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Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

By William J. Kole Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other

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Posted in Features 51, National News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/191 Comment

Immigrant students helping others like them

Immigrant students helping others like them

By Erin Grace AP Wire Service OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Inside the tiny Benson apartment, in a kitchen filled with boxes of donations, stood two teenagers washing dishes.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Legal scholars: Obama’s immigration actions lawful

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his administrative powers.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

The Lee Family in America

The Lee Family in America

By  Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/52 Comments

Man charged in subway shove held without bail

Man charged in subway shove held without bail

AP Wire Service NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shoving a stranger in front of a New York City subway train, killing him, has appeared before a judge who ordered him held without bail. Kevin Darden did not enter a plea during a hearing Wednesday evening in Bronx Criminal Court. Police say 61-year-old […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

By Frank Eltman Associated Press MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving, and cutting his hair. The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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 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, 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 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

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