Archive | Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 – 9/25

APA National Leadership Summit to help women break bamboo ceiling

APA National Leadership Summit to help women break bamboo ceiling

The Center for Asian Pacific American (APA) Women will hold its National Leadership Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Formerly known as the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI), it is the only membership organization in the United States that is dedicated to developing women who come from Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) backgrounds.

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Madoff judge Denny Chin nominated to appeals court?

Madoff judge Denny Chin nominated to appeals court?

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House plans to nominate the judge who presided over the Bernard Madoff case to the appeals court that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor served on, Sen. Charles Schumer said on Sept. 9.

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Slain Yale grad student is remembered by hometown

Slain Yale grad student is remembered by hometown

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — When those who knew her talk about Annie Le, they do so in superlatives — best student they ever had, most dedicated volunteer, smartest teenager they’ve ever known.

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Young Hee Kim & Kyung-Ah Oh: Pioneers in Music

Young Hee Kim & Kyung-Ah Oh: Pioneers in Music

For 30 years, the Korean Music Association has been offering free concerts in Seattle. Two of its founding members, sopranos Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh, are still singing and taking part in community events.

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Celebrating 30 years: WSCRC anniversary

Celebrating 30 years: WSCRC anniversary

When the United States formally established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1979, Washington state already had a formal relationship with it. Today, China is the state’s leading trading partner and principal export market for items like aircraft parts and agricultural products.

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Re-envisioning history: Chinese made their mark on Seattle at the turn of the century

Re-envisioning history: Chinese made their mark on Seattle at the turn of the century

Editor’s note: In 2008, Trish Hackett Nicola received a grant from 4Culture to research and write a paper on the Chinese community’s involvement in the AYPE — this article is an edited version of her paper. Nicola recently presented her findings at the AYPE Symposium at the National Archives on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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World honors 9/11 heroes, but divided over war

On the day to remember the terror of 9/11, the war it spawned in Afghanistan sowed fresh divisions.

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Deaths of Asian businessmen raise concerns in Georgia

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An Asian American businessman is leading a new association that hopes to make business safer after three men who shared his last name were slain during robberies in Georgia in the past two months.

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Indonesia’s Aceh to allow stoning for adulterers

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.

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Group says Myanmar hid billions in gas revenues

BANGKOK (AP) — On Sept. 10, An environmental activist group accused Myanmar’s ruling military junta of hiding about $4.8 billion in unreported earnings from natural gas projects with foreign oil companies in overseas banks.

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Bumbershoot performers dance like drumming

Bumbershoot performers dance like drumming

Morning rainfalls and cold weather couldn’t keep people away from the 39th annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival at Seattle Center this past Labor Day weekend, which was held on Sept. 5 through Sept. 7. The festival drew thousands of people over the course of three days, all whom poured onto the grounds for local and national music, arts, and comedy acts.

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Vanessa Hudgens exposed … again!

Vanessa Hudgens exposed … again!

Welcome back to another month of entertainment and pop culture news! The end of the summer included an awkward incident between U.S. airport officials and a Bollywood superstar, Michelle Kwan’s retirement, and oh yeah, Vanessa Hudgens naked … again.

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Film about illegal Chinese immigrant claustrophobic, in a good way

Film about illegal Chinese immigrant claustrophobic, in a good way

In the early ’90s, there was a boom of independent filmmakers. The power of credit cards and sold memorabilia fueled personal passions.

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Jo Koy’s return to Seattle to produce big laughs, also talks about being Filipino

Jo Koy’s return to Seattle to produce big laughs, also talks about being Filipino

Tacoma-born comedian Jo Koy (Joseph Glenn Herbert) is used to hearing the sound of laughter. With a natural charisma and a lively stage persona, the Filipino American is a well-known face in the world of stand-up.

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Editorial: Symposium shows that history books are not written in stone

Editorial: Symposium shows that history books are not written in stone

Something we hear a lot these days: Seattle is the gateway to the Pacific.

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Aug. 19: ReWA holds open houseAug. 19: ReWA holds open house

Aug. 19: ReWA holds open houseAug. 19: ReWA holds open house

The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) had its open house at its new location on Maynard Avenue South. Aside from three other locations in Seattle, the agency recently expanded its office in the International District. Approximately 100 people attended. ReWA is a nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that provides refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally appropriate services.

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Sept. 2: South Asian Americans in Obama administration honored

Sept. 2: South Asian Americans in Obama administration honored

The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA-DC) honored the South Asian Americans appointed to President Barack Obama’s administration at an event held in Washington, D.C. The Obama White House has tapped more South Asian Americans to serve in the administration than any other administration in history. Nearly 200 people attended.

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Letter: Updating the facts on the role of an organization

To the Editor:

Thank you for updating the community on the status of business break-ins that occurred during August, in your most recent edition (issue 38, “Businesses upset as break-ins increase in the ID”).

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Letter: English-only policy has purpose in health care

To the Editor:

When I was younger, I used to think like Ms. Jiang (who wrote “Should English be the only language in the United States?” in issue 37), being offended by the policy of only speaking English in the workplace.

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Sept. 11: Powerful women lunch together

Sept. 11: Powerful women lunch together

Chase Bank Chairman Phyllis Campbell, REI chairman Sally Jewell, Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu, and Sound Transit Director Leslie Jones had lunch with 14 female alumni of the Executive Development Institute at New Hong Kong Restaurant in the International District.

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