Archive | Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 – 5/22

My favorite part about being Asian American is …

My favorite part about being Asian American is …

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we asked some cool people what their favorite part about being Asian American is, and their responses ran the gamut, from the poignant to the ones made us laugh out loud.

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You know you’re Asian when …

You know you’re Asian when …

You know you’re Asian/Pacific Islander American when …

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Posted in Humor, News, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

Through Reagan, local man mends heart

Through Reagan, local man mends heart

For Korean American Brett Halvorson, a little heart can go a long way.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

Journalist Saberi joyful, grateful to be out of Iranian jail and back with family

Journalist Saberi joyful, grateful to be out of Iranian jail and back with family

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On May 12, American journalist Roxana Saberi said she was very happy to be free and thanked those who helped win her release after four months in an Iranian prison, as new details emerged about the evidence presented against her at her espionage trial.

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Racial lines tested in Calif. House race

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Racial lines are being tested in a Southern California congressional race in which an Asian candidate is a leading contender in a district that has been a Hispanic stronghold for years.

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China rejects latest U.S. report on religious freedom

BEIJING (AP) — On May 5, Beijing said a U.S. report criticizing the state of China’s religious freedom was biased and groundless.

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Phone-threat scam targeting Chinese in the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chinese American business owners and professionals are being targeted by an anonymous Mandarin-speaking caller seeking money and often threatening them and their families, said authorities and business leaders.

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Japan’s opposition leader resigns

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top opposition leader said on Monday, May 11, that he was resigning to keep a political funding scandal from pulling down his party in upcoming parliamentary elections.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/22, World News0 Comments

Bangladesh to ban begging, the poorest worry

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After her husband left and monsoon rains washed away her straw hut, Rowshan Ara felt she had no choice but to head to Bangladesh’s teeming capital.

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Malaysia racial ties fragile 40 years after riots

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The last time Hung Poh Lee walked unassisted was 40 years ago, before a bullet fired in the heat of Malaysia’s worst race riots and sliced through her spine and shattered her future.

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California Vietnamese law-maker to run for Congress in Latino district

GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) — The first Vietnamese American elected to California’s Legislature says he plans to challenge one of the leading Latino American politicians for her spot in Congress.

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Free eye and vision assessments for babies this week as part of InfantSEE

One in 10 children are at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems, which, if undetected, can lead to permanent vision impairments, developmental delays, and in rare cases, life-threatening health risks.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

Farmers teams up with APIASF to present 32 scholarships

In April, the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) announced a two-year partnership devoted to providing 32 scholarships to APIA students for the 2009–2010 academic year.

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New diversity fellowships are established by the Environmental Defense Fund

In an attempt to become a more diverse organization, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the creation of two paid, permanent year-long diversity fellowships.

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DREAM Act reintroduced to help undocumented students

A study done in April by the College Board shows that due to financial barriers and exclusions from the legal workforce, only a fraction of undocumented high school graduates go on to college.

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SOCR launches Web-based discrimination form

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) created a new online intake questionnaire to make it easier for people to take action when they feel that they have been victims of illegal discrimination.

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Sims sworn in as deputy U.S. housing secretary

Sims sworn in as deputy U.S. housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 8, former King County Executive Ron Sims was sworn in to a high-ranking job within the Obama administration. Sims’ last day as King County Executive was May 7.

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No saber-toothed tigers here …

No saber-toothed tigers here …

People are hurting out there.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

NWAW’s May must-reads

NWAW’s May must-reads

By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Editor’s note: At the beginning of the year, we ran a poll on our Web site asking our readers whether they liked our book reviews. Based on the feedback we received, we decided to run a monthly book recommendation list. We hope you enjoy it.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

Comings and goings: Victoria Tung and Gloria Chan

Comings and goings: Victoria Tung and Gloria Chan

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus’ (CAPAC) outgoing executive director, Victoria Tung, has accepted a position in the Obama administration in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs within the Department of Commerce, which is headed by Secretary Gary Locke. Gloria Chan, who is currently CAPAC’s communications director and Rep. Mike Honda’s legislative counsel, will […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

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