bring clean water to Vietnam

In 1994, it was a just a chance flyer from Group Health that encouraged LaRelle Catherman to go on a research and medical trip to Hue, Vietnam. Influenced by her work as a nurse and her graduate studies on health care systems, she decided that the trip would broaden her knowledge in international health care.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

Locke and Chu talk about economy and environment in China

Locke and Chu talk about economy and environment in China

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke urged China to help revive world growth by opening its markets further and easing currency controls.

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July 15: A new Uwajimaya in Renton

July 15: A new Uwajimaya in Renton

The new Uwajimaya (formerly a Thriftway) in the Renton Village Shopping Center at 501 S. Grady Way hosted its grand opening at 9 a.m. The new store cost over $4 million in remodeling.

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July 4: New citizens in Seattle

July 4: New citizens in Seattle

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in partnership with Seattle’s Ethnic Heritage Council, hosted more than 500 people from the western part of Washington state at a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. The new citizens came from nearly 80 different countries. Judge Richard C. Tallman administered the oath of citizenship.♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

June 26: SAM bids farewell to Mimi Gates

June 26: SAM bids farewell to Mimi Gates

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) paid respects to former director Mimi Gates by obtaining 20 works of art in her honor. Gates, whose last day at the museum was June 30, had been the museum’s director since 1994.

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In memory of Sunao (Phil) Ishio, father and soldier

In memory of Sunao (Phil) Ishio, father and soldier

On May 23, Colonel Sunao (Phil) Ishio passed away in his sleep.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column.

To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

July book recommendations

July book recommendations

“Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”
By Eleanor Coerr
Dell Publishing, 1977

I remember this book from my childhood, but I have never read it.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

July: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

July: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Sheriff’s association urges reform of ‘broken’ immigration system

On July 1, the Washington State Sheriff’s Association wrote a letter to Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell urging reform for the immigration system. The sheriff’s association wants the president and congress to fix the immigration process because, according to the letter, it is eroding the immigrant community’s trust for the state and local police.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/242 Comments

Immigrants’ rights quashed in Supreme Court deportation case?

A recent Supreme Court ruling has made it easier for officials to deport immigrants who have been convicted of a crime.

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Asian American organizations disappointed with Ricci v. DeStefano

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates — the Asian American Institute of Chicago, Ill., Asian Law Caucus of San Francisco, Calif., and Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Los Angeles, Calif. — express eddisappointment with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in the matter of Ricci v. DeStefano, which imposes a new standard on employers.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Wells Fargo donates $208,000 to research Asian American entrepreneurs

On July 3, Wells Fargo donated $208,000 to the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to analyze Asian American entrepreneurs’ interests and characteristics.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

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