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October: ID groups receive funds to close digital divide

October: ID groups receive funds to close digital divide

The City of Seattle awarded grants to four International District organizations from its Technology Matching Fund program. The funds will help groups that are working toward technological equity and closing the digital divide. The Coalition for Refugees from Burma received $17,750 for expansion of its mobile computer lab program.

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Sept. 23: Volunteers paint out graffiti on streets of Little Saigon

Sept. 23: Volunteers paint out graffiti on streets of Little Saigon

Volunteers from the community and Wells Fargo Bank grabbed brushes and rollers to take to the streets of Little Saigon and painted out graffiti.

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Sept. 23–25: Mill Creek-based USTA Pacific Northwest wins national title

Sept. 23–25: Mill Creek-based USTA Pacific Northwest wins national title

A team from the Mill Creek Tennis Club, owned by Chinese Americans Roger and Byron Mark, won the national title at the 2011 USTA Adult League National Championships in Tucson, Ariz. The Mill Creek team defeated a squad from Houston, 3–2, in the finals.

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Federal government orders bilingual ballots in 25 states

Federal government orders bilingual ballots in 25 states

  By Hope Yen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English.

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Sung Kim confirmed as ambassador to South Korea

Sung Kim confirmed as ambassador to South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the first Korean American to become U.S. ambassador to South Korea.   Career diplomat Sung Kim previously served as special envoy for six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program.   His confirmation on Oct. 13 came during a state visit by South Korean President Lee […]

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Japan’s aging air force plans major overhaul

Japan’s aging air force plans major overhaul

  By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   HYAKURI AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — Warplanes bearing the bright red Rising Sun logo roared overhead on Sunday, Oct. 16, as Japan held a once-every-three-years display to showcase one of the best air forces in Asia. The only problem — most of its fighters were grounded.

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Cards from China offer thanks to WWII veterans

Cards from China offer thanks to WWII veterans

 By Lindsay Wise THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE PEARLAND, Texas (AP) — The postcard arrived in Ed Denzler’s mailbox in Pearland last month, a mystery from his past nestled among the routine bills and coupons.  Addressed in neat block letters to Denzler, the handwritten note reads, in English, “It takes a strong man to save himself, a […]

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Former Miss America on the trip to Vietnam that changed her life

Former Miss America on the trip to Vietnam that changed her life

By Bryan Painter The Oklahoman   LAVERNE, Okla. (AP) — On a museum wall in the far northwestern Oklahoma community of Laverne is a framed thank-you.

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Iranian, Filipino claim top Asian film awards

By Sam Kim The Associated Press BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — An Iranian film and a Philippine film have shared the top awards for Asian productions at the region’s largest film event.

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Oct. 2: Local groups hold candlelight vigil on fourth anniversary of Burma’s Saffron Revolution

Oct. 2: Local groups hold candlelight vigil on fourth anniversary of Burma’s Saffron Revolution

  The Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB), Amnesty International, Burma Partnership, and University Baptist Church partnered to hold a candlelight vigil for the fourth anniversary of Burma’s 2007 Saffron Revolution at the south end of Green Lake.

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Calif. gov. signs bill on accurate info gathering on AAPIs

  Assembly Bill (AB) 1088 requires two key state agencies to include the full spectrum of Asian American (AA) ethnicities, as well as Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities, in their data collection, consistent with the groups reported by the U.S. Census.  

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Thai Association of Washington asks for donations to help victims of Thailand flood

Flooding in Thailand since July has resulted in the death of more than 300 people and has caused billions of dollars worth of damage. About 61 of the country’s 77 provinces (including Bangkok) have been affected so far. More than eight million people have been impacted.

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BLOG: Even after a car accident, Sen. Shin serious about commitments

BLOG: Even after a car accident, Sen. Shin serious about commitments

By Assunta Ng Last Saturday, after attending the White House dinner in Washington, D.C., to honor President of the Republic of South Korea Lee Myung-Bak, Sen. Paull Shin rushed back to Seattle to attend Northwest Asian Weekly’s Pioneer Awards gala at the China Harbor Restaurant. What the emcee didn’t say and what the audience didn’t […]

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BLOG: An uninspiring moment from a political hopeful

By Assunta Ng “You probably won’t vote for me,” said a Seattle City Council candidate at Sea Beez’s ethnic media candidates forum on Oct. 6 at the Life Enrichment Bookstore.

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BLOG: Seattle School board’s goal vs. personal motives

By Assunta Ng The incumbents have the right goals, despite an early controversy involving the mismanagement of a contract program, resulting in the firing of a superintendent. The program began many years before the incumbents’ terms.

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BLOG: A hidden tidbit about Locke and Rosellini

BLOG: A hidden tidbit about Locke and Rosellini

By Assunta Ng Ambassador Gary Locke returned to Seattle from Beijing to attend former Gov. Albert D. Rosellini’s funeral mass at St. James Cathedral last Monday. Rosellini died at the age of 101.

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Cantwell: Wash. state exports to benefit from overseas trade deals

Cantwell: Wash. state exports to benefit from overseas trade deals

On Oct. 12, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive trade package that includes Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. The American Farm Bureau estimates that the increased market opportunities for Washington state under these trade agreements could increase direct exports by $52.8 million per year and add hundreds of jobs to […]

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Kin On provides opportunities for Asian seniors to connect

Kin On’s Story Circle provides opportunities for older Asian adults and seniors to socialize, make new friends, and connect outside of their homes. It includes conversation and activity gatherings, educational workshops, and community events.

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Make your voice heard

Make your voice heard

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NWAW’s endorsements

NWAW’s endorsements

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