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UW 2013 EOP Celebration honors 3 APA students

UW 2013 EOP Celebration honors 3 APA students

The University of Washington’s 2013 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honored 16 students in late May, three of which are Asian and Pacific Americans.

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UW international student receives Evans Student Leadership Award

UW international student receives Evans Student Leadership Award

Chinese international student Lin Gao, who recently graduated from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs, received the 2013 Daniel J. Evans Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is presented to a graduating student who has had a record of leadership and service during their time at the Evans School. Nominees receive […]

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Puyallup JACL awards 4 scholarships

Puyallup JACL awards 4 scholarships

The Puyallup Japanese American Citizens League awarded scholarships to four students in June based on the student’s scholarship, community leadership, and community service.

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Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee seniors all graduated, headed to college, mentorship

Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee seniors all graduated, headed to college, mentorship

The 11 seniors of the Franklin High School Ultimate Frisbee team graduated and will begin new chapters of their lives next fall.

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Nominee: US opposes China bullying in China sea

By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.

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Police: Convicted arsonist Martin Pang trying to defraud firefighters, witnesses

Police: Convicted arsonist Martin Pang trying to defraud firefighters, witnesses

By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters in 1995 had been planning to steal the identities of people involved in his case to collect money after his release from prison, Seattle police said June 25.

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Liberal Democratic Party makes gains in Tokyo

By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling part welcomed its sweeping gains in the Tokyo Assembly election on June 24 in a closely watched contest that is an indicator of how Japan’s major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month.

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Senate backs Froman as next trade representative

Senate backs Froman as next trade representative

By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19.

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Doubts loom over competitiveness of Asia teams in World Cup

By John Duerden The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The confetti has been swept away, the hangovers from the street parties have been slept off, and now that the Asian teams for the 2014 World Cup have been decided, observers are fretting over slipping standards and how the sides will be able to […]

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Rainier scholars look toward college, hopes, and dreams

Rainier scholars look toward college, hopes, and dreams

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly If there’s one thing Rainier Scholars are, it’s motivated.

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Graduating Edmonds twins forge own paths

Graduating Edmonds twins forge own paths

Hong Lap Wong and Kin Lap Wong are a lot alike, which is no surprise. They’re twins who grew up in Hong Kong and who both just graduated from Edmonds Community College on June 14. Now, they are both embarking on the next phases of their lives.

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Dumbfoundead’s new web series runs the ‘DMZ’

Dumbfoundead’s new web series runs the ‘DMZ’

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly LA-based rapper Jonathan Park, better known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, has spent the majority of 2013 touring across the United States and Europe, but that hasn’t slowed down his most recent project. Park’s new web series “Run DMZ” premiered in June and is off to a strong start.

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‘AUX ARCS’ is a bend in the river

‘AUX ARCS’ is a bend in the river

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Texas and Arkansas aren’t known for their Asian Americans populations. Working and living there can be eye-opening experiences, as it was for Seattle-based writer Shin Yu Pai, whose latest poetry collection, AUX ARCS, releases in July. The collection encompasses her experiences living and working in the two states, spotlighting […]

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Asian officers serve, relate

Asian officers serve, relate

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly In a department that is being constantly scrutinized for ill behavior toward people of color, creating a more diverse workforce has become a major concern.

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Wise Words for Graduates

Wise Words for Graduates

To the Class of 2013, congratulations and may your dreams come true! “When walking, swing your arms. Reach out for the opportunities that await you; reach back to help those who follow.” — Major General Tracy Garrett “Success isn’t about how much money you make, or how much you accumulate. It is about the relationships […]

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Runway ready: Japanese fashion at SAM

Runway ready: Japanese fashion at SAM

By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly For many people, back-to-school shopping was the last time they seriously considered how clothing impacts identity, but Seattle Art Museum’s newest exhibition may spur new thought.

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PICTORIAL: All the Pomp and Circumstance

PICTORIAL: All the Pomp and Circumstance

On June 15, over 40,000 Huskies, friends, and family members crowded CenturyLink Field to take part in the pomp and circumstance of the graduation of the Class of 2013. The stadium was a sea of academic robes, carefully — and some not so carefully — decorated caps, and the graduates’ hopes and dreams. Over 5,000 […]

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BLOG: A UW commencement close to my heart

BLOG: A UW commencement close to my heart

The three musketeers Among 5,000 graduates who attended the University of Washington’s 138th commencement this year, my eyes were searching for three Chinese immigrant girls who were sitting together.

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US boss held hostage by Beijing workers

US boss held hostage by Beijing workers

By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An American executive said June 24 that he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department.

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EDITORIAL: To graduates: work for love

According to the New York Times, more than 70 percent of Americans today enroll in a four-year college, but only 75 percent of students who start college finish it. The United States is the seventh highest rated among the 23 Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development countries in enrollment, but is the second to last […]

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