Archive | June 2009

Historic hotel spruces up to become mini United Nations

Historic hotel spruces up to become mini United Nations

For $35 per night, international travelers and students will be able to sleep in one of 320 beds at the American Hotel.
“There will be some opportunity for extended stay lodging,” said Eagle Rock Ventures co-owner Scott Shapiro. “You have all the amenities here and the transit hub with light rail coming in two weeks before we open. It’s pretty perfect for travelers.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Who’s your daddy?

Who’s your daddy?

It seems that Asian fathers came into this world with their own set of quirks that distinguish them from other fathers — their uncanny voices, their terrorizing disciplinary actions, their quirky obsessions. At the same time, they are capable of holding onto a special place in the heart …

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/262 Comments

Refugee children look for new family in the U.S.

Refugee children look for new family in the U.S.

“The important thing I would say about being a foster family is if the child is not from your culture, foster families need to make sure that they take time to bring their child to places where people from the same country and the child can get together,” Adriana said.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/262 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand edits

A picture is worth a thousand edits

My wife and I are now disciplined enough to apply our version of “tough love” to nearly every aspect of their lives, whether we are trying to get them to speak, read and write, dress themselves, brush their teeth, or use the bathroom.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

“Surprisingly, my father was right about lots of things! He is my intellectual resource.”

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June: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

June: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

Marital troubles were the talk of the town for Jon and Kate Gosselin of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 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.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Single Asian fathers … are there any out there?

Single Asian fathers … are there any out there?

“… American fathers, in contrast with Asian-born fathers, raise their children with the specific goals of independence and individuality,” reads the report. Reading further into “Coming to America,” the authors touch on the fact that Asian-born fathers living in the United States work more toward “balance[ing] between having a relationship with their children and making money.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/262 Comments

Editorial: Support Attorney General Holder in new hate crimes law

Editorial: Support Attorney General Holder in new hate crimes law

Sometimes we forget that safety is a luxury, and that not everyone has this luxury. This is why we should support Holder in creating a better way to protect people of color. We need to be especially vocal in showing our support so that our government realizes the importance of this issue to us.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

May 30: ICHS for health care reform

May 30: ICHS for health care reform

International Community Health Services CEO Teresita Batayola was the emcee for the opening rally of the “Health Care for All in 2009 — Mothers Leading the Way” march held at Pratt Park. The goal of the march was to support a goal set by President Obama to achieve health care reform this year. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

May 31: Save “The Girls” Fashion Show brings in $6,000

May 31: Save “The Girls” Fashion Show brings in $6,000

A fashion show raised funds for the Puget Sound affiliate of Komen for the Cure.  The organization strives to raise breast cancer awareness and promote research. The show was presented by Little Black Dress Events. The show was held at the Spitfire Grill in Belltown. Nineteen models showcased bras on a pink runway. It featured […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

June 3: “Davy Brown” on the scene

June 3: “Davy Brown” on the scene

Authors Velani Mynhardt Witthöft and Keely Alexander tell the story of a young boy and his friends as they “look back” to find their immigrant roots. Davy Brown is the 10-year-old Seattleite protagonist of “Davy Brown Discovers His Roots,” which features several Seattle neighborhoods and cultural icons. The children’s book debuted on June 3, in Las […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

June 3: NAPCA Helpline awarded for being innovative

June 3: NAPCA Helpline awarded for being innovative

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) won the Seattle Human Services Coalition’s (SHSC) 2009 Innovative Program Award for its toll-free, multilingual helpline. NAPCA’s helpline was created in 2004 in order to address the language needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. In this past year, the helpline has handled more than 24,000 […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

A new face in D.C.

A new face in D.C.

Vivek Kundra is the nation’s first federal chief information officer. His job is to manage $76 billion in spending and keep the government’s technology projects on track. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Workforce council to help youths

Workforce council to help youths

The event was hosted by McKinstry’s CEO Dean Allen, who is an employer for Youth@Work.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Multicultural block watch festival brings neighbors together

Multicultural block watch festival brings neighbors together

These representatives recounted how neighbors working together are the best ways for a neighborhood to achieve public safety and harmony.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Sikhs challenge U.S. Army’s ban on turbans and beards

Sikhs challenge U.S. Army’s ban on turbans and beards

“I’m an American, there’s no reason why I can’t serve,” Kalsi, 32, said.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

New faces in new places — ReWA at new office in the ID

New faces in new places — ReWA at new office in the ID

“ReWA has always delivered services close to the communities we serve,” said Someireh Amirfaiz, executive director of ReWA.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Seattle Filipinos call for justice for Melissa Roxas

Seattle Filipinos call for justice for Melissa Roxas

“I thought I was going to die there,” Melissa Roxas said as she recounts her ordeal.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/264 Comments

May 27: JACL fellowship goes to Scott Sakakihara

May 27: JACL fellowship goes to Scott Sakakihara

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) awarded the 2009 JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship to Scott Sakakihara. He has started working in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D–HI). Sakakihara graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

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