Archive | June 2010

The Ventures earn one-of-a-kind recognition from Japan’s Emperor

The Ventures earn one-of-a-kind recognition from Japan’s Emperor

Tacoma’s legendary instrumental rock band The Ventures won admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/21 Comment

South Seattle applies $2.4 million toward helping those hurt by model minority myth

South Seattle applies $2.4 million toward helping those hurt by model minority myth

In October 2008, the U.S. Department of Education designated South Seattle Community College as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/22 Comments

First-ever trade mission to India to be launched

First-ever trade mission to India to be launched

In 2007, he just wanted to build cooperation among different Asian American communities in Washington state.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

CARE report reveals the need of AAPI students in higher education

A report written by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) dispels the myth that Asian and Pacific Islander

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Report shows disparities in unemployment between racial groups

An analysis done by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows disparities in unemployment rates between racial groups in 2009, with Latinos and Blacks approaching Depression-like levels in some metro areas.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/21 Comment

House and Senate approve repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee approved a repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, regarding homosexuals in the military, late last month.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Attention: Garfield 1965 reunion coming up

The Garfield High School Class of 1965 reunion will take place Aug. 27–28 at the Central Area Senior Center and Garfield High School.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Attention: Do you want to visit China with Gov. Chris Gregoire in September?

The Governor’s visit to China will offer Washington business and government leaders the opportunity to cement the existing ties between Washington and China.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Spelling bee winner continues the Indian American winning streak

Spelling bee winner continues the Indian American winning streak

Once again, an Indian-American was going to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was just a matter of what word and what time on June 4.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Schools struggle to meet new race labeling rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington school districts are struggling with a new federal requirement to gather more specific information on the ethnicity of their students

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Nations are divided over lifting 25-year ban on whale hunting

Nations are divided over lifting 25-year ban on whale hunting

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A showdown looms this week over the 25-year ban on commercial whaling: Should it be eased, which might mean fewer whales are killed?

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Posted in Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/2, World News1 Comment

As U.S. team dominates headlines, Asian team quietly moves upward in World Cup

As U.S. team dominates headlines, Asian team quietly moves upward in World Cup

The World Cup has been going on for two weeks, and the Asian teams have experienced plenty of ups and downs.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Fans wild as Korean rappers from both sides of the ocean make beautiful music

Fans wild as Korean rappers from both sides of the ocean make beautiful music

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many camera phones, ever. But that’s what you get when you put a thousand Koreans in one room,” said Jonathan Park,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/24 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

Although everyone asks these questions from time to time, not many people truly think about them and contemplate the answers.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/22 Comments

Editorial: Seattle PD: overly aggressive or just doing its job?

The Seattle Police Department sure can’t catch a break. A month after the incident where an officer was caught on tape using racially charged remarks and stomping

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

June 16: NAPCA adds two new board members

June 16: NAPCA adds two new board members

David Cohen and Pablo Wong are two new board members of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA).

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

June 16: Seattle International District Rotary Club awards scholarships

June 16: Seattle International District Rotary Club awards scholarships

For 20 years, the Seattle International District Rotary Club has annually awarded college scholarships. This year, it gave out six scholarships to Vivian Dao, Alexandra Kyrimis,

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/21 Comment

May 6: Carmela Lim appointed interim board president

May 6: Carmela Lim appointed interim board president

The Organization of Chinese Americans-Greater Seattle Chapter (OCA-GS) appointed Carmela Lim as interim board president. Lim joined the OCA-GS in January 2007.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

May 7–9: Success for Stevenson Elementary at national chess tournament

May 7–9: Success for Stevenson Elementary at national chess tournament

The Stevenson Elementary School chess team, for the fifth time, brought home trophies from the National Elementary School Chess Championship, held in Atlanta.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Blog: Finally! Chinese community gives back to the garden

Blog: Finally! Chinese community gives back to the garden

Here at last! Here at last! After 24 years, the first fundraising event for the Seattle Chinese Garden Society (SCGS) was organized by Chinese Americans for the Chinatown

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/21 Comment

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