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Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors  chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of […]

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game.

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

Man indicted for slaying two Indian grad students

05 November 2009

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The only man indicted in the December 2007 slaying of two Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students from India is scheduled to stand trial on May 24.

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Philly teen gets prison time for 2007 murder

05 November 2009

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years for the murder of a 69-year-old Chinese immigrant. The victim was attacked as he was taking his evening stroll in northeast Philadelphia two years ago.

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Ethnic Uighur journalist detained in China

05 November 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have jailed an outspoken Uighur journalist for allegedly endangering national security, a colleague said on Oct. 30, adding to the scores of detentions reported in the restive Xinjiang region since deadly ethnic rioting erupted there four months ago.

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Banking fugitive back in Thailand

05 November 2009

BANGKOK (AP) _ A fugitive, former adviser to a Thai bank whose failure caused a crisis of confidence that helped spark the 1997 Asian financial meltdown, was back in Bangkok last Saturday, Oct. 31, facing prosecution after his extradition from Canada.

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Thousands march in Taiwan gay parade

05 November 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday, Oct. 31, calling for increased tolerance and the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation.

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement

05 November 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is aware of an upcoming visit by two American officials and supports the new U.S. policy of engaging with Myanmar’s military rulers, her lawyer said last Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Editorial: Lessons to take away from this year’s political candidates

05 November 2009

Wow! And we thought that this year’s elections would pale in comparison to last year’s exciting presidential race.

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The election outcomes

05 November 2009

Results as of press time on Wednesday night, Nov. 4 Initiative Measure No. 1033 66.72 percent NO to 33.28 percent YES Referendum Measure No. 71 66.59 percent APPROVED to 33.41 percent REJECTED

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Blog: Turning the other cheek

05 November 2009

Recently, an e-mail flew around about King County Executive candidate Susan Hutchison and her alleged rude treatment of Dow Constantine’s Chinese American supporter the Chinese Leaders’ forum in Bellevue on Oct. 10.

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Oct. 16: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project receives national recognition

Oct. 16: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project receives national recognition

05 November 2009

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) received the 2009 Daniel Levy Award from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. This national award came on the heels of a separate recognition of the NWIRP by the City of Seattle and King County for the organization’s work on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence. The NWIRP just celebrated 25 years of service to the immigrant community in Washington state.

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Nov. 1: Greg Castilla’s book available at the University Bookstore

Nov. 1: Greg Castilla’s book available at the University Bookstore

05 November 2009

Greg Castilla, a long-time resident of Seattle, wrote a new book, “As I See It.” It is a collection of essays that convey Castilla’s stance on politics, relationships, family, commitment, challenges, and disappointments. The selections in the book reveal Castilla’s writings during the last 30 years.

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Oct. 12: Quynh Tran becomes an aeronautical engineer

Oct. 12: Quynh Tran becomes an aeronautical engineer

05 November 2009

While plowing her way through an intense aeronautics and astronautics engineering program at the University of Washington (UW), Quynh Tran took on a challenging internship during her last year in school for Bothell-based, minority-owned PCSI Design, a product design and engineering services company.

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Oct. 19: NAPCA names Christine Takada as new CEO

Oct. 19: NAPCA names Christine Takada as new CEO

05 November 2009

Christine Takada is now the president and CEO of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA). Takada has been serving as interim president and CEO since April.

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Gandhi’s likeness spotted at downtown Bellevue library

Gandhi’s likeness spotted at downtown Bellevue library

29 October 2009

France gave the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of friendship to the United States.The statue has stood in New York state as a national symbol of freedom and democracy since its dedication in 1886.

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American sees changes in his North Korean hometown

American sees changes in his North Korean hometown

29 October 2009

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Daniel Chun peers out of the window of the Air Koryo turboprop from China as it touches down outside Pyongyang, his former home. It has taken him less than two hours to go back nearly 60 years.

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Beauty at a cost

29 October 2009

Who is the real Pei-ti Tung? That is the question Mike Sabo and Dean Leong have been asking themselves since 2006, when they first found out that the woman they had forged a business relationship with was actually a convicted felon with a criminal background. She had several aliases and her family history didn’t tie together.

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Local churches prove Christianity is not just a white man’s religion

Local churches prove Christianity is not just a white man’s religion

29 October 2009

The International Mission Church in Auburn and the Chinese Baptist Church on Beacon Hill have something in common: a devotion to Christianity.

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Former Miss Washington is victim of past abuse, endorses domestic violence proposal

Former Miss Washington is victim of past abuse, endorses domestic violence proposal

29 October 2009

She was crowned Miss Washington in 2007. A year later, the young woman from Wapato, Wash., placed third in the 2008 Miss America Pageant. Yet, Elyse Umemoto felt defeated.

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Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom

Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom

29 October 2009

“Maybe we should go to China this year.” These are the eight words my wife, Maya, used yesterday to officially announce that we will begin planning a family trip to China some time this year.

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Filipino movie director dishes on his project: A grim horror film

Filipino movie director dishes on his project: A grim horror film

29 October 2009

Norbert Caoili admits, with a smile, that his last name is pronounced “cow-wheelie.” In fact, he does almost everything with a smile. Sitting in a Seattle coffee shop, dressed smartly with a sweater and crisp jeans, he radiates confidence and warmth. He hardly seems like one of the masterminds behind a grim horror picture which opens with a woman who is slowly and savagely beaten to death.

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