Archive | Vol 32 No 33 | 8/10-8/16

Dems go on attack, visit red states to boost DREAM Act

Dems go on attack, visit red states to boost DREAM Act

By David Pitt and Charles Babington The Associated Press AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kicking off an August of likely intense debate over immigration, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat traveled to Iowa August 2 to rebuke House Republicans who oppose major changes embraced by the Senate.

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Complaint alleges bias by New Orleans school officials

By Michael Kenzelman The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legal advocates on August 2 asked federal authorities to investigate their claims that New Orleans school officials discriminate against the parents of Asian American and Latino students.

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Cambodia’s election trouble leads to poll investigation

Cambodia’s election trouble leads to poll investigation

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The two rival parties claiming victory in Cambodia’s general election reached an agreement on August 3 with the state National Election Committee to investigate polling irregularities, a move that could pave the way to ending the country’s political deadlock. However, in the latest example […]

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Japan’s humanoid robot takes off to space station

Japan’s humanoid robot takes off to space station

By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The first talking humanoid robot “astronaut” has taken off in a rocket. Kirobo — derived from the Japanese words for “hope” and “robot” — was among five tons of supplies and machinery on a rocket launched August 4 for the International Space Station from Tanegashima, southwestern Japan, […]

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Macau aims for another Vegas staple: boxing

By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer MACAU (AP) — A Chinese fighter’s victory at a Macau showdown brings the world’s top casino market a step closer to challenging Las Vegas for dominance of another Sin City staple: big-time boxing matches.

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Living his dream, Japanese American singer makes screen debut

Living his dream, Japanese American singer makes screen debut

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly I met Tomo Nakayama shortly after 9/11 at Seattle’s Varsity Theatre where I was reviewing a movie and he was letting the critics

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A-pop! Heroes and villains — Racists think they’re not racist, and Asian heroes make their debut

A-pop! Heroes and villains — Racists think they’re not racist, and Asian heroes make their debut

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From racist music videos to Asian superheroes, July was an interesting month for Asians and pop culture. And by “interesting,” I mean equal parts disgusting and awesome. Read on to see what’s going on! Racist music video “Asian Girlz” makes many Asianz mad Los Angeles-based rock band Day Above […]

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Tejal Pastakia — 2013 Asian American Visionary

Tejal Pastakia — 2013 Asian American Visionary

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly In an industry sometimes perceived as riddled with wastefulness and unnecessary spending, Tejal Pastakia is fiercely committed

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Seven APA candidates advance — McGinn, Murray on to general election

Seven APA candidates advance — McGinn, Murray on to general election

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly State Sen. Ed Murray and incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn will be moving on to the general election in November, along with seven of the eight APA candidates who competed in the primary, initial ballot returns show.

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UW Nikkei Alumni Association prepares for 90th anniversary

UW Nikkei Alumni Association prepares for 90th anniversary

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly In 1922, Japanese American students at the University of Washington came together to create the University Students Club —

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Green architecture pops up around Chinatown — LEED, ESDS, what’s it mean?

Green architecture pops up around Chinatown — LEED, ESDS, what’s it mean?

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As development in the International District increases, Seattle and the state of Washington’s push towards green architecture is

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Kent Hirozawa confirmed to National Labor Relations Board

Kent Hirozawa confirmed to National Labor Relations Board

Kent Hirozawa was confirmed by the Senate to the National Labor Relations Board on July 30 after being nominated by Pres. Obama earlier in July. “The National Labor Relations Board is responsible for enforcing protections that are fundamental to growing the economy and creating jobs from the middle class,” Pres. Obama said. “It gives me […]

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First APA president of Mathematical Association of America elected

First APA president of Mathematical Association of America elected

The Mathematical Association of America has elected Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Francis Su to be its 55th president. The MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics at the undergraduate level.

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NWAW wins 3 editorial awards at SPJ gala

The Northwest Asian Weekly won three editorial awards at the 2013 Society of Professional Journalists Gala, which was hosted May 17. The awards were given for stories produced in 2012.

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Mariners host Bruce Lee Tribute Day

Mariners host Bruce Lee Tribute Day

The Mariners hosted their first ever Bruce Lee Tribute Day on July 27, offering discounted tickets and free Bruce Lee tee shirts to attendees. The tribute took place one week after the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, and $8 from each discounted ticket was donated to The Wing Luke Museum to support the upcoming […]

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BLOG: Fearless is why Yale Wong succeeds

BLOG: Fearless is why Yale Wong succeeds

By Assunta Ng What sets Yale Wong, co-founder and CEO of General Biodiesel, Inc., apart from his competitors? Biodiesel is an alternative energy source made of recycled cooking oil. When Wong started his company in 2006, it was the ninth biodiesel company in Washington state. Today, his competitors are ancient history. Only one remains, and […]

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BLOG: The Washington Post, my muse

BLOG: The Washington Post, my muse

By Assunta Ng The news of Amazon’s founder buying The Washington Post made me realize how much I owe its late publisher Katherine Graham and her paper.

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EDITORIAL: As November nears, who’s best for the ID?

As the November election approaches, and it becomes more and more clear who the two candidates for mayor will be, it’s important to focus on who would be best for the International District.

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