Archive | Vol 32 No 23 | 6/1-6/7

Cathay Post 186 holds annual Memorial Day services

Cathay Post 186 holds annual Memorial Day services

Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion held their annual Memorial Day services in Hing Hay Park on May 27.

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Sri Srinivasan becomes first South Asian American federal circuit judge

Sri Srinivasan becomes first South Asian American federal circuit judge

Sri Srinivasan became the first South Asian American United States Circuit Judge on May 24, following a confirmation vote from the United States Senate of 97–0. Before becoming a judge, Srinivasan was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, arguing 20 cases on behalf of the Obama administration in front of the Supreme […]

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ICHS hosts 3rd annual Bloom gala, celebrates 40 years

ICHS hosts 3rd annual Bloom gala, celebrates 40 years

International Community Health Services (ICHS) hosted their 3rd annual Bloom gala on May 18, raising funds for charity care for uninsured and under-insured patients.

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Art gallery set to open in International District

Art gallery set to open in International District

Bryan Ohno Gallery is opening its NEW Seattle International District art gallery on Thursday, June 6. The gallery, located at 521 S. Main Street, will feature contemporary art that blurs the line between art and science, challenges art traditions, and embraces cultural intersections. The first artist to be featured in the gallery will be Adrianne […]

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‘I’m not racist’: Common claim after racial slurs

By Jesse Washington AP National Writer It’s almost a cliche. First, someone talking about Blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys, or dogs — all stereotypes used to denigrate African Americans. Someone might even use the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker, “I’m not racist.”

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Arena football to touch down in China

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) — The AFL is set to go long — really long — and touch down in China.

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Takei says Cho good choice for ‘Star Trek’

Takei says Cho good choice for ‘Star Trek’

By Heather Tan The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Portraying USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the latest “Star Trek” movie comes with big shoes to fill, but the man who played the part in the TV series and six films has given his blessing.

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Japan gives Myanmar $504M loan, forgives past debt

By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Japan’s government on May 26 extended its first loan to Myanmar in 26 years and canceled the remainder of the Southeast Asian country’s debt, as Tokyo looks to re-establish strong economic ties with the former pariah nation.

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NKorean envoy delivers letter to China’s president

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean envoy has delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing’s efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions.

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2-child limit for Muslims in part of Myanmar

By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have introduced a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families in an effort to ease tensions with the Rohingya’s Buddhist neighbors after a spate of deadly sectarian violence, an official said May 25.

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The Asian Weekly at the movies — Staff picks for SIFF 2013, part three

The Asian Weekly at the movies — Staff picks for SIFF 2013, part three

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly sends a team of intrepid film reviewers to the Seattle International Film Festival to pick out the best Asian and Asian American films. Starting this week and running through the end of May, we will be reviewing our picks for the most interesting APA […]

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A-pop! A month of influence, celebrity, and success

A-pop! A month of influence, celebrity, and success

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly TIME and the most influential Asians TIME recently published the 2013 TIME 100 — its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world — which showcases leading visionaries across all industries from art and politics to business and pop culture.

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Flights to Asia from Seattle to expand in June — Three new trans-Pacific routes to begin f lying in June

Flights to Asia from Seattle to expand in June — Three new trans-Pacific routes to begin f lying in June

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly New routes from Seattle to multiple airports in Asia will begin to see travel in June, as Delta Airlines and All

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Empowered women of color overcome challenges and trauma, create positive change in world

Empowered women of color overcome challenges and trauma, create positive change in world

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Thirteen women and the Susan G. Komen Foundation were honored for transforming their traumas into

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Under My Skin places viewers face to face with complex issue of race

Under My Skin places viewers face to face with complex issue of race

By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly From new media such as soundscapes and videos to more traditional methods like painting, sculpture, and photography,

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BLOG: Remembering June Chen

BLOG: Remembering June Chen

By Assunta Ng What do Lloyd Hara, Sharon T. Santos, Christine Gregoire, Gary Locke, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray, and Jay Inslee all have in common?

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EDITORIAL: Restaurant scrutiny good, but don’t jump to conclusions

When KIRO released a special investigation on Asian restaurants and health violations earlier in May, many people were understandably worried. Food safety is an important issue and making sure the restaurants where you eat are serving safe food is a priority. However, on occasions such as these, it’s important to do your own research and […]

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