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USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

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Posted in Features 6, National News, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

State cherry growers talk supply, demand, and industry challenges

State cherry growers talk supply, demand, and industry challenges

By Mai Hoang Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Demand for Northwest cherries was strong last summer, but the supply wasn’t always there. While more than 19 million 20-pound boxes of Northwest cherries — most from Washington state — were shipped in 2015, a majority of the boxes were shipped in June as the hot […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

In U.S., Asian night markets bring taste of the old and new

In U.S., Asian night markets bring taste of the old and new

By Christine Armario Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Beneath the giant red sign illuminating the Asian Garden Mall in Southern California, slabs of jumbo, white squid are seared on a smoky grill. Nearby, children pluck fried potato slices off a stick and couples dance to Vietnamese ballads. It reminds Audrey Dinh of the stories of night […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Jeb Bush sees similarities in his foreign policy and his dad’s

Jeb Bush sees similarities in his foreign policy and his dad’s

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush believes he’s got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

API council leader ref lects on Boston’s newfound youth, diversity

API council leader ref lects on Boston’s newfound youth, diversity

By Bob Salsberg Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Before entering the office of Boston’s city council President Michelle Wu, visitors pass a wall lined by photographs of the council’s past leaders, faces that are mostly male, mostly white and nearly all middle-aged or older. Recently elected president by colleagues on the 13-member board, Wu is […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Scholastic pulls picture book due to rosy depiction of slavery

Scholastic pulls picture book due to rosy depiction of slavery

NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Jury convicts gangster in SF Chinatown crimes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways through meditation and become a role model for wayward youth has been convicted of racketeering, murder and scores of other crimes in a major organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown that also brought down a state senator.

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

Hawaii plantation to stop growing sugar

Hawaii plantation to stop growing sugar

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business, signaling the end of an industry that once powered the local economy and lured thousands of immigrants to the islands.

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

Clinton woos Asian Americans, slams ‘hateful’ GOP rhetoric

Clinton woos Asian Americans, slams ‘hateful’ GOP rhetoric

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 7, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton courted Asian American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

Top 11 Asian achievements of 2015

Top 11 Asian achievements of 2015

Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.

Here are our top 10 events of note:

11. Two spelling bee champs tie

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Posted in Features 3, National News, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

By Alaine Griffin Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amid growing debate over the country’s immigration policies in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, Connecticut is preparing for a new wave of refugees who will arrive here in 2016. “There’s been overwhelming support recently from churches, mosques, individuals, people calling saying, ‘We want to help […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Making bail not same for everyone

By JAMES PINKERTON and LAUREN CARUBA  Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (AP) — Tung Nguyen survived a harrowing maritime escape from Vietnam, only to become trapped in the Harris County Jail. Neighbors had called police one Valentine’s Day when they heard Nguyen, 83, arguing with his wife of 60 years, Muon Vo. He was arrested and charged with […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Iraqi refugees carve out new home in Alabama

By Casey Toner Al.com MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — On the run from a death threat, Ahmed Mohammed won’t look back. And why would he? The 39-year-old Iraqi refugee and his family — Sunni Muslims — have found a home in Mobile, Ala., after they spent four years without a country. Before they fled, Mohammed worked […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Disabled API adults thrive under care with cultural competence

By Patricia Wen The Boston Globe BOSTON (AP) — The aroma of Asian stir-fried vegetables and pork wafted through a West Roxbury home before dinnertime on a recent Saturday. And around the table, Joseph Wong, Donald Lee, Francis Chan, Wei-Li Sun, and Wayne Wang were waiting, knowing this particular dish — written on the week’s menu posted […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Amid tough competition, education key to Hawaii’s travel promotion

Amid tough competition, education key to Hawaii’s travel promotion

By Jessica Else The Garden Island LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The Marne family of Missoula, Mont., arrived on Kauai for a week-long stay, and David Marne said skipping out on the snow was a main motivation for the family’s sandy getaway. “It’s warm and quiet and Mexico has a bad rap, though I’m not really […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

SF crime defendant says undercover agent forced money on him

By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A key defendant in an organized-crime case in San Francisco’s Chinatown will face more questions from prosecutors after testifying that the undercover agent leading the probe tried to drag him into conversations and force money on him. Under cross-examination by prosecutors on Dec. 22 at his […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Chinese medicinal herbs provide niche market for US farmers

Chinese medicinal herbs provide niche market for US farmers

By Mary Esch Associated Press DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) — Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners. While almost all practitioners still rely on imports from China, dwindling wild stands there, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Mourners pack Orange County church to honor shooting victim

Mourners pack Orange County church to honor shooting victim

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church near Orange County’s Little Saigon to remember Tin Nguyen, 10 days after she died during the San Bernardino massacre. The 31-year-old was honored in a service conducted in Vietnamese last Saturday at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Santa Ana. Her fiance carried a portrait […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

10 immigration detainees from Bangladesh on hunger strike

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities want to force 10 detainees on a hunger strike in Florida to submit to medical examinations. According to a petition for an emergency court order filed last Friday in Miami federal court, all 10 detainees are men from Bangladesh. The petition says the men have been on a hunger […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

AZ abortion law affects Asian Americans

AZ abortion law affects Asian Americans

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an effort to revive a lawsuit challenging an Arizona state law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the NAACP’s Maricopa County branch sought to oppose the law which is […]

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Posted in Features 52, National News, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

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