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Asian American unemployment rises according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people.  In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.  

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

By Marco Garcia Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels on July 5 during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Judge: Bad science led to S. Korean immigrant’s murder-by-arson sentence

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons (230 liters) of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

U.S. hospitals compete for aff luent immigrant patients

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – When it comes to ordering meals at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, immigrant patients can choose from dishes similar to those they might eat at home, including dumplings or noodles for Asian palates, and curry to accommodate Indian tastes.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) – Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have recorded increased seismic activity on the flanks and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Graduation heals Calif. man’s World War II internment wounds

By Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – A California man who missed his 1942 high school graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese Americans finally walked in a cap and gown this June, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Killer convicted at age 14 can now ask for parole

Killer convicted at age 14 can now ask for parole

By Adam Lynn/The News Tribune Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – Barry Massey was 14 when he became the youngest person in the United States ever sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Massey was convicted of killing Steilacoom marina owner Paul Wang in 1987. On June 6, Superior Court Judge Thomas […]

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Posted in Features 25, National News, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/202 Comments

Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years by telling Congress the United States needed more troops in Iraq than the administration wanted. That bond is why […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Immigrants fueling a U.S. boom in cricket

By Frank Eltman Associated Press EAST ISLIP, New York (AP) – Cricket, the international game of bats and balls that isn’t baseball, is enjoying a surge of popularity in America, with the debut of a national league this spring and higher demand to build “pitches” across the country.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

California city votes to end Sriracha dispute

By Associated Press IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) – The fiery fight is apparently over between the makers of a popular hot sauce and a small Southern California city that said its factory’s smells were unbearable.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

3 Chinese students among UCSB gunman’s victims

3 Chinese students among UCSB gunman’s victims

By Associated Press GOLETA, California (AP) – A gunman went on a rampage May 23 near the University of

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

VA’s top health official resigns amid furor — But some calling for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down from office

VA’s top health official resigns amid furor — But some calling for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down from office

By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press WASHINGTON – The top official for the health care of veterans resigned Friday amid a firestorm over reported delays in care and falsified records at veterans hospitals. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he has accepted the resignation of Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for health care, effective immediately. Shinseki […]

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Posted in Features 22, National News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

U.S. will allow some high-skilled immigrant spouses work in country

By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced last week.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

‘Troubling’ reports of schools make it tough to enroll immigrants

By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Ex-refugee shows students they can succeed in America

By Hillary Gavan Beloit Daily News BELOIT, Wis. (AP) – “You can become.”

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

Travolta, Spacey, Kapoor wow crowd at ‘Bollywood Oscars’

Travolta, Spacey, Kapoor wow crowd at ‘Bollywood Oscars’

By Tamara Lush Associated Press TAMPA, Florida (AP) – The Indian film industry’s top award show sailed into Tampa on April 23 with a pirate-themed opening musical number and celebrities ranging from “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor to John Travolta and Kevin Spacey.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

Report offers stats on APIs in U.S.

On the eve of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and AAPI Data released the first of a series of reports on the state of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, featuring the most comprehensive research and analysis of its kind for what it calls “the fastest-growing […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

By Juliet Williams Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

PICTORIAL: Obama bounces around Asia

PICTORIAL: Obama bounces around Asia

President Obama launched his trip to Asia from Oso, Wash., where he visited the March 22 landslide victims’ families, friends, and rescue workers. From there, he began a week-long trip to four Asian countries.

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Posted in Features 23, National News, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/9, World News0 Comments

New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal prosecutors said on April 11 that more charges and defendants are expected to be added to a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Prosecutor Susan Badger told U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer that additional charges and defendants would be […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

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