Archive | Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 – 7/31

Adopted Chinese teenagers give back to their country of birth

The Northwest chapter of Families with Children from China (NW-FCC) will be having their very first teen service China trip. From July 17 to Aug. 2, 11 teenagers along with nine adults will be visiting orphanages close to Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Xian.

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Learning Seed foundation scholarship announces this year’s recipients

On June 15, the community foundation of South Puget Sound announced the recipients of the Learning Seed Foundation scholarship.

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California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.

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India’s top court takes up gay sex law dispute

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday, July 20, refused to temporarily suspend a lower court ruling that made gay sex legal among consenting adults, an attorney said.

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Why do children become bilingual so easily?

WASHINGTON — The best time to learn a foreign language is between birth and the age of 7. Missed that window?

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Historians track Chinese history in Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A black ponytail in a 1920s mason jar, empty graves in an Idaho forest cemetery, a massacre in an isolated river canyon — they’re all links in the little-told story of the Chinese in Idaho, who came by the thousands but then drastically left at the turn of the century.

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A Parade! A Parade!

A Parade! A Parade!

Fun at the Seattle Chinatown Seafair Parade 2009

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Constantine vs. Phillips

Constantine vs. Phillips

Candidates for King County Executive Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips were both in the Chinatown Seafair Parade last Sunday, July 19. They have both organized fund raising events in the International District. They have been present at many Asian community dinners. They are both Democrats. And they both even wore blue shirts in the parade.

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A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

Boosting diversity in public schools is what Betty Patu and Wilson Chin, candidates for the 7th district director position on the Seattle School Board, are advocating in the King County primary on Aug. 18.

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Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, a mother, and an obstetrician/gynecologist in Houston. She has been looking around the country to find a matching Vietnamese stem cell donor to survive. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of bone marrow cell very similar to acute leukemia.

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Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

“Two cultures, one food truck. Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” This is the motto of Seattle’s newest four-wheeled, food vendor. The Marination Mobile began its maiden voyage into Seattle neighborhoods in June.

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June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

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June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

More than 100 homeless and low-income youth involved in YouthCare programs enjoyed an evening of rare extravagance — the prom. YouthCare’s Executive Director Dr. Melinda A. Giovengo says this dance would not have happened without the help of caring people in the Seattle community. The venue, food, tuxes, dresses, limo, and DJ services were all donated by local businesses and individuals.♦

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June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

Hoan Do spoke at the University of Washington campus in Kane Hall during the launch party of his debut book, “How to Succeed in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You.”

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July 13: New Census committee

July 13: New Census committee

Mayor Greg Nickels recently launched the Seattle Complete Count Committee.

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July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

The 2009 Major League Baseball All Star game was in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

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July 16: NWAW Foundation and Boeing give out scholarships

July 16: NWAW Foundation and Boeing give out scholarships

Ten students received $2,000 scholarships from the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP). This is the first time the Foundation partnered up with the Boeing Company.

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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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The story behind Locke’s dinner

The story behind Locke’s dinner

President Obama might not have been present at our community dinner honoring U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary and Mona Locke in Seattle’s Chinatown. But his fingerprints were all over the place.

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Editorial: Light rail, the wave of the future, but with a few bumps along the way?

Editorial: Light rail, the wave of the future, but with a few bumps along the way?

The 13.9-mile Central Link light rail that runs from Westlake Station to Tukwila International Boulevard Station opened for service last week on July 18, giving out free rides during its inauguration. Sound Transit is planning an extension of the service all the way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which will open in December.

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