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EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

Last week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that same-sex marriages will be acknowledged country-wide, certainly sparked high-fives, rainbow-colored facebook profiles, and bitter denouncement (along with countless essays about the rules of marriage). Here at the Weekly, we are not schooled in what is apparently a gazillion views on the rules of marriage, but  what we […]

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Hong Kong awards to honor Indian actor Bachchan

15 March 2010

The Hong Kong International Film Festival plans to honor Indian screen legend Amitabh Bachchan with a lifetime achievement award at the event's Asian Film Awards ...

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Disney to release Indian film in southern dialect

15 March 2010

Encouraged by the reception of its Hindi animated movie, Disney is shooting a new adventure film in the southern Indian dialect of Telugu as it deepens its localization drive in the populous country ...

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Funeral brass band keeps Chinatown tradition alive

15 March 2010

Traffic along the teeming streets of Chinatown came to a standstill: death was parading by, heralded by the clear, sharp notes of a brass band. Women looked up from their grocery shopping; tourists pulled out their cameras.

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China leaves underage gymnast in the cold

15 March 2010

Used, perhaps abused and now tossed away. Chinese officials' treatment of Olympic gymnast Dong Fangxiao, found to have been underage when China fielded her at the Sydney Games in 2000, really makes the blood boil.

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Pacquiao marches on as true star of boxing

15 March 2010

The fight was long over and most of the biggest crowd to see a fight in the U.S. in 17 years had found their way out of massive Cowboys Stadium. Manny Pacquiao was in the shower, where one member of his entourage surely was in charge of selecting his shampoo while another had the task of making sure the towels were just right ...

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Pink Everest: Nepal appeals for gay tourists

15 March 2010

... the conservative Hindu nation wants a chunk of the multibillion dollar gay tourist market to help pull it out of poverty ...

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Chang-rae Lee: On being Korean American, a novelist, and his family

Chang-rae Lee: On being Korean American, a novelist, and his family

10 March 2010

Born in Seoul, acclaimed novelist Chang-rae Lee immigrated to the United States at age 3. Lee knew from a young age that he wanted to be a writer.

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Qing Hong Wu pardoned, won’t face deportation

10 March 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. David Paterson pardoned a Chinese immigrant on March 6 who faced deportation after disclosing on an application for U.S. citizenship that he had convictions for robbery going back nearly 15 years to when he was a teenager.

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First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge

First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge

10 March 2010

Secretary, teacher, or nurse. Being a woman, these were the only choices that counselors gave Marcine Anderson when she graduated from an Oregon high school in a small town in 1973.

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Liu drops out of state senate race

Liu drops out of state senate race

10 March 2010

About a month after announcing his intention to run for the ethnically diverse 37th district seat in the Washington State Senate, Eric Liu has made the tough decision of stepping down. Liu is an acclaimed author, former speech writer and politic adviser, and a civic activist.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 3

10 March 2010

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity.

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Attention: Local U.S. Census jobs offer good pay, flexibility, and community service

10 March 2010

King County is gearing up for the 2010 U.S. Census, which, for many area residents, translates to well-paying temporary jobs while helping out the community and the country.

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Attention: New visa rules for visits to India

10 March 2010

1. In respect of foreign national holding tourist visas with a multiple entry facility, there should be gap of at least two months between two visits to India.

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Georgia’s MARTA Yellow Line to be renamed Gold

10 March 2010

Last month, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) CEO Beverly Scott said that the transit agency would change the name of its Yellow train line, which goes to Doraville, home to a large Asian American community. The line will now be called Gold. MARTA serves the Atlanta area.

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UN: Asia–Pacific lags on women’s rights

10 March 2010

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly 100 million women across Asia have “disappeared” because of a huge and growing gender gap that has fatally deprived them of access to health care and food. This has led to widespread abortions of female fetuses, according to a U.N. report released on March 8.

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Japanese princess bullied at elementary school

Japanese princess bullied at elementary school

10 March 2010

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Princess Aiko, granddaughter of the emperor, has missed several days of classes because of bullying by boys at her elementary school, a spokesman for the royal family said on March 5.

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Man who caused Newark airport breach pleads guilty

10 March 2010

NEWARK, N.J. — A lovesick graduate student from China who slipped under a rope barrier at Newark Liberty International Airport to say goodbye to his girlfriend, prompting a security breach and leading to worldwide flight delays, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge last Tuesday and apologized publicly for the first time.

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Indian women may hold a third of legislature seats

10 March 2010

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government will present a bill to lawmakers on March 8 aimed at empowering the nation’s often-marginalized women by reserving one-third of legislative seats for them, a governing party spokesman said.

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Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning ‘Cove’

Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning ‘Cove’

10 March 2010

"The Cove" is a recent Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary. The film describes the annual killing of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an anti-dolphin hunting campaigner's point of view. TAIJI, Japan (AP) — The Japanese fishing village featured in “The Cove,” which won an Oscar for best documentary, defended its practice of hunting dolphins on March 8 as a part of a long tradition.

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Trading in the gloves for a suit?

Trading in the gloves for a suit?

10 March 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The frantic ferocity of Manny Pacquiao’s training camps at the stuffy Wild Card Gym clearly indicate that he feels every fight could be his last.

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