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Victory for AAPI candidates across the country

Victory for AAPI candidates across the country

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly An unprecedented 159 Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates were running for a local elected office in 26 states this year. 39 AAPI

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Posted in Features 46, National News, Politics, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Nurse, now Ebola free, receives thanks from Obama

Nurse, now Ebola free, receives thanks from Obama

By Jessica Gresko Associated Press BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — A man fatally shot his adult daughter and a teenage granddaughter on Monday night at a south Seattle home, then killed himself, Seattle police said. An unharmed 10-year-old boy was able to call 911 and report the shooting.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

US nurse with Ebola says she’s ‘doing well’

US nurse with Ebola says she’s ‘doing well’

By Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. said Tuesday that she was “‘doing well,” while the World Health Organization projected that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new infections a week within two months. […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

AP Wire Service NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge’s rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

AP Wire Service OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is leaving the driving to staffers or volunteer chauffeurs. Her spokesman Sean Maher tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oRt7CI) that the change gives Quan more time to tend to city business.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. 

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

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Posted in Features 34, National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

More than just “Asian” — New bill hopes to improve on student data

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. Congressman Mike Honda stood up for the All Students Count Act at a rally in Washington D.C. on July 31.  Congressman Honda, a Democrat from California,

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

What are you missing in Sci-Fi/fantasy films? DIVERSITY

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Many moviegoers will be enjoying their share of summer movies, but according to a recent study, they will be missing something.  Diversity. The lack of people of color and women in science fiction and fantasy are especially stunning.  

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/151 Comment

“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

New charge in San Francisco Chinatown case

AP Wire Service SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown faced a new charge Friday of racketeering.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Growing up, 25-year-old Navy Lt.j.g. Han Sol Yi never imagined he would be the navigator of a destroyer, let alone the U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, one of the world’s most advanced warships.

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Posted in Community News, Features 32, National News, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

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

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