Archive | Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7

Rotarians honored for polio work in Africa and South Asia

Rotarians honored for polio work in Africa and South Asia

The Seattle Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in existence, honored former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, as well as six additional members of the Rotary Club International, at a dinner, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 14. Munro and the team ventured to Africa and South Asia to help eradicate polio. Each […]

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Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

Seattle Goodwill held its 2012 Glitter Gala dinner and fashion show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, raising proceeds for its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.

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Four hundred chickens donated to the ACRS food bank

Four hundred chickens donated to the ACRS food bank

A group organized by MulvannyG2 Chairman Jerry Lee donated 400 roasted chickens from Costco to the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS) food bank on Nov. 16 to help feed the needy. This is the fourth year the group has made this donation, which started when Jerry Lee and Cordell Lui drove by the food […]

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Factory fire in Bangladesh highlights poor safety

Factory fire in Bangladesh highlights poor safety

By Farid Hossain and Julhas Alam The Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the fire alarm went off, workers were told by their bosses to go back to their sewing machines. An exit door was locked. And the fire extinguishers didn’t work and apparently were there just to impress inspectors and customers.

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Indonesian workers rally for benefits

By Niniek Karmini The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets in the country’s capital Thursday, Nov. 22 to protest low wages and a new social security law that will require them to pay for health services.

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Chinese Mexicans celebrate reparation in Mexico

By Olga R. Rodriguez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Juan Chiu Trujillo was 5 years old when he left his native Mexico for a visit to his father’s hometown in southern China. He was 35 when he returned.

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Beijing’s rivals protest new passport map

By Annie Huang The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has enraged several neighbors with a few dashes on a map, printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire South China Sea and even Taiwan.

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Seventh found guilty in connection with Chen case

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Staff Sgt. Andrew J. Van Bockel received his sentence for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Fort Bragg. He was sentenced to two reductions in rank, an official reprimand, and 60 days of hard labor.

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Lack of diversity in Wash.’s new legislature

By Staff The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Legislature that will gather in Olympia early next year will be the least diverse group of state lawmakers in a generation, mostly due to fewer women.

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China’s party paper falls for Onion’s joke on Kim

China’s party paper falls for Onion’s joke on Kim

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The online version of China’s Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive” — not realizing that The Onion has been a satirical paper since its inception in 1988.

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BLOG: The race is on

BLOG: The race is on

By Assunta Ng You might say that Seattle’s 2013 election will be boring after the dramatic presidential and governor races that happened this year, but that’s not true. On the contrary, thanks to Mayor Mike McGinn’s vulnerability, eight contenders have thought about replacing him, according to a Nov. 25 Seattle Times article. The prospective candidates are […]

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Asians, Latinos win it for Inslee

Asians, Latinos win it for Inslee

By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect

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Psy’s Gangnam Style becomes most viewed video on YouTube ever

Psy’s Gangnam Style becomes most viewed video on YouTube ever

By Andrew Lam New America Media Anthropologists and linguists are no doubt having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how,

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Loh shows strength in Big Ten move — President Loh was recently named one of the 10 most popular college presidents.

Loh shows strength in Big Ten move — President Loh was recently named one of the 10 most popular college presidents.

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Wallace Loh, former dean at the University of Washington Law School

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Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 1975, after five years of civil unrest and increasing cruelty, the Khmer Rouge became the ruling party of Cambodia.

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ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency

ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency

By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly For the thousands of new immigrants and refugees who make Washington state their home each year, there are immediate

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Work doesn’t stop after retirement for CTEF’s Dennis Su

Work doesn’t stop after retirement for CTEF’s Dennis Su

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly At 71, Dennis Su takes his retirement seriously. Whether it’s attending board meetings for multiple organizations around

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Trong Pham, a man about building community

Trong Pham, a man about building community

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When Trong Pham was young, he wanted to become an educational ambassador, so he could

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EDITORIAL: Time to look towards Inslee’s staff

When Governor-elect Jay Inslee announced the co-chairs of his transition team, the Northwest Asian Weekly received angry letters from people who were upset that the chairs didn’t include an Asian American. Instead, the committee leaders were made up of Microsoft VP Brad Smith, Renton School District Superintendent Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, and WSU President Dr. […]

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