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Artist and father James Leong dies of heart complications at the age of 81

Artist and father James Leong dies of heart complications at the age of 81

By Constance Wong
Northwest Asian Weekly

“One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America" is a mural by James Leong on permanent display in the Chinese Historical Society of America's Wells Fargo Learning Center in San Francisco.

Award-winning artist James “Jim” Leong died on Thursday, April 21. He is perhaps most remembered for painting the first Chinese American historical mural in San Francisco. “One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America” is a 5 by 17.5-foot mural that is exhibited in the Chinese Historical Society of America building of San Francisco. However, Leong’s international career drove him toward many other realms within the art community. Read the full story

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April 27–29: Commerce Secretary Locke leads five-member congressional delegation to Korea

April 27–29: Commerce Secretary Locke leads five-member congressional delegation to Korea

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (right) with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (Photos provided by the Department of Commerce)

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke led a congressional delegation to Korea to build support for the passage of the U.S.–Korea Trade Agreement (KORUS). Read the full story

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April 1: Andy South of ‘Project Runway’ featured at Lao Heritage Foundation benefit event

April 1: Andy South of ‘Project Runway’ featured at Lao Heritage Foundation benefit event

Andy South (Photos provided by LHF)

A model wears one of South’s creations

Fashion for the Arts featuring SOUTH by Andy South was an event benefiting the Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF) and held at PRAVDA Studios in Capitol Hill. South, of Laotian descent, was a finalist on season 8 of “Project Runway.”

More than 300 people attended the show. There was a cocktail reception/after party with DJ Satellite. About $2,000 was raised for LHF’s summer cultural exchange program for 20 students to travel to Laos to learn about its music, dance, culture, and language. ♦

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March 19: SeattleJapanRelief organizations hold gathering to raise money for Japan

March 19: SeattleJapanRelief organizations hold gathering to raise money for Japan

Audience members at the SeattleJapanRelief event held at the Seattle Center’s Kobe Bell (Photos provided by JCCCW)

SeattleJapanRelief, a collaboration of Japanese American and Japanese organizations, held a special ceremony at Seattle Center’s Kobe Bell and north lawn. Short remarks were given by Consul General Kiyokazu Ota, Gov. Chris Gregoire, Congressman Jim McDermott, and Seattle Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith. Read the full story

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Controversial Ore. congressman Wu gets a primary challenger

Controversial Ore. congressman Wu gets a primary challenger

By Jonathan J. Cooper
The Associated Press

David Wu

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congressman who has acknowledged inappropriate behavior during the 2010 election campaign will face a primary challenge in the next election.

State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said Monday he will challenge Democratic Rep. David Wu for the party’s nomination in 2012. Avakian’s campaign announced support from a number of key Democrats, including state House Democratic Leader Dave Hunt and Metro Council Chair Tom Hughes.

Wu has been battling media reports about erratic behavior that led several key staff members to quit after last year’s election. He has acknowledged taking a painkiller from a campaign donor despite an allergy to an enzyme found in many drugs. He also acknowledged sending staff members photos of himself wearing a tiger costume. Read the full story

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Beijing police detain 30 illegal ‘house’ church members on Easter

By Alexa Olesen
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police detained at least 30 Christians belonging to an unregistered Beijing church, as the congregation gathered Sunday for an Easter service, a church member said. Read the full story

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Jimmy Carter and other former leaders to visit North Korea

Jimmy Carter and other former leaders to visit North Korea

By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

Former President Jimmy Carter

BEIJING (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to meet with North Korea’s reclusive leader during a visit aimed at assessing severe food shortages and discussing the revival of nuclear disarmament talks.

Carter is making the three-day visit to North Korea this week accompanied by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland, and former Irish President Mary Robinson. They are members of a group of retired world leaders called the Elders, founded by former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Carter said the group “would like very much” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, as well as his son and heir-apparent Kim Jong Un, but was unsure whether that would happen. Read the full story

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Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to try for a second term

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to try for a second term

President Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president officially tossed his hat in the ring for a second four-year term Saturday, hoping a record of strong economic recovery and markedly improved ties with rival China will lead him to victory early next year.

After registering his candidacy with the ruling Nationalist Party, President Ma Ying-jeou said his government has “led our nation on a course of peace, prosperity and security,” noting that Taiwan’s 10.8 percent economic growth last year was its best in a decade.

Ma has no challengers within his party and will automatically become the Nationalists’ candidate in general elections slated for next January. Read the full story

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Thousands line up for one last glimpse of Indian guru

Thousands line up for one last glimpse of Indian guru

By Aijaz Rahia
The Associated Press

Sathya Sai Baba

PUTTAPARTI, India (AP) — Thousands of mourners paid last respects on Monday, April 25, to Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian religious leader revered by millions for spiritual and healing powers, but dismissed by some as a charlatan who passed off magic tricks as miracles.

Sai Baba’s death Sunday triggered an outpouring of grief from followers who included Indian politicians, movie stars, athletes, and industrialists. Most remembered him as a pious, selfless person who worked to help others with the billions of dollars donated to his charitable trust.

Within India, the 84-year-old guru was instantly recognizable, with a halo of frizzy dark hair and orange robes — the color of holiness in India.

His photographs adorned millions of homes, car dashboards, and lockets worn by Indian and foreign devotees. Many made annual pilgrimages to his ashram in Puttaparti, a town in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh where he was born. Read the full story

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Beware of scammers targeting City Light customers with Asian surnames

“It has come to my attention that con artists are targeting City Light customers with Asian surnames and Asian businesses,” Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell stated in a press release. Read the full story

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Kollaboration Seattle 2 now scouting for new local API talent

Kollaboration Seattle is hosting auditions for local Asians and Pacific Islanders on May 7 and May 14 at the University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Theatre for its second annual show. Read the full story

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White House calls on more youth to become teachers

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders issued a call to action encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community members to consider making a difference in the lives of children by becoming teachers. As the baby boomer generation retires, the U.S. anticipates losing more than a million teachers. Today, AAPIs make up less than 1 percent of all teachers. Read the full story

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Commentary: In the whaling debate, consider empirical justification over illogical fallacies

Commentary: In the whaling debate, consider empirical justification over illogical fallacies

Janell Duey

By Janell Duey
For Northwest Asian Weekly

The current whaling debate is one that is perpetually heated, and one that will be around for quite some time. Among the many political and emotional maelstroms that pass between both sides of the argument, the accusation of racism is the ugliest — and by far, nothing but a mere speculation with respect to whaling.

Although the pro-whaling proponents do have some valid arguments regarding the minke whale (the current animals that are being hunted) population numbers, racism is detrimental to the dispute, and does not acknowledge any of the evidence. Both sides of the debate need to empirical justification, instead of illogical fallacies. Read the full story

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Commentary: An open letter to the citizens of Washington state to help protect public services

Commentary: An open letter to the citizens of Washington state to help protect public services

Sen. Paull Shin

By Sen. Paull Shin, D–Edmonds
For Northwest Asian Weekly

My fellow citizens, I write to you today about a revenue proposal that could help protect public services that we all rely on.

As you know, we are dragging ourselves out of the deepest recession this country has ever seen. My first day in the legislature was almost two decades ago, so I remember well how many times you have heard the cries from us down in Olympia about the deep and painful cuts we have been forced to make to government services. Read the full story

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Blog: Why a 4.0 might not get you admitted to the UW

Top students not getting admitted into the University of Washington (UW) freshmen class has stirred up heat in the community. Read the full story

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Blog: Myths about being accepted into the UW busted

1. If your father is an alum or your siblings are now at the UW, you have a better chance to get in.  Wrong. The UW has more than 70,000 alums, and it would take up all of UW’s space if alum relationships were used as criteria. Read the full story

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Blog: So, who’s the ideal UW student?

Blog: So, who’s the ideal UW student?

Mikala Ailep, who is a Rotary Club of Seattle Winner for Life, holds her award (left) and Clara Lam

Meet Clara Lam, a senior at Shorewood High School, who excels in academics and sports. Aside from playing tennis and badminton, she is the captain of her drill team. A 4.0 student, who is ranked first academically in her school, Clara applied to only one school, the UW. She also managed to get into the UW’s Foster School of Business. She has an SAT score of 2000 and has taken seven AP classes.

“I always like learning,” Clara said. “I pay attention in class and do my homework. I think that’s more helpful for me than studying a lot.”

Another student who was accepted is Mikala Ailep, a senior at Rainier Beach High School. Raised by her grandmother, she and her brother live away from their parents. Without a role model at home, she motivates herself to work hard and succeed. Overcoming adversity is her strength. She works 20 hours a week at a day care facility, while maintaining a 3.75 GPA. Read the full story

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Blog: What does a rejection letter from the UW mean?

It means opportunity and opening the lines of communication.

I am a Husky.

But I almost didn’t make it when I applied for a transfer after my freshman year at a college in Oregon. The rejection letter said that UW policy was to consider transferring out-of-state students only in their junior year. Read the full story

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Young widow comforts her children in the wake of her husband’s tragic death

Young widow comforts her children in the wake of her husband’s tragic death

Filmed and written by Jean Wong, edited by NWAW staff

By Jean C Wong
Northwest Asian Weekly

On Saturday, April 23, just after 5 p.m., three people were involved in an accident on Highway 18 near Tiger Mountain, 15 minutes away from North Bend. Read the full story

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Post office relocation and Hing Hay expansion good for ID?

Post office relocation and Hing Hay expansion good for ID?

By Rebecca W. Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

The United States Post Office located in the International District (Photo by Han Bui/NWAW)

In 2013, the lease for the building currently occupied by the International District (ID) post office on 6th Avenue and South Jackson Street will expire. Read the full story

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