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Dragon Fest 2011

Dragon Fest 2011

Dragon Fest was held July 9 and 10 at Hing Hay Park. Treated to a new layout and attractions, families enjoyed food, vendors and a line-up of over 30 cultural performances in the two days. With help from the good weather, an estimated 22,000 attended the festival. ♦ See related article.

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June: ID Rotary Club awards scholarships to Yemesrach Demissie and Hiroko Nakahara

June: ID Rotary Club awards scholarships to Yemesrach Demissie and Hiroko Nakahara

The International District Rotary Club awarded scholarships to two graduating high school students. Yemesrach Demissie, who immigrated from Ethiopia to the United States in 2010, is from Franklin High School. She plans to attend the University of Washington to study dentistry.

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June: New book tells stories of Chinese Americans in Seattle

June: New book tells stories of Chinese Americans in Seattle

“Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle,” compiled by Dori Jones Yang, is a collection of life stories of 35 people who came to the United States from China between 1934 and 1968. Based on oral interviews, this book captures the voices of a “lost generation” of immigrants, who, although cut off from […]

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June 16: Reyna Rollolazo named NAAAP-Seattle scholarship winner

June 16: Reyna Rollolazo named NAAAP-Seattle scholarship winner

NAAAP–Seattle awarded Reyna Rollolazo its 2011 NAAAP-Seattle College Scholarship. Rollolazo will receive $3,000 to attend the University of Washington School of Law this fall. Reyna Rollolazo was born and raised in the south end of Seattle in the Rainier Beach area. She attended Franklin High School and graduated cum laude last June from the University of Washington with a […]

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June 25–26: Cultural rooms featured at Shoreline Arts Festival

June 25–26: Cultural rooms featured at Shoreline Arts Festival

The Korean Cultural Room was one of the features of the 21st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival at Shoreline Center. The room was sponsored by 4Culture and was organized by the Korean American Historical Society, Green Shoots, and Zenith Diversity. The arts festival also featured Pacific Islander and Chinese exhibits, as well as the 15th Annual […]

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Yao retiring from the NBA

Yao retiring from the NBA

By Chris Duncan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Rockets All-Star center Yao Ming is retiring after nine NBA seasons, according to a person with direct knowledge of his decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Yao has not announced his plans. Yao has scheduled a July 20 news conference in […]

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Malaysian government faces criticism after rally chaos

By Sean Yoong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities sought Sunday to deflect criticism that the government was suppressing dissent after making mass arrests and unleashing tear gas against at least 20,000 demonstrators who marched for electoral reforms.

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NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 3

NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 3

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

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Mayor McGinn opens new King Street Station Jackson Plaza to the public

Mayor McGinn opens new King Street Station Jackson Plaza to the public

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn opened the new King Street Station’s Jackson Plaza to the public on June 24, helping to connect transit to neighborhoods with an environmentally sustainable plaza.

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Densho receives half a million in grants from U.S. Department of the Interior

Densho receives half a million in grants from U.S. Department of the Interior

On June 23, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-01) toured the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. They advocated for funding of the educational installation at the site.

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He did WHAT?! — A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

He did WHAT?! — A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Comedy is supposed to be funny, right? Several comedians came under fire for making homophobic jokes during their standup routines. Among these ostracized funnymen is Filipino American actor and comedian Jo Koy. Koy is best known for being a regular on the weekly late night comedy talk show “Chelsea […]

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Blog: What makes ID fest fly?

By Assunta Ng Click to see Dragon Fest 2011 pictorial. The right name: Dragon Fest! Wow! What a breath of fresh air. The winning name connotes fun, suspense, and mystery. It’s short, and people can relate to the ID, Chinatown, and the Asian community without playing a guessing game.

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Blog: Chris Lu — Obama’s inner circle

Blog: Chris Lu — Obama’s inner circle

President George W. Bush appointed two Asian Americans to his cabinet. The Asian community was impressed. But President Obama gave us more—three cabinet secretaries, Gary Locke, Steve Chu, and Secretary Eric Shinseki, and many other powerful appointments, including Chris Lu, one of the 25 assistants to the president since 2008.

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Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

By Janelle Wetzstein UW News Lab Sustainability is no longer just about the environment, according to White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, who spoke in Seattle last weekend.  

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United States faces Japan in World Cup Final

United States faces Japan in World Cup Final

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Wednesday.

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Man U’s South Korean soccer superstar coming to Seattle

Man U’s South Korean soccer superstar coming to Seattle

By Josephine H. Kim UW News Lab Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham. … These names definitely ring a bell with those that are the least bit familiar with soccer. What about Ji Sung Park? Is he considered a legend? “I want to push my way through [Manchester’s] star players and put my name on […]

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Remembering Ping Chow

Remembering Ping Chow

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Edward Shui “Ping” Chow passed away peacefully on June 29, 2011, at the age of 94. He was born on November 5, 1916, in Canton, China. He was the sixth of eight children and the youngest son. As a youth, Ping became an apprentice to a Chinese opera singer […]

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Editorial: Yao Ming for NBA Hall of Fame

Many National Basketball Association (NBA) fans were stunned when news came down that Houston Rockets Center Yao Ming would retire from basketball. Although he spent just eight seasons in the NBA, his legacy will extend much farther than his massive wingspan and last longer than his time playing basketball. Although Yao may not have had […]

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