Archive | Vol 29 No 41 | 10/9-10/15

Breaking the bamboo ceiling

Breaking the bamboo ceiling

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) indicates that a gender wage gap still exists. The median income of women is still 77.9 percent that of men.

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What a difference a day makes: The City Attorney’s new guidelines aims to protect immigrants from unjust deportation

What a difference a day makes: The City Attorney’s new guidelines aims to protect immigrants from unjust deportation

This past May, the Seattle City Attorney’s office instituted a policy intended to protect noncitizen immigrants from deportation for misdemeanor offenses.

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Filipino American to head Edmonds Community College?

Filipino American to head Edmonds Community College?

When Rachel Solemsaas’s late grandmother went to college, she was the first person in her family to do so.

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Ted Choi Tam (1935–2010), father and activist

Ted Choi Tam (1935–2010), father and activist

Tam majored in business at the University of Washington and served in the U.S. Army. He was a manufacturing engineer before starting Choi Investment Realty.

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Ethnic elders split on Washington state assisted suicide law

When nearly six in 10 voters in Washington state approved Initiative 1000, the 2008 Death with Dignity Act, Seattle resident Tam Hue (last name not given), 73,

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Philippine church angered by president’s stance on contraception

Philippine church angered by president’s stance on contraception

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Just a few months into his tenure, President Benigno Aquino III has angered the powerful Catholic Church by expressing support for

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Contender for Nobel prize is in Chinese prison

Contender for Nobel prize is in Chinese prison

BEIJING (AP) — When the police came for Liu Xiaobo on a December night nearly two years ago, they didn’t tell the dissident author why he was being taken away.

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Koreas meet to discuss family reunions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Red Cross officials from the two Koreas tried to narrow differences on Friday, Sept. 25. They discussed how they can restart a stalled program

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Women of Color tackle education

Women of Color tackle education

From school counselors and college professors to superintendents and education association presidents, the honorees were recognized for their contributions to education in Washington state.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Profiles, Vol 29 No 41 | 10/9-10/150 Comments

On the economic downturn: a recent graduate’s experience

Recession, mortgage crisis, unemployment. These words have been thrown around a lot since 2008. The economic downtown has affected many aspects of our society

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Posted in Business, Vol 29 No 41 | 10/9-10/151 Comment

Female Asian actresses on the rise to stardom

Female Asian actresses on the rise to stardom

Welcome back to another month of Asian American entertainment news! This fall, a number of Asian Americans embark on new projects.

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NWAW’s October must-reads

NWAW’s October must-reads

As a direct descendent of Korean royalty and a member of the country’s aristocracy, Judith Lee is used to the finer things in life. As a result, the 26-year-old is

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Editorial: ‘Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag’ — it has a nice ring to it

On Sept. 13, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn attended a community celebration held by the Vietnamese Community Leadership Institute at Jumbo Restaurant.

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Sept. 8: Brighton Elementary renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Sept. 8: Brighton Elementary renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Brighton Elementary School was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School at a renaming ceremony held at the school. The ceremony was attended by 400 people, including students.

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Sept. 25: Kin On raises nearly $100,000 at anniversary event

Sept. 25: Kin On raises nearly $100,000 at anniversary event

The Kin On Health Care Center and Community Care Network raised nearly $100,000 at their “Celebrating the Silver Striving for Gold” Auction Dinner.

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Sept. 1: World Languages Institute celebrate 25 years

Sept. 1: World Languages Institute celebrate 25 years

The World Languages Institute at Bellevue College Continuing Education held its 25th anniversary celebration at Bellevue College North Campus.

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A new face in a new place

A new face in a new place

Derek Wing is now the associate director of media and public relations for Bastyr University. Previously, Wing was director of communications at the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging.

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Blog: How long did Wise’s honeymoon last?

Blog: How long did Wise’s honeymoon last?

“I only had a one-day honeymoon,” said Phyllis Wise, interim president of the University of Washington. Wise has actually had a few great days.

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Blog: Close encounters of the Latino (journalists) kind

Blog: Close encounters of the Latino (journalists) kind

Playing host to Latino journalists is not something I get to do every day, but I seized the opportunity when it came up. People assume that I am only receptive

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Reader’s Corner: The top 10 lessons on life and politics that I learned from my brother, Wing Luke

Reader’s Corner: The top 10 lessons on life and politics that I learned from my brother, Wing Luke

Editor’s note: For Seattle Rotary, Bettie Luke from the Organization of Chinese Americans gave a short presentation on the top 10 lessons on life and politics she learned from her brother, Wing Luke.

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