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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Local banks and organizations to lead financial planning workshops

30 July 2009

A free workshop series will be held by the Greater Seattle chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and State Farm Bank on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. The topic will be personal finance and money management.

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NAPCA on the search for new CEO

30 July 2009

The National Asian Pacific Center on Again (NAPCA) is searching nationwide for a president and CEO.

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Nominations for Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award are out

30 July 2009

On July 14, the city of Seattle announced that it is taking nominations for the Mayor’s Small Business awards.

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New magazine plans to cater to South Asians despite tough economic climate

30 July 2009

“In some ways, it is both the best of times and the worst of times,” said Sandip Roy. He is an editor at New American Media, an association representing 2,000 ethnic news organizations. “They are definitely not immune to the pressure on media going on all over the place ... but in terms of audience, the interest has never been higher.”

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Lesson: Don’t steal cars from Asian gangsters

Lesson: Don’t steal cars from Asian gangsters

30 July 2009

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The problems started when they stole a car. The wrong car. An Asian gangster’s car.

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North Korean children suing to inherit fortune from late South Korean father

30 July 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rare lawsuit filed by four North Korean siblings staking claim to their late South Korean father’s fortune is making its way through the South Korean court system, closely watched by legal experts who say it could inspire other families divided by war six decades ago.

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Aung San Suu Kyi awarded Amnesty’s highest honor

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded Amnesty’s highest honor

30 July 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Amnesty International’s highest award for her defense of human rights, underscoring international support for the Nobel laureate, whose trial ended Tuesday, July 28.

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U.S. student’s lawyer challenges murder charge in China

30 July 2009

HONG KONG (AP) — A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday, July 27, after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and the death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.

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Philippine president promises not to seek a fresh term

30 July 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, faced with the prospect of civil unrest unless she steps down at the end of her term, vowed Monday to not extend her time in office.

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

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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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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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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