Archive | Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/18

98118: one of the most diverse zip codes in the country  … and it’s right in our own backyard

98118: one of the most diverse zip codes in the country … and it’s right in our own backyard

On any given day, the cacophony of different languages, sight of public art on streets and sidewalks, and wafting smell of cuisines as diverse as the local citizens fill the streets

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Posted in Business, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/1811 Comments

After turbulent past, Seike garden debuts on the big screen

After turbulent past, Seike garden debuts on the big screen

A new wrought iron fence and security camera at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden are being installed to protect it from vandalism. Many of its stone

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Cherry blossom pageant heralds a new kind of Japanese American girl

Cherry blossom pageant heralds a new kind of Japanese American girl

The Greater Seattle Japanese Community Queen coronation was definitely not the standard bikini and high heels pageant seen on TV. No, attending it was

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/181 Comment

Michael Park, the new face of Federal Way?

Michael Park, the new face of Federal Way?

In 1995, Washington state elected the first and only Chinese American governor in U.S. history. Sixteen years later

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

APA civil rights groups file a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) in May jointly filed a federal lawsuit with other civil rights groups

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Singapore tops ‘most competitive nations’ list

Singapore was ranked as the world’s most competitive economy by the Lausanne-based Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland,

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Kali Mints sold by a Washington company upsets Hindus

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that inappropriate use of Hindu deities or concept for commercial or other use is not acceptable

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Attention: Part-time job opportunity for English-Vietnamese bilinguals

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) is currently seeking a person who can speak both English and Vietnamese to assist its helpline calls regarding Medicare Part D.

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Hawaii becomes first state in nation to ban shark fin possession

HONOLULU (AP) – The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out-of-town VIPs since Vienna Hou’s Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Filipino WWII vets sue over benefit eligibility

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three Filipino veterans of World War II are suing the U.S. government for allegedly making it too hard to prove that they are eligible for long-denied benefits.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

What to do with a broken-down Vietnamese church? Reassemble

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Two years ago, Austin developer Whit Hanks found himself to be the proud owner of a disassembled Vietnamese church.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Japan’s new prime minister faces test to win back voters

Japan’s new prime minister faces test to win back voters

TOKYO (AP) — Naoto Kan, the straight-talking populist named Japan’s new prime minister, faces a host of daunting tasks, from reviving the nation’s

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Editorial: Clearing up the misconceptions regarding 98118

In preparing for this 98118 issue, we asked one of our writers to go down there and get the lay of the land — see the sites, talk to the business owners.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/181 Comment

May 29: NW delegation joins thousands at Arizona protest

May 29: NW delegation joins thousands at Arizona protest

A busload of Northwest residents joined more than 50,000 people from across the country in Arizona to demand comprehensive immigration reform and

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

May 21: Kultura Arts transforms Filipino Community Center into a cultural and arts hub

May 21: Kultura Arts transforms Filipino Community Center into a cultural and arts hub

The Filipino Community Center launched The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) Art Gallery to showcase the works of Filipino and Filipino American artists.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

May 22: VDF’s Books & Beds at 14,000 ft. event a success

May 22: VDF’s Books & Beds at 14,000 ft. event a success

Vajrayana Dharma Foundation (VDF), a nonprofit organization building dreams for orphan Tibetan girls, organized the Books & Beds at 14,000 ft. fundraiser, a wine and

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

May 21: Densho and Wing Luke get grants

May 21: Densho and Wing Luke get grants

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and the Wing Luke Memorial Foundation learned that they were being awarded significant grants by the National Park Service.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Letter: Let’s not bag a classic

I read (an ad) in your recent issue of Northwest Asian Weekly that Uwajimaya is offering public participation to help design a future grocery bag. I’m not a creative

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Blog: Competitors turn into partners?

Blog: Competitors turn into partners?

When Julie Pham, managing editor of Nguoi Viet Tay Bac/Northwest Vietnamese News, invited other ethnic media to join

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/181 Comment

Blog: What’s the next step?

We have too many mountains to climb. Mainstream media have a business and sales division seperate from its editorial staff. We don’t have that luxury.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

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