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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

Thieves target seniors in their apartments

22 April 2009

By Rebecca Ip Seattle Chinese Post The depressed economy seems to have affected the security and safety of the Chinatown/International District and its neighboring communities. In recent months, more robberies in the streets and in residents’ homes — located in the International District, Beacon Hill, and Rainier Valley neighborhoods — have been reported than before.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

APIC says state lawmakers need to reconsider devastating budget cuts

22 April 2009

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Community leaders are more than a little concerned over Washington state’s economic crisis. The state’s projected deficit stands at $9.3 billion through mid-2011. This deficit is the difference between how much tax money (revenue) the state government anticipates collecting over the next two years, and the cost (expenditures) of […]

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Die-hard fans cheer for Sarah Geronimo

Die-hard fans cheer for Sarah Geronimo

22 April 2009

By Evangeline Café Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino pop sensation Sarah Geronimo drew nearly 2,000 fans to Seattle’s McCaw Hall on Friday, April 3. The concert was part of Geronimo’s “The Next One” U.S. tour, which featured fellow recording artists Mark Bautista, Billy Crawford, and Charlie Green. Geronimo treated her fans to a dynamic performance, belting […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

Not a communist: Vietnamese man wins defamation case

Not a communist: Vietnamese man wins defamation case

22 April 2009

OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) — A former South Vietnamese army lieutenant who fled after the Communist takeover has been awarded $225,000 for defamation after being called a Communist sympathizer, according to The Olympian newspaper. Turning aside defense warnings of damage to freedom of expression, a Thurston County Superior Court jury on April 16 sided in favor […]

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Editorial: Notoriety for Asians is justice for Latin America

17 April 2009

Asians have been prominent in the media lately. However, it is not positive news ...

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Letter: What’s in a “Voong” name?

16 April 2009

It seems that with another Asian shooter in the news, again our media is quick to focus on the shooter’s ethnicity ...

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Kids: Travel the world through books

Kids: Travel the world through books

16 April 2009

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly When it comes to children’s books, many have the common assumption that these books can’t offer children more than a cute story and pages of colorful illustrations.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Dim sum made easy: From seasoned veterans to first-timers, there’s a dim sum restaurant in Seattle for everyone

Dim sum made easy: From seasoned veterans to first-timers, there’s a dim sum restaurant in Seattle for everyone

16 April 2009

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dim sum: If you don’t know what it is, you have been missing out on some of the finest delights for your palate. Dim sum means “heart’s delight.” It is a Cantonese-style Chinese lunch with bits of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The dishes are similar in size to appetizers.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/242 Comments

NHAW/JCCCW: Mingling for a cause

NHAW/JCCCW: Mingling for a cause

16 April 2009

Friends of NHAW/JCCCW, from left to right: Executive Director Barbara Mizoguchi, Lori Matsukawa, Penny Fukui, and A.C. Arai.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

A cross-Pacific meeting in Japan

A cross-Pacific meeting in Japan

16 April 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso welcomed the Japanese American Leadership Delegation in his office on March 3. He expressed to the delegation the importance of the U.S. and Japan alliance as a cornerstone of security for all of East Asia. The Japanese American Leadership Delegation program promotes the value of sustained relationships as a critical […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Pen-palling around

Pen-palling around

16 April 2009

University of Washington engineering student Tim Hao Li from Taiwan poses with pen pal and White Center Heights student Ryan Easter.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

James Wong has the entrepreneurial spirit

James Wong has the entrepreneurial spirit

16 April 2009

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office named James Wong, owner of Avidian Technologies in Redmond, as Washington State’s Minority Small Business Champion.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/241 Comment

Actor Kal Penn goes to Washington

Actor Kal Penn goes to Washington

16 April 2009

Actor Kal Penn shocked fans when his character on “House, M.D.” exited the show in a dramatic fashion on April 6. Indian American Penn played Dr. Lawrence Kutner. After two seasons on the show, Penn’s character was found dead in his apartment, apparently due to suicide.

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East ID launches bilingual block watch

16 April 2009

A coalition of South Weller St., Chinatown, and municipal organizations is launching a bilingual block watch sign campaign on the east side of the International District. The signs will feature English-Chinese and English-Japanese versions, the first of its kind in Seattle, according to Thomas O’Kelly, coordinator of East ID Block Watch.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Want to learn more about Laos? SAIL will help you

16 April 2009

The Center for Lao Studies has launched the first U.S.-based study abroad program in Laos. Organizers of the Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL) program are looking for Lao American students and others interested in visiting the Lao-American College in Vientiane, Laos. They will experience cultural immersion through travel, language lessons, country-specific course offerings, and […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/241 Comment

Ron Sims’ replacement whittled down to four names

16 April 2009

The field for a prospective appointment as King County Executive was narrowed to four as members of the Metropolitan King County Council submitted the names for evaluation by a Blue-Ribbon Committee, which is has two Asian American members, Sharon Maeda and Ted Choi Tam, on Monday, April 13.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

UW to host U.S.–China professional and cultural exchange

16 April 2009

The University of Washington’s China Studies Program and College of Built Environments (former College of Architecture and Urban Planning) is hosting one of the first China–U.S. professional exchanges on the issue of regional sustainable development from May 5 to May 9.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Cambodia war survivors turn to music

16 April 2009

By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — By the walls of ancient temples, survivors of Cambodia’s killing fields and minefields drop their crutches, put aside their artificial limbs, and blindly grope for their instruments — and then play music.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/24, World News0 Comments

Thai riots halt after deaths; leaders face arrest

Thai riots halt after deaths; leaders face arrest

16 April 2009

By Michael Casey The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders of demonstrations that plunged the Thai capital into chaos called off their protests on April 14 after rioting killed two and injured more than 120. Police issued warrants for 14 people, including the ousted prime minister at the heart of three years of turmoil.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/24, World News0 Comments

Texas rep apologizes for remarks on Asian names

16 April 2009

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker under fire for saying that Asian American voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans” has apologized for her remarks. State Rep. Betty Brown, a Republican, issued an apology on April 9 for the comments made during a House Elections Committee hearing on April 7.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

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