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Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community
 
Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bruises and broken bones are just some of the visible signs seen in human trafficking victims. They accompany less visible and more tragic results such as psychological and emotional trauma and even death. Sister Mary John Mananzan visited Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on May 18 as the keynote speaker […]

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory.  Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you go to Occidental Park in Pioneer Square on a Saturday morning, you will be greeted by long lines and dedicated volunteers. The long lines are for the food. And the volunteers are part of Sevadars, a nonprofit group that serves free meals to the community. Apparently, the meals […]

“Ching Chong Chinaman”: The unexpected name in Asian American identity

“Ching Chong Chinaman”: The unexpected name in Asian American identity

08 April 2010

First thing I thought about before seeing “Ching Chong Chinaman” was, ‘great, another Asian American satire,’ “Joy Luck Club” references and all.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/163 Comments

High school students given scholarships for their work with diversity

High school students given scholarships for their work with diversity

08 April 2010

The impact of diversity in a community is difficult, if not impossible, to ignore. When high school students take the lead in fostering diversity, their parents support their efforts to reach out across racial lines, both domestically and internationally.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/163 Comments

Editorial: Tiger Woods messed up. Says sorry. We’re skeptical.

08 April 2010

By now, we have heard bits and pieces of Tiger Wood’s sex scandal. He took a hiatus from golf for about four months to go through rehab, supposedly treated for sex addiction. Now he’s back — and better than ever?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

Blog: Diversity, and I mean real diversity

Blog: Diversity, and I mean real diversity

08 April 2010

Last Friday, we celebrated diversity at the Jumbo Chinese Restaurant by awarding $6,600 worth of scholarships to high school students who have exemplified the spirit of diversity.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/165 Comments

Readers’ Corner: The influence of foods from childhood

Readers’ Corner: The influence of foods from childhood

08 April 2010

We all prefer or avoid certain foods. Such behavior can probably be traced to our childhood when we were first introduced to foods that made lasting impressions. These foods often trigger a flood of memories. For example, French author Marcel Proust rhapsodizes about the madeleines (cookies) that he ate when he was a little boy.

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March 26: Tomodachi Luncheon honors Sen. Daniel Inouye

March 26: Tomodachi Luncheon honors Sen. Daniel Inouye

08 April 2010

The Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Washington (JCCCW) held its second annual Tomodachi Luncheon fundraiser at the Bellevue Westin Hotel. More than 270 people attended, and more than $38,000 was raised, which will benefit the JCCCW.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

March 4: Paul Horiuchi at Seattle artREsource

March 4: Paul Horiuchi at Seattle artREsource

08 April 2010

Paul Horiuchi’s paintings and collages are being exhibited at artREsource through May 8. Some of the pieces that are being showcased have never been seen by the public before.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

Feb. 23: Girl Scouts holds annual leadership luncheon

Feb. 23: Girl Scouts holds annual leadership luncheon

08 April 2010

More than 500 people came to The Westin Hotel in Seattle for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Seattle Leadership Luncheon. This annual event highlights the important role Girl Scouting plays in building leadership skills in girls and developing successful female leaders of tomorrow.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

Feb. 24: Writer Peter Hessler talks about travels in China

Feb. 24: Writer Peter Hessler talks about travels in China

08 April 2010

At the Elliot Bay Book Company, New Yorker staff writer and Beijing correspondent Peter Hessler read from his newest account of travels through China, “Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory.”

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

Crusading Chinese lawyer gives up activism

07 April 2010

Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer, ponders during his first meeting with the media since he resurfaced …

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From one Washington to the other

From one Washington to the other

01 April 2010

“The U.S. immigration system is broken,” said President Barack Obama in a video message. Families are being torn apart and employers are using the system to exploit workers. The president promised a comprehensive bill to fix the system, in addition tomaking immigration reform a top priority.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/91 Comment

ISLAND BALL: Pacific Islands are good at producing pro football players — reality or stereotype?

ISLAND BALL: Pacific Islands are good at producing pro football players — reality or stereotype?

01 April 2010

According to a recent report on the CBS television show “60 Minutes,” there are more than 30 Polynesian players in the NFL, and the number expands each year. In addition, there are more than 200 players of Samoan or Polynesian descent in college football.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/91 Comment

BMW expands into Chinatown/ID

BMW expands into Chinatown/ID

01 April 2010

Six months ago, BMW Seattle opened its doors in the International District after moving from their Capitol Hill location, where they have been for 25 years. After years of successful business, BMW felt a need to expand but was unable to do so at their Capitol Hill location because they were landlocked. BMW had faced the problem of trying to find a space downtown that was big enough to accommodate their needs.

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Posted in Business, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

Drop the burger, grab the chopsticks

Drop the burger, grab the chopsticks

01 April 2010

Panda Express, a company still privately owned by two first generation Chinese Americans, hopes to expand its presence in Washington state, a place well known for its large Asian population and Chinese food scene.

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Posted in Business, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 6

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 6

01 April 2010

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/92 Comments

Pacific nations realizing their Olympic hopes

01 April 2010

HONG KONG (AP) — In the 114-year history of the Olympic movement, Fiji and Samoa have never so much as won a medal. But their prospects changed on Oct. 9, when the International Olympic Committee voted to include rugby sevens in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

An Lac orphans reunite in Columbus after 35 years

01 April 2010

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Jason Robertson doesn’t know his birth date or possess a single memory of his mother or father. He was only 3 years old when he was scooped off the streets of Saigon and brought to live in An Lac Orphanage, located in the city’s slums.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

No crab, but a barrel full of excuses 

No crab, but a barrel full of excuses 

01 April 2010

There’s something about fishing, or in my case, crabbing, that brings out the worst in people. We live in California, but every year, we head up north to the Pacific Northwest, and every year, I go on a fishing or crabbing expedition.

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Posted in Humor, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

One World Now creating the next generation of non-traditional leaders

One World Now creating the next generation of non-traditional leaders

01 April 2010

She returned at age 30 and soon became frustrated with the United States’ public education system and foreign policy, and the lack of understanding in Americans concerning international issues — particularly after September 11, 2001.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/93 Comments

Fulfilling childhood dreams 

Fulfilling childhood dreams 

01 April 2010

For years, a community watched a young girl grow up on stage. Seventeen-year-old classical Chinese dancer Leah Li often leaves her audiences in awe with her graceful movements and captivating smile. Now, she has decided to try her hand at producing.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

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