Tag Archive | "Vol 30 No 42 | October 15 – October 21"

Oct. 7: Northwest Asian Weekly earns 7 WNPA awards

Oct. 7: Northwest Asian Weekly earns 7 WNPA awards

 

From left: Han Bui, Jason Cruz, Tiffany Ran, and Nina Huang

Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW)’s staff member and reporters garnered seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented in Everett at the WNPA’s 124th annual convention.
Winners from NWAW: Read the full story

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Sept. 15: Wing selected for $100,000 through ArtPlace

Sept. 15: Wing selected for $100,000 through ArtPlace

The Wing’s Executive Director, Beth Takekawa

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) received a grant of $100,000 from ArtPlace, an initiative of 11 of America’s top foundations working in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts and seven federal agencies.

The Wing is the only institution awarded in Washington state. Other awarded projects are in North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, California, and New York. (end)

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Sept. 23: 51 people naturalized as U.S. citizens in first-ever ceremony at Bellevue City Hall

Sept. 23: 51 people naturalized as U.S. citizens in first-ever ceremony at Bellevue City Hall

Debadutta Dash delivers keynote remarks at Bellevue naturalization ceremony. (Photo provided by Debadutta Dash)

Fifty-one local immigrants became U.S. citizens during the first-ever naturalization ceremony at Bellevue City Hall.

The ceremony was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Seattle Field Office in partnership with the City of Bellevue and the nonprofit Bellevue Downtown Association.

Debadutta Dash delivered the keynote remarks, talking about his experience as a naturalized U.S. citizen. Dash is King County’s representative to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and co-chair of the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee. (end)

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Sept. 18: NW Budo Association awards local organizations

Sept. 18: NW Budo Association awards local organizations

The Pacific Northwest Budo Association Board of Directors

The Edmonds-based nonprofit Pacific Northwest Budo Association (PNBA) announced its 2011 Grant Award recipients for promoting Japanese cultural and martial arts in the Pacific Northwest. Read the full story

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Sept. 23: Local Korean Americans welcomes President Lee Myung-bak

Sept. 23: Local Korean Americans welcomes President Lee Myung-bak

Kenny Lee speaks at an event for Lee Myung-bak (bottom, left) (Photo provided by Kenny Lee)

About 300 community leaders gathered at the Seattle Westin to welcome President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yun Ok while the president visited Seattle last month. Read the full story

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Japanese American World War II vets to receive gold medal

The Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor Japanese American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), as well as veterans of the Military Intelligence Service, will take place on Nov. 2. All three units are being recognized for dedicated service during World War II. Read the full story

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California governor Brown signs ban on shark fin trade

California governor Brown signs ban on shark fin trade

By Judy Lin
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Friday, Oct. 7, that he signed a bill banning the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins to protect the world’s dwindling shark population. Read the full story

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Booming Asian art market showing signs of stalling

Booming Asian art market showing signs of stalling

By Kelvin Chan
The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — An uneven set of results from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong sales that wrapped up Thursday indicates that the surging Asian art market is pausing for breath amid rocky times for financial assets such as stocks. Read the full story

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U.S. farmers have high hopes for breaking into China’s rice market

U.S. farmers have high hopes for breaking into China’s rice market

By Nomaan Merchant
The Associated Press

ALICIA, Ark. (AP) — After years of effort, U.S. farmers believe they are close to getting permission to sell rice in China, a potentially huge boost for an industry that has seen prices stagnate recently. Read the full story

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U.S. envoy regrets saying men go to Philippines for sex

U.S. envoy regrets saying men go to Philippines for sex

Ambassador Harry Thomas

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has apologized for his recent statement that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex, a government spokesman said Saturday, Oct. 8.

Ambassador Harry Thomas sent a cell phone text message to Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was on a visit to Vietnam, expressing regret for his comments.

“I should not have used the 40 percent statistic without the ability to back it up. I regret any harm that I may have caused,” Thomas said in the text message, which Hernandez forwarded to journalists. Read the full story

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Obama defends Solyndra loan, says U.S. solar competitive with China

Obama defends Solyndra loan, says U.S. solar competitive with China

By Matthew Daly
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday, Oct. 6, that the government should continue to give loan guarantees to help clean energy companies compete with China and other countries that spend billions to subsidize solar panels and other renewable energy manufacturing. Read the full story

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India announces $35 tablet for rural poor

India announces $35 tablet for rural poor

By Katy Daigle
The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — India introduced a cheap tablet computer on Oct. 5, saying it would deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty. Read the full story

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A-POP: And the Asian F goes to …

A-POP: And the Asian F goes to …

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Last month started off with a bang as the media shined a light on those who have wronged the Asian community. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Grants provide technology access for the underserved

COMMENTARY: Grants provide technology access for the underserved

Councilmember Bruce Harrell

By Bruce Harrell
For Northwest Asian Weekly

As the [City of Seattle’s Energy, Technology, and Civil Rights Committee] chair, I am pleased to announce that $320,000 in grants have been given by the City’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF). Read the full story

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Seattle passes initiative to provide Internet access and tech skills to low-income students

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 26 to approve the Great Student Initiative (Resolution 31328). Sponsored by Councilmember Bruce Harrell, the Great Student Initiative will serve as a model for the nation in bringing together and maximizing public-private partnerships to help students and families acquire broadband Internet access and technology skills training. Read the full story

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WFA to speak on issues affecting girls and women

WFA to speak on issues affecting girls and women

Anika Rahman

The Women’s Funding Alliance (WFA) is organizing a morning breakfast to benefit women and girls in the Puget Sound region. The event is called “AMPLIFY! Raise the volume. Up the impact.” It is set for Oct. 20 at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.

This year, WFA is welcoming keynote speaker Anika Rahman, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. The Ms. Foundation is the leading national social justice foundation committed to building women’s power to ignite change.

Rahman has spent her life and career fighting for women’s rights and dignity. Her passion took root during childhood, as she watched her grandmother, mother, and aunt struggle against institutionalized sexism in their native Bangladesh. Read the full story

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Sno-Isle Libraries hold ESL Talk Times

Talk Time is a program of the Sno-Isle Libraries designed to help adults that are not fluent in English. The program provides opportunities for these adults to practice speaking English, often with English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors, in a friendly and supportive setting. Read the full story

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White House AAPI Initiative expands reach

Newly designated co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu said on Oct. 11 that the Obama Administration has opened doors for many AAPIs and plans to expand its outreach to even more communities in need of federal services and protections. Read the full story

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Senate passes resolution addressing Chinese exclusion laws

Senate Resolution (SR) 201, which addresses the discriminatory laws against the Chinese in America, including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, was recently passed by unanimous consent. The resolution expresses the regret of the U.S. Senate for passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act and other discriminatory laws against Chinese in America. Read the full story

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Bruce Lee lives on in new museum

Bruce Lee lives on in new museum

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Bruce Lee and daughter Shannon Lee (Photo provided by Shannon Lee)

Almost 30 years after his death, the vision of a museum honoring breakthrough martial arts star Bruce Lee is coming to fruition. Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, is spearheading the effort to build a lasting memory in his honor.

She operates the Bruce Lee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Los Angeles. Though the foundation is in LA, she believes that Seattle is the only place for the museum.

“Seattle is already a destination place for a lot of Bruce Lee fans interested in his legacy.” Lee stated. “My brother and father are buried [in Seattle].” Both Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee, who was also an actor and martial artist, are buried at Lakeview Cemetery. Read the full story

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