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Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history
 
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

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape

Filipinos mourn Corazon Aquino’s death

Filipinos mourn Corazon Aquino’s death

06 August 2009

During her lifetime, Corazon Aquino was a symbol of hope and change for Filipinos. She was the first female president in all of Asia. To many, Aquino was more than a president. She was considered to be a mother to all Filipinos, and her recent death has caused sorrow for many in Seattle.

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Festival-goers didn’t let 100-degree weather bog them down at Pista Sa Nayon

Festival-goers didn’t let 100-degree weather bog them down at Pista Sa Nayon

06 August 2009

For the last 20 years, Pista Sa Nayon (roughly translated, it means “festival now,” though it has a colloquial definition of “town festival”) has been a longstanding tradition for the Filipino community in Western Washington.

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North Korea: 2 U.S. journalists pardoned

North Korea: 2 U.S. journalists pardoned

06 August 2009

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a “special pardon” freeing two jailed American journalists after talks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, North Korea’s official news agency announced on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

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There are more than friendships formed at the VFA

There are more than friendships formed at the VFA

06 August 2009

When asked what makes the summer youth program at the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) so special, 7-year-old Oanh Duong spouts a list of reasons without hesitation.

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Seattle City Council candidates dish on API issues

Seattle City Council candidates dish on API issues

06 August 2009

In the midst of a highly contested election season, candidates for the Seattle City Council spoke with Asian Pacific Islander (API) community members at the Wing Luke Museum on July 30.

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Editorial: In memory of Corazon Aquino

Editorial: In memory of Corazon Aquino

06 August 2009

On Aug. 1 this month, former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino passed away at the age of 76. Since then, Filipinos all over the world, many of which call her “Tita Cory” or Aunt Cory, have been mourning her death — and celebrating her life.

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Commentary: Asian Americans must demand reform in their healthcare

Commentary: Asian Americans must demand reform in their healthcare

06 August 2009

The Asian American community has long borne the “model minority” myth which has contributed to concealing the major health concerns that face members of this community.

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Letter: Constantine and Phillips story biased

06 August 2009

Your story on the race for King County Executive, “Dow vs. Phillips” (issue 31, July 25–31) was uneven. In fairness, it should have included Larry Phillips’ actual record of support for the API community. It’s also important to know who has endorsed him [which the story did not do].

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House subcommittee to vote on bill that would investigate

06 August 2009

Japanese Latin Americans (JLAs) who were interned by the United States government during World War II have waited more than 60 years for a full investigation of their experiences. However, their wait may soon be over.

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Densho gets grant to preserve more Japanese American oral histories

06 August 2009

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project has been awarded a grant of $112,500 in the first-ever cycle of the Japanese American Confinement Sites program, administered by the National Park Service.

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Dollars to fund 36 diverse arts training projects for middle and high school youth

06 August 2009

Fifteen high school students will create public artwork from recycled materials at Jimi Hendrix Park next summer, thanks in part to a $3,208 city youth arts grant awarded to the Northwest African American Museum.

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June 19: Essence of Belltown helped residents mingle

June 19: Essence of Belltown helped residents mingle

06 August 2009

Local Vietnamese American businessman Thach Nguyen presented the Essence of Belltown, which coincided with the grand opening of his latest project, Moda Condominiums. The event aimed to bring the Belltown community together. Nguyen, a former refugee, is a realtor, developer, and philanthropist who works in real estate.

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June 25: Alexander W. Chin receives the congressional award

June 25: Alexander W. Chin receives the congressional award

06 August 2009

Alexander Chin received the Congressional Award Gold Medal. Chin is a sophomore at Seattle University and was also selected by the National Committee to speak at the Gold Medal ceremony. This award is given to young individuals who accomplish challenging goals in voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration/expedition.

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July 17: Tim Otani gets an appreciation reception

July 17: Tim Otani gets an appreciation reception

06 August 2009

There was an appreciation reception for Tim Otani for his work at Washington Mutual (later Chase) at the Four Seas Restaurant. At the reception, community members thanked Otani for helping to get millions of dollars in funding to low-income and underserved communities throughout the Northwest.

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July 28: Kin On’s sports tournament raises $30,000

July 28: Kin On’s sports tournament raises $30,000

06 August 2009

On July 28, Kin On’s second annual sports tournament turned out to be a success. It raised approximately $30,000 dollars. The sports tournament included billiards, table tennis, badminton, basketball, and soccer. Profits will go toward Kin On’s mission to provide culturally and linguistically relevant health and long-term care services. Their mission is to provide health and long-term nursing care in the appropriate language and cultural setting for the Asian elderly community. ♦

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Foot surgeries, divorcies, possible broken contracts – a messy month in Hollywood

Foot surgeries, divorcies, possible broken contracts – a messy month in Hollywood

06 August 2009

Welcome back to another hot month of entertainment news! This month, Jon Gosselin continues to be an example of a reality star gone wrong, Judith Hill emerges at the Michael Jackson memorial, Anna Sui’s new Target line undergoes controversy, and Yao Ming has foot surgery. Also, I urge you to keep an eye on some people on the big screen.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/140 Comments

Astronauts return from space to sushi overload

Astronauts return from space to sushi overload

06 August 2009

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts returned to Earth last Friday, completing a long but successful construction job that boosted the size and power of the international space station.

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Wife: NY man wanted in Bhopal gas leak ‘haunted’

06 August 2009

BRIDGEHAMPTON, New York (AP) – The former head of the chemical company responsible for the gas leak that killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, 25 years ago has been “haunted” for years by the world’s worst industrial disaster, his wife said Saturday, Aug. 1.

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Return of the plague?

06 August 2009

BEIJING (AP) — China locked down a remote farming town after three people died and 10 more were sickened with pneumonic plague, a lung infection that can kill a human in 24 hours if untreated.

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Magsaysay Awards, Asian version of Nobels, awarded

Magsaysay Awards, Asian version of Nobels, awarded

06 August 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist who devoted her life to finding a cheaper AIDS drug were among the 2009 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.

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