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2010 Lunar New Year Celebration program guide

2010 Lunar New Year Celebration program guide

Seattle’s Chinatown International District
Lunar New Year Celebration
Year of the Tiger 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
at Hing Hay Park

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/5, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

Flatt edges Nagasu for title, both all smiles

Flatt edges Nagasu for title, both all smiles

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — With her Olympic dreams being over, Sasha Cohen stuck around to watch Mirai Nagasu and Rachael Flatt.

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Victim’s family struggles with hit-and-run aftermath

Victim’s family struggles with hit-and-run aftermath

More than a month after a hit-and-run incident that killed 30-year-old Jerome Dumlao, officers are still investigating and a family is still in mourning.

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Minidoka saved from power lines?

Minidoka saved from power lines?

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is seeking to preserve a part of American history that lies in a remote part of Idaho. The proposed construction of part of a 500-mile transmission line near a former Japanese internment camp in Minidoka would provide renewable energy to Idaho, Nevada, and California. However, the project poses an obstruction to the historical site, according to JACL.

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Former Seattle consul general’s replacement sworn in as judge

Former Seattle consul general’s replacement sworn in as judge

When International Criminal Court (ICC) Judge Fumiko Saiga, who was based in Seattle as consul general of Japan from September 2000 to July 2002, died of heart failure at age 65 last April, no one was sure who would take her place.

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Pakistani Canadian pleads not guilty in terror cases

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago businessman accused of leading a double life as an international terrorist pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 25 to making plans for an attack on a Danish newspaper and helping to arrange the rampage in 2008 that killed 166 people in the Indian city of Mumbai.

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Chinese American Prop. 8 backer stands by views on pedophilia

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for two couples challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage plan to wrap up their case Friday following the incendiary testimony of a proponent who said he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and that allowing them to wed would lead to the legalization of polygamy and incest.

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China rebukes accusations of involvement in Google hacks

BEIJING (AP) — China sharply rebuked the United States on Monday, Jan. 25, denying involvement in any Internet attacks and defending its online restrictions as lawful after Washington urged Beijing to investigate an attack against Google.

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Japan PM says he’ll reassess U.S. Marine base pact

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister pledged Monday, Jan. 25, to “start from scratch” in re-examining a key military deal with Washington on relocating American troops, risking the ire of its key ally after a local election in Okinawa showed that residents oppose any new Marine bases in their region.

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Reform Immigration FOR America urges immigration reform

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) worked on the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign in January. During the National Asian American Pacific Islander week of action, which began on Jan. 12, The Campaign is a collaborative effort urging local, state, and national APIA organizations to take part in the immigration reform debate.

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Locke announces $1.6 million grant to create jobs and strengthen economy in Bellingham

On Dec. 28, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced a $1.6 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Lummi Nation of Bellingham, Wash., to help build the Gateway Center business incubator facility in Ferndale, Wash. The project is expected to create 200 jobs and generate $4 million in private investment, according to estimates.

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National Angel Island Day honors U.S. immigrant heritage

This proclamation comes after ACR 76, a measure that recognizes Dec. 17 as an annual day to acknowledge the contributions of immigrants to the United States, especially the state of California. The proclamation honors America’s immigrant heritage and commemorates the sacrifices and contributions of America’s Angel Island immigrants. Angel Island is in the San Francisco Bay and once housed an immigration station, now a national historic landmark.

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Doctor calls on help for his young patient

Steve Alexander, a pediatrician in Beijing working and caring for children with special medical needs, is calling on help for one of his patients, Yi Fan, a Chinese girl who is suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a severe lung disease.

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The year of the dynamic tiger

The year of the dynamic tiger

The Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the tiger, one of the most dynamic signs in Chinese astrology. The tiger is a dynamic sign because of its unpredictable nature.

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Editorial: Tong donates to Haiti relief; we should emulate

Editorial: Tong donates to Haiti relief; we should emulate

On Jan. 12, a 7.0 magnitude struck Haiti. The earthquake’s epicenter was 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, causing massive devastation. Seventy percent of the city’s buildings were destroyed. On Jan. 25, Haitian authorities stated that the death toll has exceeded 150,000 people, and as many as 1 million Haitians are homeless. To put this in perspective, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake caused nearly 70,000 deaths.

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Commentary: Can’t cut WCCC subsidy, crucial to families

Commentary: Can’t cut WCCC subsidy, crucial to families

Arnold and Ling Huan Lui are bakers with twins that are enrolled in Denise Louie Education Center’s full day child care program. Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy helps them afford full day care for their girls by paying a portion of the cost of care. “Basically, my wife’s income goes to insurance and childcare. Because of the WCCC, we don’t have to rely on other government assistance,” said Lui.

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Letter: Wary of Wise, who cut women’s center budget

Amid all your arguments, I question your assessment of Wise “as an Asian American woman, to bring a perspective involving social justice, diversity, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.”

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Blog: Goodbye, Todai

Blog: Goodbye, Todai

Last Sunday, I was surprised to find Todai Sushi Buffet Restaurant inside the Pacific Place Mall closed. It was officially closed on Jan. 2.

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Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) held its lunar new year party and also celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Tea Palace Restaurant last Saturday.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Jan. 18: Herb Tsuchiya is elected as Asian American Baptist Advocate

Jan. 18: Herb Tsuchiya is elected as Asian American Baptist Advocate

Herb Tsuchiya was elected an Asian American Baptist Advocate for the Pacific Northwest’s American Baptist Churches. Tsuchiya succeeds Rev. Yuki Sakiyama of Seattle Japanese Baptist Church, who served in 2008 and 2009.

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