Archive | June 2011

June 15–18: Japanese ship Kashima stays in Seattle

June 15–18: Japanese ship Kashima stays in Seattle

From June to October this year, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)’s training squadron is visiting multiple ports in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Chile. Training Ship Kashima visited Seattle and held an open house for the public on June 17 at Pier 66. Kashima was commissioned on Jan. 26, 1995, and […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

May 20: NWAW reporters earns four SPJ awards

May 20: NWAW reporters earns four SPJ awards

At an awards banquet at Safeco Field, the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented its Excellence in Journalism Awards. Northwest Asian Weekly earned four in its alternative weeklies division. — Mark Lee got first place for his column, “You talkin’ to me?” in the editorial and commentary category. — Vivian Luu […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

June 4: CISC’s annual dinner a success, raises $140,000

June 4: CISC’s annual dinner a success, raises $140,000

More than 350 guests and supporters attended Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)’s 39th Annual Friendship Dinner and Auction, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. CISC honored Bellevue City Councilmember John Chelminiak with the  2011 Bridge to Success Award by Cathay Bank. Guests participated in live and silent auctions throughout the night. […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

June 4: Stephanie Velasco given scholarship for activism

June 4: Stephanie Velasco given scholarship for activism

Stephanie Velasco, a senior at Wapato High, was awarded the $5,500 Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies to fund her first year at the University of Washington. This is the first year this scholarship has been awarded.

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Native Hawaiians increase numbers by one-fifth

By Mark Niesse The Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The population of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii jumped by more than one-fifth over the last decade, continuing a resurgence in the once-dwindling numbers of indigenous people in the state, according to new U.S. Census information.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Famous chef and wife talks the struggles of Korean food in U.S., new TV series

Famous chef and wife talks the struggles of Korean food in U.S., new TV series

By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press WACCABUC, N.Y. (AP) — “Try it. Go ahead, stick your finger in!”

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Slain Pakistani’s daughter takes up his cause

Slain Pakistani’s daughter takes up his cause

By Nahal Toosi The Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A day after her father was gunned down by an Islamist extremist, a grieving Shehrbano Taseer wrote on Twitter, “A light has gone out in our home today.” It wasn’t long before the 22-year-old realized something else. Her father’s death had lit a fire in […]

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14th Amendment-bashing may harm immigrant communities

14th Amendment-bashing may harm immigrant communities

By Jonah Most New America Media There is little chance that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be repealed — but that’s not the point, according to law experts.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/11 Comment

Local Vietnamese Americans protest against China over Spratly Islands

Local Vietnamese Americans protest against China over Spratly Islands

Last Sunday, June 19, members of Seattle’s Vietnamese community protested against China, demanding that China stay out of Vietnam’s territory.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/117 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads — This month’s theme: arranged marriages

NWAW’s June must-reads — This month’s theme: arranged marriages

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Bone Worship” By Elizabeth Eslami Pegasus Books LLC, 2010 After four years of hard work and no play, Jasmine Fahroodhi has failed out of college. Her classmates are getting ready to begin the rest of their lives, but Jasmine has moved from Chicago back to Arrowhead, Ga. And to […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Blog: The ins and outs of traveling in Toronto

Blog: The ins and outs of traveling in Toronto

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I was in Toronto last week, reuniting with ‘sisters’ I had not seen for 42 years. It was surprising to see so many of my classmates from Hong Kong settled in that part of Canada.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/12 Comments

Commentary: Have offshore accounts? There’s something you must know about taxes

Commentary: Have offshore accounts? There’s something you must know about taxes

By Mandy Cao For Northwest Asian Weekly My name is Mandy, and I am an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) and the owner of an accounting and taxation office in Tukwila. During the past tax filing season, I once again realized the fact that the majority of U.S. tax payers are not aware of all their […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Commentary: Commemorate World Refugee Day with pride

Commentary: Commemorate World Refugee Day with pride

By Farooq Kathwari White House blog My journey to America began like those of many who seek refuge away from their home countries. At the age of 21, I left the beautiful mountains of Kashmir, which had become a region of conflict, for the safety of the United States. I worked hard, going to night […]

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Some home owners eligible for free water-saving toilets

Save water and money with a free high-efficiency toilet for qualifying Seattle residents. Replacing older toilets with high-efficiency models can save a family of four up to 24,000 gallons of water and $140 each year.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

California Chinatown listed as endangered historic place

California Chinatown listed as endangered historic place

By Gosia Wozniacka The Associated Press HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The smell is musty, the wooden floorboards are rotten, and the original owners are long dead.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Former Vietnam farmer cultivates new life in U.S.

Former Vietnam farmer cultivates new life in U.S.

By Constance Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Farming is often regarded as a low-class occupation, which offers anything but excitement. In movies, a farmer is often herding cattle, wearing a cowboy hat, or riding a horse. But Victor Huang aims to dispel that stereotype.

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Posted in Business, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Teen Talk Time: No adults allowed — A KCLS program allows ESL students to teach one another English, as well as how to update Facebook statuses

Teen Talk Time: No adults allowed — A KCLS program allows ESL students to teach one another English, as well as how to update Facebook statuses

By Jean C Wong Northwest Asian Weekly For more than a decade, Richmond Beach Library has offered ESL classes, in addition to Talk Time for adults, helping people improve their conversational skills by discussing topics such as politics and job-seeking.

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Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/129 Comments

Is there plasticizer in your food? What is the FDA hiding?

Is there plasticizer in your food? What is the FDA hiding?

By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, Summer Chiang New America Media More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, the United States government has provided no guidance to retailers as to which products are safe to sell. By contrast, the Philippines, Canada, and New Zealand have published the […]

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Posted in Food, Health, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Editorial: Kim and Locke, good signs of things to come

Editorial: Kim and Locke, good signs of things to come

According to the grapevine, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will be confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China during the week of July 4. He is the first Chinese American to be appointed to such a post. And he will soon have some company. According to an inside source speaking to Yonhap News Agency, this […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

May 25: EDI benefit dinner raises more than $110,000

May 25: EDI benefit dinner raises more than $110,000

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held its annual benefit dinner and auction, Inclusion Fusion, at Seattle’s SODO Park. Hosts for the benefit dinner were Dr. Sandra Madrid, from the University of Washington, Jenette Ramos, from The Boeing Company, and Mike Sotelo, from La Plaza International. More than 250 guests participated in the silent and live auctions, contributing […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 25 | 6/18-6/240 Comments

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