Archive | Vol 29 No 35 | 8/28 – 9/3

Korean women married to non-Koreans find kindred spirits at local conference

Korean women married to non-Koreans find kindred spirits at local conference

As a first generation Korean American married to a non-Korean man, Lea Armstrong had to overcome challenges uncommon in other marriages, including cultural

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Bodies, survivors of Manila hijack drama head home

Bodies, survivors of Manila hijack drama head home

MANILA, Philippines — Most survivors of this week’s tragic hostage drama in Manila flew home to Hong Kong on Wednesday, along with the bodies of eight slain tourists

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Former UW law dean to be president of U-Md

Former UW law dean to be president of U-Md

Wallace D. Loh, a former dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Law, was selected as the new president of the University of Maryland (U-Md).

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August 2: City of Seattle awards $300,000 to community organizations

The City of Seattle awarded $300,000 in technology grants to 24 local community-based organizations in Seattle, including some Asian-based services:

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Aug. 17: JCS Donates $50,000 to JCCCW

Aug. 17: JCS Donates $50,000 to JCCCW

The Japanese Community Service of Seattle (JCS), one of the oldest Japanese community organizations, donated $50,000 to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington

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Outstanding grad: Melanie Ma

Outstanding grad: Melanie Ma

Melanie Ma graduated from Franklin High School as its valedictorian. She was the treasurer for the school’s National Honor Society chapter, president of the Key Club

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July 24: White River Buddhist Temple Bon Odori event a success

July 24: White River Buddhist Temple Bon Odori event a success

For Buddhists, O-Bon is the time to reflect upon the dedicated lives of departed ancestors. To celebrate, Bon Odori is a festival in which the young and old come together to dance

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July 29: NAAAP-Seattle and NSHMBA-Seattle present a panel for entrepreneurs

July 29: NAAAP-Seattle and NSHMBA-Seattle present a panel for entrepreneurs

About 50 entrepreneurs met at Tutta Bella for the Entrepreneur Panel, Secrets of our Successes, organized by the local chapters of the National Association of Asian American Professionals

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The results of the primaries – Which Asian Americans are moving ahead?

The results of the primaries – Which Asian Americans are moving ahead?

The 2010 primary election took place on Aug. 17. The top two candidates who earned the most votes in the primary will move forward to the general election in November.

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Small business conference to look at being culturally savvy and the bottom line

Small business conference to look at being culturally savvy and the bottom line

Cultural awareness in business goes beyond recognizing diversity. Being respectful of other cultures and building cross-cultural communication can open the doors to new opportunities.

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Attention: A change in payment methods at USCIS offices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not accept cash payment at domestic offices and U.S. territories, including U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam starting Oct. 1.

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Feinberg promises quick response on BP spill claims

KENNER, La. (AP) — The man taking over the Gulf oil spill claims process at BP promised spill victims fast service, with short-term emergency payments coming in two days

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Japanese mayor defends dolphin hunts

TAIJI, Japan (AP) — As children in inner tubes bob on the calm waters of this small ocean cove, a 550-pound dolphin zips through the crowd in pursuit of raw squid tossed out by a trainer.

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AIDS activists: Chinese colleague detained wrongly

BEIJING (AP) — Police in central China have detained an AIDS activist who contracted the virus as a boy and whose tireless campaigning for the rights

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Miss. boy returns from visit to North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — A 13-year-old Mississippi boy who made a rare visit to Pyongyang says officials there welcomed his idea for a “children’s peace forest”

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USCIS reaches milestone: 10,000 U visas approved in fiscal year of 2010

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status (also referred to as the “U visa”) in 2010

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NAPCA announces release of “Pacific Islander Voices” publication

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging has issued a second publication focusing on the stories of AAPI elders served through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

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Gaur realizes lifelong dream at PSBC

Gaur realizes lifelong dream at PSBC

Lakshmi Gaur grew up in Jeypore, in Orissa, India, during the 1950s. Her personality developed during a childhood surrounded by family — aunts, uncles, a grandma, her father, and a sister.

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Paul a hidden gem at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Paul a hidden gem at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Wendy Paul always knew that she wanted to work in a children’s hospital. “When I walk in, there is something about a children’s hospital that’s just different from an adult hospital,” she said.

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NWAW’s August must-reads

NWAW’s August must-reads

As the founder and managing director of Most Private Investigators Ltd. in Delhi, Vish Puri makes a living by screening and investigating prospective marriage partners.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 35 | 8/28 - 9/30 Comments

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