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Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Against the wishes of the King County Democrats’ 33rd District, SeaTac Deputy Mayor Mia Su-Ling Gregerson has been appointed by the King County Council to the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 52, Profiles, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

Lawyers demand immigration reform

Lawyers demand immigration reform

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Local attorneys and other legal professionals sat down for an empty lunch at tables set up in front of the Federal building in Seattle on Dec. 10. The staged protest was an effort to join fasters in a “symbolic protest of Congress’ empty promises to fix our broken immigration […]

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China bans NW shellfish imports

China bans NW shellfish imports

SEATTLE (AP) – China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown.

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Posted in Features 52, Food, National News, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

By Johnny Clark Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Two lucky winning tickets were sold in this week’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. One ticket was sold at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California.

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India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – An Indian diplomat said she faced repeated “handcuffing, stripping, and cavity searches” following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges in a case that has infuriated the government in New Delhi.

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Posted in Features 52, National News, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

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