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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

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

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