Archive | Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 – 5/29

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/291 Comment

Editorial: You voiced your concerns and the bus route stayed!

Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/292 Comments

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

Film reviews of the good, the great, and the ones you absolutely can’t miss “Daytime Drinking,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/290 Comments

The White House, people, and all that jazz!

The White House, people, and all that jazz!

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Photos taken by George Liu. Can ordinary folks see the White House? Yes, and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/2911 Comments

Singapore’s gay community holds first-ever rally

SINGAPORE (AP) — The gay community in tightly controlled Singapore held its first-ever rally on Saturday, May 16, taking advantage of looser laws on public gatherings to call for equality.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Yet-to-open sex park demolished in China

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — This investment turned out to be as risky as it was risque.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Officials: Philippines has 1.1M illegal firearms

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines needs tougher laws to deal with the more than 1 million illegal firearms in the country, some of which may have been smuggled in from Afghanistan for use by Muslim guerrillas, officials said Monday, May 18.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News1 Comment

Malaysian Indians stuck with dictionary’s ethnic slur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Malaysian Indian group has lost a legal bid to remove a word considered offensive from a government-published dictionary, a lawyer said on Friday, May 15.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Sri Lanka says civil war over, rebel leader killed

Sri Lanka says civil war over, rebel leader killed

By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels on Monday, May 18, and killed their feared leader.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Miracle baby stuns the world again

Miracle baby stuns the world again

By Kids Without Borders For Northwest Asian Weekly Dubbed the miracle baby, Vietnamese toddler Thien Nhan Phung, who was abandoned at birth and brutally mauled by wild animals, has once again lived up to his name. It was believed that Phung’s testicles had been severed in the attack.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Taiwan president to visit Seattle, no controversy expected

Taiwan president to visit Seattle, no controversy expected

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan President Ying-jeou  Ma plans to visit Central America on May 26. On June 2, he will stop by Seattle on his way home, according to his office’s May 18 press conference.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

One-on-one with Mona Locke

One-on-one with Mona Locke

She opens up about Gary’s new job, the Obamas, and the future of Komen By Evangeline Café Northwest Asian Weekly More than 10 years ago, she left her successful career as a TV news reporter to join her husband on the campaign trail. Now, former Washington state first lady Mona Locke is taking another leap […]

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/290 Comments

Michigan man reunites with Vietnamese children after years apart

By Jason Alexander FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — Every day for the last four decades, Earl Hicks has thought almost about the children he fathered while serving in Vietnam.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/291 Comment

Pioneer in aerospace: Ted Yamamura

Pioneer in aerospace: Ted Yamamura

Pioneer in aerospace: Ted Yamamura Ted Yamamura photo by Marian Lockhart For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Boeing News Now recognized Ted Yamamura, a 30-year Boeing veteran, for his contributions to Boeing and the Asian American community. As president of the Boeing Asian American Professional Association chapter in Puget Sound, he was well aware […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/291 Comment

SCAA closes out a successful year

SCAA closes out a successful year

SCAA closes out a successful year An SCAA eighth-grade boys basketball team celebrates its accomplishments in the 2008–2009 season on stage at the Tea Palace Restaurant. The Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA)celebrated the end of the 2008–2009 basketball season by holding an awards banquet on April 26 at the Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton. The luncheon […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/290 Comments

Megan Lee checks!

Megan Lee checks!

Megan Lee checks! Last weekend, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) awarded an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the winner of the 18 & Under section of the All Girls Nationals. A 12-year-old Bellevue resident took home the prestigious grand prize. Megan Lee from Odle Middle School won the section with girls up to six […]

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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/290 Comments

The Movement comes to Seattle

The Movement comes to Seattle

By Caroline Li Northwest Asian Weekly A Hip Hop group from Koreatown in Los Angeles, the guys of Far*East Movement (FM) have been extremely busy. Their following grows bigger and bigger with each step they take in making a name for themselves in today’s Hip Hop scene.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/292 Comments

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