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Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

New faces in new places: Karen K. Narasaki

New faces in new places: Karen K. Narasaki

28 May 2009

On April 22, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) President and Executive Director Karen K. Narasaki became a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age.

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YouthCare raises $190,000

YouthCare raises $190,000

28 May 2009

YouthCare held its 24th annual luncheon on April 29 and raised more than $190,000 to provide services and support for homeless and underserved youth in Seattle.

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Thousands of blossoms in Seattle

Thousands of blossoms in Seattle

28 May 2009

On April 17–19, the 34th Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival was held at the Seattle Center. Enjoyed by more than half a million people, the festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. At the festival, there were activities for children, lectures, art performances, martial arts, and more.

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Seattle Parks reopens Hing Hay Park pagoda

Seattle Parks reopens Hing Hay Park pagoda

28 May 2009

Members of Lu Bond Construction, representatives from Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the people of the community stand in front of the newly reopened pagoda in Hing Hay Park. On April 24, Hing Hay Park pagoda reopened after closing for a renovation project that began in February. The renovation focused on the 34-year-old pagoda, which […]

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Family adopts Chinese girl with rare eye disease

28 May 2009

By Laura Catoe the Associated Press GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A radio broadcast led two elementary school teachers on an adoption journey to China.

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Immigration reform: New rules follow ICE raid in Bellingham

28 May 2009

On April 30, after months of activism and advocacy by OneAmerica and other immigrant right groups nationwide, the Department of Homeland Security decided to release sweeping new guidelines to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on workplace enforcement of immigration law.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/511 Comments

Japanese Americans plan WWII memorial in Seattle

28 May 2009

SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising has begun for a memorial wall in Seattle to honor Japanese Americans who were interned or served in the military during World War II.

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Asian American leads Latino district in California

Asian American leads Latino district in California

28 May 2009

By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an election that highlighted America’s fluid racial landscape, an Asian American candidate emerged as the leading contender to fill a U.S. House seat in an overwhelmingly Hispanic district.

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Alec Baldwin apologizes for mail-order bride joke

Alec Baldwin apologizes for mail-order bride joke

28 May 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin apologized for making a joke about getting a Filipino mail-order bride that provoked a sharp response in the Philippines.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, National News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/51 Comment

Amid economy woes, Mongolian opposition candidate claims presidency

Amid economy woes, Mongolian opposition candidate claims presidency

28 May 2009

Nambaryn Enkhbayar and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj By Ganbat Namjilsangarav The Associated Press ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s opposition Democrats claimed victory this past Monday, May 25, in presidential elections after pledging to crack down on graft and to better distribute the country’s mining wealth.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/5, World News0 Comments

South Koreans mourn ex-president who committed suicide

South Koreans mourn ex-president who committed suicide

28 May 2009

By Young-Joon Ahn The Associated Press President Roh Moo-hyun BONGHA, South Korea (AP) — Bowing deeply and laying white chrysanthemums before his portrait, tens of thousands of mourners journeyed this past Sunday, May 24, to the southern village where former President Roh Moo-hyun killed himself by jumping off a rocky cliff overlooking his home.

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Indonesia says OK to Facebook — but no flirting!

28 May 2009

By Indra Harsaputra The Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Muslim clerics debating the exploding popularity of Facebook in Indonesia said that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work — but not to gossip or flirt.

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Longevity of life a mixed blessing for Japanese

28 May 2009

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Japan welcomed the news that it had topped the world longevity ratings, but with its citizens living increasingly longer lives, it may soon become hard for the government to find enough young taxpayers to support them.

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Chinese ‘Erin Brokovich’ on her struggles and triumphs

Chinese ‘Erin Brokovich’ on her struggles and triumphs

28 May 2009

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Born in December 1969, Jingjing Zhang followed an unlikely career path for a Chinese woman. She is known for her environmental activism and was recently recognized as the 2009 distinguished Severyns-Ravenholt Lecturer, where she spoke to more than 100 people about her life’s work and achievements.

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­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

28 May 2009

Week 2: Film reviews of those with a message “Kabei — Our Mother,” Japan Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s 74th film abandons the samurai storylines he’s previously used. The film showcases his skill at telling a family-oriented story. The tale resonates between the mind and heart long after the end of the […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Women of Color Empowered Luncheon honors local activists

Women of Color Empowered Luncheon honors local activists

28 May 2009

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Civic activism has changed the course of history many times, from ending segregation to granting women’s suffrage to expanding gay rights. The collective action of passionate people has proven to be a mighty force.

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

Editorial: When searching for loved ones, never give up hope of finding them

Editorial: When searching for loved ones, never give up hope of finding them

28 May 2009

Last week, when we read the story about Earl Hicks, the Michigan man who reunited with his Vietnamese children after decades apart, we were touched and wanted to print the story and share it with our readers.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

21 May 2009

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/291 Comment

Editorial: You voiced your concerns and the bus route stayed!

21 May 2009

Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/292 Comments

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

21 May 2009

Film reviews of the good, the great, and the ones you absolutely can’t miss “Daytime Drinking,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/290 Comments


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