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You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The sun was out and the sky was blue on the day of June 20th. It was the beginning of summer and the local Seattleites and others from surrounding areas, including Sylvia Park and her brother from Gig Harbor, were ready for the warmth and sunshine. A crowd was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

“Dance Like A Man” — Not so much dance, but rather, drama

“Dance Like A Man” — Not so much dance, but rather, drama

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Dance Like A Man,” presented by ACT Theater in collaboration with Seattle Pratidhwani organization, opened with dancing, although, oddly enough, not any dancing included in the play’s script.  Joyce Paul Siamak of Arpan Performing Arts, performed two solo dances, one before each of the play’s two acts; and introduced […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

COMMENTARY: Donnie Chin: A man of his people

By OCA-Greater Seattle For Northwest Asian Weekly We at OCA-Greater Seattle are stunned, shocked, and saddened by the loss of our friend, Donnie Chin. Our condolences go out to his family. Donnie embodied what is best about our community. He was selfless, caring, hard-working, and modest; a true hero for all of us in the […]

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COMMENTARY: The role model for “protect and serve”

By Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly In one of the most senseless and violent acts known to the International District of Seattle, community leader and hero Donnie Chin was ambushed and murdered early last Thursday morning as he was doing what he was always dedicated to doing–protecting the community he grew to […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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Posted in Features 32, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]

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Posted in Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

Liam promoted to Security Specialist at Boeing

Liam promoted to Security Specialist at Boeing

Michael Liam has recently been promoted to Level 3 Network Security Specialist at The Boeing Company. In his new position, Liam supports Boeing IT’s initiatives to run and protect the business against cyber threats. He also leads the development of security standards, best practices, and governance models for the enterprise, while guiding security risk assessments and mitigation efforts. […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Monastrial will supervise at ICHS

Monastrial will supervise at ICHS

Sunshine Monastrial was recently promoted to Planning, Development, & Evaluation Supervisor at the International Community Health Services (ICHS), a non-profit community health center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community. In this role, she drives the development of ICHS’ community needs assessments; strategic, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Uy appointed Ethnic Media Communications Specialist

Uy appointed Ethnic Media Communications Specialist

Joaquin Uy has been appointed as Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) new Ethnic Media and Communications Specialist for the City of Seattle. In this role, Joaquin will work to continue building the Ethnic Media Program, and also serve as OIRA’s Public Information Officer. Joaquin brings years of experience both as a radio news […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Jinyoung Lee Englund receives Maverick award

Jinyoung Lee Englund receives Maverick award

Jinyoung Lee Englund received the Future 40 Under 40 award presented by Maverick PAC. Maverick PAC was co-founded by Gov. Jeb Bush’s sons, George P. Bush and Jeb Jr. Every year hundreds of young people are nominated and only 40 are selected as the best in business, politics and identified as future leaders for the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Chinatown Seafair parade

Chinatown Seafair parade

  The Chinatown Seafair parade last Sunday evening attracted crowds and fanfare in the International District despite record heat levels. The annual parade proceeded from King Street to Fifth Avenue. Highlights included the Miss Chinatown float and representative groups, including the Washington State Native Taiwanese American Association. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

The Internet f looded with tributes to Nintendo chief

The Internet f looded with tributes to Nintendo chief

By Yuri Kageyama AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata’s death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They’re sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with “ThankYouIwata” hashtags. Some of the online […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/31, World News0 Comments

Journalists charged by Thai navy

Journalists charged by Thai navy

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Testimony began July 14 in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand’s navy against a small news website over a report it posted saying naval forces accepted money to assist or turn a blind eye to the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar by sea. The navy […]

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Two women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

Two women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

By Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China. The ruling Nationalist Party on Sunday picked as […]

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Pao resigns — Controversial CEO leaves Reddit

By Marley Jay Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Reddit announced July 3 that interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman is back as its CEO. The freewheeling online discussion forum and news site, which says it had 164 million unique visitors last month, has been rocked by unrest recently. […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Eight brought in workers illegally for Asian eateries

By Joe Mandak Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eight men recruited immigrants who were in the country illegally to work for low wages at six Asian restaurants the suspects owned or managed in central Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors said. The suspected ringleader — 51-year-old Jing Mei “Jimmy” Jiang of Boalsburg — and the others have agreed […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

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