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Eric Liu participates in ‘Superman is an Immigrant’ campaign

Eric Liu participates in ‘Superman is an Immigrant’ campaign

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Eric Liu’s contribution to the “Superman is an Immigrant” project

Eric Liu, current host of Seattle Voices and former Clinton advisor and speechwriter, took part in the HP Alliance and Define American’s “Superman is an Immigrant” campaign, providing a picture and personal story to the project.

Liu’s contribution read “2nd Generation Chinese American[.] My grandfather’s name meant ‘Deliverance of the Nation’[.] I AM THE AMERICAN WAY[.]”

His contribution joins 38 others from various sources. (end)

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Portland fundraiser ensures funds for Astoria Chinese garden

Portland fundraiser ensures funds for Astoria Chinese garden

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An artist mock up of the finished Garden of Surging Waves

A Portland dinner raised over $400,000 for the construction of a Chinese garden in Astoria, Oregon earlier this month, ensuring the full funding of the garden’s construction. Read the full story

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Vandana Slatter hosts campaign kick off

Vandana Slatter hosts campaign kick off

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From left: State Rep. Cindy Ryu, Vandana Slatter, State Rep. Judy Clibborn, former State Rep. Deb Eddy, and Bellevue City Councilmember Claudia Balducci

Vandana Slatter, candidate for Bellevue City Council Position 6, hosted her campaign kick off on June 18 at the Bellevue Muncipal Golf Course Clubhouse. Read the full story

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My-Linh Thai running for Bellevue School Board

My-Linh Thai running for Bellevue School Board

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My-Linh Thai

Bellevue resident My-Linh Thai is running for the Bellevue School Board, vying for the fifth position.

Thai is Vietnamese American and came to the United States at the age of 15 as a war refuge. She has been involved with the Vietnamese community since college, serving as editor in chief of a Vietnamese student journal and acting as a medical interpreter and translator for newly arrived immigrants.

After moving back to Seattle from Montana in 2008, Thai has been involved with education, organizing fundraisers and academic competitions as well as serving at the executive vice president of the Bellevue PTSA. In 2008 and 2012, Thai returned to Vietnam to help teach in the country’s first graduate nursing program.

Thai is facing two opponents in Bellevue residents Ed Luera and Erik Fretheim. (end)

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Jailed Nobel’s wife pens open letter to China’s President Xi

Jailed Nobel’s wife pens open letter to China’s President Xi

By Staff
The Associated Press

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Liu Xia

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner has written an open letter to new Chinese leader Xi Jinping to protest an 11-year prison term given to her brother, the family’s lawyer said June 14.

In the letter, Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia said the sentencing was unfair and urged Xi to govern China in a way that respects the rights of individuals and avoids “ruthless suppression based on violence.”

The letter was a rare occasion for Liu Xia to express herself at greater length than the few seconds or minutes at a time she has had to speak to reporters and a handful of activists during the past more than two and a half years since she was placed under house arrest in her Beijing apartment. Read the full story

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Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says

Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says

By Philip Elliott
The Associated Press

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Sen. Lindsey Graham

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn. Read the full story

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Bruce Lee statue debuts in LA Chinatown

Bruce Lee statue debuts in LA Chinatown

By Staff
The Associated Press

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The debut of the statue marks the 75th anniversary of the LA Chinatown.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bronze statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee has been unveiled in Los Angeles’ Chinatown to mark the neighborhood’s 75th anniversary. Read the full story

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Arizona Burmese refugees deaths eyed as hate crimes

By Staff
The Associated Press

PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — Two people recently arrested in connection with the brutal stabbing deaths of two Burmese refugees at a memorial service may also be facing hate crime charges, Phoenix police said. Read the full story

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Asian groups, White House seek better race data

By Suzanne Gamboa
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — On paper, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders appear to be a high-achieving bunch with few of the challenges faced by other racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. schools. Read the full story

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Supreme Court strikes down Arizona Voter ID law

Supreme Court strikes down Arizona Voter ID law

By Jesse J. Holland
The Associated Press

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Justice Antonin Scalia

States can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled June 17 in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally. Read the full story

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Blind Chinese dissident to leave NYU by August

Blind Chinese dissident to leave NYU by August

By Jake Pearson
The Associated Press

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Chen Guangcheng

NEW YORK (AP) — Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest to the U.S. embassy in Beijing sparked a diplomatic crisis last year, will be leaving his position at New York University at the end of this month, the university confirmed. Read the full story

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China announces new measures to reduce pollution

By Staff
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country’s notorious air pollution, one of the many environmental challenges facing the country that are increasingly angering the public. Read the full story

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North Korea proposes high-level talks with US

By Jean H. Lee
The Associated Press

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top governing body on June 16 proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea. Read the full story

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Indian alliance splits ahead of polls

Indian alliance splits ahead of polls

By Indrajit Singh
The Associated Press

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Janata Dal

PATNA, India (AP) — The second-biggest party in India’s main opposition alliance quit the group on Sunday after the dominant party appointed a Hindu ideologue to lead its campaign for parliamentary elections next year. Read the full story

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The Layup Drill — The M’s, a spelling bee champ, hip hop, and much more for the beginning of summer

The Layup Drill — The M’s, a spelling bee champ, hip hop, and much more for the beginning of summer

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As we begin the summer, we take a look at a Mariners ace, the world of competitive spelling, what American speed skater JR Celski is up to, and much more. Read the full story

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Non-profit organization looking for host families in Seattle area

World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as host families in the Seattle area. Read the full story

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Korean jazz singer Youn Sun Nah to visit Puget Sound

Korean jazz singer Youn Sun Nah to visit Puget Sound

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Nah returned to Paris earlier in 2013 for a performance at the Théâtre du Châtelet. (Photo by Chris Jung)

Great jazz singers aren’t supposed to break out kazoos mid-song. Then again, they aren’t supposed to cover songs such as Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full Of Bourbon,” or Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” either. However, South Korea-born singer Youn Sun Nah, who plays the Kirkland Performing Arts center on June 24 to promote her new album “Lento,” seems happy with defying expectations. The daughter of two musicians, she never even intended to be a musician. Read the full story

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Laurelhurst’s Aki Kurose Peace Garden reopens

Laurelhurst’s Aki Kurose Peace Garden reopens

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The Aki Kurose Peace Garden at Laurelhurst Elementary will reopen after a significant renovation in early June. Read the full story

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Goodwill unveils new ID facility  6 years after protest, building finally opens

Goodwill unveils new ID facility 6 years after protest, building finally opens

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Designed by Seattle- and San Francisco-based Mithun, the new building replaces a nearly 90-year-old facility. (Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW)

Goodwill Seattle now has a new building to match its sophisticated clientele, which includes the mayor and many successful professionals. Read the full story

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Genetic mutation in some Southeast Asians may hold key to preventing damage from infection — UW Medicine looking for participants for medical study on inflammation

Genetic mutation in some Southeast Asians may hold key to preventing damage from infection — UW Medicine looking for participants for medical study on inflammation

By Elizabeth Wang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Professor West (center) with the Mahidol–Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand. (Photo courtesy T. Eoin West)

A genetic mutation that prevents inflammation present in some Southeast Asians may hold the key to treating a deadly disease, but more research is needed according to researchers at the University of Washington. Read the full story

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