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Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21
 
Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance. 

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s

Multicultural women attorneys have a new guide

08 July 2009

On June 11, a group of lawyers from various backgrounds worked together to publish a guideline in regards to working in the law profession.

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Posted in Briefs, National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

AAJA teaches students journalism

08 July 2009

On June 8, the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) announced the 40 high school students

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

SoCal Asian communities aim to weed out toxic fish

08 July 2009

WESTMINSTER, California (AP) — John Fallan’s trained eye scans rows of iceboxes brimming with tiger fish and shrimp in a Vietnamese supermarket, searching for one pesky fish that threatens the health of seafood lovers.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Indonesia hopes to lift ban on maids for Malaysia

08 July 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Indonesia may soon lift a ban on supplying maids to Malaysia after receiving promises of tougher steps to curb the mistreatment of domestic workers, an Indonesian official said Monday, July 6.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/17, World News0 Comments

Muslim minority riots erupt in China’s west

08 July 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted in China’s far west, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders, and clashing with police in violence that killed at least three people, including a policeman, state media and witnesses said.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/17, World News1 Comment

Editorial: Remembering a trailblazer: Dr. Sam Kelly

Editorial: Remembering a trailblazer: Dr. Sam Kelly

08 July 2009

On July 6, Dr. Sam Kelly passed away from congestive heart failure. Kelly was perhaps most known for being the founder and first vice president of the Office of Minority Affairs of the University of Washington in 1970.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Letter: Pride Parade story very one-sided

08 July 2009

I was surprised and disappointed to see this section in your article on Seattle Pride 2009 (in issue 28, July 4–10): “The presence of corporate sponsorship was prevalent. … ‘The corporate sponsorship is very hypocritical to me because they don’t really support their queer workers.’”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

02 July 2009

“There is a large sense of personal space … when someone gets close, people freak out.” — Candace Chin “Everything is so much bigger: the people, the buildings, even the boats.” — Yong Kwon “People are so big and tall.” — Amber Nguyen “It’s beautiful and much nicer than Canton.” — Chau Juh Deng

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3 fun ( and safe! ) ‘explosions’ for kids on the Fourth

3 fun ( and safe! ) ‘explosions’ for kids on the Fourth

02 July 2009

A favorite American traditional is to light fireworks on Independence Day. Many of us find joy in hearing the zip of hissing smoke as a bottle rocket takes to the sky before crackling loudly in an echo.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

U.S. courthouse rededication ceremony honors Japanese American WWII vet

U.S. courthouse rededication ceremony honors Japanese American WWII vet

02 July 2009

Tosh Tokunaga jumped out of airplanes for the United States during World War II as part of an Airborne Division that fought in Europe. On June 21, he was present at the rededication ceremony of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle to pay tribute to William Kenzo Nakamura, a Japanese American WWII veteran that gave his life for the United States.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Korean American stays close to her roots and helps people with the U.S. Coast Guard

Korean American stays close to her roots and helps people with the U.S. Coast Guard

02 July 2009

Petty Officer Third Class Julie Rowe, a health services technician at the Integrated Support Command Seattle medical clinic, is all too familiar with the term “melting pot,” a variety of races, cultures, and individuals assimilating into a cohesive whole, which she along with many other Coast Guard members fit right into.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/102 Comments

May 31: Lunch in a Box with Mona

May 31: Lunch in a Box with Mona

02 July 2009

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June 6: Josie’s Angels race for the cure

June 6: Josie’s Angels race for the cure

02 July 2009

Komen for the Cure’s 16th annual race was held at Qwest Field. Team Josie’s Angels was headed by Rosale Meriales. The team was named in honor of Josephine Malana, a two-year cancer survivor and Meriales’ older sister. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

June 8: Akaka receives award

June 8: Akaka receives award

02 July 2009

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced it will present an award to Sen. Daniel Akaka at its third national gala to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

01 July 2009

“I am a person of many interests, talents, and hobbies with an affinity for sports, music, and teaching.”

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

UW provost explains budget cuts amid scrutiny

UW provost explains budget cuts amid scrutiny

01 July 2009

Cutting costs at the University of Washington (UW) is an unwanted but necessary action to cover a $92 million budget reduction.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Politics run rampant in Seattle’s Pride Parade

Politics run rampant in Seattle’s Pride Parade

01 July 2009

Thousands of people congregated along Fourth Avenue to cheer for nearly 200 groups marching in Seattle’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/102 Comments

Happy days return for Seattle Keiro managers and union workers

Happy days return for Seattle Keiro managers and union workers

01 July 2009

Union workers at nursing home Seattle Keiro took a vote on June 25 regarding a labor contract.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Michael Jackson remembered

Michael Jackson remembered

01 July 2009

“I remember growing up in India — my grandpa would always speak of Michael Jackson as an embodiment of Western culture. When I started living in the States and he would visit us, he would joke about wanting to go to an MJ concert.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

May 20: MulvannyG2 best in mixed-use

May 20: MulvannyG2 best in mixed-use

01 July 2009

MulvannyG2 Architecture’s project, Aquapearl in Taipei, Taiwan, was honored by Cityscape Asia 2009 as the Best Mixed-use Development-Future at the annual conference in Singapore. This award recognizes architects and developers that incorporate sustainable elements into building design, while being sensitive to the local culture and the natural environment. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

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