Born in Seoul, acclaimed novelist Chang-rae Lee immigrated to the United States at age 3. Lee knew from a young age that he wanted to be a writer.
Qing Hong Wu pardoned, won’t face deportation
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. David Paterson pardoned a Chinese immigrant on March 6 who faced deportation after disclosing on an application for U.S. citizenship that he had convictions for robbery going back nearly 15 years to when he was a teenager.
First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge
Secretary, teacher, or nurse.
Being a woman, these were the only choices that counselors gave Marcine Anderson when she graduated from an Oregon high school in a small town in 1973.
Liu drops out of state senate race
About a month after announcing his intention to run for the ethnically diverse 37th district seat in the Washington State Senate, Eric Liu has made the tough decision of stepping down. Liu is an acclaimed author, former speech writer and politic adviser, and a civic activist.
Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 3
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity.
Attention: Local U.S. Census jobs offer good pay, flexibility, and community service
King County is gearing up for the 2010 U.S. Census, which, for many area residents, translates to well-paying temporary jobs while helping out the community and the country.
Attention: New visa rules for visits to India
1. In respect of foreign national holding tourist visas with a multiple entry facility, there should be gap of at least two months between two visits to India.
Georgia’s MARTA Yellow Line to be renamed Gold
Last month, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) CEO Beverly Scott said that the transit agency would change the name of its Yellow train line, which goes to Doraville, home to a large Asian American community. The line will now be called Gold. MARTA serves the Atlanta area.
UN: Asia–Pacific lags on women’s rights
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly 100 million women across Asia have “disappeared” because of a huge and growing gender gap that has fatally deprived them of access to health care and food. This has led to widespread abortions of female fetuses, according to a U.N. report released on March 8.
Japanese princess bullied at elementary school
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Princess Aiko, granddaughter of the emperor, has missed several days of classes because of bullying by boys at her elementary school, a spokesman for the royal family said on March 5.