Archive | February 2011

Legally chic: Should fashion designs receive copyright  protection? – Local Asian American experts, designers weigh in on the debate

Legally chic: Should fashion designs receive copyright protection? – Local Asian American experts, designers weigh in on the debate

Laotian American designer Banchong Douangphrachanh buzzes with excitement as she prepares to launch her 2011 fall/winter menswear collection.

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Posted in Fashion, Profiles, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/258 Comments

People for sale? – Part 1 of 2: What’s often left unsaid and unreported in the world of modern slavery

People for sale? – Part 1 of 2: What’s often left unsaid and unreported in the world of modern slavery

In the mid 90s, advocates at the Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (APIWFSC) were alarmed by a disturbing trend in domestic violence cases.

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Posted in Features, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/252 Comments

Cobalt moves into the ID, but will it fill the void Amazon left behind?

Cobalt moves into the ID, but will it fill the void Amazon left behind?

John Holt had a hard time getting acquainted with all of his 800 employees on a daily basis. Now, with new office spaces in the International District, not only does

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Posted in Business, Community News, Profiles, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/251 Comment

Second recent case of food stamp fraud casts shadow over Viet Wah

Second recent case of food stamp fraud casts shadow over Viet Wah

This week, KING 5 Investigators reported on incidences of food stamp fraud at Viet Wah Supermarket in the International District (ID).

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/254 Comments

APIA workers among the fastest growing groups in the union workforce

A new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) documents a large wage and benefit advantage for Asian American and Pacific Islander

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Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/250 Comments

Former House candidate sentenced to a year in prison

Former House candidate sentenced to a year in prison

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — A former California congressional candidate accused of sending a mailer to Latino voters in 2006 warning that immigrants could not vote was sentenced Monday

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/250 Comments

Slain man’s family opposes inmate’s death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio storekeeper fatally shot in the head during a 1994 robbery opposes the upcoming execution of the man convicted of the crime

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/251 Comment

Japanese women fight to keep surnames

TOKYO (AP) — A group of Japanese citizens filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 14 challenging a civil law that effectively stops women from keeping their surnames when they marry.

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Thai airline trains first-ever transsexual flight attendants

Thai airline trains first-ever transsexual flight attendants

BANGKOK (AP) — Four Thai “ladyboys” have been recruited as flight attendants for a start-up charter airline that says it will be Thailand’s first to include transsexuals among its cabin crew.

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Japan confirms China surpassed its economy in 2010

TOKYO (AP) — Japan confirmed that China’s economy surpassed its own as the world’s second largest in 2010 and said a late-year downturn was its first quarterly contraction in more than a year.

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Chinese expulsion remembered

Chinese expulsion remembered

On Saturday, Feb. 12, community members marched and rallied to remember the 350 Chinese railroad workers, agriculture workers, and coal miners who were pushed out of Seattle in 1886.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/252 Comments

And the nominess are … A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

And the nominess are … A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

The past month showed a lot of love to Asian stars. The Academy Award nominees include a number of Asians, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition released its annual report card

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/252 Comments

Blog: More than 2,000 sit in the freezing cold in Olympia to rally for their rights

Blog: More than 2,000 sit in the freezing cold in Olympia to rally for their rights

The challenge of emceeing for an audience of more than 2,000 outdoors in 30-something-degree weather was keeping the program on time and on point.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/250 Comments

Blog: Chinatown/ID featured on television

Can you survive without speaking English in the ID? What percentage of outsiders patronize ID businesses?

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Blog: Low-maintenance Valentine’s Day

Blog: Low-maintenance Valentine’s Day

For those of you who did not received any card or gift from your boyfriend or husband on Valentine’s Day, get over it. You don’t need one.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/251 Comment

Editorial: A walk to remember: Community members rightly stand up for Chinese who were kicked out of Seattle

Editorial: A walk to remember: Community members rightly stand up for Chinese who were kicked out of Seattle

In October, Tacoma remembered the Chinese who were ordered to leave the city in 1885, after they had finished building a portion of the Northern Pacific Railroad line.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/252 Comments

Feb. 10: Immigrants and refugees speak up for rights in Olympia

Feb. 10: Immigrants and refugees speak up for rights in Olympia

Immigrants and refugees traveled to Olympia from all over the state to raise their collective voice in a rally as part of Washington State Refugee and Immigrant

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/250 Comments

Feb. 2: Roger Ling wins YouTube contest

Feb. 2: Roger Ling wins YouTube contest

Seattleite Roger Ling won KFC’s YouTube contest. He received the $10,000 grand prize.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/250 Comments

December: Bruce Harrell honored with race and social justice award

December: Bruce Harrell honored with race and social justice award

The Seattle Management Association celebrated its 27th Annual Excellence in Management Awards with a banquet at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/251 Comment

Feb. 6: Tsubaki Grand Shrine presents Setsubun Taisai

Feb. 6: Tsubaki Grand Shrine presents Setsubun Taisai

Tsubaki Grand Shrine had its Bean Throwing Festival, called Setsubun Taisai in Japanese. It is a very popular New Year’s ritual based on the lunar calendar.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/250 Comments

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