Archive | Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/7

LETTER: Make your voice heard at city hall

To the Editor: The Mayor McGinn’s proposal to move activities away from the ID/Chinatown Community Center to Jefferson and Rainier Community Centers effectively removes the opportunity for young people and seniors who live in the ID to have an accessible place for activities.

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Sept. 15–18: Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington celebrate 15th anniversary

Sept. 15–18: Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington celebrate 15th anniversary

The Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington (AAAW), founded in 1996, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special conference, or mini-gatherings, at various locations in Seattle.

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Sept 14: 5 Asian Americans among PSBJ’s 40 under 40 honorees

Sept 14: 5 Asian Americans among PSBJ’s 40 under 40 honorees

  The Puget Sound Business Journal celebrated its 2011 40 under 40 honorees at an event at Showbox Sodo in Seattle. More than 350 people attended.

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Sept. 10: High school students announce initiative to promote Chinese language learning

Sept. 10: High school students announce initiative to promote Chinese language learning

During the summer, 26 students from high schools throughout the Puget Sound region spent two weeks in Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in Beijing and Changsha. These students shared their experiences during a program at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Additionally, they announced new initiatives they are organizing to promote Chinese language learning.

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Aug. 27: Sheng-Yu Foundation awards $226,000 in grants to Seattle-area nonprofits

Aug. 27: Sheng-Yu Foundation awards $226,000 in grants to Seattle-area nonprofits

  At an awards ceremony at Meydenbauer Center, Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation awarded $226,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations to improve health and education.

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Former congressman drops out of AG race

Former congressman drops out of AG race

By Melinda Deslatte The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has won a second term in office, after his only competitor dropped out of the race. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao filed paperwork Tuesday formally withdrawing from the election, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office said. “After meeting […]

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Samsung steps up war with Apple

Samsung steps up war with Apple

By Kelly Olsen The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top Samsung executive says the company will take a bolder stance in its patent battle with smartphone and tablet rival Apple, which Samsung claims has been “free riding” on its patented wireless technologies.

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Signs of China’s economic slow-down add to dim global outlook

Signs of China’s economic slow-down add to dim global outlook

By Elaine Kurtenbach The Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — Signs that the powerhouse Chinese economy is slowing have spooked global markets and sharpened fears that the world economy will not escape another recession, so much so that a small, preliminary survey of Chinese manufacturers contributed to a global stock market plunge this week.

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Little fallout seen from U.S. arms sale to Taiwan

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Despite Beijing’s bluster and hints of another break in military exchanges, little fallout is expected from Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jets.

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UC Berkeley diversity bake sale divides its student body

UC Berkeley diversity bake sale divides its student body

By Terence Chea The Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — UC Berkeley student leaders have condemned a Republican group’s satirical diversity bake sale offering pastry prices based on race and gender.

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The White House wants your story

The White House wants your story

  The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders launched its “What’s Your Story?” video challenge. The challenge aims to explore the personal stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the country who have impacted their community through their dreams, experiences, and dedication to a cause.

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SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Hot, Hot Roti for Dadda-ji” Written by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min Lee & Low Books, 2011 Whenever Aneel’s grandparents visit, they tell him stories about their lives growing up in an Indian village. During one particular visit, Aneel’s grandfather, Dadda-ji, tells him that when he was a […]

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J-Am WWII vets to get medal in November

HONOLULU (AP) — A date has been set for the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American Veterans of World War II.

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Washington’s first majority-minority district proposed

Advocates for increased political representation of communities of color were present at the Washington Redistricting Commission’s special meeting in Olympia on Sept. 13 to witness the release of the commissioners’ proposed congressional and legislative district maps.

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Free citizenship and ESL classes

The Chong Wa Education Society is offering fall Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese classes for adults and youths Monday through Thursday and on Saturday, at Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S., Seattle. It is also offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes. (end)

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BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power

BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly   Six prominent leaders shared their inspiring stories and advice for men and women who want to be better leaders; they presented at a luncheon held at the House of Hong on Sept. 16. Organized by Executive Development Institute, the Washington Leaders of Power luncheon has been held annually […]

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BLOG: Meter Man, have mercy?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine angry folks who get a ticket when they park in Seattle because they don’t know that they have to pay the meter until 8 p.m. I have seen that rage roar on some faces. There is no way you cannot get caught. Sometimes, there are two officers working […]

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BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna

BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly   Last week, Bill Bryant, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, spoke to the Seattle Rotary Club at McCaw Hall, strictly on the port’s business.

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BLOG: Finally, we hear from Kreidler

BLOG: Finally, we hear from Kreidler

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has a basically white staff. Not only that, after getting elected in 2000, very few in the Asian community have heard from him. Then suddenly, someone from his office contacted me and said some of them would like to visit the Northwest Asian […]

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The undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their hopes for the future

The undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their hopes for the future

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly It was no surprise to her teacher, or perhaps even the students around her, that Jennifer* had the best grade — 104 percent — in the class, which was part of a joint nursing program offered at her high school. She enjoyed helping people, and was never afraid to […]

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