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Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly All indications point to Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, setting up an office in the area. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce and technology company, is recruiting for jobs in the Seattle area. This has led many to conclude that an office for the company will not be far behind. Alibaba is […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

By Assunta Ng What really cools you down during a hot day? It doesn’t have to be a cold beer or ice cream. Psychologically, beer and ice cream might give you the impression that they lower your body temperature. In reality, it’s just the opposite. Ice cream will actually increase your body temperature and beer […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

EDITORIAL: Well, that was embarrassing… — Acknowledging our assumptions

There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Authorities in Carlton complex, located in the north-central part of Washington in Okanogan County, are

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Growing up, 25-year-old Navy Lt.j.g. Han Sol Yi never imagined he would be the navigator of a destroyer, let alone the U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, one of the world’s most advanced warships.

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Posted in Community News, Features 32, National News, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 32, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

Classified Ads: August 2 – August 8, 2014

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com.
The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Posted in Classifieds, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/85 Comments

Chef’s Showcase

Chef’s Showcase

The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo Hirayama, known as just Dr. Kimo to the International District community, is heading north to

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Small business forum held in Tukwila

Small business forum held in Tukwila

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC) held its first forum for small business owners on June

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

By Joe McDonald AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/1, World News0 Comments

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

By Mike Ives The Associated Press VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children […]

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Asian American unemployment rises according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people.  In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.  

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

By Associated Press DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ Medalist Eun Jeong Seong rallied from four strokes down to beat Samantha Gotcher on the first

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

LeBron James begins tour of China

LeBron James begins tour of China

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy.

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 26 – August 1, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of July 26 – August 1, 2014

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

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Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/114 Comments

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest American Weekly Chinese director and producer Zhao Qi spent several years making “Fallen City,” a documentary about the devastating

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

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