Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 19 | May 5 – May 11"

To the Editor:

Thanks for your recent article on Private Danny Chen and Asian Americans in the military. I just returned from a national meeting of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans), where we were briefed by the New York chapter of OCA ― the organization that brought national attention to the death of Private Danny Chen and the leading organization seeking justice for him and his parents ― on these issues. This letter is to clarify some statements in your article and to provide an update on Chen’s case, as well as what OCA is doing to reduce harassment in the military. Read the full story

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Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign

Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign

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Bob Hasegawa, Tan Tho Tien, and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

Bob Hasegawa hosted a kickoff celebration for his campaign for the Washington State Senate with 250 supporters at the Tukwila Community Center. Hasegawa announced his candidacy for the state senate in Washington’s 11th District in March, running for the empty seat left by retiring Senator Margarita Prentice. Read the full story

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Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition

Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition

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“Energy III” by Naoko Morisawa

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Naoko Morisawa

Seattle-based artist Naoko Morisawa was selected from a pool of applicants to showcase her artwork at Read the full story

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Rob McKenna opens first Seattle campaign office in the International District

Rob McKenna opens first Seattle campaign office in the International District

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Republican state attorney general Rob McKenna and Alice Zhou, field coordinator of McKenna’s Seattle office

Rob McKenna is opening his first Seattle office in the International District on 6th Avenue and King Street, at the space formerly occupied by International Model Toys. “Thanks to our very strong Asian American coalition, our office there will be very busy,” said McKenna. Annie Zhou, former intern at the Tacoma World Trade Center, will be the field coordinator for McKenna’s Seattle office. According to Zhou, no state governor or candidate has ever opened an office in the International District. The campaign office’s grand opening ceremony will be on May 20 at 4 p.m.  (end)

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Asian American journalist Sharon Pian Chan named new Seattle Times digital associate opinions editor

Asian American journalist Sharon Pian Chan named new Seattle Times digital associate opinions editor

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Sharon Pian Chan

Sharon Pian Chan has been named the new digital associate opinions editor of The Seattle Times. Chan will use digital tools to expand the Times’ opinion pages for community dialogue and manage guest column submissions.

She is currently the vice president for UNITY Journalists, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity in news. She served formerly as president of the national Asian American Journalists Association. Chan was a reporter for the Times for 12 years, and was more recently a senior producer of The Seattle Times home page and mobile platforms. Her new appointment will take effect on May 29. (end)

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SBA names Albert Shen Minority Champion of the Year

SBA names Albert Shen Minority Champion of the Year

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Albert Shen

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Albert Shen as its 2012 Minority Champion of the Year. Read the full story

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against “Three Cups” author

Judge dismisses lawsuit against “Three Cups” author

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Greg Mortenson (Photo by AP)

By Matt Volz
the Associated Press

HELENA, Montana (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that the humanitarian and his publisher lied in his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones Into Schools” to boost book sales. Read the full story

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A.L. All-Star Hideki Matsui signs deal with Tampa Bay Rays

A.L. All-Star Hideki Matsui signs deal with Tampa Bay Rays

The Associated Press

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Hideki Matsui with the Oakland Athletics (Ben Margo/AP Photo)

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the two-time American League All Star has reported to extended spring training in Port Charlotte. Read the full story

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Activist calls for investigation into family’s mistreatment

Activist calls for investigation into family’s mistreatment

By Charles Hutzler
The Associated Press

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U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (left) escorts blind activist Chen Guangchen from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to a hospital (Courtesy of U.S. Embassy of Beijing)

BEIJING (AP) — The blind activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between the United States and China did not set out to be a dissident. Chen Guangcheng taught himself law to defend the constitutional rights he saw trampled so often. Read the full story

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From aliens to dragons, books on sports that score a home run

From aliens to dragons, books on sports that score a home run

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

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By Greg R. Fishbone
Lee & Low Books, 2011

When Tyler Sato turns 11, his cousins in Tokyo have a star named after him, but it soon becomes clear that TY SATO is no ordinary star. First, it doesn’t stay in the same place like ordinary stars do. Second, it seems to be on a collision course headed straight toward Earth. Read the full story

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Suspense builds for Seattle Chinese Post’s 30th anniversary celebration

Suspense builds for Seattle Chinese Post’s 30th anniversary celebration

By Assunta Ng
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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Supporters and staff of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

The suspense ended at the Seattle Chinese Post (SCP)’s 30th anniversary dinner on April 22 at the House of Hong Read the full story

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11th District candidate settles guest-worker visa dispute

11th District candidate settles guest-worker visa dispute

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Bobby Virk

Renton dentist Bobby Virk drew some negative attention to his campaign for state representative of the 11th District during his recent troubles with the U.S. Labor Department. Virk, who also goes by Mahadeep Virk, was born in the Punjab region of India to a family of farmers and a military officer. He moved to the United States in 1995. Read the full story

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West Coast Muay Thai tournament premieres at Seattle Center

West Coast Muay Thai tournament premieres at Seattle Center

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Photo by Simone HoSang

Muay Thai, a combat sport from Thailand, has gained ground in the United States and is now arriving on the West Coast. Friday Night Fights, a Muay Thai production company, produced the longest-running Muay Thai series in North America, and sold out stadiums in many cities. Owner Justin Blair hoped to debut the fight in a culturally forward-thinking place, and he picked Seattle as the destination for its West Coast premiere. Friday Night Fights aims to bring more fights to the West Coast. Read the full story

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China Women’s Basketball VS.U.S. Women’s Basketball — National team plays Olympic warm-up in Seattle

China Women’s Basketball VS.U.S. Women’s Basketball — National team plays Olympic warm-up in Seattle

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Left image: Swin Cash, former Seattle Storm player, now with the Chicago Sky (Photo courtesy of Seattle Storm). Right image: The China International Women’s basketball team

Basketball is back in Seattle as the U.S. Women’s National Basketball team will play a special exhibition game on Read the full story

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NBA sets the mark for number of minority coaches

NBA sets the mark for number of minority coaches

By Brian Mahoney
AP Basketball Writer

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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra (Photo by AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was a little surprised by the number, though not by the trend. Read the full story

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From DanceChance to the stage — Brothers Eric and Enrico fulfill dreams of becoming dancers through youth dance program

From DanceChance to the stage — Brothers Eric and Enrico fulfill dreams of becoming dancers through youth dance program

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Enrico Hipolito leaps outside of McCaw Hall (Photo by Nathaniel Solis)

By Deanna Duff
Northwest Asian Weekly

The red curtain rises, the music begins to swell, and the audience is Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Trafficking demands attention on May Day

Our recent International Workers’ Day was not without incident. And no, we’re not talking about the broken windows and rioting. We’re talking about an event that was overshadowed by those disturbances. On May 1, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and other anti-human trafficking advocates spoke at a press conference held in Olympia to highlight 12 recently enacted anti-trafficking laws. Read the full story

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