Archive | May 2010

Hibukusha woman urges for nuclear disarmament

Hibukusha woman urges for nuclear disarmament

Tokie Mizuno said she was 5 years old when “Little Boy,” one of two atomic bombs used in warfare history, dropped.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke leads trade mission to China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke leads trade mission to China

SHANGHAI — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is leading an American trade mission to China, aiming to boost clean energy technology sales

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Filipino former nurse seeks to do ‘extraordinary things’ in Olympia

Filipino former nurse seeks to do ‘extraordinary things’ in Olympia

Stability is important to many people, especially in tough economic times. For Sofia Aragon and her family, nursing has always been a job that provided financial stability.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Bacho delves into the young adult genre — and pulls no punches

Bacho delves into the young adult genre — and pulls no punches

Filipino American writer and teacher Peter Bacho, a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, won the American Book Award for his first novel “Cebu.”

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Secretary Locke addresses concerns from AAPIs via the White House’s web chat

The White House’s Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) Initiative held a live web chat with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on May 4

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Minority student activists protest education cuts

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — I­f campus activism still brings to mind peace signs, a sea of white faces, and liberal strongholds like Berkeley, meet Jesse Cheng.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Female lawyers and judges share the secrets to their success

Female lawyers and judges share the secrets to their success

When the first woman received her license to practice law 120 years ago, society was in awe. Nowadays, when women become successful in the justice system, people acknowledge their contributions with rounds of applause.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/283 Comments

NWAW reviews SIFF films: the good, the bad, and the plain ugly

NWAW reviews SIFF films: the good, the bad, and the plain ugly

Each year during the Seattle International Film Festival, we send out a team of intrepid film reviewers who are ready and willing to spend hours and hours

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Editorial: Oak Tin a community bridge for two centuries

Editorial: Oak Tin a community bridge for two centuries

The oldest family association in Seattle’s Chinatown, Gee How Oak Tin, will be celebrating its 110th anniversary this Sunday at the House of Hong Restaurant.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

May 2: Seattle Chinese Women’s Club brings renowned writer Lingyao Wu to Seattle

May 2: Seattle Chinese Women’s Club brings renowned writer Lingyao Wu to Seattle

At China Harbor restaurant in Seattle, the Seattle Chinese Women’s Club celebrated Mother’s Day by organizing a luncheon featuring a

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

May 6: Local celebrities announced as honorary chairs for 17th annual Cure

May 6: Local celebrities announced as honorary chairs for 17th annual Cure

The Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure affiliate announced six local celebrities as honorary chairs: Brooke Fox and Monti Carlo from

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April 30: OneAmerica’s annual dinner raises $163,300

April 30: OneAmerica’s annual dinner raises $163,300

Held at the Washington State Convention Center, the 2010 OneAmerica Annual Dinner was attended by more than 700 people.

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April 19: Yiem Mean receives volunteer award from Gov. Gregoire

April 19: Yiem Mean receives volunteer award from Gov. Gregoire

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteer Yiem Mean received the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from Gov. Chris Gregoire.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Blog: What have we learned from Women of Power in Law?

Blog: What have we learned from Women of Power in Law?

Federal Court Justice Michael Spearman joked, “I overrule,” since he’s a higher judge than his wife, King County Superior Court Mariane Spearman.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

In pursuit of the American Dream: Refugees risk life and family escaping from war-torn countries in order to carve out new lives in the United States

In pursuit of the American Dream: Refugees risk life and family escaping from war-torn countries in order to carve out new lives in the United States

After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Choy Vong had many things working against him. His father was the staff sergeant in the fifth infantry of the defeated South Vietnamese army.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 20 | 5/15-5/211 Comment

Hip hop dreams: Asian Americans artists on the difficulties they face breaking out into mainstream rap

Hip hop dreams: Asian Americans artists on the difficulties they face breaking out into mainstream rap

“Right now, we’re at a time when we’re just bubbling. When all Asian artists come together and start to realize each other’s work ethics, it’s going to be great,”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 20 | 5/15-5/2121 Comments

Reunion for Philippine Scouts honors those who defended freedom during WWII

Reunion for Philippine Scouts honors those who defended freedom during WWII

Capt. Felipe Fernandez of the 26th Cavalry kept it in mind as Japanese mortar shells landed around him. He and his platoon were stranded in his homeland, the Philippines, during World War II.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 20 | 5/15-5/210 Comments

Attention: Construction on South Dearborn Street May 17

Attention: Construction on South Dearborn Street May 17

During the week of May 17, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and its contractor, Gary Merlino Con­struction Company, will begin work to repave a major section

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 20 | 5/15-5/210 Comments

New data on minority-owned businesses compiled by the Foster School released

The University of Washington Foster School’s Business and Economic Development Center released the Washington Minority Small Business Survey. Now in its fourth year of publication, this is the only index of its kind aimed at tracking the financial health of small and minority owned-businesses in Washington.

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White House task force on minority contracting good for AAPIs

President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will benefit Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI business owners.

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