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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

Rep. Bob Hasegawa speaks to WWII veterans at Memorial Day Service

Rep. Bob Hasegawa speaks to WWII veterans at Memorial Day Service

11 June 2009

State Rep. Bob Hasegawa was the keynote speaker for the 64th annual Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Memorial Day service. The event was held on May 25 at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.

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Oldest street fair celebrates anniversary

Oldest street fair celebrates anniversary

11 June 2009

The 40th annual Seattle University District Street Fair took place on May 16 and 17 in the U-District. The fair is the longest running of its kind in the nation and was founded by Asian-import shop owner Andy Shiga in response to the volatile politics of the 1960s.

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Marchers take to the streets for workers’ rights

11 June 2009

U.S. immigrants and workers took to the streets for the May 1st Immigrant and Worker Rights Rally and March, urging President Barack Obama to develop immigration reform policies.

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Liver cancer among Asians and Pacific Islanders expected to surge

11 June 2009

Higher rates of chronic hepatitis B may explain why liver cancer cases among Asian and Pacific Islanders are expected to climb 134 percent by 2030 compared to 28 percent among non-Hispanic whites, according to a report from the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Regence awards $20,000 for cultural competency training

11 June 2009

The Regence Foundation awarded $20,000 to the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) on May 19 for online training targeted at boosting health care access for patients with limited English proficiency.

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Reuniting Families Act aims to clean up legal immigration system

11 June 2009

More U.S. citizens may reunite with overseas family members if Congress passes the Reuniting Families Act in a bill introduced on May 20 by Sen. Robert Menendez (D–N.J.), Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand (D–N.Y.), Sen. Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.), and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D–Mass.).

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Students: Do you want to learn Chinese during the summer?

11 June 2009

The 2009 OneWorld Now! (OWN) Chinese Summer Language Camp will take place Aug. 3–21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming ninth through twelfth grade students in the Seattle area with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

11 June 2009

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column. To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist. Peter Odell Shorewood High School “I will always […]

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

Khmer Rouge torturer recounts baby-killing policy

11 June 2009

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge guards killed babies by battering them against trees under an official policy to ensure the children of the brutal Cambodian regime’s victims could never take revenge for their parents’ deaths, the group’s chief jailer testified on Monday, June 8.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/19, World News0 Comments

Malaysia and Thailand eye education to end insurgency

11 June 2009

By Julia Zappei The Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has pledged to help young Muslims in neighboring Thailand to secure better education and employment to ease violence sparked by an Islamic separatist movement.

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Vietnamese memorial at Wichita park hotly debated

11 June 2009

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Building a memorial to honor Vietnamese soldiers in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park continues to be a hot-button issue as veterans and Vietnamese community members weigh in.

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Guilty plea in school immigration fraud

11 June 2009

ATLANTA (AP) — A Korean American man has admitted scheming to bring immigrants into the country under the guise of attending an English language school he operated.

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Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

11 June 2009

­Week 4: the final stretch “Breathless,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda Song-hoon (Yang Ik-june) is an enforcer for his gangster friend Man-shik (Jeong Man-shik). Song-hoon’s personal life, filled with childhood memories of being a victim of domestic abuse from his father, enables him to easily direct his clenched fists and bad temper toward anyone, […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/190 Comments

Deadly balloons the subject of documentary that sheds new light on WWII

Deadly balloons the subject of documentary that sheds new light on WWII

11 June 2009

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly Just when we think we’ve  leaned enough about the weapons used during WWII, a documentary entitled “On Paper Wings” draws our attention to a Japanese weapon many of us have previously not heard about, shedding light on an important part of American history that has been overlooked.

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Epik High’s new view on music and the industry takes them abroad

Epik High’s new view on music and the industry takes them abroad

11 June 2009

By Caroline Li Northwest Asian Weekly I saw a line wrapping around the block awaiting the arrival of Epik High on a Saturday night at the King Cat Theater in Belltown. The Korean pop stars posed for photos outside the venue before performing to the sold out crowd.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/195 Comments

Editorial: Sometimes, the simple act of caring makes all the difference

11 June 2009

On March 17, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling from Current TV, a media venture by former Vice President Al Gore, were detained at the North Korean–Chinese border by the NK government.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 25 | 6/13 - 6/192 Comments

Is Tim Be Told an ‘ethnic band’ to finally reach the masses?

Is Tim Be Told an ‘ethnic band’ to finally reach the masses?

04 June 2009

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly The eclectic sounds of “Tim Be Told” are spreading like wildfire across college campuses and on the Internet. The band’s musical genre is a mixture of pop, soul, and rock. The group emerged from the University of Virginia campus, where it recorded its first album, “Getting By,” inside a […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/125 Comments

Taiwan’s president greeted with love and hate in Seattle

Taiwan’s president greeted with love and hate in Seattle

04 June 2009

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Cheers and jeers met Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeoh when he arrived in Seattle on Tuesday, June 2. More than 100 protesters stood outside the Seattle Sheraton Hotel including those from Portland and Vancouver. They shouted, “Ma Ying-jeoh must go. Taiwan doesn’t need you!” Inside the hotel, approximately 200 admirers […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

New Chinese American dean: a rebel with a cause

New Chinese American dean: a rebel with a cause

04 June 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly “I have a dream to change the way,” said Dr. Teng-Kee Tan. “Whatever ‘the way’ is. … I would like to change traditional ways.” Dressed in a tweed-styled sports coat and a checkered shirt, Tan is every bit the scholar that his ensemble would lead one to believe. His […]

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Vietnamese man moves into his American Dream — and it has a garage

Vietnamese man moves into his American Dream — and it has a garage

04 June 2009

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Kiet Ly smiles a lot these days, knowing that the decision he made to leave Vietnam 10 years ago was the right one. With the help of Habitat for Humanity of East King County, he is about to become the owner of a three-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot townhouse in Redmond. […]

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