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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

July 27: Mayor Greg Nickels visits Little Saigon

July 27: Mayor Greg Nickels visits Little Saigon

20 August 2009

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels visited Little Saigon, the Vietnamese American business district in Seattle’s International District. This tour was organized by Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (WAVA). He visited Little Saigon’s business owners and expressed his desire to see more city investment in Little Saigon, enlarging buses’ free bus zones, and improving the physical appearance of the streets.

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July 30: Vietnamese students awarded scholarship

July 30: Vietnamese students awarded scholarship

20 August 2009

At the Farmers Insurance office, located on Martin Luther King Jr Way South in Seattle, Farmers staff presented Vu T. Nguyen and Maria Tran with the 2009 Asian Pacific Islander American Fund Awards for their educational excellence. ♦

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Paddling to the beat of a new drum: Dragon boat race features new youth teams

Paddling to the beat of a new drum: Dragon boat race features new youth teams

20 August 2009

Quieter and longer lasting, dragon boat racing of the East — featuring boats with colorful dragon heads on their bow — has some similarities with drag racing in the West. The purpose of both activities is to find out who can reach the finish line in the shortest amount of time.

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For Asian gambling addicts, there is a way out

For Asian gambling addicts, there is a way out

20 August 2009

On a Tuesday night at any casino, many of the game tables are deserted. During this worldwide financial crisis, many businesses face losses in consumers. Everyone thinks that they need luck to survive.

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Sex offender concerns south Seattle residents

Sex offender concerns south Seattle residents

20 August 2009

Public indignation was aroused in south Seattle when Joseph Aqui, a level III sex offender, was relocated into the Othello neighborhood without the knowledge of many of the nearby residents. Othello is a predominately Asian neighborhood.

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Anyone can e-mail in Chinese with Chinglish Mail

Anyone can e-mail in Chinese with Chinglish Mail

20 August 2009

On Aug. 3, a new e-mail application launched which will allow users to write an e-mail message in English and then forward it with Chinese and English text side-by-side. This solves the language barrier with China and sets a new standard in e-mail communication.

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Secretary Chu takes tour with Sen. Murray

Secretary Chu takes tour with Sen. Murray

20 August 2009

On Aug. 7, Sen. Patty Murray invited Dr. Steven Chu to tour the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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JACL announces completion of survey

20 August 2009

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil and human rights organization, recently announced the completion of a survey which was funded by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md.

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Cantwell introduces bill to boost small and medium sized businesses

Cantwell introduces bill to boost small and medium sized businesses

20 August 2009

On Aug. 6, Sen. Maria Cantwell announced the U.S.–China Market Engagement and Export Promotion Act. This act will help small and medium sized businesses enter China’s economy.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donates to help dying mothers and newborn babies

20 August 2009

On July 28, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated a $41 million grant to Concern Worldwide US. Concern Worldwide US is an organization that works to find solutions for the high rate of deaths of newborn babies and mothers throughout the world.

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PGA champ is a farmer’s son who picked up golf at 19

PGA champ is a farmer’s son who picked up golf at 19

20 August 2009

JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Y.E. Yang played baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball as a child.

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“Ponyo” is not just underwater fun for kids, but for all ages

“Ponyo” is not just underwater fun for kids, but for all ages

20 August 2009

“Ponyo,” the new film from Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, opens with a shot of the sky on a sunny day. It’s only a short shot. Unlike Miyazaki’s earlier film “Porco Rosso,” “Ponyo” concerns itself with the sea, not the sky.

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Bollywood star’s treatment raises ire in U.S. and abroad

Bollywood star’s treatment raises ire in U.S. and abroad

20 August 2009

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most recognizable movie stars in the world.

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Vietnamese congressman speaks on health care reform

Vietnamese congressman speaks on health care reform

20 August 2009

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao says he will consider voting for Democrat-backed health care reform legislation — but only if it includes language explicitly forbidding federal money for abortions.

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American leaves Myanmar after release from jail

20 August 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An American man imprisoned for sneaking into the home of detained Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi flew out of the country Sunday, Aug. 16 after a visiting U.S. senator won his release.

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Singapore PM warns religion threatens stability

Singapore PM warns religion threatens stability

20 August 2009

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s prime minister warned that “aggressive preaching” by religious groups and attempts to convert others threaten the city-state’s stability.

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Ex-S. Korean President Kim Dae-jung dead at 85

Ex-S. Korean President Kim Dae-jung dead at 85

20 August 2009

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Dae-jung — who survived assassination attempts and a death sentence during his years as a dissident to become president of South Korea, and whose unflagging efforts to reconcile with communist North Korea earned him the Nobel Peace Prize — died Tuesday, Aug. 18, hospital officials said. He was 85.

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China to appeal WTO ruling on book, movie imports

20 August 2009

BEIJING (AP) — China will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that ordered it to ease restrictions on imports of movies, music, and books in a case brought by Washington, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said Monday, Aug. 18.

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North Korea agrees to resume joint projects with South Korea

20 August 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s decision to restart tours run jointly with South Korea. Allowing reunions of families separated for decades by the peninsula’s war is aimed at obtaining much-needed foreign currency and leverage in negotiations with Washington and Seoul, experts said.

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Taiwan’s vice foreign minister resigns over storm

20 August 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s vice foreign minister resigned Tuesday, Aug. 18, to take responsibility for his agency’s initial rejection of aid from other governments following Typhoon Morakot, which claimed about 500 lives and caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage.

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