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Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21
 
Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance. 

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s

May 31: Save “The Girls” Fashion Show brings in $6,000

May 31: Save “The Girls” Fashion Show brings in $6,000

18 June 2009

A fashion show raised funds for the Puget Sound affiliate of Komen for the Cure.  The organization strives to raise breast cancer awareness and promote research. The show was presented by Little Black Dress Events. The show was held at the Spitfire Grill in Belltown. Nineteen models showcased bras on a pink runway. It featured […]

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June 3: “Davy Brown” on the scene

June 3: “Davy Brown” on the scene

18 June 2009

Authors Velani Mynhardt Witthöft and Keely Alexander tell the story of a young boy and his friends as they “look back” to find their immigrant roots. Davy Brown is the 10-year-old Seattleite protagonist of “Davy Brown Discovers His Roots,” which features several Seattle neighborhoods and cultural icons. The children’s book debuted on June 3, in Las […]

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June 3: NAPCA Helpline awarded for being innovative

June 3: NAPCA Helpline awarded for being innovative

18 June 2009

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) won the Seattle Human Services Coalition’s (SHSC) 2009 Innovative Program Award for its toll-free, multilingual helpline. NAPCA’s helpline was created in 2004 in order to address the language needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. In this past year, the helpline has handled more than 24,000 […]

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A new face in D.C.

A new face in D.C.

18 June 2009

Vivek Kundra is the nation’s first federal chief information officer. His job is to manage $76 billion in spending and keep the government’s technology projects on track. ♦

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Workforce council to help youths

Workforce council to help youths

18 June 2009

The event was hosted by McKinstry’s CEO Dean Allen, who is an employer for Youth@Work.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 Comments

Multicultural block watch festival brings neighbors together

Multicultural block watch festival brings neighbors together

18 June 2009

These representatives recounted how neighbors working together are the best ways for a neighborhood to achieve public safety and harmony.

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Sikhs challenge U.S. Army’s ban on turbans and beards

Sikhs challenge U.S. Army’s ban on turbans and beards

18 June 2009

“I’m an American, there’s no reason why I can’t serve,” Kalsi, 32, said.

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New faces in new places — ReWA at new office in the ID

New faces in new places — ReWA at new office in the ID

18 June 2009

“ReWA has always delivered services close to the communities we serve,” said Someireh Amirfaiz, executive director of ReWA.

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Seattle Filipinos call for justice for Melissa Roxas

Seattle Filipinos call for justice for Melissa Roxas

18 June 2009

“I thought I was going to die there,” Melissa Roxas said as she recounts her ordeal.

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May 27: JACL fellowship goes to Scott Sakakihara

May 27: JACL fellowship goes to Scott Sakakihara

18 June 2009

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) awarded the 2009 JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship to Scott Sakakihara. He has started working in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D–HI). Sakakihara graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008. ♦

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Foreign companies eye India with cautious optimism

Foreign companies eye India with cautious optimism

18 June 2009

“We think we can be partners with India in its growth going forward, but that depends on India’s policies and its continued reform process,” said Karan Bhatia, GE’s vice president for international law and policy and former deputy U.S. trade representative for Asia.

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Strike cripples life in Nepal’s capital

Strike cripples life in Nepal’s capital

18 June 2009

The communists claim it was a murder by a rival group. They are demanding the authorities quickly arrest those involved.

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Vietnamese arrests lawyer who defended activists

Vietnamese arrests lawyer who defended activists

18 June 2009

The newspaper report gives no details on the “hostile forces.”

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Letter: American Dream story is actually story about lazy Asians

Letter: American Dream story is actually story about lazy Asians

18 June 2009

To the Editor: The article “Vietnamese man moves into his American Dream — and it has a garage” (printed on June 26, in issue 24) came to my attention.

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Letter: Review full of bad writing

Letter: Review full of bad writing

18 June 2009

To the Editor: I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed in the movie review, “Deadly balloons, the subject of documentary that sheds new light on WWII,” in the June 13 issue. Just look again at that last paragraph. What bad writing! And unfortunately, the writing is only slightly worse than the substance […]

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UW Women’s Center face cuts … no one is happy

UW Women’s Center face cuts … no one is happy

11 June 2009

The University of Washington is feeling the economic crunch. What it’s doing to cope is not garnering many fans ...

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, News, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/190 Comments

UW’s Southeast Asian department takes learning outside of the classroom … and puts it on the stage

UW’s Southeast Asian department takes learning outside of the classroom … and puts it on the stage

11 June 2009

The final exam for the Re-Writing Difficult Dialogues class at the University of Washington is not going to be a multiple-choice test. Rather, the culmination of this Southeast Asian (SEA) studies course is a public performance of a play researched, written, and performed by the students ...

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, News, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/190 Comments

Farewell for Locke to include jeers?

11 June 2009

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation decided to throw a dinner to celebrate U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and wife Mona’s departure to their new life in Washington, D.C.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/190 Comments

Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees: University of Puget Sound

Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees: University of Puget Sound

11 June 2009

The University of Puget Sound awarded honorary degrees to 36 Japanese American students at the 2009 Commencement Ceremony on May 17. In 1942, the students’ education had been abruptly stopped when they were sent to relocation camps during World War II.

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Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees

Interned Japanese students receive honorary degrees

11 June 2009

For Kimiko Mukai’s 90th birthday, she received an honorary degree. Mukai, a Japanese American who was a sophmore at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in 1942 (then called Seattle Pacific College), had to suddenly leave school due to an order issued by President Roosevelt. Her education was stopped due to Japanese American internment during WWII.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/190 Comments

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