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Congratulations to Albert Shen!

Congratulations to Albert Shen!

Flying kicks everywhere!

Flying kicks everywhere!

Two martial arts expos enlighten and entertain By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Last Sunday, there were enough punches, flying kicks, and dancing swords to fulfill every Kung Fu fanboy’s heart. That’s because two all-day events took place, including the First Annual Seattle Martial Arts Expo at the Asian Resource Center in the International District […]

A history of change in Little Saigon

A history of change in Little Saigon

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood has reinvented itself several times over the last 100 years. It was not always the go-to spot for authentic Southeast Asian food or the social and economic center of the Vietnamese American community. Located at the easternmost part of the International District, it is bordered […]

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When renowned comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide from asphyxiation, daughter and half Filipina Zelda Williams discovered a hard truth about social media. It has two sides. There’s a nice, caring side and a downright ugly side. Zelda is the daughter from Williams’ second marriage to Filipino American […]

Blog: Here at last, here at last! The light rail

Blog: Here at last, here at last! The light rail

27 July 2009

I got on Light Rail on its inaugural day at Chinatown/ID station, then rode to downtown and then to the south. I rejoiced that finally Seattle has it and can now be called an international city. But Seattle still has a long way to go compared to many European and Asian cities I visited.

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Blog: What a deal for politicians at the Chinatown parade

Blog: What a deal for politicians at the Chinatown parade

27 July 2009

If you are running for office and you just missed the Chinatown Parade on July 19, you should pinch yourself. For $100, you could join in the parade and reached over 10,000 folks. This is a hot election year.

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Adopted Chinese teenagers give back to their country of birth

23 July 2009

The Northwest chapter of Families with Children from China (NW-FCC) will be having their very first teen service China trip. From July 17 to Aug. 2, 11 teenagers along with nine adults will be visiting orphanages close to Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Xian.

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Learning Seed foundation scholarship announces this year’s recipients

23 July 2009

On June 15, the community foundation of South Puget Sound announced the recipients of the Learning Seed Foundation scholarship.

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California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

23 July 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.

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India’s top court takes up gay sex law dispute

23 July 2009

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday, July 20, refused to temporarily suspend a lower court ruling that made gay sex legal among consenting adults, an attorney said.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/31, World News1 Comment

Why do children become bilingual so easily?

23 July 2009

WASHINGTON — The best time to learn a foreign language is between birth and the age of 7. Missed that window?

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Posted in Community News, Education, National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Historians track Chinese history in Idaho

23 July 2009

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A black ponytail in a 1920s mason jar, empty graves in an Idaho forest cemetery, a massacre in an isolated river canyon — they’re all links in the little-told story of the Chinese in Idaho, who came by the thousands but then drastically left at the turn of the century.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/314 Comments

A Parade! A Parade!

A Parade! A Parade!

23 July 2009

Fun at the Seattle Chinatown Seafair Parade 2009

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Constantine vs. Phillips

Constantine vs. Phillips

23 July 2009

Candidates for King County Executive Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips were both in the Chinatown Seafair Parade last Sunday, July 19. They have both organized fund raising events in the International District. They have been present at many Asian community dinners. They are both Democrats. And they both even wore blue shirts in the parade.

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A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

23 July 2009

Boosting diversity in public schools is what Betty Patu and Wilson Chin, candidates for the 7th district director position on the Seattle School Board, are advocating in the King County primary on Aug. 18.

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Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

23 July 2009

Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, a mother, and an obstetrician/gynecologist in Houston. She has been looking around the country to find a matching Vietnamese stem cell donor to survive. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of bone marrow cell very similar to acute leukemia.

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Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

23 July 2009

“Two cultures, one food truck. Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” This is the motto of Seattle’s newest four-wheeled, food vendor. The Marination Mobile began its maiden voyage into Seattle neighborhoods in June.

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June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

23 July 2009

The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

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June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

23 July 2009

More than 100 homeless and low-income youth involved in YouthCare programs enjoyed an evening of rare extravagance — the prom. YouthCare’s Executive Director Dr. Melinda A. Giovengo says this dance would not have happened without the help of caring people in the Seattle community. The venue, food, tuxes, dresses, limo, and DJ services were all donated by local businesses and individuals.♦

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June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

23 July 2009

Hoan Do spoke at the University of Washington campus in Kane Hall during the launch party of his debut book, “How to Succeed in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You.”

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July 13: New Census committee

July 13: New Census committee

23 July 2009

Mayor Greg Nickels recently launched the Seattle Complete Count Committee.

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July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

23 July 2009

The 2009 Major League Baseball All Star game was in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

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July 16: NWAW Foundation and Boeing give out scholarships

July 16: NWAW Foundation and Boeing give out scholarships

23 July 2009

Ten students received $2,000 scholarships from the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP). This is the first time the Foundation partnered up with the Boeing Company.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

23 July 2009

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column. To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

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