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Nonpermanent residents — Part 1 of a three-part series on Cambodian men who are facing deportation for crimes committed when young

Nonpermanent residents — Part 1 of a three-part series on Cambodian men who are facing deportation for crimes committed when young

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I burglarized a gas station. I was young, naïve. I just — wasn’t thinking,” said Ram Son, a Cambodian man who lives in South Seattle.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 24, Profiles, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/133 Comments

Indian American boys tie in national spelling bee

Indian American boys tie in national spelling bee

By Ben Nuckols Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29.

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Posted in Education, Features 24, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

New bill would ‘properly recognize’ Bainbridge memorial

New bill would ‘properly recognize’ Bainbridge memorial

On May 28, Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced a bill to officially recognize a new name for the Bainbridge Island memorial to Japanese Americans forced from their homes during World War II. The legislation ensures the site is properly recognized as the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

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