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Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races Is it funny or is it racist? Carter will be featured for China Town Hall
 
Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

Is it funny or is it racist?

Is it funny or is it racist?

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

Orchestra plays in Seattle

Orchestra plays in Seattle

18 August 2014

The Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra performed at Benaroya Hall on July 29. The orchestra consists of kids

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UW thanks its donors

UW thanks its donors

18 August 2014

University of Washington’s (UW) President’s Club held a reception on July 29 to thank its donors. The President’s Club

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Media panel held in King County

Media panel held in King County

18 August 2014

The King County Ethnic and Disability Media Networking event was held on July 29 at the King Street Center. The event was

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Free movie screenings at Hing Hay Park

Free movie screenings at Hing Hay Park

18 August 2014

Hing Hay Park kicked off its first outdoor movie night on Aug. 9 with Linsanity: The Movie. Two more movies will be shown

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UW professor gets promotion

UW professor gets promotion

18 August 2014

Dr. Vikram Jandhyala was promoted to Vice Provost for Innovation at University of Washington (UW). Jandhyala is the first

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Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

17 August 2014

By Katy Daigle AP Environment Writer VAISHALI, India (AP) — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people.

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Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

17 August 2014

By Jeremy Hainsworth Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The son of a Canadian couple arrested in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets about military and national defense research said Friday the situation is “mindboggling.’’

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After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

16 August 2014

AP Wire Service OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is leaving the driving to staffers or volunteer chauffeurs. Her spokesman Sean Maher tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oRt7CI) that the change gives Quan more time to tend to city business.

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Korean martyrs’ descendants feel pride and burden

16 August 2014

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)— They died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis this week still have a hold over many of their descendants—even even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are […]

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Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study

16 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. 

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of August 16 – August 22, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of August 16 – August 22, 2014

16 August 2014

Do you have good luck coming to you this week? Check and see!

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The Village Report — From Phnom Penh to Palo Alto

15 August 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly My son Kush turned six, half a world away.

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A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

15 August 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun’s been shining bright in Seattle this last month! But despite the sizzling heat, things have not been as high in Hollywood. Read on to find out about last month’s unfortunate lows and a few highs.

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Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

15 August 2014

Two martial arts events will be held on the same day, one at the University of Washington and one at the Asian Resource

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Yay for KIMCHI!

Yay for KIMCHI!

15 August 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly When people think of Korean food, the first thing that comes to mind is “kimchi.” The word kimchi means “pickled

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Get out and breathe

Get out and breathe

15 August 2014

By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly My life has been a little lonely. Ever since I first put on a climbing harness, stepped into snow skis, got my first skateboard kickflip, or even my first whitewater combat roll, I’ve always been a little alone.

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LETTER: RE: Are we Asian-American or Asian American?

15 August 2014

Dear Editor: American.  If one is very proud of one’s heritage, one can say “American of Asian Heritage.”  However, we should not automatically label ourselves as a sub-group as Asian American unless we label our entire fellow

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Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

15 August 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC)’s U.S.-China Institute. He served as a foreign

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Panel discusses business opportunities

Panel discusses business opportunities

15 August 2014

Business Opportunities in Washington,” a panel luncheon hosted by the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, was

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BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

15 August 2014

By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.

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