Archive | Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/9

From one Washington to the other

From one Washington to the other

“The U.S. immigration system is broken,” said President Barack Obama in a video message. Families are being torn apart and employers are using the system to exploit workers. The president promised a comprehensive bill to fix the system, in addition tomaking immigration reform a top priority.

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ISLAND BALL: Pacific Islands are good at producing pro football players — reality or stereotype?

ISLAND BALL: Pacific Islands are good at producing pro football players — reality or stereotype?

According to a recent report on the CBS television show “60 Minutes,” there are more than 30 Polynesian players in the NFL, and the number expands each year. In addition, there are more than 200 players of Samoan or Polynesian descent in college football.

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BMW expands into Chinatown/ID

BMW expands into Chinatown/ID

Six months ago, BMW Seattle opened its doors in the International District after moving from their Capitol Hill location, where they have been for 25 years. After years of successful business, BMW felt a need to expand but was unable to do so at their Capitol Hill location because they were landlocked. BMW had faced the problem of trying to find a space downtown that was big enough to accommodate their needs.

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Drop the burger, grab the chopsticks

Drop the burger, grab the chopsticks

Panda Express, a company still privately owned by two first generation Chinese Americans, hopes to expand its presence in Washington state, a place well known for its large Asian population and Chinese food scene.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 6

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 6

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.

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Pacific nations realizing their Olympic hopes

HONG KONG (AP) — In the 114-year history of the Olympic movement, Fiji and Samoa have never so much as won a medal. But their prospects changed on Oct. 9, when the International Olympic Committee voted to include rugby sevens in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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An Lac orphans reunite in Columbus after 35 years

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Jason Robertson doesn’t know his birth date or possess a single memory of his mother or father.

He was only 3 years old when he was scooped off the streets of Saigon and brought to live in An Lac Orphanage, located in the city’s slums.

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No crab, but a barrel full of excuses 

No crab, but a barrel full of excuses 

There’s something about fishing, or in my case, crabbing, that brings out the worst in people. We live in California, but every year, we head up north to the Pacific Northwest, and every year, I go on a fishing or crabbing expedition.

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One World Now creating the next generation of non-traditional leaders

One World Now creating the next generation of non-traditional leaders

She returned at age 30 and soon became frustrated with the United States’ public education system and foreign policy, and the lack of understanding in Americans concerning international issues — particularly after September 11, 2001.

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Fulfilling childhood dreams 

Fulfilling childhood dreams 

For years, a community watched a young girl grow up on stage. Seventeen-year-old classical Chinese dancer Leah Li often leaves her audiences in awe with her graceful movements and captivating smile. Now, she has decided to try her hand at producing.

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In the case of ‘Formosa,’ fact is better than fiction

In the case of ‘Formosa,’ fact is better than fiction

“Formosa Betrayed” begins with a huge flurry of action. The film is set in 1983 at Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, and soldiers surround a trio of running men. Shots go off and one Chinese man falls to the ground. Armed officers pull a second Chinese man, Ming (played by Will Tiao), out of sight. The third man, American FBI agent Jake Kelly (played by James Van Der Beek), ends up in an office with Susan Kane (Wendy Crewson), the American Liaison to Taiwan. Before the soldiers rush in, he must explain his actions to her.

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Editorial: Polynesians, not just football players

Editorial: Polynesians, not just football players

Each week, Northwest Asian Weekly strives to be an inclusive newspaper. We take care to make sure that the pages of the paper are not heavily oriented toward one ethnicity or gender.

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Blog: With dim sum, maybe less is more

Blog: With dim sum, maybe less is more

Nancy Leson of The Seattle Times wrote about the closing of New China Gate Restaurant under the management of Alan Woo recently. In the article, Faye Hong, spokesperson of Hop Sing Tong, which owns the property, said the recession has hurt Chinatown restaurants.

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March 29: Obama intends to nominate Teresa Takai

March 29: Obama intends to nominate Teresa Takai

President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Teresa Takai as assistant secretary (Networks and Information Integration) for the Department of Defense.

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March 9: New officers at EDI

March 9: New officers at EDI

Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) elected four new members to its board of directors.

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March 9: ReWA holds annual International Women’s Day Celebration

March 9: ReWA holds annual International Women’s Day Celebration

Refugee Women’s Alliance held its 14th annual International Women’s Day Celebration at its main office in Seattle. The event featured ethnic foods and multicultural entertainment and activities, including an Ethiopian coffee demonstration, Vietnamese dance, and Henna hand painting.

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March 1–15: Yulin Shen at Hub Art Gallery

March 1–15: Yulin Shen at Hub Art Gallery

Artist and calligraphist Yulin Shen showed his pieces at the Hub Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus. Among the pieces shown was his oil painting, “Dream.” The painting showcases a Chinese studio beside the Space Needle.

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