Archive | Vol 29 No 36 | 9/4-9/10

Asian, Jewish communities unite to stop use of ethnic slur

Asian, Jewish communities unite to stop use of ethnic slur

To many U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, the use of the term “Jap” is considered a racial slur with a hate-filled history going all the way back to World War II.

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Tough road ahead in adapting hip hop to Black and Asian communities

Tough road ahead in adapting hip hop to Black and Asian communities

“Most of the rappers that I grew up listening to were Black,” said George Quibuyen, a Filipino American rapper who performs in the group Blue Scholars.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 36 | 9/4-9/102 Comments

Youn overcomes shyness, is UW student regent

Youn overcomes shyness, is UW student regent

Frances Youn is a second-generation Korean American, a daughter, a student, and now, a student regent.

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Attention: NAAAP-Seattle offers scholarships to deserving college-bound seniors

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (Seattle chapter) is providing $1,500 scholarships to two Asian Pacific American High School seniors entering college in the fall.

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Attention: Adding a few extra items to the back-to-school shopping list can make a big difference

Through Operation Christmas Child (OCC), families can make a difference for a child in need by keeping the boxes from new school shoes and filling them with small gifts.

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Asian gunman who held hostages in Discovery Channel headquarters now dead

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police shot an armed man who took three hostages at the Discovery Channel network’s headquarters Wednesday.

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Japan takes Little League WS title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Little League aces from Japan ended the United States’ five-year reign as World Series champions.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 36 | 9/4-9/100 Comments

Silk’s dark side: Uzbek kids made to grow cocoons

KOKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — For one month a year, from morning to night, Dilorom Nishanova grows silkworms, a painstaking and exhausting job. She has been doing it since she was 8.

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Hong Kong police inspect Manila hostage bus

Hong Kong police inspect Manila hostage bus

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On Aug. 30, Hong Kong forensic experts inspected the bullet-peppered bus in which a hijacker killed eight tourists in Manila last week

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Florence Chang uses technology to increase quality of healthcare

Florence Chang uses technology to increase quality of healthcare

If there’s one concept Florence Chang understands well, it’s the need to help others.

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Phyllis Wise, first Asian American president of the UW, maintains a passion for science

Phyllis Wise, first Asian American president of the UW, maintains a passion for science

“I was always interested in biology. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t.”

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Zoo’s female red panda almost ready for breeding season

Zoo’s female red panda almost ready for breeding season

Staff members at the Woodland Park Zoo believe that a 3-year-old female red panda is ready to produce offspring in the next breeding season

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Editorial: Asian and Jewish communities exemplify the meaning of collaboration

This week, we are happy to report that the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of King County (APIC) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC)

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New faces in new places

New faces in new places

Sheila Burrus is the new president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest.
Burrus was born and raised in Batangas, Philippines

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Aug. 13: Shijie Joy Zheng wins gold medal at China Girls Math Olympiad

Aug. 13: Shijie Joy Zheng wins gold medal at China Girls Math Olympiad

One of the girls was Shijie Joy Zheng from Bellevue. Zheng is currently a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

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Aug. 2: Kin On golf tournament raises more than $30,000

Aug. 2: Kin On golf tournament raises more than $30,000

More than 200 golfers and community supporters gathered to celebrate the 10th Annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 2 at Muckleshoot Casino.

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Aug. 7: Colleen Hanabusa in Seattle for fundraiser

Aug. 7: Colleen Hanabusa in Seattle for fundraiser

Colleen Hanabusa, a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, is running for U.S. Congress. There was a fundraiser in Seattle at the Madison 100 Hotel in her honor.

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Blog: Why is business so slow in the ID this summer?

Blog: Why is business so slow in the ID this summer?

“Get rid of the drug addicts and panhandlers, and we will visit here more often,” said a white couple at the recent ID Summer Seafair Festival.

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Blog: Kill the tofu

Blog: Kill the tofu

Let’s see who can smile and swallow a chunk of tofu in seconds. Who can live in a fantasy and pretend to be someone else for an hour?

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Blog: Quelling controversy over Cao

A few weeks ago, my blog, “We could’ve done better for Joseph Cao” stirred up controversy in the Vietnamese community. I wrote that the amount raised for Louisiana Congressman Cao was low in Seattle.

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