Archive | Vol 32 No 19 | 5/4-5/10

NWAW writer Deanna Duff receives 2012 WPA awards

NWAW writer Deanna Duff receives 2012 WPA awards

Deanna Duff received two awards for articles published in the Northwest Asian Weekly at the Washington Press Association’s annual Community Awards, which was held on April 20

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Indian American Vandana Slatter running for Bellevue City Council

Indian American Vandana Slatter running for Bellevue City Council

North Bellevue resident and Indian American Vandana Slatter will be running for Bellevue City Council, challenging position 6 incumbent Don Davidson. Davidson is conservative member of the council. Currently a clinical pharmacist working for AmGen, Slatter graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and a Masters of Public Administration. She has […]

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Jenny Yang confirmed to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Jenny Yang confirmed to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Senate confirmed Jenny R. Yang as a commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 25. The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic […]

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Sam Eng receives Boy Scout North Star Award

Sam Eng receives Boy Scout North Star Award

Sam Eng received the North Star Award from the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America on April 24 at their annual volunteer recognition event, which was held at the Seattle Aquarium. The North Star award is presented to volunteers who have made a significant contribution to scouting.

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Benson Wong running for Mercer Island City Council

Benson Wong running for Mercer Island City Council

Mercer Island resident Benson Wong is running for Mercer Island City Council, challenging Position 6 incumbent Mike Grady.

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NY man wanted in 2 killings in Philippines arrested

By Rik Stevens The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Almost two years after a retired British police officer and his live-in girlfriend were shot to death in the Philippines, New York State Police said April 26 that they arrested one of the men accused of doing it.

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N. Korea charges Washington state man in plot to overthrow government regime

N. Korea charges Washington state man in plot to overthrow government regime

By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced April 27 that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.

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Racist video by Asian fraternity stirs anger

By Staff The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Irvine, is investigating a video that shows a member of an Asian American fraternity dancing in blackface after the clip sparked outrage on campus, a university official said April 25.

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Children from around world visit Seattle to foster togetherness and unity

Children from around world visit Seattle to foster togetherness and unity

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly For the fourth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival in Seattle, children from 31 countries united in one room, representing their cultures and fostering unity.

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A-pop! Goodbye Ebert, goodbye Lin,  hello China.

A-pop! Goodbye Ebert, goodbye Lin, hello China.

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Honoring Roger Ebert In early April, the world bid adieu to Roger Ebert, famed writer, journalist, and film critic, who passed away after an 11-year battle with cancer. He was an unparalleled figure in the world of film criticism, and he was often known for championing cinematic work from […]

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The Great Killing

The Great Killing

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Warning,” reads the back of the DVD box for “The Great Killing.” “Contains violence, strategy.” All three of Eiichi Kudo’s groundbreaking samurai films (“13 Assassins” featured last week and “Eleven Samurai” to come shortly) contain that same warning.  All three do indeed contain violence and strategy as advertised, but […]

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May Day March snakes way through Chinatown

May Day March snakes way through Chinatown

The 13th Annual May Day March for Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights attracted

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The Chinese connection to the Boston Bombing

The Chinese connection to the Boston Bombing

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly As investigations begin and Boston mourns the events of the bombing of the Boston

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LIHI vies for $250,000 to house homeless vets

LIHI vies for $250,000 to house homeless vets

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will be competing against 10 other organizations

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Overcoming trauma, women reach new heights

Overcoming trauma, women reach new heights

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Trauma can be a difficult thing to overcome. It can set back a person’s life, but when one can

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BLOG: Saying goodbye to an old friend

BLOG: Saying goodbye to an old friend

By Assunta Ng How do you say goodbye to a friend who is dying? You don’t. Or, at least, I don’t.

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EDITORIAL: Cultural understanding, historical context, and Asian American fraternities

Early last week, a video of four members of an Asian American fraternity based in Southern California dancing to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” surfaced on the Internet. One of the members, in an effort to portray Jay Z, was wearing blackface.

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