Archive | Vol 29 No 31 | 7/31-8/6

A Muslim minority finds a home in the Pacific Northwest

A Muslim minority finds a home in the Pacific Northwest

Thirty-five thousand feet above San Francisco, Rozina Babul recounted the story of her life — one not unlike those of the 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims

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Meet Apolo!

Meet Apolo!

Federal Way native and record-breaking Winter Olympian Apolo Ohno will be the grand marshal of the 2010 Seafair Torchlight Parade. Festivities start at 7:30 p.m. on July 31.

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Retired Army major reflects on his choices, has no regrets

Retired Army major reflects on his choices, has no regrets

Weldon Lee did not grow up like other American-born Asian kids of his generation. While many of his peers ended up working in

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Local Filipino girl debuts on big screen after overcoming dyslexia

Local Filipino girl debuts on big screen after overcoming dyslexia

Jada Morrison, a shy 13-year-old Filipino American from Bellevue, has had to overcome dyslexia in order to star in a movie.

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Smithsonian hangs portrait of Norman Mineta

Smithsonian hangs portrait of Norman Mineta

WASHINGTON (AP) — A portrait of the first Asian Pacific American to hold a presidential cabinet post is being installed in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

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Daphne Kwok appointed to chair president’s advisory commission

Daphne Kwok appointed to chair president’s advisory commission

On July 26, President Barack Obama appointed Daphne Kwok of San Francisco as chair of his advisory commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

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“In Their Boots” shares the stories of military families touched by war

“In Their Boots” shares the stories of military families touched by war

“In Their Boots,” a 10-part documentary series about Americans who have been touched by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has premiered in Seattle and Tacoma on KCTS 9

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Discrimination suit filed against 24 Hour Fitness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Latino civil rights group has sued 24 Hour Fitness, claiming employees suffered racial and gender discrimination at its gyms around California.

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Attention: AWIB offers scholarships to young women

This year, Asian Women in Business (AWIB) is awarding scholarships to female Asian American students who have the attributes to become leaders.

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Attention: Call issued for filmmaker submissions

ID Film Fest, Japanese American National Museum, and MAPID have announced a call for submissions to The Asian American Independent Feature Conference (AAIFC) scheduled for Oct. 9.

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Virgina senator calls for ending diversity programs 

Virgina senator calls for ending diversity programs 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column on July 23

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Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday, July 28

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Philippine leader Aquino blasts predecessor, Arroyo

Philippine leader Aquino blasts predecessor, Arroyo

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly elected Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 26 blasted his predecessor’s administration for what he called misguided

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Hong Kong, China clash in landmark court case

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s possible intervention in a Hong Kong lawsuit is sparking concerns that Beijing may compromise the high degree of automony

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Japanese women life expectancy hits new high

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are expected to live almost 86.5 years, topping the world longevity ratings for the 25th straight year, the government reported on July 26.

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Ex-N. Korean spy who blew up jetliner visits Japan

Ex-N. Korean spy who blew up jetliner visits Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A former North Korean spy who blew up a South Korean jetliner more than 20 years ago arrived in Japan on Tuesday to meet the families of the Japanese

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Film details Japan’s buggy love affair

Film details Japan’s buggy love affair

Director Jessica Oreck opens her made-in-Japan documentary, “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo,” with two Japanese insect hunters in a wooded area.

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Editorial: False cries of racism will come back to bite

By now, we have all heard at least some of what Shirley Sherrod has gone through. Not too long ago, she was leading a quiet life as a rural development director in Georgia

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June 18: KCBS 91.3 FM staff given national journalism awards

June 18: KCBS 91.3 FM staff given national journalism awards

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) awarded 10 people for excellence in news coverage of Unlimited Subject Matter and Asian American and Pacific Islander Issues for 2010.

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June 19: Local students are given Hamilton awards

June 19: Local students are given Hamilton awards

The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association awarded its 2010 Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award to 26 gold and 24 silver winners.

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