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Wowowee! An International Sensation Comes to Tacoma

Wowowee! An International Sensation Comes to Tacoma

Heather Villanueva September 2, 2009 1

Filipino variety show, Wowowee, is sweeping into town Sunday, September 13, for a live concert at the Tacoma Dome. With eighty eight thousand viewers world-wide, Wowowee is an international phenomenon that connects Filipinos from

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The Neighborhood’s Oldest Agency Looks Back on 40 Years of Service

The Neighborhood’s Oldest Agency Looks Back on 40 Years of Service

Gary Iwamoto September 2, 2009 2

On September 19, 2009, the Inter*im Community Development Association (Inter*im CDA) will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the Waterfront Marriot. Formally incorporated in 1969 as the International District Improvement Association, Inter*im is the oldest

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A Cut Above the Rest

A Cut Above the Rest

Fereshta Noman September 2, 2009 1

The New Look Beauty Salon in Wallingford, owned by Emily Nguyen, provides many styling services, including the new digital perm technology that is all the rage in Japan. But none of this would have

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A Disease Without Symptoms

A Disease Without Symptoms

Nina Huang September 2, 2009 1

It is estimated that one in nine Americans have some form of kidney disease. Dr. Frank Fung, medical director of the Auburn Kidney Center, said that the two main causes of renal failure are

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HIStory Got it Wrong

HIStory Got it Wrong

Caroline Li September 2, 2009 1

Remember the good old days in elementary school on the playground chasing the cute boys (or girls)? Those days were so innocent. We were not much different from each other besides gender. We weren’t

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Culture vs. Crime

Culture vs. Crime

Shalin Hai-Jew September 2, 2009 1

In some Asian countries, the concept of “child abuse” is not a common one. But Asian Pacific Islander American children are among the estimated 5 percent of American children who are victims of abuse

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From Got Rice to Got Facebook?

From Got Rice to Got Facebook?

Nick Wong September 2, 2009 Comments Off on From Got Rice to Got Facebook?

You know you had one. It’s okay to admit it. At one point, we all had one. AzNpLaYeR, KpNaMja, PiNoYpRiNcEsS, ViEtSwEeTi: Instant Messenger screen names that compressed our ethnic identities into aliases of alternating

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The Healthcare Debate Hits Close to Home

The Healthcare Debate Hits Close to Home

Sharon Maeda September 2, 2009 2

You’ve seen the signs. You’ve heard the supporters – and their opponents. The facts are scary enough without the fiction and that’s why there is such a strong push to pass national health care

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A Search for Missing Earrings

A Search for Missing Earrings

Judith van Praag September 2, 2009 1

On First Thursday September 3rd, fiber artist Tina Koyama celebrates a first showing of “My 50th Year” at the Toshiro Kaplan Studios. Together with three other recipients of the 2009 PONCHO/Pratt Artist In Residence

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Arts, Etc. – 09/02/09 Update

Arts, Etc. – 09/02/09 Update

Alan Chong Lau September 2, 2009 1

Highlights Wing Luke Asian Museum presents “Yellow Terror: The Collection and Paintings of Roger Shimomura” with two opening reception events on Sept. 10. First up is the members exclusive preview with the artists and

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