Archive | Vol 30 No 9 | 2/26-3/4

Denny staff teaches kids how to study with YouTube rap hit

Denny staff teaches kids how to study with YouTube rap hit

Gary Lai and the teachers at Denny International Middle School in West Seattle are Internet stars. A rap video made to inspire students to study has become a YouTube sensation.

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Do you have to be Asian to own a business in the ID? Nope!

Do you have to be Asian to own a business in the ID? Nope!

Businessman Phil Sancken had one objective in his mind when he visited the town of Fukuoka, Japan, during a business trip 10 years ago.

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People for sale? — Part 2 of 2: Changing how we see modern slavery

People for sale? — Part 2 of 2: Changing how we see modern slavery

In movies and other popular portrayals of human trafficking, recovery of the victims is where the narrative often ends. Yet for NGOs, law enforcement, and

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Attention: Asian Pacific Islander Historic Preservation Listserve is launched

As a follow up to the first Asian Pacific Islander (API) Historic Preservation Forum in San Francisco, the National Trust for Historic Preservation created the Asian Pacific

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Attention: Nisei fund offers 2011 scholarship to Southeast Asian high school seniors

The Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund (NSRC) will award a total of $50,000 to Southeast Asian high school seniors residing in Washington state.

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Attention: FCS offers free photography, songwriting, and poetry workshops for young people

The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) wants to encourage the creativity and development of our youth by sponsoring free workshops conducted by professionals

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Attention: Are you studying Chinese linguistics? Apply for the Li Fang-Kuei & Hsu Ying Graduate Fellowship

The Li Fang-Kuei & Hsu Ying Graduate Fellowship Award in Chinese Linguists is awarded annually to second-year or higher level graduate students who are studying Chinese

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NY group says juries should weigh witnesses’ race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York juries should consider the greater inaccuracy of identifications made by crime witnesses when the suspect is a different race

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Congressman Wu’s staffers urged him get psychiatric help

Congressman Wu’s staffers urged him get psychiatric help

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat’s erratic behavior just days before the November election

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China tries to stamp out ‘Jasmine Revolution’

BEIJING (AP) — Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a show of force Sunday, Feb. 20, to squelch a mysterious online call for a “Jasmine Revolution,”

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India brings hope to the stalled fight against polio

India brings hope to the stalled fight against polio

It’s 20 miles from the nearest paved road, untouched by electricity, running water, sanitation, and even the barest of health care.

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Diversity makes a difference — Part 1

Diversity makes a difference — Part 1

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

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NWAW’S February must-reads

NWAW’S February must-reads

She’s not your average rabbit. For one, her ears are extra, extra long. She is overly curious about the world beyond her immediate surroundings.

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Editorial: Time to raise building heights in ID

Over the last few years, there’s been a building boom in South Lake Union, which contrasts with what’s going on in the International District (ID) — nothing.

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Blog: A LNY surprise for McGinn and Conlin

Blog: A LNY surprise for McGinn and Conlin

For the last few weeks, things have not been going well between Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Council President Richard Conlin.

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Blog: The proper way to throw a theme-party

Blog: The proper way to throw a theme-party

The future’s so bright, I have to wear shades. Such was the theme of the Women’s University Club’s 97th anniversary celebration.

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Blog: Zinged for being politically correct

Lately, the community has been fighting over what Chinatown/International District should be called. Frankly, I am tired of this old issue. I use Chinatown and

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Commentary: There’s a choice, health care cuts not inevitable

Commentary: There’s a choice, health care cuts not inevitable

What is a mother to do? I’m a single parent raising two daughters who have severe asthma and eczema, which require ongoing medical attention.

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Feb. 10: U.S. Marines to have Korean American general

Feb. 10: U.S. Marines to have Korean American general

Marine Corps Col. Daniel Yoo will be sworn in as the first Korean American general in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Feb. 6: Jamie Ford discusses his book at JCCC

Feb. 6: Jamie Ford discusses his book at JCCC

Author Jamie Ford, who is part Chinese, had a special book event and discussed his best-selling novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the

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