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MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl
 
MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

    There was blue and green everywhere Sunday afternoon and evening in Seattle when the Seahawks played the Packers. Fans lined up for entry (top) and piled out of King Street Station (bottom) to attend the game. What started out as a disappointing game turned into what has now been considered one of the […]

Betty Patu, an educator who won’t give up

Betty Patu, an educator who won’t give up

03 December 2009

Betty Patu, 61, is the newly elected Seattle School Board director of District 7, one made up of mostly students of color. She officially began her new job on Dec. 2 and really looks forward to working with all of the city’s teachers, principals, parents, as well as the overall community.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Chinese American Historical Day now California law, Dec. 17 day of inclusion

03 December 2009

In commemorating the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the recent passage of ACR 76 in California, California State Assembly member Mike Eng, the Yee Fow Museum, and other state and national organizations held a public conference on Dec. 6 at the Chinese American Museum in California.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Salinas to reopen historic cafe as Asian museum

03 December 2009

The renovation got a boost last week with a three-year, $600,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to California State University, Monterey Bay. The planned Asian Cultural Center and Museum is the centerpiece of the Chinatown Renewal Project, led by the city and university.

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Activists diversifying ranks in traditionally Latino-led movement: immigration reform

03 December 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the noisy town hall meetings, Tea Party protests and sky-is-falling speeches characterizing much of the health care debate is a less visible, but an intense push to broaden the face of the immigration reform movement.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Chinese immigrant says news story changed his life

03 December 2009

“We were caught in the war without the presence of my father,” said Louie, whose brother, Shin Fong, died at the age of 4 due to malnutrition and lack of medical care. “My mother was devastated. It just broke her heart.”

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An ex-banker becomes a gamer

An ex-banker becomes a gamer

03 December 2009

He told himself that he could make something like it. That was the moment he became a board game creator. In the following weeks, he created six games. He had his friends test them out, though they weren’t too impressed with his initial efforts.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/111 Comment

NWAW’s December must-reads

NWAW’s December must-reads

03 December 2009

In this sequel to “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” Kyon and the rest of the brigade (whose name stands for Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya) members go along with Haruhi as she takes on the task of making a movie for their school’s cultural festival.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

03 December 2009

First lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a gleaming silver-sequined, cream-colored gown last Tuesday night to the first state dinner held by her husband’s administration. She was tending to her hostess duties in a strapless silhouette with the beads forming an abstract floral pattern that was custom-made by Naeem Khan. She wore a matching wrap, a stack of bangle bracelets on her wrist, and dangling earrings.

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America wages a new war in Vietnam — on AIDS

America wages a new war in Vietnam — on AIDS

03 December 2009

“They told him, ‘There’s nothing we can do for you. Just go home and wait to die,”’ said Do Thi Phuong. When she contracted AIDS, she didn’t seek help, fearing that she would also be shunned. Instead, like her husband, she went home to die.

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Posted in Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11, World News0 Comments

World’s deadliest assault on journalists occur in Philippines

World’s deadliest assault on journalists occur in Philippines

03 December 2009

GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines (AP) — Kristia Subang wiped her father’s coffin with a cloth and recalled the last time she saw the veteran newspaperman, when he woke her with a surprise gift of a new set of shoes for school — the night before he and 29 colleagues were massacred on their final assignment.

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China attempts to fix its failing health care system

03 December 2009

Doctors took 15-year-old Ji Xiaoyan off a ventilator and she was discharged because her family could no longer pay her hospital bills. Her uncle cobbled together a makeshift ventilator from bicycle and washing machine parts, driven by a noisy electric motor. The contraption pumped air into the teenager’s lungs for more than a month, until the family got donations for treatment.

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Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials

Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials

03 December 2009

Asian Americans around the country have made history in 2009 in their efforts to become part of the political realm.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Editorial: Why hire Asians? What’s the point?

03 December 2009

Last week, it was announced that King County Executive Dow Constantine’s top aides were six notable people. Two of them are Asian Americans Frank Abe and Sung Yang. Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn named Asian American Phil Fujii as one of his three top aides.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Blog: Enough is enough, McGinn

Blog: Enough is enough, McGinn

03 December 2009

On Dec. 2, Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn held a town hall meeting at the Langston Hugh Theater. Facilitated by former State Rep. Kip Tokuda, attendees were supposed to give McGinn input on how to make Seattle a better city.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Blog: There’s life after politics

03 December 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin makes millions as an author after quitting her job before her term as governor of Alaska was over. This is not an example for other politicians to follow.

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Letter: ‘Africa needs to be rescued from China’

03 December 2009

[I] read the [Associated Press] article, “China–Guinea deal highlights Africa business ties,” by Christopher Bodeen. [I am] very sorry for the content of that article for the following reasons: [the] article shows that China has joined in on the rape of Africa and [its] murder [and] demise.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Commentary: Time to start spending!

Commentary: Time to start spending!

03 December 2009

Studies have shown that Asian Americans tend to save more than other groups in the United States. This is especially true for those not born in this country, those who immigrated here in search of a better life.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Hara gets sworn in

Hara gets sworn in

03 December 2009

Lloyd Hara was sworn in as King County Assessor by Judge Harry J. McCarthy at King County Superior Court on Nov. 24 in front of family, friends, and supporters.

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Oct. 9: Luly Yang’s annual couture show helps Camp Korey

Oct. 9: Luly Yang’s annual couture show helps Camp Korey

03 December 2009

The show was held at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel in the Spanish Ballroom. The show benefitted Camp Korey in Carnation, Wash. Five children from the Seattle area who each attended Camp Korey wore an outfit on the runway designed by Luly. The show raised $50,000.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Aug. 1: Christine Chen and Richard Velazquez marry

Aug. 1: Christine Chen and Richard Velazquez marry

03 December 2009

The two met salsa dancing at Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill. Guests at the wedding were the couple’s friends and family from San Francisco and New York. The couple’s golden retriever was the ring bearer during the ceremony.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

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