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No school! — Lunar New Year option to be a school holiday in NYC

Community leaders celebrated a new law that will require the city to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year. The legislation was signed into law in December by New York Governor Cuomo. Schools in neighborhoods throughout New York City with high populations of Asian American students, such as Chinatown in Manhattan and Flushing in Queens, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Hand-drawn ‘Princess’ stands apart from other Oscar nominees

Hand-drawn ‘Princess’ stands apart from other Oscar nominees

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) —The princess laughs and floats in sumie-brush sketches of faint pastel, a lush landscape that animated film director Isao Takahata has painstakingly depicted to relay his gentle message of faith in this world. But his Oscar-nominated work stands as a stylistic challenge to Hollywood’s computer-graphics cartoons, where 3D […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, National News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — George Takei is next boldly going somewhere special — to Broadway. The “Star Trek” star’s personal and heartfelt show about Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II has found a spot on the Great White Way this fall with him in a starring role. “It is […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, National News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features 08, National News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Asians slower to seek immigration protection

By Amy Taxin Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama’s reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan.<!–more–> Many advocates have blamed the paltry turnout among […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Taipei crash — At least 23 dead

Taipei crash — At least 23 dead

A plane came down shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.<!–more–> It was carrying 58 people, and flew into the Keelung River. At press time, at least 15 people have been pulled out alive, with 18 still missing. 23 people have been confirmed dead – 14 of them died on the spot, and nine succumbed […]

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Posted in Features 07, National News, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Luchang Wang, Yale student, commits suicide — AAPI community and depression

Luchang Wang, Yale student, commits suicide — AAPI community and depression

By Jenn Fang The Yale student community was rocked Tuesday,  January 27, with news that sophomore Luchang Wang, class of ’17 – a mathematics major and member of  Yale’s Silliman College — had died of an apparent suicide. She was 20 years old. Friends became concerned after Wang posted some worrisome messages to a public Facebook […]

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Posted in Features 07, National News, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Mark Wahlberg’s victim says he shouldn’t be pardoned

Mark Wahlberg’s victim says he shouldn’t be pardoned

By Philip Marcelo and Rodrique Ngowi Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A victim of one of actor Mark Wahlberg’s racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in racially divided Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn’t be granted a pardon for his crimes. Kristyn Atwood was among a group of mostly black fourth-grade students on […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China — and even do it in Mandarin.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

APAMC disappointed with lack of diversity in Oscar nominees

APAMC disappointed with lack of diversity in Oscar nominees

On January 15th, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominations for the 2015 Oscars.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Driver in Toyota case says he’s still haunted by crash

By Steve Karnowski Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who spent 21/2 years in prison for a deadly 2006 car accident involving his Toyota before he was released amid reports of a sudden acceleration problem affecting the automaker’s cars told jurors Thursday in his lawsuit against Toyota that he is still haunted by the […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A Bellevue man has been arrested in the murder of a woman at a hotel

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 04, National News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles China

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Monday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Kamala Harris seeks review after recent shootings by police

Kamala Harris seeks review after recent shootings by police

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general stepped into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police on Monday, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue. Kamala Harris, the first minority to hold the state’s highest law enforcement office, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Gunman gets 29 years for random Seattle shooting

Gunman gets 29 years for random Seattle shooting

  SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-year-old man who killed another driver in Seattle in what prosecutors called a random thrill-killing faces was sentenced to 29 years and one month in prison Friday.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop’s wake

Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop’s wake

By Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton drew salutes from some

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Posted in Features 03, National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

By Eric Tucker and Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/02, World News0 Comments

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a gang member from Baltimore, Md. on Saturday afternoon on Dec. 20th, according to the New York Police Department. Office Liu and his partner were sitting in their patrol car while on duty in Brooklyn, N.Y. when […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

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