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Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group “Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance Youth suicides take toll on family, community
 
Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It went down to the final hole at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth won his first U.S. Open title after Dustin Johnson was not able to sink his last putt to force a Monday playoff.  It was a memorable time for many at the University […]

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

By Tom Vu Special for Northwest Asian Weekly It was a joyous moment June 22 that the Seattle City council passed the resolution to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for the Seattle’s Vietnamese community. Kshama Sawant voted against it with two full pages of argument.  She had strong arguments though.  […]

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The end of the school year brings joy for many as the weather and time with family and friends brings a much-needed rest from a long school year.  Two recent tragedies reflect the concern with youth suicide.  As friends, family, and teachers mourn and grieve the losses, one wonders […]

Japanese community center seeks more online support in bid for renovation funds

Japanese community center seeks more online support in bid for renovation funds

06 May 2010

The vinyl siding has protected the buildings from decades of rain, snow, and windstorms. But the vinyl also encases hazardous asbestos.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/141 Comment

Attention: Registration deadline for 2010 Minidoka Pilgrimage is June 4

06 May 2010

More than 68 years ago, during World War II, almost 13,000 people of Japanese ancestry, many of whom were American citizens, were uprooted from their homes

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Attention: Immigration Services continues to accept 2011 H-1B petitions

06 May 2010

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue to accept H-1B non-immigrant petitions subject to the fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011) cap.

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The Asian American Literary Review launches

06 May 2010

The first issue features writers David Mura, Ru Freeman, Alexander Chee, Cathy Song, Oliver de la Paz, Paisley Rekdal, April Naoko Heck, Mong-Lan,

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Editorial: APA Month should be a wake up call for Asians

06 May 2010

Many think that Asian American history is only 200 years old, putting first the Chinese immigrants who arrived in 1820 to be menial laborers or miners in the Gold Rush.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

Letter: Forum indicates promising future for Vietnamese community

06 May 2010

My name is Verlinda Vu. I am one of nine members of the Youth Action Team (YAT) in the CARE (Community Action Research Empowerment) project, which is organized by

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/144 Comments

May 4: Mark Mitsui is the next North Seattle CC president

May 4: Mark Mitsui is the next North Seattle CC president

06 May 2010

Mark Mitsui, current vice president at South Seattle Community College, will take on responsibilities as president of North Seattle Community College beginning July 1.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/141 Comment

April 24: Photographer and author David Chui follows an apple in new book

April 24: Photographer and author David Chui follows an apple in new book

06 May 2010

Local author and photographer David Chui’s new book, “Journey of an Apple: From Lake Chelan to Hong Kong,” is a behind-the-scenes look at the twists and turns of growing

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

April 9: TOPS kids travel the world with UW students on Global Ambassador Day

April 9: TOPS kids travel the world with UW students on Global Ambassador Day

06 May 2010

The Option Program at Seward (TOPS), a K–8 school in the Seattle Public School District, partnered with the University of Washington’s Foundation

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

April 8: Christine Chen is a business champion

April 8: Christine Chen is a business champion

06 May 2010

At the McCaw Hall, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office named Christine Chen, of Chen Communications, as Washington state’s Minority Small Business Champion.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

Blog: Constantine’s Mother’s day

Blog: Constantine’s Mother’s day

06 May 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine takes time out of his busy schedule to celebrate Mother's Day with his mother, Lois, at the Women's University Club.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

Blog: When is quitting the answer?

Blog: When is quitting the answer?

06 May 2010

The Asian community’s celebration of Phil Fujii’s appointment as Seattle’s deputy mayor position was unfortunately short-lived.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

Blog: Two presidents, two leadership styles

Blog: Two presidents, two leadership styles

06 May 2010

“Can you appoint Asian Americans in your top administration since Asian students are the largest minority on campus?”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

Blog: Talking to a spy

Blog: Talking to a spy

06 May 2010

I didn’t know I was talking to a competitor because he disguised himself as a university student who was doing a school project about newspapers.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

Will Mayweather and Pacquiao ever be made?

04 May 2010

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanted to put on a show and he did, from the moment he entered the arena accompanied by acrobats on stilts tossing fake $100 bills to the final seconds of the 12th round when he finished giving Shane Mosley a beating ...

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Chinese city goes on defense after school attack

04 May 2010

A Chinese city shaken by one of three back-to-back attacks on schools stepped up security and urged its citizens to “trust the government” Saturday, a day after parents of the injured children protested outside a local hospital ...

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English-only ad draws national debate to Alabama

03 May 2010

An “English-only” ad by a candidate in the Alabama governor’s race has drawn the state into the national debate over immigration stoked by a tough new Arizona law and generated an Internet crowd for the political scion running in a crowded Republican field ...

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Vietnam celebrates 35th anniversary of war’s end

03 May 2010

Vietnam marked the 35th anniversary of the Communist victory in the Vietnam War with a grand military parade Friday through the former Saigon, with the government basking more in its economic achievements than its historic military defeat of the United States ...

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Who’s to fill Emmert’s purple and gold shoes?

Who’s to fill Emmert’s purple and gold shoes?

29 April 2010

On April 27, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that University of Washington (UW) President Mark Emmert will be the NCAA’s next president, leaving a big hole at the very top of the UW.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Brahms, Mozart, and … Takemitsu?

Brahms, Mozart, and … Takemitsu?

29 April 2010

The Japanese are considered to be one of the biggest consumers of classical music. Despite the global economic downturn, concerts are constantly being presented in Tokyo and other cities. The number of foreign artists and orchestras performing in Japan has also been increasing.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

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