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A comfortable community for seniors Stolen bonsai tree returned Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015 Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas
 
A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

Sacramento charters school focusing on Hmong

24 March 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School board trustees have approved a Sacramento charter campus focusing on Hmong children.

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Serial killings highlight Indonesian child abuse

24 March 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When a seemingly kind street vendor confessed to the sexual abuse and murders of 14 boys, it was a story that was both shocking — and familiar.

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Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity

Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity

24 March 2010

“A lot of us see ourselves as a misfit church,” said Pastor John Kim of the Imago Dei church, located in Renton at Kennydale Elementary School. Kim founded the church in April 2009.

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Wages of native-born disproportionate to immigrants’ wages

24 March 2010

Native-born workers in the United States at every educational level experience modest wage increases relative to foreign-born workers in the United States as a result of new immigration, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

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Big Sisters’ one-on-one guidance inspires Asian American girls

Big Sisters’ one-on-one guidance inspires Asian American girls

24 March 2010

Louisa Chu, 27, is considered to be a caring adult. Her previous experience in helping senior citizens and her current job as a pharmacist for two different hospitals demonstrates her interest in making an impact in other people’s lives.

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3 digi-cams + $44,000 = 3 films about loss

3 digi-cams + $44,000 = 3 films about loss

24 March 2010

Each year, South Korea’s Jeonju Film Festival supports three filmmakers to shoot a half-hour film using digital cameras. Each filmmaker receives a budget of 50 million Korean won (about $44,000). The results from last year’s show featured three up-and-coming Asian directors using their electronic tools in distinctive manners.

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Editorial: America’s Dream Team missing key players

Editorial: America’s Dream Team missing key players

24 March 2010

Last Saturday, Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a commentary that we got excited about. It was titled, “America’s Real Dream Team,” and it detailed a swanky, black-tie event that Friedman attended in Washington, D.C. The event was the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, which honors the top math and science high school students in America.

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Blog: What Asian and Hispanic audiences don’t know

Blog: What Asian and Hispanic audiences don’t know

24 March 2010

Last week, my challenge was not only to address Asian American professionals, but Hispanics, too. I was a speaker at the Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) kick-off leadership program at the SeaTac Airport Double Tree Inn.

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Blog: The battle between China and Google

Blog: The battle between China and Google

24 March 2010

When the conflict over censorship between China and Google broke out in January, I asked a Microsoft executive about his thoughts on the issue. He said Google will most likely pull out of China since its Chinese market is minor compared to Google’s global market share.

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March: Larry Matsuda published in Cerise Press

March: Larry Matsuda published in Cerise Press

24 March 2010

Larry Matsuda’s essay, “Minidoka Fences,” was published by Cerise Press, an online journal of literature, arts, and culture based in the United States and France, in its spring 2010 issue.

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March 13–28: Paintings by Asian American artists at Gallery at the Bay

March 13–28: Paintings by Asian American artists at Gallery at the Bay

24 March 2010

Larine Chung, from Woodinville, Thu Nguyen, from Everett, and James Kurihara, from Seattle, are showing their paintings at Gallery at the Bay in Stanwood in its Unclad 2010, an annual festival celebrating the nude figure in its 9th year.

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March 8: Thai delegate presents Buddhist canon to University of Washington

March 8: Thai delegate presents Buddhist canon to University of Washington

24 March 2010

A 26-member Thai delegation was led by Princess Vudhichalerm Vudhijaya Gilbert, Major Suradhaj Bunnag, president of the World Tipitaka Project, and Kraisi Kannasut, president of the University of Washington (UW) Alumni Association of Thailand. They presented volumes of the “World Tipitaka Edition,” the Buddhist canon, to Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, dean of University Libraries.

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March 11: CEL awards Liu for leadership and community work

March 11: CEL awards Liu for leadership and community work

24 March 2010

The Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) presented its 2010 Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award to Mary Flowers, a citizen leader, to Eric Liu, author, educator, and founder of the Guiding Lights Network, and to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

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March 11–13: Shinsato and Clayton win dance championship

March 11–13: Shinsato and Clayton win dance championship

24 March 2010

Hannah Shinsato and her partner, Elijah Clayton, won in the syllabus championships for their age-group at the National Dance Council of America National Ballroom Championship. This is their third year in a row winning.

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Chinese media say Google is politicizing dispute

24 March 2010

State media lashed out at Google over the weekend with editorials accusing the search giant of helping forces abroad attack China and its laws, while calling efforts to pressure the country over its Internet censorship “ridiculous” ...

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Nepal leader who helped end king’s rule dies at 86

24 March 2010

Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepal’s former prime minister who led mass protests that ended the king’s authoritarian rule and helped deliver a peace deal to end 10 years of communist revolt, died Saturday. He was 86 ...

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Cambodian bans women from marrying South Koreans

24 March 2010

Cambodia has temporarily barred its citizens from marrying South Korean men after two dozen women were sold into marriage by matchmakers — the second time the government has imposed such a ban ...

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U.S. firm, 3 workers plead in Vietnam bribe case

23 March 2010

A Philadelphia-based export firm and three employees have pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe Vietnamese officials to win lucrative contracts ...

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Thousands rally for immigration reform in D.C.

23 March 2010

Frustrated with the pace of action to overhaul the country’s immigration system, thousands of demonstrators descended on the nation’s capital Sunday, waving American flags and holding homemade signs in English and Spanish ...

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Nintendo aims to get consoles in schools

23 March 2010

Could Nintendo’s Mario be swapping his world of magic mushrooms and ravenous dinosaurs for the staid confines of the classroom? ...

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