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125th anniversary of Chinese expulsion from Tacoma inspires symbolic walk: Chinese Reconciliation Park to raise awareness

125th anniversary of Chinese expulsion from Tacoma inspires symbolic walk: Chinese Reconciliation Park to raise awareness

In the 1870s, hundreds of Chinese immigrants came to the Tacoma area to help build a portion of the Northern Pacific Railroad line. They were ordered to leave a decade later.

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Local Filipino rap duo balances passions and professions

Local Filipino rap duo balances passions and professions

Long before they met and formed their hip hop group, J-Pros, Filipino American rap artists Reggie Sapida and Ran Gamboa had been spitting out verses.

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Budget cuts threaten vitality of emergency center

Budget cuts threaten vitality of emergency center

Much like the backstage crew of a great performance, the International District Emergency Center (IDEC) works behind the scenes of the district at night by

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Attention: Volunteer teachers and tutors needed to help Asian immigrants gain U.S. citizenship

The ESL/Literacy Program at the Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) seeks friendly, patient, and dependable volunteer teachers and tutors to help Chinese

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Attention: New expanded hours at Nikkei Bunko Japanese Language Library

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) Nikkei Bunko Japanese Language Library recently expanded its hours of operation.

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The Filipino Community of Seattle celebrates 75 years

On Nov. 6, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Alma Q. Kern is its 27th president.

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Report shows racial profiling pervasive across America

On Oct. 7, OneAmerica, along with Rights Working Group, released a report, “Faces of Racial Profiling: A Report from Communities Across America.”

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Whitman campaigns to help erase gap in California race

Whitman campaigns to help erase gap in California race

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman took her campaign to Asian American voters statewide last Saturday as polls

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Hawaii congressional race is a contrast in style

Hawaii congressional race is a contrast in style

HONOLULU (AP)—Both come from families of immigrants. Both grew up in Hawaii. Both are lawyers who rose to power in elected office.

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Vietnam mom recalls how bus was submerged by flood

Vietnam mom recalls how bus was submerged by flood

NGHI XUAN, Vietnam (AP)—It was dark and quiet in the early morning when the bus engine stalled and the driver yelled for everyone to remain calm.

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US official says China’s president will visit in January

US official says China’s president will visit in January

BEIJING, China (AP)—China’s President Hu Jintao is scheduled to visit the United States in January, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, Oct. 21st in

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7.7-magnitude quake hits off Indonesian island

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)—A powerful earthquake hit off western Indonesia late Monday, Oct. 25th briefly triggering a tsunami warning that sent thousands

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Breaking trade barriers: Debadutta Dash works on building relationships with local businesses and India

Breaking trade barriers: Debadutta Dash works on building relationships with local businesses and India

In 2001, at a round table meeting in Tacoma with Asian community leaders and Congressman Adam Smith, Debadutta Dash had an unpleasant experience.

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NWAW’s must reads: Page-turners about an overachiever, a Washington apple, and a North Korean spy

NWAW’s must reads: Page-turners about an overachiever, a Washington apple, and a North Korean spy

She’s a Korean American, a high school senior, a three-time concertmaster violinist for the Connecticut All-State Orchestra, a non-2300 Club Member

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Seven Asian American women to be honored at UW Women’s Center gala

Seven Asian American women to be honored at UW Women’s Center gala

The University of Washington (UW) Women’s Center is celebrating 100 years of women voting in Washington state by honoring 100 influential women in the state that have

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Editorial: Republican ads tell Hispanics not to vote

As Election Day nears, campaigns are heating up with advertisements urging you to vote one way or the other. However, in Nevada, a Republican group placed ads urging Hispanics not to vote.

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Oct. 2: Questkids hosts launch party and fashion show

Oct. 2: Questkids hosts launch party and fashion show

Questkids Clothing held its first fashion show and launch party, showcasing its Fall 2010 Back to Cool Collection. The clothing line was designed by Binh Nguyen, founder of Questkids.

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Oct. 8: Refugee Women’s Alliance celebrates 25 years

Oct. 8: Refugee Women’s Alliance celebrates 25 years

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) celebrated its 25th anniversary at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. The theme was “When Sleeping Women Wake,

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Oct. 1: Northwest Asian Weekly earns five WNPA awards

Oct. 1: Northwest Asian Weekly earns five WNPA awards

Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) staff members and one of its reporters garnered five awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) Better Newspaper Contest.

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Commentary: Creating jobs from across an ocean

Commentary: Creating jobs from across an ocean

On Sept. 13, I, along with my colleague Randy J. Aliment, accompanied Gov. Chris Gregoire on a trade mission to China and Vietnam in an effort

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