Archive | Vol 32 No 29 | 7/13-7/19

New citizens take oath on Independence Day

New citizens take oath on Independence Day

Four-hundred eighty-seven new citizens of the United States took their oaths of allegiance on July 4 at the Seattle Center as part of the Ethnic Heritage Council’s 29th Annual Naturalization Ceremony.

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APAs win 10 awards at Northwest Emmys

APAs win 10 awards at Northwest Emmys

Asian and Pacific American professionals won 10 awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Chapter’s 50th Annual Emmy Awards Show on June 15. KOMO’s Molly Shen, Tri Ngo, and Kiyomi Taguchi received awards for KOMO’s “Healing Our Heroes” news special, continuing coverage on “SPD: Problem Police,” and “The Shoe Guy” […]

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Maya Vengadasalam running for Kent School Board

Maya Vengadasalam running for Kent School Board

Indian-American media consultant Maya Vengadasalam from Kent is currently running for the Kent School Board Position 5. Born in India, Vengadasalam immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Florida in 1986 and became an American citizen the same year. She currently works as a media […]

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July 11 declared ‘Ray Chinn Day’

July 11 declared ‘Ray Chinn Day’

The City of Seattle declared July 11 “Raymond G. Chinn Day,” in memory of Ray Chinn, the man who helped preserve the International District and who passed away July 22, 2012 at the age of 87. July 11 would have been his 88th birthday.

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Immigration bill faces uncertain future in House

By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week.

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At tail end of trans-Pacific f light, terror

By Terry Collins and Joan Lowy The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After nearly 11 hours in the air, the passengers and crew aboard a jumbo jetliner traveling from Seoul to San Francisco were looking forward to a quick and uneventful landing as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 approached the airport from over San Francisco […]

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Raid at Hmong market leaves fear

By Staff The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of the Hmong community are seeking answers following a recent raid on a St. Paul marketplace that resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs and painkillers.

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‘Evil Spirit’ scams plague immigrants

By Colleen Long The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One woman was told by a fortune teller that her son was possessed by demons. Another was approached on a Chinatown street by a stranger who eerily claimed her daughter would die in two days. “Your son will die in a car accident — he […]

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Blasts at East Indian Buddhist sites injure 2

By Indrajit Singh The Associated Press PATNA, India (AP) — A series of blasts hit three Buddhist sites in eastern India July 7, injuring at least two people and drawing condemnation from the prime minister.

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Koreas hope to reopen joint factory

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean delegates agreed on a desire to restart a stalled jointly run factory park after overnight talks that ended July 8, but they couldn’t immediately reach an accord to reopen the complex that had been a symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement.

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‘Godfather of Heroin’ dies in Mayanmar

By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the “Godfather of Heroin” by the U.S. government has died in his home in Myanmar’s main city, a source close to the family said July 7.

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Japan set to restart reactors after nuclear crisis

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan is moving a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors as utilities are set to ask for safety inspections at their idled reactors, the clearest sign of Japan’s return to nuclear energy nearly two and a half years after the Fukushima disaster.

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After cameras, crime down in the ID

After cameras, crime down in the ID

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly In 2011, a committee of International District stakeholders came together to install a system of surveillance cameras in the neighborhood. Nearly two years later, the system has already made an impact and is set to be improved and expanded.

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A-pop! Out of school and on the silver screen — From Seattle and beyond

A-pop! Out of school and on the silver screen — From Seattle and beyond

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The heat is rising in Seattle as summer finally makes an appearance in the city! And as temperatures are soaring high, so too are the profiles of many young Asian Americans. Read on to learn about some new fresh new faces on the scene (and maybe an offensive face […]

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Turning the tables on American cuisine

Turning the tables on American cuisine

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Last week my wife Maya and I went to a neighbor’s house for “Yappy Hour.” Yappy hour is a twice a month neighborhood get together where everyone brings their dogs, along with some drinks and treats (for the people, not the dogs), and socializes. We used to have “Kiddy […]

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Dragon Fest 2013

Dragon Fest 2013

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BLOG: Cheering for a competitor and a friend

BLOG: Cheering for a competitor and a friend

By Assunta Ng Are there competitors that I admire? Yes, there was one. Carolyn Kelly, retired president of the Seattle Times, used to be my competitor.

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EDITORIAL: Four myths about the International District

EDITORIAL: Four myths about the International District

Chinatown–International District comes with its set of myths, but behind the assumptions is a neighborhood that is both vibrant and historic. Here are four myths about the ID, and the reality behind them.

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