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Awarding diversity at the top

Awarding diversity at the top

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Nine honorees were recognized Oct. 18 for their great accomplishments in the community as well as

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly When Christian Chin began his ministry at the University of Washington, he recalls that he had 10

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

16 July 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.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

July book recommendations

July book recommendations

16 July 2009

“Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” By Eleanor Coerr Dell Publishing, 1977 I remember this book from my childhood, but I have never read it.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

July: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

July: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

16 July 2009

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Sheriff’s association urges reform of ‘broken’ immigration system

16 July 2009

On July 1, the Washington State Sheriff’s Association wrote a letter to Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell urging reform for the immigration system. The sheriff’s association wants the president and congress to fix the immigration process because, according to the letter, it is eroding the immigrant community’s trust for the state and local police.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/242 Comments

Immigrants’ rights quashed in Supreme Court deportation case?

16 July 2009

A recent Supreme Court ruling has made it easier for officials to deport immigrants who have been convicted of a crime.

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Posted in Briefs, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Asian American organizations disappointed with Ricci v. DeStefano

16 July 2009

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates — the Asian American Institute of Chicago, Ill., Asian Law Caucus of San Francisco, Calif., and Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Los Angeles, Calif. — express eddisappointment with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in the matter of Ricci v. DeStefano, which imposes a new standard on employers.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Wells Fargo donates $208,000 to research Asian American entrepreneurs

16 July 2009

On July 3, Wells Fargo donated $208,000 to the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to analyze Asian American entrepreneurs’ interests and characteristics.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Police investigate death of Chinese immigrant in New York

16 July 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Police on July 9 were investigating whether a woman found beaten to death in her car was killed in a botched extortion plot from her native China.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

ID’ing the masses may solve Indian identity crisis

16 July 2009

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small square of plastic, no bigger than a credit card, is all that stands between Pralhad Dandekar and his ability to bring home food for his wife and two daughters.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

China officials acknowledges two Uighur deaths, some claim attacks were malicious

16 July 2009

URUMQI, China (AP) — Police fatally shot two Uighur men and wounded a third in western China, where violence has continued to flare despite the massive numbers of troops sent to restore calm more than a week after deadly ethnic rioting.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

Japan lifts ban on children donating organs

16 July 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Japan lifted a ban on organ donations from children, reversing a restriction that created such a dearth of small organs in the country that young patients were forced to seek transplants abroad.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

Kyrgyz journalist dies after alleged beating

16 July 2009

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A journalist in Kyrgyzstan died after police beat him, said relatives and colleagues.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

Hasegawa retains WBC bantamweight title by TKO win

Hasegawa retains WBC bantamweight title by TKO win

16 July 2009

KOBE, Japan (AP) — World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan defended his title for the ninth time Tuesday, July 14, by beating Nestor Rocha of the United States with a technical knockout in the first round.

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Posted in News, Sports, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Editorial: Tim Otani bids farewell to Chase. We bid farewell to Tim.

Editorial: Tim Otani bids farewell to Chase. We bid farewell to Tim.

16 July 2009

Tim Otani spent 17 years with Washington Mutual (now Chase). He recently announced his departure from the company. Now you may ask, why are we writing an editorial about a man who worked for a financial institution?

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Commentary: In Filipino politics: Joseph Estrada is a Lazarus

16 July 2009

Amid the controversy surrounding the unpopular Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) administration, former President Joseph Estrada has expressed interest in becoming, once again, chief executive of the Philippines in 2010.

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Blog: Uwajimaya, a jewel in the neighborhood, opens in Renton

Blog: Uwajimaya, a jewel in the neighborhood, opens in Renton

15 July 2009

Uwajimaya’s new store in Renton Village Shopping Center just opened. As a journalist, I like to check out new places. How’s this store different from the one in the International District? Their sales items were even better than the ID store. A big selection on Filipino and other Southeast Asian grocery items shows the changing […]

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Blog: Chinese pageant lasted too long

Blog: Chinese pageant lasted too long

14 July 2009

In years past, there have been controversies after each Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce 52nd Anniversary of the Scholarship for Women pageant, especially from the families of the contestants who did not win any titles. This year though, everyone seemed to be at peace with the results. Surprisingly, no one raised any issues. But […]

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Blog: ID Street fair gets rained on, but still successful

Blog: ID Street fair gets rained on, but still successful

14 July 2009

Every year, an enemy of Seattle's Chinatown-International District Summer Festival is rain ...

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The Wedding Issue

The Wedding Issue

08 July 2009

Explanations of some images on the front page: Ducks: In Korean culture, a pair of wooden ducks is meant to symbolize the partners in the marriage. Wrapped leaves: In a Vietnamese wedding ceremony, there is often a dish of betel and areca nut. Cloth-covered trays: Before a Vietnamese wedding, the groom’s family visits the bride’s […]

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

08 July 2009

One of the most important and toughest parts of planning a wedding is finding a venue. Seattle is home to some amazing views and landscapes, but finding a place that can accommodate a traditional Asian wedding can be tricky. How is a bride to find a venue to hold hundreds of guests? And what if she wants to serve traditional Asian food?

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/173 Comments

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