Archive | Vol 30 No 27 | 7/2-7/8

June 28: North Seattle CC’s Mark Mitsui is APIACU chair

June 28: North Seattle CC’s Mark Mitsui is APIACU chair

North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui has been appointed chair of the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) Board of Directors. APIACU aims to help address the complex set of social realities facing students in the underrepresented and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Vice chair is President […]

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June 10: Rainier Beach awards Dollars for Scholars to students

June 10: Rainier Beach awards Dollars for Scholars to students

Eleven Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) students received a total of $24,000 in scholarships from RBHS Dollars for Scholars. The students were honored at the RBHS Senior Breakfast held at the high school.

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June 8: Mayor McGinn honors Tet in Seattle with award

June 8: Mayor McGinn honors Tet in Seattle with award

The Seattle Arts Commission recommended six recipients from a pool of more than 300 public nominations for the Mayor’s Arts Awards, which recognizes the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations, and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities.

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June 6: Cornish College of the Arts names Lawrence Matsuda as new trustee

June 6: Cornish College of the Arts names Lawrence Matsuda as new trustee

The Cornish College of the Arts Board of Trustees confirmed four new trustees, Jody Cunningham, Donna James, Lawrence Matsuda, and Marc Schwarz. Matsuda has a doctorate in education from the University of Washington. He has been a junior high language arts teacher, university counselor, state level administer, K-6, K-8, and middle school principal, assistant superintendent, […]

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Blog: A man for all seasons

Blog: A man for all seasons

The first time I heard Nate Miles’ name was during former Mayor Norm Rice’s election in 1989. Miles was one of Rice’s campaign strategists. Many minority publishers wanted advertising. According to a Hispanic publisher, “Miles said he is not going to advertise in our [minority] publications. The campaign does not have enough money.”

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Muslim woman fired over her hijab sues Abercrombie & Fitch

By Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former stockroom worker for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sued the clothing retailer in federal court Monday, saying she was illegally fired after refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf while on the job.

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China rejects the U.S. Senate’s criticism over its sea dispute with Vietnam

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Senate resolution critical of Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea “doesn’t hold water” and its sponsors should promote peace in other ways, China said Tuesday.

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: Free in body, not in voice

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: Free in body, not in voice

By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday, but said little else in his first day out of detention, living under a gag order that underscores concerns about China’s growing use of extralegal methods to muzzle dissent. The Chinese Foreign […]

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Report: There are more Asian than European millionaires

By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Booming Asia had more millionaires than Europe for the first time last year and is fast closing in on North America for the top spot, a report released Thursday said.

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Samsung to release results of cancer probe in factories

By Kelly Olsen The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung plans to soon release the results of an independent probe into health and safety conditions at its South Korean semiconductor factories after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.

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No Harry Potter for Indonesia

No Harry Potter for Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian moviegoers are facing a bleak year of second-rate foreign releases and lowbrow local productions

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Blog: Have a fav for gov?

Blog: Have a fav for gov?

Monday, Congressman Jay Inslee, a Democrat, announced his bid for Washington state governor in 2012. Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, announced his three weeks ago. “Who are you supporting?” people asked me.

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White House partners with North Seattle CC for growth summit

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is organizing an all-day summit in Seattle on Friday, July 8, with top Obama administration dignitaries and federal agency representatives to learn how federal programs and services can better serve Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members. 

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Blog: Lost in Translation

Foreign words in a foreign country Because I knew a few Japanese phrases, I thought I could shop in Japan easily. “How much?” I asked a street vendor in Japan years ago. 

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NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 1

NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 1

Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students that have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or athletics.

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Americana: Funny stories of cultural missteps from real Americans

Americana: Funny stories of cultural missteps from real Americans

Compiled by Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of hurdles that new immigrants face in the United States. Not only do most have to learn a new language, they also have to navigate through the complicated cultural differences.

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Ex-DC journalist admits to being an illegal immigrant

Ex-DC journalist admits to being an illegal immigrant

By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas worried about a looming deadline: the expiration of an illegally obtained Oregon driver’s license that had allowed him to get his first full-time job at a top U.S. newspaper. The 30-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner who covered the Virginia […]

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Myanmar deports Michelle Yeoh over Suu Kyi movie

Myanmar deports Michelle Yeoh over Suu Kyi movie

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, officials said last Tuesday. The Malaysian actress arrived in the country’s main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on […]

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Editorial: Vargas puts a face to a cause

Last week, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shocked the country by publicly admitting to a secret that he had been harboring for years.

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