Archive | Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-23

Mayoral candidates meet Asian American community leaders

Mayoral candidates meet Asian American community leaders

As a sign of the friendly nature of this race, lunch started with a game of rock-paper-scissors to decide which candidate would respond to questions first.

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Hara, the only Asian American running for countywide race

Hara, the only Asian American running for countywide race

It seems as though whenever people throw their names into the hat of politics, too many of them are only doing it for a personal gain. Oftentimes, they run without a connection to their community. Lloyd Hara, however, may be the exception.

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Author connects with culture through taste

Author connects with culture through taste

She had to face cultural differences at an early age. Now, she celebrates the differences and similarities in Asian cultures in her latest nonfiction work.

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Posted in Food, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

King County Executive candidates Constantine and Hutchison address Asian American concerns

King County Executive candidates Constantine and Hutchison address Asian American concerns

Susan Hutchison and Dow Constantine are vying for the position of King County Executive this November.

Hutchison, known by many locals for her time as a KIRO 7 News anchor, currently serves as executive director of the Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, a philanthropic foundation based in Seattle that provides grants to art, science, and education programs.

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What to know about Maiko Winkler-Chin, the new SCIDpda Executive Director

What to know about Maiko Winkler-Chin, the new SCIDpda Executive Director

Maiko Winkler-Chin is the new executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.

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Paz sings a new tune for Asian American actors

Paz sings a new tune for Asian American actors

“I pretty much got my education in theater, on the road, on that tour in each city. … I kind of went to the University of [Miss] Saigon,” actress Jennifer Paz said laughingly.

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Asians on TV … Tequila’s lawsuit gets dropped

Asians on TV … Tequila’s lawsuit gets dropped

The new season is here, and there’s a new Asian baby in Hollywood! This month, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley adopt a baby from Korea, Tila Tequila continues her quest for attention, and Lisa Ling returns to her roots on “The View.”

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Nanda’s latest film bears message to the world, wins awards at the Independent South Asian Film Festival

Nanda’s latest film bears message to the world, wins awards at the Independent South Asian Film Festival

Oriya film legend Prashanta Nanda packs a political punch in his latest film, “The Living Ghost,” by honing in on the exploitation — sexual and economic — of a native tribe in India that is facing extinction.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-232 Comments

Seahawks’ Tatupu to donate to tsunami relief, sets example

Seahawks’ Tatupu to donate to tsunami relief, sets example

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Lofa Tatupu’s father was born in American Samoa. The Seattle Seahawks star still has family members on the island. And he hasn’t heard how they fared through last week’s deadly tsunami that rolled across the U.S. territory as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.

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3 Vietnamese plead guilty in ‘slavery’ case

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to federal charges in what prosecutors allege was “modern-day slavery” of two Vietnamese women forced to work for years in central Pennsylvania nail salons.

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As the economy grows, so do China’s garbage woes

As the economy grows, so do China’s garbage woes

More than 100 dump trucks piled high with garbage line the narrow road leading to Zhanglidong, waiting to empty their loads in a landfill as big as 20 football fields.

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Designer Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

Designer Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

TOKYO (AP) — Yohji Yamamoto Inc., a fashion house famous for its austere black designer clothes, filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 9, a victim of slumping sales as Japanese women turn to cheaper casual outfits during a prolonged economic downturn.

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki to bid for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima and Nagasaki — sites of atomic bombings in World War II — are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.

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Chinese migrants get nabbed at Arizona border

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Several groups of illegal immigrants from China have been arrested in southern Arizona in recent days. On Oct. 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents said it was part of an increasing trend fed by smugglers recruiting tourists to Central and South America.

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Editorial: The Yellow Line? No, thanks

On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville line is now called the Yellow Line.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-232 Comments

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

In each of these circumstances, pivotal cases eventually changed the face of the legal system and helped to remedy injustice. This, however, was only the beginning of the fight against discrimination.

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Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

Even though two years have passed, I am still asked what it was like to run. I usually say, “It was a great experience. I may not have gotten the votes I needed, but I earned my Ph.D. trying!” A Ph.D. from the school of hard knocks, that is. Were it not for the lack of votes, I would have graduated magna cum laude.

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Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

Four candidates were debating simultaneously in Chinatown/International District on Oct 9.

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Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

Benes Aldana was awarded the Emerging Filipino Leaders (EFL) award in the law category by the Filipino Community of Seattle at its inaugural EFL Awards held at the Filipino Community Center. Aldana is a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW).

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Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

The Denise Louie Education Center held its annual jazz night at the Showbox Sodo.

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