Archive | Vol 31 No 17 | 4/21-4/27

Local teen Daisy Fallahzadeh challenges Congress to address teen pregnancy

Local teen Daisy Fallahzadeh challenges Congress to address teen pregnancy

Daisy Fallahzadeh, Tacoma resident and senior at Todd Beamer High School, will travel to Washington D.C. to talk to Congress about the importance of preventing teen pregnancy. She met with Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on April 18 to encourage support of prevention funding and the National Day to Prevent Teen […]

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Boeing celebrates its 4,000th next-generation 737 plane, with more to come

Boeing celebrates its 4,000th next-generation 737 plane, with more to come

On April 13, more than 5,000 Boeing employees and attendees commemorated the 4,000th next-generation 737 plane, made for China Southern Airlines, the sixth largest airline

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JCCCW’s annual Tomodachi Luncheon celebrates the year’s achievements and new board members

JCCCW’s annual Tomodachi Luncheon celebrates the year’s achievements and new board members

Last month, more than 350 guests attended the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) Tomodachi Luncheon, which raised $60,000 through sponsorships and donations. The luncheon also commemorated a change in board members, with President Kurt Tokita filling the shoes of past board President Lori Matsukawa, who served on the board for nearly 10 […]

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International District’s Washington Federal completes renovations

International District’s Washington Federal completes renovations

Washington Federal’s International District branch manager Sarah Kung invited the public on April 16 to view the new renovations at Washington Federal Savings in the International District.

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Two students from China shot and killed near the University of Southern California campus

Two students from China shot and killed near the University of Southern California campus

By Greg Risling The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gunfire shattered the window of the BMW near the University of Southern California campus just after midnight, striking two Chinese graduate students inside.

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Bo Xilai’s scandal leads to a call for tougher anti-corruption efforts

Bo Xilai’s scandal leads to a call for tougher anti-corruption efforts

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member, whose wife has been named a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.

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New North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un gives first public speech

New North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un gives first public speech

By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s new leader addressed his nation and the world for the first time Sunday, vowing to place top priority on his impoverished country’s military, which promptly unveiled a new long-range missile.

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This month: Jeremy’s world, American Judo’s founder has a birthday, and a soccer rematch

This month: Jeremy’s world, American Judo’s founder has a birthday, and a soccer rematch

The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Linjury Well, it was fun while it lasted. At least we can stop with the puns.

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Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin plans early return from exile

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin plans early return from exile

By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra celebrated Thailand’s most important holiday in neighboring Cambodia this weekend, telling thousands of fervent supporters who crossed the border to meet him that he intends to return home soon on his own terms.

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COMMENTARY: Inarticulate immigrants and the language of guns

COMMENTARY: Inarticulate immigrants and the language of guns

By Andrew Lam New American Media Mr. One L. Goh, 43, an immigrant from Korea who allegedly shot and killed seven people at a school in Oakland and wounded five others, may be the latest [in] a string of inarticulate men who became mass murderers in America. In April of 2009, Jiverly Wong locked the […]

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Citizens’ Election Oversight Committee seeks two representatives for the Chinese and Vietnamese communities

The King County Council’s Citizens’ Election Oversight Committee (CEOC) is looking to fill two seats in its organization to represent the Chinese and Vietnamese-speaking communities.

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New legislation combats gang activity in high-impact gang areas

New legislation introduced by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn will assist law enforcement in combating criminal street activities in areas heavily affected by gang activity.

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YMCA launches new Global Teen Program in Seattle’s sister city, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

YMCA launches new Global Teen Program in Seattle’s sister city, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

On April 14, a group of high school teens from the greater Seattle area packed their bags for the kick-off of YMCA’s new Global Teen Program. The new program takes place in Seattle’s sister city, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Participants in the program will work with various social youth agencies. They will partake in cultural visits around […]

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EDITORIAL: Dr. Jim Yong Kim did it. What’s your excuse?

EDITORIAL: Dr. Jim Yong Kim did it. What’s your excuse?

Dr. Jim Yong Kim defied the odds and became the first Asian American to head the World Bank. Despite his achievements as a physician, global health expert, and president of Dartmouth College, Kim faced a challenging run against two other candidates, one from Nigeria and one from Colombia. He also faced opposition from member countries […]

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Women’s voices amplified in “Yoni Ki Baat”

Women’s voices amplified in “Yoni Ki Baat”

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Before the Yoni Ki Baat (YKB) women discussed their vaginas, they sat around nervously at

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Burmese advocate Bo Kyi calls on the world to help political prisoners in Burma

Burmese advocate Bo Kyi calls on the world to help political prisoners in Burma

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly During the seven and a half years that Bo Kyi was in prison, he was beaten, tortured,

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Attention turns to Asian Americans in the military in light of recent suicides and increased enrollment

Attention turns to Asian Americans in the military in light of recent suicides and increased enrollment

By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans have fought for the United States for as far back as the 19th century,

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