Archive | Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 – 5/8

Dearborn project dead

Dearborn project dead

Due to the current recession, there will no longer be a new building for Seattle Goodwill.

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P-I reporters: From deadlines to the bottom lines of survival

P-I reporters: From deadlines to the bottom lines of survival

The print publication of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ended on March 17, and so did many of its employees’ jobs.

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Pageant recrowns winner due to counting error

Pageant recrowns winner due to counting error

On the night of Saturday, April 18, the organizers of Hoa Khoi Lien Truong, a Vietnamese cultural pageant, breathed a sigh of relief, thinking they could start putting a successful event behind them. However, an officer of the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of Washington (VSA), the organizer of the event, recounted the judges’ scores and discovered an error in the calculation of the scores.

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UW Tacoma in need of Asian American studies

UW Tacoma in need of Asian American studies

When Kayomi Wada graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in the spring of 2008, she intended to pursue her master’s degree there as well, hoping to expand on her interests in Asian American (AA) and Black communities in North and South America.

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Female activists to share the secrets of making a difference

Female activists to share the secrets of making a difference

Women of Color Empowered is an event organized by a planning committee to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to their field. It strives to dispel certain stereotypes. To be held on Friday, May 15, at Ocean City Restaurant, the theme for the upcoming event is “Civic Activism: Making a Difference.”

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Update: CEO Clayton Fong removed from NAPCA

On Wednesday, April 29, the board chair of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) John Duong told Northwest Asian Weekly that Clayton Fong is no longer the CEO and President of NAPCA.

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Seattle Public Library Web site now in more languages

The Seattle Public Library has expanded its Web site to offer more information for its Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish-speaking readers.

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Muckleshoot tribe invests nearly $3 million in Washington

Despite last year’s downturn in the economy, the Muckleshoot tribe donated more than $2,853,000 in 2008 to more than 180 nonprofits and other government sponsored organizations serving communities throughout Washington state.

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Local Asian-owned bank accused of Ponzi scheme

Regal Financial Bank, a small bank in Seattle, was sued earlier this month by a group of 4,200 Indonesian investors over accusations that it helped operate a $600 million Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme involves a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money (or money paid by subsequent investors) rather than from any actual profit earned.

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Cambodian consulate opens in Massachusetts

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The third Cambodian consulate in the United States has opened in Massachusetts.

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University of California plan angers Asian Americans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new admissions policy set to take effect at the University of California system in three years is raising fears among Asian Americans that it will reduce their numbers on campus, where they account for 40 percent of all undergraduates.

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Gates Foundation gives $57 million to libraries across the ocean

SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $57 million to improve Internet access at public libraries in Poland, Romania, and Vietnam.

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Behind the Masks: For allergy season, Japan turns to surgical masks

TOKYO (AP) — Everybody, it seems, is wearing them. It is impossible to go anywhere in Japan this time of the year and not notice that the Japanese love surgical masks and wear them just about everywhere they go.

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Filipino court overturns U.S. Marine rape conviction

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has overturned the rape conviction of a U.S. Marine from Missouri whose case became a rallying point for activists demanding American forces leave the country.

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Myanmar junta threatened by satellite TV

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Satellite dishes that allow people to get international news and entertainment programs should be banned in Myanmar because foreign powers are using them to sow unrest and spread immorality, a state-run newspaper said Friday, April 24.

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South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.

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Thanks for a job well done

Thanks for a job well done

On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”

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Rice, Locke, Sims: esteemed politicians

Rice, Locke, Sims: esteemed politicians

The Great Leader, Great Mentor Reception was held at the World Trade International Center in Seattle on April 8 by National Urban Fellows (NUF).

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David Suzuki talks about environment

David Suzuki talks about environment

Author and activist David Suzuki made an appearance at Seattle Town Hall on April 7 as part of Puget Sound Earth Month, which was organized by People for Puget Sound.

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Dance for World Healing in Seattle

Dance for World Healing in Seattle

The Dance for World Healing, a group that features multiphonic singing by 10 Tibetan monks, appeared at Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on April 11.

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