Archive | March 2011

Man eats shark: With California on its way to banning shark fin, will Washington follow suit?

Man eats shark: With California on its way to banning shark fin, will Washington follow suit?

Certain restaurants in Hawaii are serving their last bowls of shark fin soup due to a newly enacted law, which requires restaurants to cook or dispose of their shark fin

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Posted in Lifestyle, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/112 Comments

ID going to new heights … not sitting well with some

ID going to new heights … not sitting well with some

The City of Seattle is weighing a proposal that would allow for taller buildings in the International District (ID). The rezoning plan hopes to bring

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Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/11 Comment

Census reveals changing face of Washington

According to the recent census data, the Asian population in Washington state grew by 49.2 percent in the last decade. The Hispanic population

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Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Local APIs band together with national orgs to protest federal budget cuts

Local APIs band together with national orgs to protest federal budget cuts

Organizations representing and serving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country joined together on March 17

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Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

New bottling company to speed up exports in wake of Japan quake and tsunami

New bottling company to speed up exports in wake of Japan quake and tsunami

At a time of economic stagnation, there’s a bright spot in Snohomish County. More than 100 jobs will reportedly be created within the next two years

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Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/11 Comment

Branda Pui Chu Luke (1954–2011)

Branda Pui Chu Luke (1954–2011)

Branda Pui Chu Luke passed away on March 18 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 57.

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Posted in Obituaries, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Apply for NAAAP-Seattle, AAJA 2011 scholarships

The National Association of Asian American Professionals’ Seattle chapter announced its 2011 NAAAP-Seattle College Scholarship. The Scholarship is aimed at Asian American

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Volunteer opportunity available for Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)’s Seattle chapter needs volunteers for the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Existing social security system provides financial security for APIs

Social Security is a critical income source for elderly and disabled Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The existing Social Security system is the best way to guarantee

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Crash highlights Chinese American gambling market

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 75, Mon Ling Ng is hard of hearing and often lonely — a resident of Manhattan’s Chinatown who finds a way to fill his days: by gambling.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Past suggests little lasting harm to Japan economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Japanese economy has been staggered by an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear crisis. But history suggests it will bounce back with no lasting damage.

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Posted in Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/1, World News0 Comments

Diversity makes a difference — Part 5

Diversity makes a difference — Part 5

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.

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Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Memoirs, NWAW’s March must-reads

Memoirs, NWAW’s March must-reads

In this collection of essays, actress and TV personality Olivia Munn offers stories from her life, growing up half Chinese and half white. She also shares stories

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Editorial: A little mercy for Anti-Asian YouTube ranter?

Editorial: A little mercy for Anti-Asian YouTube ranter?

We took our time in responding to the Alexandra Wallace anti-Asian YouTube video because we wanted to see the whole story unfold before casting judgment.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/117 Comments

Blog: Don’t believe everything you see or hear from mainstream media

Blog: Don’t believe everything you see or hear from mainstream media

Lately, photos of empty shelves at Japanese grocery stores have been flashing across TV screens. It gives the impression that stores have no supplies coming.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Blog: Be wary of assumptions

The mainstream media has spread rumors about U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke being considered for the Port of Seattle’s CEO job six years ago

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Blog: Am I crazy to bash mainstream media?

I know I am in the news business. I shouldn’t say things to discredit my own profession. Some media have gone too far, though, so I feel I need to say something

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

Blog: Silly idea about table salt

Blog: Silly idea about table salt

I am sick and tired of people spreading rumors about table salt and how it can prevent or cure radiation.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

You Talkin’ To Me?: Racism sells: The anti-whaling movement and Japan

You Talkin’ To Me?: Racism sells: The anti-whaling movement and Japan

Japanese whaling and dolphin hunting has attracted international media attention. The Shepherd Society, headed by founder Paul Watson, has been one of the leaders

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/172 Comments

Reader’s Corner: Brother in search of long-lost sister, any help appreciated

Reader’s Corner: Brother in search of long-lost sister, any help appreciated

The Cambodian war had broken out and he did what many others had done. He fled. Days and nights were difficult, food was scarce, and even the water he

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/10 Comments

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