Archive | Vol 32 No 24 | 6/8-6/14

UW professor receives lifetime achievement award for Asian American studies

UW professor receives lifetime achievement award for Asian American studies

Stephen Sumida, professor of American ethnic studies, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies, which honors an individual’s contribution to the advancement of Asian American studies. Sumida earned his Ph.D. in English in 1982 from the University of Washington. He committed to Asian American literary studies in 1975, when […]

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Beacon Hill International School principal to become Executive Director of Southeast Schools

Beacon Hill International School principal to become Executive Director of Southeast Schools

Kelly Aramaki, 37, currently the principal of Beacon Hill International School, will become the Executive Director of Schools for the Southeast Region, Superintendent José Banda announced in a statement June 3.

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Bollywood Showcase presented at Northwest Folklife

Bollywood Showcase presented at Northwest Folklife

The Northwest Folklife Festival featured a Bollywood Showcase on May 24, presenting 15 performances from five different dance groups. Included in the program were performances by Seattle-based The Bollywood Project, Bollywood Seattle Performers, Bellevue-based Nalini and the Blue Lotus, Seattle-based Chamma Chamma Dance School, and Rhythms of India. (end)

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Conrad Lee files for Bellevue City Council, holds fundraisers

Conrad Lee files for Bellevue City Council, holds fundraisers

Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee filed to run for Bellevue City Council–Position 2, his current council seat, the week of May 13. He held his first fundraiser on May 29, and, according to filings with the state of Washington, has raised $15,875.

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Betty Patu kicks off Seattle School Board reelection campaign

Betty Patu kicks off Seattle School Board reelection campaign

Betty Patu hosted her reelection kickoff event for her Seattle School Board campaign on May 30 at the Royal Room in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. She is running unopposed for the School Board’s District 7 seat. Patu was first elected to the school board in 2009, following 32 years working in the Seattle […]

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Chinese teen defaces temples, sparks outcry

Chinese teen defaces temples, sparks outcry

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti has come under fire at home where his vandalism prompted public fretting about how to cultivate a good image overseas as more newly affluent Chinese travel abroad.

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Vietnamese police break up anti-China protest

By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police detained about 15 anti-China protesters June 2 during a march in the Vietnamese capital that showed the domestic pressure the government faces when dealing with Beijing’s muscular approach to territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Hagel mixes business, memories in Asia trip

Hagel mixes business, memories in Asia trip

By Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Army Spc. Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta — both wounded more than once as they battled for their countries.

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NKorean farmers can make profit growing food for first time

By Staff The Associated Press HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally China’s steps three decades ago toward embracing capitalism.

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Chinese-American scientist released from China after 5 years

Chinese-American scientist released from China after 5 years

By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When he was finally able to leave China after being kept there for nearly five years over a dispute with a business rival, Chinese-American scientist Hu Zhicheng got out so fast that his wife didn’t have time to meet him at the airport.

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Senator: Immigration bill to pass by beginning of July

Senator: Immigration bill to pass by beginning of July

By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system predicted on June 2 that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.

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Large NYC union picks Liu in mayoral race

By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK, New York (AP) — New York City’s biggest government-workers’ union is backing City Comptroller John Liu for mayor, its leaders announced May 29.

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Not ‘Fast,’ not ‘Furious’

Not ‘Fast,’ not ‘Furious’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Director Justin Lin, born in Taiwan but raised in California, caught the attention of the public and the Asian community with “Shopping For Fangs” and “Better Luck Tomorrow,” two edgy and sometimes gritty portrayals of a countercultural, and sometimes outright-criminal, existence.  He’s currently plugged into the “Fast & Furious” […]

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Seattle dancers become cultural diplomats during month-long trip to South Asia

Seattle dancers become cultural diplomats during month-long trip to South Asia

By Eunbi Cho UW News Lab Dance is a language that can pass cultural barriers and unite people despite differences. At least, that was the theory behind sending Seattle-based dance troupe Spectrum Dance Theater to South Asia in February and March to serve as cultural ambassadors.

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Ordinary people, extraordinary feats — This month’s book picks from the Northwest Asian Weekly

Ordinary people, extraordinary feats — This month’s book picks from the Northwest Asian Weekly

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Paper Daughter By Jeanette Ingold Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 While her friends and classmates look forward to a summer filled with fun and relaxation, Maggie Chen is looking forward to a summer filled with hard work at her internship at the Seattle-area Herald newspaper. But along with excitement of […]

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Chinatown street car to connect South Lake Union, Downtown

Seattle is planning to connect the First Hill streetcar to the South Lake Union streetcar city announced June 3.

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New chapter begins for CISC

New chapter begins for CISC

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese Information and Service Center’s (CISC) tough  times might now be gone.

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Judgment reinstated for Olympia man called a “communist”

Judgment reinstated for Olympia man called a “communist”

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Washington State Supreme Court reinstated a $310,000 jury award to Olympia resident Vietnamese American Duc

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Interim Chief Jim Pugel on APA recruitment and promotion

Interim Chief Jim Pugel on APA recruitment and promotion

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Chief Jim Pugel took over the reigns of a police department in transition when he was appointed interim police chief two months ago. How does he plan to address the APA recruitment and promotion problem and other issues currently affecting the police department? We sat down with him to […]

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LIHI disqualified from Home Depot contest

LIHI disqualified from Home Depot contest

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will no longer be participating in the Home Depot Foundation’s May

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