Archive | Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/26

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

It was dark that Monday evening. The usual silence on Feb. 1 was about to be interrupted at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and South Trenton Street in Seattle.

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Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 27, President Obama encouraged both houses of Congress to “continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system – to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.”

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/2661 Comments

Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Boxed out by the South Koreans, with all hope of a medal appearing lost, Apolo Anton Ohno could only count on the freakishness of short track to pull it out.

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Indian ashram teaches poor girls to think big

DEHRADUN, India (AP) — In the pre-dawn fog of winter, a gong peals once and girls wrapped in shawls and head scarves emerge from their dormitories to attend Hindu prayers. A fire is lit as their young voices chant ancient Sanskrit verses.

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Washington Muslims meet with lawmakers to discuss Islamophobia and low-income housing

Nearly 500 Washington Muslims met with legislators last month on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol.

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Japan says 3 whalers injured by activists

SYDNEY (AP) — Three crew members of a Japanese whaling vessel suffered face and eye injuries from acid fired by anti-whaling protesters during their latest clash in the Antarctic Ocean, their Japanese employers said Friday, Feb. 12.

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Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism

Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry has long touted the islands’ native culture as a selling point to prospective visitors — such as leis, luaus, and the “aloha spirit.”

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Chinese seen as potential Alaska gas customer

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials are looking to China, in what some believe will be that country’s strong demand for natural gas, to help the state advance its long-held pipeline dreams.

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World’s tallest Chinese baby on the way?

World’s tallest Chinese baby on the way?

Looks like it’s time for another update on your favorite Asian American celebrities! This past month, Tila Tequila made a fool of herself, Yao Ming finds out that he is becoming a father, the Black Eyed Peas head home with three Grammy awards, John Park makes his mark on American Idol, and “Lost” returns. Plus, I have updates on awards, television shows, and movies.

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Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

On Feb. 13, children and their parents braved the rain to come out and participate in the inaugural Children’s Parade and Contest, organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and sponsored by Panda Express. Of the nearly 80 participants, there were 20 finalists who received tickets from the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, and Woodland Park Zoo. The three winners got tickets and $50, $30, and $20, respectively, from the parade sponsors.

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A tiger’s stripes

A tiger’s stripes

The year of 2010 yields a promising 365 days for the metal tiger. A vigorous, hardworking, and roller-coaster kind of year, the forecast is anything but boring. Individuals born in the year of the tiger are known for their love of competition and fierce protection of loved ones. Though they are natural born leaders, they can also become stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge.

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Gotta picky eater?

Gotta picky eater?

Here are some kid-friendly options, as well as modern approaches to classics, that will please the children — in addition to the children at heart — in your family.

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Editorial: Asians win proudly at the Winter Olympics!

Editorial: Asians win proudly at the Winter Olympics!

Remember when we all cheered for Asian Americans Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan? Gone are the days when we sat as a nation, riveted in front of our TVs, watching women’s figure skating during the Winter Olympics. So what’s there to cheer for in 2010?

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Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off.  Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Blog: Don’t ever believe that if it rains, no one will show up.

Blog: Don’t ever believe that if it rains, no one will show up.

Organizers of the Chinatown/ID Lunar New Year Celebration, the CIDBIA, prayed that there would be no rain on Lunar New Year’s eve.

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Jan. 26: Municipal League of King County announces 2010 civic awardees

Jan. 26: Municipal League of King County announces 2010 civic awardees

The Municipal League of King County will commemorate its 100th year by hosting its Centennial Celebration Dinner on March 18. At the event, this year’s civic award winners will receive their awards.

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Dec. 6: 2010 NAAAP Seattle elects board of directors

Dec. 6: 2010 NAAAP Seattle elects board of directors

On Dec. 6, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Seattle Chapter held their elections at the Tea Palace in Renton.

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Feb. 6–7: Great turnout at Sponge’s Lantern Festival Celebration

Feb. 6–7: Great turnout at Sponge’s Lantern Festival Celebration

Sponge hosted its Lantern Festival Celebration at its Issaquah and Seattle locations where families were able to make paper lanterns and sample dumplings. About 100 people turned up at each location.

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Feb. 7: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America rings in the new year with Setsubun

Feb. 7: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America rings in the new year with Setsubun

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America hosted Setsubun-sai to celebrate the beginning of spring. The festival took place in Granite Falls, Wash.

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February: UW Provost Phyllis Wise in book, “Women of Color and Social Justice”

February: UW Provost Phyllis Wise in book, “Women of Color and Social Justice”

University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Phyllis Wise wrote the foreword in a book entitled, “Women of Color and Social Justice: Taking their Rightful Place,” edited by Richard Greggory Johnson III and G.L.A. Harris.

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