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EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

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BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing.

Mongolian prime minister tenders resignation

Mongolian prime minister tenders resignation

29 October 2009

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian Prime Minister Sanjaagiin Bayar said on Monday, Oct. 26, that he wanted to resign for health reasons, bringing new political uncertainty to his impoverished but resource-rich nation.

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India to China: Dalai Lama an ‘honored guest’

India to China: Dalai Lama an ‘honored guest’

29 October 2009

CHA-AM, Thailand (AP) — Tibet’s exiled Dalai Lama is an “honored guest” in India and will not be barred from visiting a disputed border area despite China’s strong protests, India’s prime minister said Sunday, Oct. 27, after talks with the Chinese premier.

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Hawaii Sen. Inouye moves up in seniority

Hawaii Sen. Inouye moves up in seniority

29 October 2009

HONOLULU (AP) — Sen. Daniel Inouye becomes the third longest serving senator in U.S. history on Oct. 22, a landmark for the powerful lawmaker who has held a seat in Congress for as long as Hawaii has been a state.

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Disgraced cloning expert convicted in South Korea

Disgraced cloning expert convicted in South Korea

29 October 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean stem cell scientist once hailed as a hero for bringing hope to people with incurable diseases and creating the world’s first cloned dog was convicted on Monday, Oct. 26, on criminal charges related to faked research, but avoided jail.

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Commentary: Balloon boy mom doesn’t deserve racist remarks

Commentary: Balloon boy mom doesn’t deserve racist remarks

29 October 2009

The press wondered if Mayumi was involved in the hoax or a battered victim. After telling everything to the sheriff, she may be both. I first heard the story on Dori Monson’s radio show in Seattle, and then saw the balloon land on a video posted on the Internet. Her looks, name, and accent are all Japanese. That makes her boys, Falcon, Bradford, and Ryo, Asian Americans or at least Hapa.

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Letter: MARTA’s Yellow Line reaches a resolution on both sides

29 October 2009

Thank you for your letter on Oct. 7, 2009. We certainly value your input and suggestions as we strive to expand and improve our interface with different groups that make up the Asian American community in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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Letter: ‘Why we support McGinn’

29 October 2009

It is a testament to our API community’s evolution and growth that we have different opinions while focusing on common goals relating to the community.

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Sept. 19: InterIm celebrates 40 years with annual dinner

Sept. 19: InterIm celebrates 40 years with annual dinner

29 October 2009

InterIm Community Development Association was joined by more than 330 friends and supporters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. InterIm works to promote revitalization of the Chinatown/International District, building and advocating for more affordable housing throughout the region, leading neighborhood planning efforts, maintaining affordable parking and green urban spaces, and ensuring that the Chinatown/International District remains a vibrant place to call home.

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Oct. 27: Tom Kobayashi receives BoA award

Oct. 27: Tom Kobayashi receives BoA award

29 October 2009

Tom Kobayashi is one of the Puget Sound awardees of Bank of America’s philanthropic program, the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative.

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Oct. 16: Joanne Harrell on UW Board of Regents

Oct. 16: Joanne Harrell on UW Board of Regents

29 October 2009

Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Joanne Harrell to the University of Washington Board of Regents.

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Oct. 9: Karen Narasaki named to most powerful list

Oct. 9: Karen Narasaki named to most powerful list

29 October 2009

Asian American Justice Center President and Executive Director Karen K. Narasaki is one of the 100 women Washingtonian Magazine celebrates as the most powerful women in Washington, an honor Narasaki has now earned four times.

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After many years, Eatonville citizens reunite with former classmate, an interned Japanese American

After many years, Eatonville citizens reunite with former classmate, an interned Japanese American

22 October 2009

Among the riders were Japanese American couple William (Bill) and Ruth Akiyoshi of Whittier, Calif. On the doors of their car were two placards that said, “Welcome Home, Bill Akiyoshi.”

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Thomas Hong

Thomas Hong

22 October 2009

A person has to have musical knowledge, precise conducting, formidable technique, and a great personality in order to become a Seattle Symphony assistant conductor.

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Smooth Operator: Korean American wins WEC Title

Smooth Operator: Korean American wins WEC Title

22 October 2009

Henderson’s message is a familiar chant from his Federal Way alma mater. A former Decatur High School wrestling standout, Korean American Henderson won the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) interim light heavyweight title on Oct. 10 in San Antonio, Texas. WEC is owned by the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC). With only three years of experience in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the 25-year-old is heading to the top.

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Highline the most diverse community college in the state?

22 October 2009

There has been a push for diversity to bolster Highline Community College’s (HCC) academic environment, claim students and faculty, citing the institution’s members of color, consideration for ethnicity in hiring new faculty and staff, as well as what some claim to be an openness that fosters different backgrounds.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Vol 28 No 44 | 10/24-304 Comments

Gates launches Center for Asian Art and Ideas

Gates launches Center for Asian Art and Ideas

22 October 2009

The Seattle Art Museum, the University of Washington (UW), and Mimi Gardner Gates launched the opening of the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas (CAAI) this month with a 10-part lecture series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM).

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Pioneers given honors for speaking the universal language: music

Pioneers given honors for speaking the universal language: music

22 October 2009

For some in the performing arts, rhythm, melody, and lyrics combine to create an art form unmatched by its power to entertain and stir intense emotions. These individuals have managed to merge their passions with their rich cultural heritage.

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Action-packed “Ong-Bak 2” doesn’t disappoint

Action-packed “Ong-Bak 2” doesn’t disappoint

22 October 2009

At age 33, Thailand’s Tony Jaa seems poised to replace Jackie Chan in the world of Asian martial arts film. Like Jackie Chan, Jaa’s movies emphasize all-natural fights and stunts. They avoid the use of computer graphics and stuntman substitutions for the leading man.

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NWAW’s October book recommendations

NWAW’s October book recommendations

22 October 2009

All her life, Rie has heard these words. But as the sole heir to the House of Omura, one of the most respected families of sake brewers in Kobe, Japan, she knows she must learn as much as possible about the trade in order to carry on the tradition.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 44 | 10/24-300 Comments

Johjima opts out of last 2 years of contract

Johjima opts out of last 2 years of contract

22 October 2009

Zduriencik said the Mariners did not pay any money to buy out their former starting catcher, who said last season he was struggling to accept Seattle benching him in favor of rookie Rob Johnson.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 28 No 44 | 10/24-300 Comments

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