Archive | Vol 32 No 30 | 7/20-7/26

Two ID buildings receive 4Culture restoration grants

Two ID buildings receive 4Culture restoration grants

The 4Culture Board recently awarded $258,006 to support the rehabilitation of 19 local landmarks around King County through the new Landmarks Capital program, including two landmarks in the International District: The Hip Sing Building and the Panama Hotel.

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Mona Locke joins Komen Puget Sound

Mona Locke joins Komen Puget Sound

Former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke has agreed to return to Komen Puget Sound on a consulting basis to fill in after the departure of Executive Director Cheryl Shaw. In this role, Locke will oversee operations and cultivate relations with donors and supporters, and oversee the hiring process for the next permanent executive director. […]

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Arun Rath to host NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered

Arun Rath to host NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered

Indian-American Journalist Arun Rath will become the new host of the NPR newsmagazine Weekend All Things Considered beginning in late September, when the Saturday and Sunday edition moves its broadcast to the West Coast. Rath has had a distinguished career in public media as a reporter, producer, and editor, most recently as a senior reporter […]

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Daphne Kwok joins AARP as Vice President

Daphne Kwok joins AARP as Vice President

AARP has appointed Daphne Kwok as the new Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement effective July 8. Daphne will lead AARP’s outreach efforts toward Asian Americans. “Daphne brings with her an extensive history of community activism and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities,” said Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, AARP’s Executive Vice President, Multicultural […]

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Civil rights group asks feds to investigate Kentucky school district

By Staff The Associated Press RUSSELL, Ky. (AP) — A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.

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Courts will treat international passengers differently in lawsuits

Courts will treat international passengers differently in lawsuits

By Paul Elias The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the courts have to figure compensation for people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed.

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Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’

Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’

By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings.

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Accused of rape, China general’s son plays victim

Accused of rape, China general’s son plays victim

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Lawyers of a well-known Chinese general’s son accused of taking part in a gang rape are waging a rare, Western-style war of words against his critics in a reflection of the growing perception that public opinion counts.

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Cambodian opposition leader pardoned ahead of vote

Cambodian opposition leader pardoned ahead of vote

By Sophen Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen engineered a pardon for his most prominent rival July 12, clearing the way for the self-exiled politician to return home and campaign in this month’s general election.

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Myanmar signs trust-building pact with rebels

By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government has signed an agreement with a major ethnic rebel group to build mutual trust in an effort to defuse recent tensions between the armies from the two sides, state-run media reported July 13.

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Seattle directs contractors to advertise in ethnic media

By Asha DuMonthier New America Media Seattle may be the first in the nation to require its contractors to include ethnic media in their community outreach plans, city officials say. The move boosts the visibility of ethnic media, but some of those news outlets say it is unclear if it will result in more ad […]

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Japan beats US to win gold at Softball World Cup

Japan beats US to win gold at Softball World Cup

By Murray Evans The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yuki Hayashi had two hits from four at bats with three RBIs as Japan beat the United States 6-3 on July 14 to win the gold medal in the eighth World Cup of Softball.

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Primary election ballots arrive this week

Ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 6 primary election will arrive in mailboxes throughout King County this week as King County Elections will mail nearly 1.2 million ballots on July 17. Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately by bulk mail and may arrive on a different day than ballots.

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Robots on the ‘Pacific Rim’

Robots on the ‘Pacific Rim’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Giant monsters. Giant robots. Giant monsters fighting giant robots. If the underlying principles of “Pacific Rim” sound familiar to you from Japanese anime, film, and television, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) favors the horror and science fiction genres. For his latest […]

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PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2013

PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2013

Photos by George Liu/NWAW      

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COMMENTARY: Senate hog wild over Chinese bid for Smithfield Pork

COMMENTARY: Senate hog wild over Chinese bid for Smithfield Pork

By George Koo New America Media When Shuanghui, China’s largest pork producer, made an offer to buy Smithfield, it should have been a straightforward business transaction. Smithfield is America’s largest pork producer. By acquiring Smithfield, Shuanghui would be positioned to fill China’s rising demand for more pork.

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BLOG: What a July it’s been

BLOG: What a July it’s been

Remembering Kippy Remembering Kip Tokuda, two special moments will always carry with me, one light and the other serious. The former state representative passed away last Saturday while fishing on Whidbey Island.  

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Dragon Fest a boon to families, businesses

Dragon Fest a boon to families, businesses

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The International District is open for business. That’s what over 25,000 people attending the International District’s Dragon Fest 2013 last weekend learned as vendors lined the streets and restaurants opened their doors for the neighborhood’s annual summer festival.

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Asian America at the Capitol Hill Block Party

Asian America at the Capitol Hill Block Party

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Each year in July, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce closes off a portion of the neighborhood to host the

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Kip Tokuda, community activist, passes away at 66

Kip Tokuda, community activist, passes away at 66

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66.

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