Archive | Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/20

Fashionistas defy the Taliban with first ever fashion week

Fashionistas defy the Taliban with first ever fashion week

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Some women strode the catwalk in vicious spiked bracelets and body armor. Others had their heads covered, burqa-style, but with her shoulders — and tattoos — exposed. Male models wore long, Islamic robes as well as shorts and sequined T-shirts.

Read the full story

Posted in Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/20, World News0 Comments

People of color on Constantine’s transition team

People of color on Constantine’s transition team

People of color on Constantine’s transition team: Hyeok Kim, Lorena Gonzalez, Shaunta Hyde, Ruthann Kurose, Nate Miles, Estela Ortega, DeSean Quinn, and Sumeer Singla

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Mayor Strickland has ‘big plans’ for Tacoma

Mayor Strickland has ‘big plans’ for Tacoma

A tight political race that drags on for weeks is nothing new for Washingtonians.

Many thought this would be the story with the Tacoma mayoral race. On Nov. 4, Marilyn Strickland led in votes over opponent Jim Merritt by a narrow margin of 50.16 percent to 49.58 percent.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Volunteers band together to help typhoon victims

Volunteers band together to help typhoon victims

Providing a light of hope in the Philippines ­­ — where floods, poverty, and despair combine to cause tremendous human suffering — is no easy task.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/202 Comments

U.S. and Indian cultures clash over piercing

For 12-year-old Suzannah Pabla, piercing her nose was a way to connect with her roots in India. To Suzannah’s school, it was a dress-code violation worthy of a suspension. To other Indians, the incident was emblematic of how it can still be difficult for the American melting pot to absorb certain aspects of their cultural and religious traditions.

Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

Lloyd Hara was born in Seattle, and he is proud of this fact. He is also a proud sansei — a third generation Japanese American.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Gov. Gregoire encourages people to donate toward Asia–Pacific disaster relief

Gov. Chris Gregoire is reminding Washingtonians to remember those suffering from recent earthquakes in the Asia Pacific region, and she is encouraging all Washingtonians to help support relief efforts that are still underway.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Gregoire and Locke kick off census

On Nov. 5, Gov. Chris Gregoire joined Regional Census Director Ralph Lee and elected leaders to help launch the 2010 U.S. Census. Information gathered by the census helps determine how more than $400 billion of federal funding each year is spent on projects and services.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Qian Xuesen, father of China’s space technology program

Qian Xuesen, father of China’s space technology program

BEIJING (AP) — Qian Xuesen, a rocket scientist known as the father of China’s space technology program, died on Oct. 31 in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency said. He was 98 years old.

Read the full story

Posted in Obituaries, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/201 Comment

Whites become minority on NYC council

Whites become minority on NYC council

NEW YORK (AP) —A historic win for a Black woman on Staten Island and a Chinese American woman in Chinatown have helped to make election history — for the first time, people of color will hold the majority of seats on the New York City Council.

Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/201 Comment

Obama’s half brother recalls abusive father

Obama’s half brother recalls abusive father

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama’s half brother has broken his silence to discuss his new novel — the semi-autobiographical story of an abusive parent patterned on their late father, the mostly absent figure Obama wrote about in his own memoir.

Read the full story

Posted in Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/20, World News0 Comments

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for U.S. commander

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for U.S. commander

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — On the day his side lost the Vietnam War, Hung Ba Le fled his homeland at the age of 5 in a fishing trawler crammed with 400 refugees. Thirty-four years later, he made an unlikely homecoming — as the commander of a U.S. Navy destroyer.

Read the full story

Posted in Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/20, World News0 Comments

Japanese fans celebrate Matsui’s MVP performance

Japanese fans celebrate Matsui’s MVP performance

TOKYO (AP) — Japan nearly came to a standstill as millions watched Hideki Matsui, the man they know as Godzilla, ead the Yankees to the World Series title.

Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Jon Gosselin needs to get a clue

Jon Gosselin needs to get a clue

October was a pretty scary month for Asian pop culture — just kidding!

Read the full story

Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/201 Comment

Editorial: From Seattle to New York City, city council diversity is needed in our communities

This week, there is great news coming from the New York City Council. There are new faces on the council. A quarter of its members are new.

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Commentary: How small businesses can survive an economic downturn

Commentary: How small businesses can survive an economic downturn

We all know that starting up or running a business in an unstable economy is not an easy task. Contrary to what we would expect, start-up and smaller companies are less affected by economic downturns than large companies with big, rigid infrastructures.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Commentary: When considering health care reform,  do not exclude legal immigrants

Commentary: When considering health care reform, do not exclude legal immigrants

Though we are on the brink of historic change regarding our nation’s haphazard health care system, it is stunning that even these sweeping reforms continue those policies that exclude legal immigrants.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/204 Comments

Blog: McGinn adapts quickly, a prerequisite for leadership; Mallahan’s a good man but a bad campaigner

Blog: McGinn adapts quickly, a prerequisite for leadership; Mallahan’s a good man but a bad campaigner

I was at Joe Mallahan’s election night party at the Edgewater. When I left, one of Mallahan’s good friend said he was hoping Mallahan could pull through, though he was down by 900 votes at the time.

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Sept. 19: MEDRIX throws 2009 benefit dinner and auction

Sept. 19: MEDRIX throws 2009 benefit dinner and auction

Medical, Education, and Development of Resources through International Exchange (MEDRIX) held its annual benefit dinner and auction at Overlake Golf and Country Club. The event raised $66,068 to help MEDRIX continue its mission of providing medical resources, international health education, child heart surgeries, and safe drinking water in Southeast Asia.

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Nov. 15: Champ Ashley Cheuk begins rhythmic gymnastics competition

Nov. 15: Champ Ashley Cheuk begins rhythmic gymnastics competition

Ashley Cheuk, 10, is the 2009 Junior Olympic National Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She has started competing for the 2010 season. Cheuk is a fifth grader at Bellevue Children’s Academy.

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Page 112

Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter

READ NWAW ONLINE!

Do you like us?

Photos on flickr