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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

Foot surgeries, divorcies, possible broken contracts – a messy month in Hollywood

Foot surgeries, divorcies, possible broken contracts – a messy month in Hollywood

06 August 2009

Welcome back to another hot month of entertainment news! This month, Jon Gosselin continues to be an example of a reality star gone wrong, Judith Hill emerges at the Michael Jackson memorial, Anna Sui’s new Target line undergoes controversy, and Yao Ming has foot surgery. Also, I urge you to keep an eye on some people on the big screen.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/140 Comments

Astronauts return from space to sushi overload

Astronauts return from space to sushi overload

06 August 2009

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts returned to Earth last Friday, completing a long but successful construction job that boosted the size and power of the international space station.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/140 Comments

Wife: NY man wanted in Bhopal gas leak ‘haunted’

06 August 2009

BRIDGEHAMPTON, New York (AP) – The former head of the chemical company responsible for the gas leak that killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, 25 years ago has been “haunted” for years by the world’s worst industrial disaster, his wife said Saturday, Aug. 1.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/140 Comments

Return of the plague?

06 August 2009

BEIJING (AP) — China locked down a remote farming town after three people died and 10 more were sickened with pneumonic plague, a lung infection that can kill a human in 24 hours if untreated.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/14, World News0 Comments

Magsaysay Awards, Asian version of Nobels, awarded

Magsaysay Awards, Asian version of Nobels, awarded

06 August 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist who devoted her life to finding a cheaper AIDS drug were among the 2009 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/14, World News0 Comments

When it’s stifling to be out: Gay Asian American men say cultural values keep them from coming out

When it’s stifling to be out: Gay Asian American men say cultural values keep them from coming out

30 July 2009

Jason Lee, 24, will openly tell you that he’s gay. You may have met him while he was tanning at Madison Beach. He’s not afraid to tell you that his boyfriend’s name is Adyceum Carri and that he loves going to Neighbours, a gay club on Capitol Hill.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/720 Comments

A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day

A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day

30 July 2009

It was a warm evening on Saturday, July 18. Outside the Seattle Buddhist Church on South Main Street, a large circle of diverse people, many wearing colorful summer kimonos, were dancing to Japanese folk music and the beating of a big drum. Others looked on, snapping pictures while enjoying Japanese-style shaved ice.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

After 6 years of nurturing celeb addictions, an editor steps down

After 6 years of nurturing celeb addictions, an editor steps down

30 July 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — As editor in chief of Us Weekly magazine for 6 years, Janice Min often found herself zealously watching young women in airport lounges.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

Here she is: Miss Seafair 2009 Jacqueline Saarenas

Here she is: Miss Seafair 2009 Jacqueline Saarenas

30 July 2009

Jacqueline Saarenas, 20, from the Filipino Community of Seattle was crowned as the 60th Miss Seafair on Saturday, July 25 by former Miss Seafair Kristen Tateishi. Miss Seafair 2009–2010 was selected based on her academic achievement, community involvement, public speaking, and creative expression.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/72 Comments

Editorial: California says sorry to Chinese Americans, country to follow suit?

30 July 2009

On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

Commentary: Where are the Asian American federal judges?

Commentary: Where are the Asian American federal judges?

30 July 2009

Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and pending confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Hispanic population. By anyone’s measure, Sotomayor has lived an incredibly compelling life, from being born to Puerto Rican immigrants and growing up in the South Bronx public housing projects to graduating from Princeton University at the top of her class and presiding as a highly respected federal judge.

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Posted in Commentaries, Opinion, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/71 Comment

June 8: Taky Kimura, 85, graduates from high school

June 8: Taky Kimura, 85, graduates from high school

30 July 2009

Taky Kimura was taken to a Japanese internment camp the day before his high school graduation 67 years ago.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/72 Comments

June 26: Cindy Ryu re-elected to the Association of Washington Cities

June 26: Cindy Ryu re-elected to the Association of Washington Cities

30 July 2009

During the Association of Washington Cities’ annual conference, Cindy Ryu was re-elected to the Western At-Large position one.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

June 26: Tastes of Asia benefit dinner a success

June 26: Tastes of Asia benefit dinner a success

30 July 2009

Nearly 200 people attended the Executive Development Institute’s benefit dinner and auction at SoDo Park in Seattle. Profits will fund culture-tailored leadership camps. The dinner comprised of Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Filipino foods.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

July 6: Paul Watanabe to serve on Census Bureau committee

July 6: Paul Watanabe to serve on Census Bureau committee

30 July 2009

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has appointed Paul Watanabe to be part of the Asian Advisory Committee for the 2010 Census.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

July 14: Chef Michael Ty announced as the new ACF president

July 14: Chef Michael Ty announced as the new ACF president

30 July 2009

Michael Ty from Las Vegas is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) new national president. He was elected by his peers. Ty was born to Chinese parents in Manila, Philippines.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

July 23: Nicole Mau wins culinary competition.

July 23: Nicole Mau wins culinary competition.

30 July 2009

A student at South Seattle Community College, Nicole Mau is the grand winner of the national Pears Competition. Her creations, using the red anjou pear, beat competitors from Texas Culinary Academy and Florida Culinary Institution.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

Get to know the Asian candidates in your community

Get to know the Asian candidates in your community

30 July 2009

In the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 18, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on. Note that this is not a comprehensive list and that Northwest Asian Weekly does not endorse any candidates during the primaries.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

Sun-sational Vitamin D: D-fense against disease

Sun-sational Vitamin D: D-fense against disease

30 July 2009

More than 130 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease. We spend $1.5 trillion dollars a year to manage chronic diseases, but it still causes 70 percent of all deaths in the United States.

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Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/70 Comments

Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

30 July 2009

I took my son fishing last week and we almost caught a fish that was THIS big. Actually, we didn’t almost catch anything. Unless, of course, you count seaweed, in which case our fishing expedition was hugely successful.

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/71 Comment

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