Archive | Vol 31 No 19 | 5/5-5/11

To the Editor:

Thanks for your recent article on Private Danny Chen and Asian Americans in the military. I just returned from a national meeting of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans), where we were briefed by the New York chapter of OCA ― the organization that brought national attention to the death of Private Danny Chen and the […]

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Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign

Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign

Bob Hasegawa hosted a kickoff celebration for his campaign for the Washington State Senate with 250 supporters at the Tukwila Community Center. Hasegawa announced his candidacy for the state senate in Washington’s 11th District in March, running for the empty seat left by retiring Senator Margarita Prentice.

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Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition

Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition

Seattle-based artist Naoko Morisawa was selected from a pool of applicants to showcase her artwork at

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Rob McKenna opens first Seattle campaign office in the International District

Rob McKenna opens first Seattle campaign office in the International District

Rob McKenna is opening his first Seattle office in the International District on 6th Avenue and King Street, at the space formerly occupied by International Model Toys. “Thanks to our very strong Asian American coalition, our office there will be very busy,” said McKenna. Annie Zhou, former intern at the Tacoma World Trade Center, will […]

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Asian American journalist Sharon Pian Chan named new Seattle Times digital associate opinions editor

Asian American journalist Sharon Pian Chan named new Seattle Times digital associate opinions editor

Sharon Pian Chan has been named the new digital associate opinions editor of The Seattle Times. Chan will use digital tools to expand the Times’ opinion pages for community dialogue and manage guest column submissions. She is currently the vice president for UNITY Journalists, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity in news. She served formerly […]

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SBA names Albert Shen Minority Champion of the Year

SBA names Albert Shen Minority Champion of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Albert Shen as its 2012 Minority Champion of the Year.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against “Three Cups” author

Judge dismisses lawsuit against “Three Cups” author

By Matt Volz the Associated Press HELENA, Montana (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that the humanitarian and his publisher lied in his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones Into Schools” to boost book sales.

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A.L. All-Star Hideki Matsui signs deal with Tampa Bay Rays

A.L. All-Star Hideki Matsui signs deal with Tampa Bay Rays

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the two-time American League All Star has reported to extended spring training in Port Charlotte.

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Activist calls for investigation into family’s mistreatment

Activist calls for investigation into family’s mistreatment

By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The blind activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between the United States and China did not set out to be a dissident. Chen Guangcheng taught himself law to defend the constitutional rights he saw trampled so often.

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From aliens to dragons, books on sports that score a home run

From aliens to dragons, books on sports that score a home run

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Galaxy Games: The Challengers” By Greg R. Fishbone Lee & Low Books, 2011 When Tyler Sato turns 11, his cousins in Tokyo have a star named after him, but it soon becomes clear that TY SATO is no ordinary star. First, it doesn’t stay in the same place like […]

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Suspense builds for Seattle Chinese Post’s 30th anniversary celebration

Suspense builds for Seattle Chinese Post’s 30th anniversary celebration

By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The suspense ended at the Seattle Chinese Post (SCP)’s 30th anniversary dinner on April 22 at the House of Hong

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11th District candidate settles guest-worker visa dispute

11th District candidate settles guest-worker visa dispute

Renton dentist Bobby Virk drew some negative attention to his campaign for state representative of the 11th District during his recent troubles with the U.S. Labor Department. Virk, who also goes by Mahadeep Virk, was born in the Punjab region of India to a family of farmers and a military officer. He moved to the […]

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West Coast Muay Thai tournament premieres at Seattle Center

West Coast Muay Thai tournament premieres at Seattle Center

Muay Thai, a combat sport from Thailand, has gained ground in the United States and is now arriving on the West Coast. Friday Night Fights, a Muay Thai production company, produced the longest-running Muay Thai series in North America, and sold out stadiums in many cities. Owner Justin Blair hoped to debut the fight in […]

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China Women’s Basketball VS.U.S. Women’s Basketball — National team plays Olympic warm-up in Seattle

China Women’s Basketball VS.U.S. Women’s Basketball — National team plays Olympic warm-up in Seattle

Basketball is back in Seattle as the U.S. Women’s National Basketball team

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NBA sets the mark for number of minority coaches

NBA sets the mark for number of minority coaches

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was a little surprised by the number, though not by the trend.

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From DanceChance to the stage — Brothers Eric and Enrico fulfill dreams of becoming dancers through youth dance program

From DanceChance to the stage — Brothers Eric and Enrico fulfill dreams of becoming dancers through youth dance program

By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly The red curtain rises, the music begins to swell, and the audience is

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EDITORIAL: Trafficking demands attention on May Day

Our recent International Workers’ Day was not without incident. And no, we’re not talking about the broken windows and rioting. We’re talking about an event that was overshadowed by those disturbances. On May 1, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and other anti-human trafficking advocates spoke at a press conference held in Olympia to highlight 12 recently enacted […]

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