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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,

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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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

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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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

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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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

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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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/12, World News0 Comments

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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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/12, World News0 Comments

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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NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

04 June 2009

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa, published by Little, Brown and Company, April 2009 Almost every kid has moments where he or she wishes that life was a little less ordinary and a little more exciting.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

04 June 2009

­Week 3: Real life is a drag “The Red Race,” China/Germany Reviewed by Jason Cruz Do you ever wonder why the Chinese have great gymnasts at the Summer Olympics?

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Editorial: There’s a lot to like about Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

Editorial: There’s a lot to like about Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

04 June 2009

Making headlines as of late is Judge Sonia Sotomayor who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, which is likely, Sotomayor would be the third female to serve in the position (after Sandra Day O’Connor under Reagan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg under Clinton). She would also […]

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

In response to Mark Lee’s “Hutchison” column …

04 June 2009

To the Editor: [I would like to] thank [Mark Lee] for [his] article about Susan Hutchison, candidate for King County Executive (which appeared in issue 23 on May 23). I would not have known about her lawsuit regarding replacement “from the prime news anchor spots with an Asian female who is substantially younger.”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

In response to Mark Lee’s “Hutchison” column …

04 June 2009

To the Editor: Mr. Mark Lee seems to either forget or ignore the recent history and events preceding this lawsuit in making his assumption that race was not a factor in considering the choice of Kristy Lee to replace Susan Hutchison.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away

Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away

04 June 2009

BERKELEY, California (AP) — Ronald Takaki, a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies who taught the University of California system’s first Black history course, has died. He was 70.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Out of a temple in remote Cambodia, a world-class ballet dancer is discovered

Out of a temple in remote Cambodia, a world-class ballet dancer is discovered

28 May 2009

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly While visiting Cambodia in 2000, American arts patron Anne H. Bass witnessed a rising star. Then 15 years old, Sokvannara “Sy” Sar performed a dance at Cambodia’s famous Preah Kahn temple and caught Bass’ eye.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/514 Comments

Custodians angry over shift changes

Custodians angry over shift changes

28 May 2009

By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Swing-shift custodians at the University of Washington are coming together across ethnic lines and language barriers to keep their work shifts. The predominantly Asian, Latino, and East African workforce consists of 66 custodians who work from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. On June 1, they will be reassigned […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Laughs, tears, and cheers come together at Japanese pageant

Laughs, tears, and cheers come together at Japanese pageant

28 May 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly This past Saturday, May 23, the Seattle Japanese Community Queen held its 50th annual coronation ceremony at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. Hosted by Jeopardy Clue Crew member Kelly Miyahara and longtime API community leader Terry Nakano, the two-and-a-half hour ceremony was filled with culture, […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Hara leaves the Port to tackle mortgages

Hara leaves the Port to tackle mortgages

28 May 2009

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Port Commissioner Lloyd Hara announced on May 25 that he will be running for King County assessor. According to his Web site, his decision was made a few weeks after the drunk-driving incident involving the current King County assessor, Scott Noble.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/51 Comment

Cheryl Chow steps away from Seattle School Board

Cheryl Chow steps away from Seattle School Board

28 May 2009

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly After a long and accomplished record of public service as a city councilmember and working with the Seattle School District, Cheryl Chow announced Wednesday, May 27, ahead of next week’s filing period for elective office, that she will not run for a second term on the school board.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

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