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Does preference for Asian boys exist in the U.S.?

“My father (Chinese-born in the Philippines) says he never had a preference on what gender his kids would be, but I heard my mother, [who passed away when I was a year old], really wanted to have a son,” said Johanna Martinez, a Filipino-Chinese American student of International Studies at the University of Washington. “She … Continue reading

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Shoreline a bright spot for thriving Korean Americans

Among the cities in Washington with a large Korean American community presence, Shoreline stands out. Having had three Korean American elected officials, two of them women, Shoreline is a beacon for local Korean Americans aspiring to enter the state’s political scene. It is also a thriving hub for local Korean American businesses, and it has … Continue reading

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Regal Financial Bank settles lawsuit, admits to no wrongdoing in Ponzi scheme

Regal Financial Bank (Regal Financial), a local community bank, announced that it has settled a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding a group of Indonesian investors in a Ponzi scheme. The settlement was announced through a June 27 press release. The lawsuit alleged that the bank helped promote the Ponzi scheme using two investment funds operated … Continue reading

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Teen Talk Time: No adults allowed — A KCLS program allows ESL students to teach one another English, as well as how to update Facebook

For more than a decade, Richmond Beach Library has offered ESL classes, in addition to Talk Time for adults, helping people improve their conversational skills by discussing topics such as politics and job-seeking. After the long-running success of Talk Time for adults, Richmond Beach Library, part of the King County Library System (KCLS) located in … Continue reading

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