Archive | Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/25

Harvard grad got game: Asian American looks forward to NBA Draft

Harvard grad got game: Asian American looks forward to NBA Draft

Lin, a 6’3”, 200-pound point guard, is training in anticipation of the NBA draft next Thursday, June 24. Lin, a Taiwanese American,

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After 20 years, Chinese bank forced to close its doors

After 20 years, Chinese bank forced to close its doors

On Friday, June 11, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions closed Seattle-based Washington First International Bank (WFIB) because it didn’t have enough capital.

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Ryu bounces back by running for state rep

Ryu bounces back by running for state rep

She cares for her family. She gets up early to take her 15-year-old son to school and calls to check in with her two

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With a careful and sensitive eye, filmmaker records the ID on film

With a careful and sensitive eye, filmmaker records the ID on film

Seattle’s Chinatown/International District is a haven for dim sum Sundays, grocery shopping at Uwajimaya, and bubble tea, right? Sure, but documentary filmmaker Andrew Hida

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Sophia Aragon suspends campaign for district rep

On June 11, Sophia Aragon announced that she had suspended her campaign. She was running as a Democratic candidate for Position 1 in the 22nd District

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Report busts misconceptions of API students in higher education

On June 16, the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) hosted a national media conference call to release

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Puppet museum in Bremerton receives international collections from Asian countries

Through collaboration with Bremerton’s sister city, Kure City, Japan, the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum in downtown Bremerton has recently received three puppets in the Bunraku style.

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Report: Educated Asian Americans struggle to find employment

Report: Educated Asian Americans struggle to find employment

Asian Americans may have the lowest unemployment rate of any racial group nationwide, but a new report shows college-educated Asian Americans have a harder time finding jobs than whites.

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Portland teen raises money for Cambodian school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a tidy shelf in a bright turquoise bedroom in Southwest Portland sits a framed certificate from the Cambodian Ministry of Education.

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King says Tonga should move to nuclear power

King says Tonga should move to nuclear power

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The impoverished South Pacific island nation of Tonga should move quickly toward nuclear power as its main source of electricity, its king said on June 11.

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Celebrity sex tape scandal grips Indonesia

Celebrity sex tape scandal grips Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians grappled with their first-ever celebrity sex tape scandal, casting aside social taboos as they swarmed around office

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Father and kid bonding

Father and kid bonding

The weekend before Father’s Day, kids and their dads made the most of the good weather and hit the great outdoors. Some went running, some rode bikes,

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Are you ready for World Cup fever?

Are you ready for World Cup fever?

Do you have your TV tuned to the 19th FIFA World Cup? Taking place in South Africa, it officially began on June 11 and will conclude on July 11.

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Editorial: As we bid farewell to WFIB, we also welcome East West to the ID

Sadly, we have been reminded that nothing is safe in this economy. In January, we ran a profile on Washington First International Bank (WFIB).

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May 22–23: Tet in Seattle makes history with $19,000

May 22–23: Tet in Seattle makes history with $19,000

Taking place at Husky Stadium, Tet in Seattle & Friends raised more than $19,000 at the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay For Life of University of Washington

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May 19: JP Zarate named IT Executive of the Year finalist

May 19: JP Zarate named IT Executive of the Year finalist

As an award finalist, JP Zarate will be competing in the information technology category for IT Executive of the Year for the 2010 American Business Awards.

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May 20: Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss awarded $50,000

May 20: Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss awarded $50,000

The Oticon Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss to establish a teacher

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New faces in new places

New faces in new places

May Leong has joined Technology Access Foundation (TAF) as director of development. TAF is a nonprofit organization committed to

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June 21: Robert Mak returns to KING-TV

June 21: Robert Mak returns to KING-TV

After years in the Seattle political scene as communications director for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, Robert Mak returned to KING-TV on June 21.

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Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

The Harrison Ford movie “Extraordinary Measures” was released on DVD last month. This movie is based on a true story.

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