Archive | Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/14

Medford woman, Hiroshima survivor works for peace

Medford woman, Hiroshima survivor works for peace

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — “You would think the four-leaf clover pressed between pages in the old scrapbook was for good luck.

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McGinn: Fujii’s resignation was a personal decision

McGinn: Fujii’s resignation was a personal decision

Mayor Mike McGinn made it clear in a recent telephone interview that the resignation of Deputy Mayor Philip Fujii was a personal decision made solely by Fujii for health reasons.

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Father and son create endowment in memory of wife and mother

Father and son create endowment in memory of wife and mother

Clyde Shields, a uremia patient, was saved 50 years ago by the first successful dialysis treatment at the University of Washington Hospital (now the UW Medical Center).

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Renowned jazz musician Cuong Vu sets the tone for change

Renowned jazz musician Cuong Vu sets the tone for change

Through his role as a University of Washington professor and a professional musician, the Vietnamese trumpeter is on a mission to revitalize the jazz scene here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Grouping all Asians together could be bad for their health

Asian Americans as a whole are half as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from heart disease. However, Native Hawaiians are 40 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than whites.

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Huge crowds turn out for Los Angeles’ immigration march

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to Arizona’s tough law marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles to demand an overhaul of immigration laws

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Thousands of Asians rally for jobs and more pay on May Day

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of workers thronged the streets of Asian cities Saturday in annual May Day marches, demanding job creation and minimum wage hikes.

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High food costs force Indians to do more with much less

Food inflation that has been in the double digits for a year has had a deep impact on school lunches, family meals, and holy offerings. Anger with high prices erupted into protests

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Mom impossible to shop for? The answer lies in her zodiac sign

Mom impossible to shop for? The answer lies in her zodiac sign

Rat mom (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972) – Rat mom is quick-witted, inquisitive, and hardworking. She is an opportunist and always pays attention to small details.

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Ji-woon’s film a little good, partly bad, and definitely weird

Ji-woon’s film a little good, partly bad, and definitely weird

Ji-woon Kim’s “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” is set in the 1930s, with a criminal boss giving a dangerous assignment to a hired gun. If you’ve watched a fair number of movies, you might get the feeling that you’ve seen this before.

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Lessons from Mom

Lessons from Mom

“The most important thing my mom taught me was to study hard.” — Grace Tong (mom) …
“The best thing my mom taught me was how to lead a healthy life.” — Michelle Zhou (daughter)

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Japanese community center seeks more online support in bid for renovation funds

Japanese community center seeks more online support in bid for renovation funds

The vinyl siding has protected the buildings from decades of rain, snow, and windstorms. But the vinyl also encases hazardous asbestos.

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Attention: Registration deadline for 2010 Minidoka Pilgrimage is June 4

More than 68 years ago, during World War II, almost 13,000 people of Japanese ancestry, many of whom were American citizens, were uprooted from their homes

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Attention: Immigration Services continues to accept 2011 H-1B petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue to accept H-1B non-immigrant petitions subject to the fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011) cap.

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The Asian American Literary Review launches

The first issue features writers David Mura, Ru Freeman, Alexander Chee, Cathy Song, Oliver de la Paz, Paisley Rekdal, April Naoko Heck, Mong-Lan,

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Editorial: APA Month should be a wake up call for Asians

Many think that Asian American history is only 200 years old, putting first the Chinese immigrants who arrived in 1820 to be menial laborers or miners in the Gold Rush.

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Letter: Forum indicates promising future for Vietnamese community

My name is Verlinda Vu. I am one of nine members of the Youth Action Team (YAT) in the CARE (Community Action Research Empowerment) project, which is organized by

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May 4: Mark Mitsui is the next North Seattle CC president

May 4: Mark Mitsui is the next North Seattle CC president

Mark Mitsui, current vice president at South Seattle Community College, will take on responsibilities as president of North Seattle Community College beginning July 1.

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April 24: Photographer and author David Chui follows an apple in new book

April 24: Photographer and author David Chui follows an apple in new book

Local author and photographer David Chui’s new book, “Journey of an Apple: From Lake Chelan to Hong Kong,” is a behind-the-scenes look at the twists and turns of growing

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April 9: TOPS kids travel the world with UW students on Global Ambassador Day

April 9: TOPS kids travel the world with UW students on Global Ambassador Day

The Option Program at Seward (TOPS), a K–8 school in the Seattle Public School District, partnered with the University of Washington’s Foundation

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