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Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history
 
Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape

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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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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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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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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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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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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APAICS celebrates 15 years

APAICS celebrates 15 years

04 June 2009

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) held its 15th annual gala dinner on May 19 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.

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Humanitarian award honors 20 students

Humanitarian award honors 20 students

04 June 2009

On May 13, in addition to 20 extraordinary high school students receiving the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Max Block Awards, three students were selected as award finalists to receive the inaugural Deborah Rosen Scholarships.

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UW hosts Chinese First Councilor Madame Liu

UW hosts Chinese First Councilor Madame Liu

04 June 2009

University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert hosted State Councilor Yandong Liu and other ministers from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on April 18 on the UW campus.

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Qwest celebrates APA month

Qwest celebrates APA month

04 June 2009

Qwest kicked off Asian Pacific Heritage Month event at the Bell Plaza building in downtown Seattle. Sponsored by Qwest’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN), a resource group of Qwest employees, the event featured guest speakers Diane Narasaki and Joyce Zhou from the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Approximately 60 employees were treated to a […]

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

04 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 for this column, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist. For more information, visit www.nwasianweekly.com. […]

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Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors

04 June 2009

By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press HAYWARD, California (AP) — If Nick Glasgow were white, he would have a nearly 90 percent chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor who could cure his leukemia.

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Blind Japanese pianist among 6 Cliburn finalists

04 June 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three women and three men, including a blind pianist from Japan, have advanced to the finals of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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Web-savvy & cynical: China’s youth since Tiananmen

04 June 2009

By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press KAIFENG, China (AP) — Twenty years ago, on the night of June 3, rumors flew around about an impending military crackdown against demonstrators in Beijing. That was when Shijie Feng’s wife went into labor in his hometown, Kaifeng.

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Families plead for U.S. reporters’ release from North Korea

04 June 2009

By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For weeks after North Korean guards seized Laura Ling and Euna Lee near its borders and took the American journalists to Pyongyang, citing on criminal charges, Ling and Lee’s families waited quietly for news about them.

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Indians in Australia protest ethnic violence

04 June 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators protesting violence against Indian students filled the streets in Australia’s second largest city on May 31, as the foreign minister said the government was doing everything it could to solve the crime problem.

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