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EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!
 
EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

Here is a short list of organizations we are grateful for. The list is actually

Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

08 July 2009

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming a common part of American weddings. They are meant to celebrate the last day of singlehood. Some people spend this day with family and friends. Others throw big parties that have scandalous elements.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/171 Comment

Fraudulent marriages: the crime, the victims, the outcomes

Fraudulent marriages: the crime, the victims, the outcomes

08 July 2009

Many Asian people are able to live in the United States because they married U.S. citizens. It is one of the ways to become an American citizen.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/171 Comment

LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing

LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing

08 July 2009

This year, Secou Diate purchased his first home, a brand new four-bedroom townhouse that his wife, daughter, and unborn baby will enjoy. For Diate, it was the perfect time to purchase. Interest rates were low. The unit was in a brand-new development and it was in his price range.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/171 Comment

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

08 July 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.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

May 16: Little Saigon gets cleaned up

May 16: Little Saigon gets cleaned up

08 July 2009

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington gathered a team of volunteers to clean and paint over graffiti on light posts and walls in the International District. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

New chair Ehrik Aldana

New chair Ehrik Aldana

08 July 2009

Skyline High School junior Ehrik Aldana was elected chair of the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council after serving one year on the council.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

New president Hideki Kusuzawa

New president Hideki Kusuzawa

08 July 2009

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school education company, promoted Hideki Kusuzawa to become the president of Kumon North America.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

June 6: Judge Yu awarded by WSBA

June 6: Judge Yu awarded by WSBA

08 July 2009

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Board of Governors awarded Seattle Superior Court Judge Mary Yu

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

July 4: Muslim team in Edmonds parade

July 4: Muslim team in Edmonds parade

08 July 2009

A team of approximately 50 local Muslims took part in the 2009 Edmonds 4th of July Parade in Edmonds. The Muslim team carried its own banners and included youth, families, activists, U.S. military veterans, and community leaders.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/172 Comments

House wants political as well as humanitarian reports on West Papua

08 July 2009

In response to a West Papua national consensus, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative statement, during the second week of June, calling for reports on the Indonesian government’s involvement in the province. Full legislation is going to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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Posted in Briefs, National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Multicultural women attorneys have a new guide

08 July 2009

On June 11, a group of lawyers from various backgrounds worked together to publish a guideline in regards to working in the law profession.

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Posted in Briefs, National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

AAJA teaches students journalism

08 July 2009

On June 8, the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) announced the 40 high school students

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

SoCal Asian communities aim to weed out toxic fish

08 July 2009

WESTMINSTER, California (AP) — John Fallan’s trained eye scans rows of iceboxes brimming with tiger fish and shrimp in a Vietnamese supermarket, searching for one pesky fish that threatens the health of seafood lovers.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Indonesia hopes to lift ban on maids for Malaysia

08 July 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Indonesia may soon lift a ban on supplying maids to Malaysia after receiving promises of tougher steps to curb the mistreatment of domestic workers, an Indonesian official said Monday, July 6.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/17, World News0 Comments

Muslim minority riots erupt in China’s west

08 July 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted in China’s far west, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders, and clashing with police in violence that killed at least three people, including a policeman, state media and witnesses said.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/17, World News1 Comment

Editorial: Remembering a trailblazer: Dr. Sam Kelly

Editorial: Remembering a trailblazer: Dr. Sam Kelly

08 July 2009

On July 6, Dr. Sam Kelly passed away from congestive heart failure. Kelly was perhaps most known for being the founder and first vice president of the Office of Minority Affairs of the University of Washington in 1970.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Letter: Pride Parade story very one-sided

08 July 2009

I was surprised and disappointed to see this section in your article on Seattle Pride 2009 (in issue 28, July 4–10): “The presence of corporate sponsorship was prevalent. … ‘The corporate sponsorship is very hypocritical to me because they don’t really support their queer workers.’”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

02 July 2009

“There is a large sense of personal space … when someone gets close, people freak out.” — Candace Chin “Everything is so much bigger: the people, the buildings, even the boats.” — Yong Kwon “People are so big and tall.” — Amber Nguyen “It’s beautiful and much nicer than Canton.” — Chau Juh Deng

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/101 Comment

3 fun ( and safe! ) ‘explosions’ for kids on the Fourth

3 fun ( and safe! ) ‘explosions’ for kids on the Fourth

02 July 2009

A favorite American traditional is to light fireworks on Independence Day. Many of us find joy in hearing the zip of hissing smoke as a bottle rocket takes to the sky before crackling loudly in an echo.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

U.S. courthouse rededication ceremony honors Japanese American WWII vet

U.S. courthouse rededication ceremony honors Japanese American WWII vet

02 July 2009

Tosh Tokunaga jumped out of airplanes for the United States during World War II as part of an Airborne Division that fought in Europe. On June 21, he was present at the rededication ceremony of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle to pay tribute to William Kenzo Nakamura, a Japanese American WWII veteran that gave his life for the United States.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

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