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Eric Liu participates in ‘Superman is an Immigrant’ campaign

Eric Liu participates in ‘Superman is an Immigrant’ campaign

Eric Liu, current host of Seattle Voices and former Clinton advisor and speechwriter, took part in the HP Alliance and Define American’s “Superman is an Immigrant” campaign, providing a picture and personal story to the project. Liu’s contribution read “2nd Generation Chinese American[.] My grandfather’s name meant ‘Deliverance of the Nation’[.] I AM THE AMERICAN WAY[.]” […]

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Portland fundraiser ensures funds for Astoria Chinese garden

Portland fundraiser ensures funds for Astoria Chinese garden

A Portland dinner raised over $400,000 for the construction of a Chinese garden in Astoria, Oregon earlier this month, ensuring the full funding of the garden’s construction.

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Vandana Slatter hosts campaign kick off

Vandana Slatter hosts campaign kick off

Vandana Slatter, candidate for Bellevue City Council Position 6, hosted her campaign kick off on June 18 at the Bellevue Muncipal Golf Course Clubhouse.

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My-Linh Thai running for Bellevue School Board

My-Linh Thai running for Bellevue School Board

Bellevue resident My-Linh Thai is running for the Bellevue School Board, vying for the fifth position. Thai is Vietnamese American and came to the United States at the age of 15 as a war refuge. She has been involved with the Vietnamese community since college, serving as editor in chief of a Vietnamese student journal […]

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Jailed Nobel’s wife pens open letter to China’s President Xi

Jailed Nobel’s wife pens open letter to China’s President Xi

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The wife of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner has written an open letter to new Chinese leader Xi Jinping to protest an 11-year prison term given to her brother, the family’s lawyer said June 14. In the letter, Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia said the sentencing […]

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Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says

Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says

By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.

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Bruce Lee statue debuts in LA Chinatown

Bruce Lee statue debuts in LA Chinatown

By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bronze statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee has been unveiled in Los Angeles’ Chinatown to mark the neighborhood’s 75th anniversary.

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Arizona Burmese refugees deaths eyed as hate crimes

By Staff The Associated Press PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — Two people recently arrested in connection with the brutal stabbing deaths of two Burmese refugees at a memorial service may also be facing hate crime charges, Phoenix police said.

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Asian groups, White House seek better race data

By Suzanne Gamboa The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On paper, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders appear to be a high-achieving bunch with few of the challenges faced by other racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. schools.

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Supreme Court strikes down Arizona Voter ID law

Supreme Court strikes down Arizona Voter ID law

By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press States can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled June 17 in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in […]

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Blind Chinese dissident to leave NYU by August

Blind Chinese dissident to leave NYU by August

By Jake Pearson The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest to the U.S. embassy in Beijing sparked a diplomatic crisis last year, will be leaving his position at New York University at the end of this month, the university confirmed.

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China announces new measures to reduce pollution

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country’s notorious air pollution, one of the many environmental challenges facing the country that are increasingly angering the public.

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North Korea proposes high-level talks with US

By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top governing body on June 16 proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea.

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Indian alliance splits ahead of polls

Indian alliance splits ahead of polls

By Indrajit Singh The Associated Press PATNA, India (AP) — The second-biggest party in India’s main opposition alliance quit the group on Sunday after the dominant party appointed a Hindu ideologue to lead its campaign for parliamentary elections next year.

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The Layup Drill — The M’s, a spelling bee champ, hip hop, and much more for the beginning of summer

The Layup Drill — The M’s, a spelling bee champ, hip hop, and much more for the beginning of summer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As we begin the summer, we take a look at a Mariners ace, the world of competitive spelling, what American speed skater JR Celski is up to, and much more.

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Non-profit organization looking for host families in Seattle area

World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as host families in the Seattle area.

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Korean jazz singer Youn Sun Nah to visit Puget Sound

Korean jazz singer Youn Sun Nah to visit Puget Sound

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Great jazz singers aren’t supposed to break out kazoos mid-song. Then again, they aren’t supposed to cover songs such as Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full Of Bourbon,” or Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” either. However, South Korea-born singer Youn Sun Nah, who plays the Kirkland Performing Arts center […]

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Laurelhurst’s Aki Kurose Peace Garden reopens

Laurelhurst’s Aki Kurose Peace Garden reopens

The Aki Kurose Peace Garden at Laurelhurst Elementary will reopen after a significant renovation in early June.

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Goodwill unveils new ID facility  6 years after protest, building finally opens

Goodwill unveils new ID facility 6 years after protest, building finally opens

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Goodwill Seattle now has a new building to match its sophisticated clientele, which includes the mayor and many successful professionals.

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Genetic mutation in some Southeast Asians may hold key to preventing damage from infection — UW Medicine looking for participants for medical study on inflammation

Genetic mutation in some Southeast Asians may hold key to preventing damage from infection — UW Medicine looking for participants for medical study on inflammation

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly A genetic mutation that prevents inflammation present in some Southeast Asians may hold the key to treating a deadly disease, but more research is needed according to researchers at the University of Washington.

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