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A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

Senators urge Census Bureau and Locke to hire unemployed

10 December 2009

The Census Bureau responded that “in these difficult times, we’ve made it a priority to hire reliable people who need jobs.” It said the agency has worked with the Labor Department to recruit people looking for work and has partnered regionally and locally with one-stop employment centers. The bureau said it has also worked with state and local governments to ensure that temporary census workers not lose certain benefits.

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Virgina Tech faces $43M suit over student’s suicide

10 December 2009

The lawsuit claims the university didn’t contact Kim, his parents, roommates, or professors after a friend sent an e-mail to the school’s health center saying the 21-year-old senior was suicidal. It says the school relied on a police officer’s assessment that Kim seemed OK.

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APA workers among fastest growing groups in union workforce

10 December 2009

“Union and Upward Mobility for APA Workers,” a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), was released in November to reveal the advantages of unionization for Asian Pacific American (APA) workers. It analyzes data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) from the period between 2003 and 2007.

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APAs are still absent from many corporate board rooms

10 December 2009

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) recently unveiled the findings of its 2009 Corporate Governance Report measuring Asian Pacific American (APA) inclusion on the boards of Fortune 100 companies. Seventy-six percent of Fortune 100 companies lack Asian Pacific American representation on their boards.

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Tiger’s indiscretions widen his distance from Blacks

Tiger’s indiscretions widen his distance from Blacks

10 December 2009

Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods’ troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil, and the multiple mistresses — little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world’s greatest golfer.

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Asian students get attacked; school’s racial tensions lead to fighting

10 December 2009

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tensions between black and Asian students at a U.S. public high school erupted in a series of assaults over two days, leading to 10 suspensions and several students seeking medical treatment, students and school officials said last Friday.

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Former NFL players Mahe and Reid visit American Samoa

Former NFL players Mahe and Reid visit American Samoa

10 December 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of former NFL players of Samoan descent finished a trip this week to American Samoa, where they helped with tsunami recovery efforts and handed over a check for $50,000 from the league and players association.

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U.S. Senate calls for more engagement with Sri Lanka

10 December 2009

The report released Monday, Dec. 7, by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee warns that neglecting Sri Lanka as it emerges from three decades of bloody civil war could result in a shift toward China and other countries that place “greater value on security over freedoms.”

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‘Mr. Hyphen’ redefines image of Asian American men

‘Mr. Hyphen’ redefines image of Asian American men

10 December 2009

The six men on stage included a poet, a break dancer, and a filmmaker. They pounded rhythms on the dhol drum, modeled fresh fashions, slathered whipped cream on bare skin, and discussed their passion for community service.

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An update on MARTA’s Yellow Line issue, Asians dissatisfied

An update on MARTA’s Yellow Line issue, Asians dissatisfied

10 December 2009

On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville Line is now called the Yellow Line.

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Editorial: Tiger Woods media coverage too much?

10 December 2009

American professional golfer Tiger Woods has come under some heat lately for his indiscretions. This is a shock to many, as Woods was not only the highest-paid professional athlete last year, but he has also been a son of the media. Wood’s public image has been very positive and wholesome.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 51 | 12/12-185 Comments

Blog: Our risk paid off, McGinn and Constantine in the ID together

Blog: Our risk paid off, McGinn and Constantine in the ID together

10 December 2009

The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward and thrill, I say. That was our motto at the Northwest Asian Weekly with our Diversity at the Top dinner on Dec. 4. We tied our fate with the election on Nov. 3 by honoring its winners. Little did we know that the result of the Seattle mayoral election would be unknown until Nov. 10.

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Blog: Three rising stars on their way to the governor’s mansion?

Blog: Three rising stars on their way to the governor’s mansion?

10 December 2009

The day before the Diversity at the Top dinner, a group of Republicans held a fundraising event at the China Harbor Restaurant for Attorney General Rob McKenna, a hopeful candidate for the 2012 Washington state gubernatorial race.

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Letter: NAPCA pledges to continue helping community elders

10 December 2009

Thank you for the opportunity to speak about the programs and services of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA). As a national organization with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., NAPCA was established in Seattle in 1979 as a result of a broad-based, collective effort of community leaders who cared deeply about issues affecting Asian/Pacific Islander seniors.

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Nov. 12: Hyeok Kim named Marshall Memorial Fellow

Nov. 12: Hyeok Kim named Marshall Memorial Fellow

10 December 2009

Hyeok Kim, the executive director of the InterIm Community Development Association (ICDA), was recently named as one of the 54 Marshall Memorial Fellows for 2010 through the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). The GMF is a nonpartisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe.

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Nov. 16: Tom Ikeda among the six MAF finalists 

Nov. 16: Tom Ikeda among the six MAF finalists 

10 December 2009

Ikeda previously worked as the product group general manager at Microsoft. He has received awards including the Humanities Washington Award, NPower Innovation Award for innovative technology by a nonprofit (Densho), and Washington State Historical Society David Douglas Award (Densho) within the past 5 years.

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December: Dr. Cindy Y. Chen opens an office in Seattle

December: Dr. Cindy Y. Chen opens an office in Seattle

10 December 2009

Cindy Y. Chen, a licensed mental health counselor, opened her office in the Fremont neighborhood. With a doctorate degree in psychology, Chen strives to help her patients improve their quality of life.

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December: Okazaki co-chairs advisory committee

December: Okazaki co-chairs advisory committee

10 December 2009

Mark Okazaki, Neighborhood House Executive Director, is cochair of a 12-member advisory committee that will vote Dec. 14 on who will complete the final year of King County Executive Dow Constantine’s unexpired term. Constantine resigned as council member after he was elected county executive.

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Nov. 18: City University holds inaugural gala

Nov. 18: City University holds inaugural gala

10 December 2009

City University of Seattle held its inaugural Global Innovations Gala and Awards at the Four Seasons in Seattle. The event raised $25,000, and about 200 people were in attendance. Martha Choe, chief administrative officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was the keynote speaker.

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Wah Mee inmate to open up about 1983 massacre

Wah Mee inmate to open up about 1983 massacre

03 December 2009

An unassuming, petite, and stoic-looking Asian inmate blends into the McNeil Inmate Corrections Center (MICC) scenery well. With his eyes cast to the floor, with neatly shined shoes, and a well-kept outer appearance, only a name — in small sized font on an inmate badge — hints at a more complicated past: Wai-Chiu Ng.

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