Archive | Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/9

A non-stop flight from Seattle to Beijing? Delta has it covered

A non-stop flight from Seattle to Beijing? Delta has it covered

Delta Airlines has added two new flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to Beijing and Osaka this summer.

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School board official under fire for writing racial e-mail

School board official under fire for writing racial e-mail

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The Marysville School District is one of many districts in the nation tackling an issue that is considered to be among the most important and current civil rights issues. Academic achievement gaps and the disparities in academic performance between low-income and minority students and their white counterparts has been […]

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Secretary Locke takes time of out his busy schedule to address new set of pesky rumors

Secretary Locke takes time of out his busy schedule to address new set of pesky rumors

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke is a very busy man. He’s in charge of the U.S. Census Bureau, the Economic Development Administration, the National Oceanic

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Attention: Scammers posing as health inspectors are calling restaurants

Restaurants in Washington state have been targets of a scam, which apparently involves a series of phone calls. The first caller tells the restaurant that it will receive an

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Attention: Japanese students need host families around Auburn area

Needed are caring families for 20 15- and 16-year-old students from Tokyo. Learn about Japan and the Japanese culture while your Japanese guest learns about living with an American family.

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Attention: $250 rebate checks are sent to some API seniors on Medicare

Starting June 10, some Medicare enrollees, including Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors, will receive the first $250 rebate checks from the government.

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State GOP takes no action over SC senator’s slur

State GOP takes no action over SC senator’s slur

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republicans ended their meeting last Saturday without disciplining or dismissing a state legislator

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Obama’s brother-in-law to head Smithsonian program

Obama’s brother-in-law to head Smithsonian program

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law, Konrad Ng, will serve as acting director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program this summer.

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Former NBA coach Hill hired in Japan

Former NBA coach Hill hired in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Apache of Japan’s professional basketball league has hired former NBA coach Bob Hill.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

China’s young college grads toil in ‘ant tribes’

TANGJIALING, China (AP) — Liu Jun sleeps in a room so small that he shares a bed with two other men. It’s all the scrawny computer engineering graduate can afford

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Taiwanese beats the world’s 7th-ranked player at Wimbledon

Taiwanese beats the world’s 7th-ranked player at Wimbledon

Taiwanese tennis player Yen-Hsun Lu, ranked 82nd in the world, stunned fans by defeating U.S. player Andy Roddick, ranked seventh, in the Wimbledon

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Dancer’s win unfair? Jackie Chan continues box office gold streak

Dancer’s win unfair? Jackie Chan continues box office gold streak

Let’s check out what’s in store for your favorite Asian American celebrities this summer! Last month (amid some grumblings), pop group Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer Nicole Scherzinger,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/93 Comments

Around the world, how do fireworks differ? (And how are they the same?)

Around the world, how do fireworks differ? (And how are they the same?)

It’s said that fireworks were invented more than 2,000 years ago in China. But the fireworks in those days were quite different from the fireworks of today.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/9, World News1 Comment

On the eve of Independence Day, immigrants reflect on an uncertain future … but many are still optimistic

On the eve of Independence Day, immigrants reflect on an uncertain future … but many are still optimistic

For our Fourth of July issue, we want to look beyond the fireworks and picnics to offer a more poignant look at the thoughts and worries that international students and immigrants

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A double-whammy loss for Asian Americans: After elimination of the U.S. team, all Asian teams follow

A double-whammy loss for Asian Americans: After elimination of the U.S. team, all Asian teams follow

It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you that South Korea and Japan, the only two Asian teams left standing in the World Cup, were eliminated from the round of 16 teams this week.

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Editorial: Sometimes, the underdog comes out on top

This week, we ran news about Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu, a tennis player ranked 82, who surprised throngs of tennis fans by shoving U.S. player Andy Roddick, ranked 7

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June 8: Judge Lucy H. Koh becomes the first Korean American confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

June 8: Judge Lucy H. Koh becomes the first Korean American confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

Lucy H. Koh was confirmed to serve the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She is the first Korean American U.S. District Court Judge

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

June 1: Physician assistant honored for efforts to improve medical education in rural Laos

June 1: Physician assistant honored for efforts to improve medical education in rural Laos

Seattleite Phoumy Bobby Bounkeua received the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s 2010 Humanitarian Physician Assistant of the Year Award

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June 27: Publisher and filmmaker win award for bridging communities

June 27: Publisher and filmmaker win award for bridging communities

Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post Publisher Assunta Ng and Oriya filmmaker Prashanta Nanda were awarded the first Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee

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June 8: Author Shawn Wong reads from his upcoming book

June 8: Author Shawn Wong reads from his upcoming book

Shawn Wong read from his upcoming book, “The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li,” at the Seattle Public Library’s International District/Chinatown branch.

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