Archive | Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/19

Hip hop and you don’t stop … breaking down Asian stereotypes

Hip hop and you don’t stop … breaking down Asian stereotypes

For most high school students, typical after-school activities may include competing in a high school sport, performing in a music group, or planning the layout for the school yearbook.

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Asian athletes to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Olympics 

Asian athletes to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Olympics 

The 2010 Winter Olympics are hitting close to home, what with them being just over the border in Vancouver, British Columbia. But their location is not the only thing close to home. Hometown short track skaters Apolo Ohno and J.R. Celski are also making a splash in the games.

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Famous tigers to have roaring success in 2010?

Famous tigers to have roaring success in 2010?

Happy Lunar New Year! This year marks the year of the tiger, the big boys of the safari. Like the animals, those born in the year of the tiger are known for their courage, intelligence, and strength. They are also honest (almost to a fault), resilient, competitive, and vain.

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Lunar New Year with modern twists

Lunar New Year with modern twists

For many people who grew up in an Asian American household, the Lunar New Year was always celebrated, whether by going out to a restaurant or watching the annual parade. Despite many cultural differences, the collective wishes and hopes for a community bubbles up during this time of the year.

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Years later, photographer revisits  the Nepalese boy who inspired a gallery

Years later, photographer revisits the Nepalese boy who inspired a gallery

Sometimes, the smallest moment and a chance encounter can change the course of your life and lead to an adventure beyond the imagination. For Cora Edmonds, director of the ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle, that moment came in a mountain village in a remote region of Nepal.

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Census chief tries to ease immigrants’ fears in Texas

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Police cars and large white vans rumbled down the unpaved road toward the ramshackle houses, where illegal immigrants are among hundreds living in a slapdash Texas neighborhood, or colonia, called San Carlos.

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U.S. wants out of suit over Chinese detainee’s death

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The alleged neglect and death of a terminally ill Chinese immigrant detained in a Rhode Island jail two years ago triggered scathing reports and investigations. There has been a wide-ranging federal lawsuit and hand-wringing over who was responsible.

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Alaska student building a Tonga library

She has books piled in a bin outside her cubicle at work. She has books stacked in boxes under her desk. She has heaps of books in her apartment and bundles of books in her car. She has boxes and boxes and more boxes of books stacked in a corner of a friend’s office. Children’s books, history books, computer books, science books, memoirs, biographies, fiction, non-fiction. From math to romance.

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India successfully tests nuclear-capable missile

NEW DELHI (AP) — India again successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile on Sunday, Feb. 7, that can hit targets across much of Asia and the Middle East, a defense ministry press release said.

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Toyota loses some of its luster in same-name hometown over recalls

Rising out of the barren winter rice fields of central Japan, this city of 400,000 people is probably the most Toyota-friendly place on the planet. Renamed after the company 51 years ago, it hosts the corporate headquarters as well as enormous factories. It is beholden to the automaker for tens of thousands of jobs and the bulk of its tax income.

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Pakistan’s ‘third gender’ seek greater rights

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Taunted at home, Sanhya ran away at age 12, searching for acceptance — neither male nor female, but a member of a third gender.

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Television executive shot to death in Nepal

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A television executive who owned Nepal’s first cable TV company was shot to death in a busy neighborhood in the country’s capital on Feb. 7, police said.

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Editorial: A triumph for Indian Americans Houston district named after Gandhi

On Jan. 16, Houston became the first city in the United States to name a major commercial area after Mahatma Gandhi. The Hillcroft-Harwin area, where the new Gandhi signboards are displayed, is dominated by South Asian businesses. Houston Mayor Annise Parker told Voice of Asia, a community weekly in Houston, that the new district signified the international character of the city.

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Commentary: How diversity is good for your health 

Commentary: How diversity is good for your health 

It is understood to be beneficial to a community because it represents tolerance that we cherish in a vibrant community. For those of us whose parents immigrated to the United States, it also represents the ability to hold on to important parts of our culture while enjoying the cultural benefits of living in America.

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Commentary: How to avoid that pesky tax audit

Commentary: How to avoid that pesky tax audit

The nightmare of any individual or business owner is getting audited by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) or by any other governmental agencies.

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Blog: Can you lower your property tax?

Blog: Can you lower your property tax?

Hey, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, can I lower my property taxes this year since real estate has gone down the drain?

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Jan. 16: Secretary Shinseki receives JAVA award

Jan. 16: Secretary Shinseki receives JAVA award

General Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, received the Courage, Honor, and Patriotism Award from the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) in recognition of his 44 years of distinguished leadership in the United States Army and in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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January: New officers at VABAW

January: New officers at VABAW

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) announced its new 2010 officers. They are President Lam Nguyen-Bull, President-elect Ty Ho, Secretary Martin Le, and Treasurer Sinjin Dinh.

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Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members

Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members

A reception was held at Albert Shen’s house to honor those in new positions appointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Chris Gregoire.

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Jan. 19: Federal Way welcomes Jee Kim as Korean community liaison

Jan. 19: Federal Way welcomes Jee Kim as Korean community liaison

Jee Kim is Federal Way’s new part-time Korean community liaison. Kim is charged with breaking down barriers for Federal Way’s sizable Korean population.

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