Tag Archive | "Vol 30 No 40 | October 1 – October 7"

LETTER: Make your voice heard at city hall

To the Editor:

The Mayor McGinn’s proposal to move activities away from the ID/Chinatown Community Center to Jefferson and Rainier Community Centers effectively removes the opportunity for young people and seniors who live in the ID to have an accessible place for activities. Read the full story

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Sept. 15–18: Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington celebrate 15th anniversary

Sept. 15–18: Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington celebrate 15th anniversary

Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington 15th Anniversary participants, organizers, and adoptees. (Photo by Jinda Photography)

One 15th Anniversary event was a dinner cruise aboard the Royal Argosy. (Photo by Jinda Photography)

The Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington (AAAW), founded in 1996, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special conference, or mini-gatherings, at various locations in Seattle. Read the full story

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Sept 14: 5 Asian Americans among PSBJ’s 40 under 40 honorees

Sept 14: 5 Asian Americans among PSBJ’s 40 under 40 honorees

From left: Shehryar Khan, Julie Pham, Kabir Shahani, Angela Chen, and Edward Yim

 

The Puget Sound Business Journal celebrated its 2011 40 under 40 honorees at an event at Showbox Sodo in Seattle. More than 350 people attended. Read the full story

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Sept. 10: High school students announce initiative to promote Chinese language learning

Sept. 10: High school students announce initiative to promote Chinese language learning

From left: WACE co-chairs Kevin Li and Andrea Liu, Wayne Huang (standing), Alex Liu, and Ashwin Rao (Photo by Washington Association for Chinese Education)

During the summer, 26 students from high schools throughout the Puget Sound region spent two weeks in Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in Beijing and Changsha. These students shared their experiences during a program at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Additionally, they announced new initiatives they are organizing to promote Chinese language learning. Read the full story

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Aug. 27: Sheng-Yu Foundation awards $226,000 in grants to Seattle-area nonprofits

Aug. 27: Sheng-Yu Foundation awards $226,000 in grants to Seattle-area nonprofits

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation representatives with grant recipients

 

At an awards ceremony at Meydenbauer Center, Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation awarded $226,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations to improve health and education. Read the full story

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Former congressman drops out of AG race

Former congressman drops out of AG race

By Melinda Deslatte
The Associated Press

Joseph "Anh" Cao

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has won a second term in office, after his only competitor dropped out of the race.

Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao filed paperwork Tuesday formally withdrawing from the election, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office said.

“After meeting personally with Mr. Buddy Caldwell, who made the assurance that he will fight for the best interests of the people of Louisiana, I am announcing that I am dropping out of the race for attorney general,” Cao said in a statement issued through his spokeswoman.

Both Cao and Caldwell are Republicans. Read the full story

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Samsung steps up war with Apple

Samsung steps up war with Apple

By Kelly Olsen
The Associated Press

Image by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top Samsung executive says the company will take a bolder stance in its patent battle with smartphone and tablet rival Apple, which Samsung claims has been “free riding” on its patented wireless technologies. Read the full story

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Signs of China’s economic slow-down add to dim global outlook

Signs of China’s economic slow-down add to dim global outlook

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Associated Press

Image by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW

SHANGHAI (AP) — Signs that the powerhouse Chinese economy is slowing have spooked global markets and sharpened fears that the world economy will not escape another recession, so much so that a small, preliminary survey of Chinese manufacturers contributed to a global stock market plunge this week. Read the full story

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Little fallout seen from U.S. arms sale to Taiwan

By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Despite Beijing’s bluster and hints of another break in military exchanges, little fallout is expected from Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jets. Read the full story

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UC Berkeley diversity bake sale divides its student body

UC Berkeley diversity bake sale divides its student body

By Terence Chea
The Associated Press

Image by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW

BERKELEY, Calif. — UC Berkeley student leaders have condemned a Republican group’s satirical diversity bake sale offering pastry prices based on race and gender. Read the full story

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The White House wants your story

The White House wants your story

Kiran Ahuja, White House Initiative on AAPIs Executive Director, in the launch video for the Initiative’s “What’s Your Story?” video challenge

 

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders launched its “What’s Your Story?” video challenge. The challenge aims to explore the personal stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the country who have impacted their community through their dreams, experiences, and dedication to a cause. Read the full story

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SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“Hot, Hot Roti for Dadda-ji”
Written by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min
Lee & Low Books, 2011

Whenever Aneel’s grandparents visit, they tell him stories about their lives growing up in an Indian village.

During one particular visit, Aneel’s grandfather, Dadda-ji, tells him that when he was a boy, Dadda-ji had the power of a tiger, thanks to fluffy-puffy hot, hot roti with a bit of tongue-burning mango pickle. After Dadda-ji ate the roti, a type of pan-fried flatbread, he could wrestle water buffaloes, tie cobras into knots, swing three elephants by their tales, and even touch the sky with his bare feet. Read the full story

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J-Am WWII vets to get medal in November

HONOLULU (AP) — A date has been set for the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American Veterans of World War II. Read the full story

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Washington’s first majority-minority district proposed

Advocates for increased political representation of communities of color were present at the Washington Redistricting Commission’s special meeting in Olympia on Sept. 13 to witness the release of the commissioners’ proposed congressional and legislative district maps. Read the full story

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Free citizenship and ESL classes

The Chong Wa Education Society is offering fall Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese classes for adults
and youths Monday through Thursday and on Saturday, at Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S., Seattle.
It is also offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes. (end) Read the full story

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BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power

BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

From left: Bruce Harrell, Florence Chang, Bill Gonzales, Sue McLain, Cindy Ryu, and Shaker Chandrasekaran (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

 

Six prominent leaders shared their inspiring stories and advice for men and women who want to be better leaders; they presented at a luncheon held at the House of Hong on Sept. 16. Organized by Executive Development Institute, the Washington Leaders of Power luncheon has been held annually for the past five years.  This was the first time that male panelists were invited to participate. Read the full story

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BLOG: Meter Man, have mercy?

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Imagine angry folks who get a ticket when they park in Seattle because they don’t know that they have to pay the meter until 8 p.m. I have seen that rage roar on some faces. There is no way you cannot get caught. Sometimes, there are two officers working simultaneously in Chinatown/International District — there used to be only one. Read the full story

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BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna

BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Bill Bryant at Seattle Pinball Museum (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Last week, Bill Bryant, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, spoke to the Seattle Rotary Club at McCaw Hall, strictly on the port’s business. Read the full story

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BLOG: Finally, we hear from Kreidler

BLOG: Finally, we hear from Kreidler

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Chewon Lee

Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has a basically white staff. Not only that, after getting elected in 2000, very few in the Asian community have heard from him.

Then suddenly, someone from his office contacted me and said some of them would like to visit the Northwest Asian Weekly.

I was surprised but elated to learn that the commissioner’s representatives are Korean American Chewon Lee, a strategic partnership development specialist, and Ken Woo, outreach communications manager. They told us about how the uninsured will be able to get health insurance when the new health insurance law is implemented in 2014.

Meetings have been organized to inform people of color about receiving health benefits. So stay tuned. (end))

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The undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their hopes for the future

The undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their hopes for the future

By Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

Image by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW

It was no surprise to her teacher, or perhaps even the students around her, that Jennifer* had the best grade — 104 percent — in the class, which was part of a joint nursing program offered at her high school. She enjoyed helping people, and was never afraid to get dirty or to get in on the action. Naturally, she started volunteering in an ICU and ER.   Read the full story

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