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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

Local Asian-owned bank accused of Ponzi scheme

02 May 2009

Regal Financial Bank, a small bank in Seattle, was sued earlier this month by a group of 4,200 Indonesian investors over accusations that it helped operate a $600 million Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme involves a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money (or money paid by subsequent investors) rather than from any actual profit earned.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Cambodian consulate opens in Massachusetts

02 May 2009

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The third Cambodian consulate in the United States has opened in Massachusetts.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

University of California plan angers Asian Americans

02 May 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new admissions policy set to take effect at the University of California system in three years is raising fears among Asian Americans that it will reduce their numbers on campus, where they account for 40 percent of all undergraduates.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Gates Foundation gives $57 million to libraries across the ocean

02 May 2009

SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $57 million to improve Internet access at public libraries in Poland, Romania, and Vietnam.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Behind the Masks: For allergy season, Japan turns to surgical masks

02 May 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Everybody, it seems, is wearing them. It is impossible to go anywhere in Japan this time of the year and not notice that the Japanese love surgical masks and wear them just about everywhere they go.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/8, World News0 Comments

Filipino court overturns U.S. Marine rape conviction

02 May 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has overturned the rape conviction of a U.S. Marine from Missouri whose case became a rallying point for activists demanding American forces leave the country.

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Myanmar junta threatened by satellite TV

02 May 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Satellite dishes that allow people to get international news and entertainment programs should be banned in Myanmar because foreign powers are using them to sow unrest and spread immorality, a state-run newspaper said Friday, April 24.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/8, World News0 Comments

South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

02 May 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/8, World News1 Comment

Thanks for a job well done

Thanks for a job well done

02 May 2009

On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Rice, Locke, Sims: esteemed politicians

Rice, Locke, Sims: esteemed politicians

02 May 2009

The Great Leader, Great Mentor Reception was held at the World Trade International Center in Seattle on April 8 by National Urban Fellows (NUF).

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David Suzuki talks about environment

David Suzuki talks about environment

02 May 2009

Author and activist David Suzuki made an appearance at Seattle Town Hall on April 7 as part of Puget Sound Earth Month, which was organized by People for Puget Sound.

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Dance for World Healing in Seattle

Dance for World Healing in Seattle

02 May 2009

The Dance for World Healing, a group that features multiphonic singing by 10 Tibetan monks, appeared at Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on April 11.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

New book: In the Kitchen

New book: In the Kitchen

02 May 2009

“Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America,” by Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang, is the first cookbook of its kind. Simple, earthy, fiery, and fresh, Hmong food is still a fairly unknown Southeast Asian cuisine in the United States.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Chinese writers hone their craft on the other side of the Pacific

Chinese writers hone their craft on the other side of the Pacific

02 May 2009

In Oysterville, squirrels sing like birds and raccoons roam like bears, according to renowned mainland Chinese writers Qingbang Liu and Yinong Xiao.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/8, World News0 Comments

Editorial: Freedom of speech not a license for slander

01 May 2009

Earlier this month, plaintiff Duc Tran won his defamation lawsuit against five fellow Vietnamese in Thurston County. The reason for the suit? The defendants accused him of being a Communist sympathizer ...

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Letter: Voong fingerpointing is misguided

01 May 2009

I appreciated the interview with Bai Ling (April 18, issue 17) — I love that girl. I just wish she would have commented on her role in “Beautiful Country.” ...

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Editorial: Good luck to you, Ellen Abellera

23 April 2009

This week is bittersweet for Northwest Asian Weekly. Ellen Abellera, executive director of Washington state’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), recently retired from the organization ...

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/11 Comment

‘The Chairman’ visits Seattle to host charity event

‘The Chairman’ visits Seattle to host charity event

22 April 2009

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Acclaimed movie actor and host of the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” Mark Dacascos was the host at the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s Year of New Beginnings Dinner and Auction. The event took place on April 4 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. It featured local chefs Gerold […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

Mr. Design Guru: Vern Yip’s path to TV full of happy detours

Mr. Design Guru: Vern Yip’s path to TV full of happy detours

22 April 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY To many people, Vern Yip is best known as the former designer on the long-running television show, “Trading Spaces,” on The Learning Channel. Others identify Yip as the current host and creator of “Deserving Design” on Home and Garden Television. However, if someone were to ask Yip if he […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/12 Comments

Director takes huge risk in casting a disabled star; the gamble pays off

Director takes huge risk in casting a disabled star; the gamble pays off

22 April 2009

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Please set your volume high,” urges Japanese director Go Shibata in his introduction for the DVD release of his second feature film, “Late Bloomer.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

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