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ASTROLOGY: For the week of April 25 – May 1, 2015

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

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Posted in Astrology, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/115 Comments

Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP)  — Japan’s ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party’s panel on information and communications strategy questioned the executives from Asahi TV and public broadcaster […]

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China activist more determined after lockup

China activist more determined after lockup

By Didi Tang and Jack Chang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend, and her, her lawyer said. […]

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Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

By Greg Beacham Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/12 Comments

“Man From Reno”

“Man From Reno”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno” begins with a gray screen. Slowly, we see that the camera is aimed dead on at a car windshield in the rain, droplets snaking down. With the rain comes the fog, and through the fog comes a man, a car, another car, a sudden […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Orcas and the big spill — Whale watchers standing by to help endangered whales

By Capt, Hobbes Buchanan, San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours, and Michael Harris, Puget Sound Express Whale Watching Seattle/Edmonds To whale watchers in Washington State and British Columbia, the recent oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay was a wake-up call. While a container ship bled bunker fuel into the bay, three hours passed before Canadian […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Yours Mallika: Exploring dance and story — Sold-out performances (and all volunteer run!)

Yours Mallika: Exploring dance and story — Sold-out performances (and all volunteer run!)

By Charuta Fadnis Northwest Asian Weekly “Yours Mallika,” Pratidhwani’s flagship dance show for 2015 played to a sold-out audience of 800 on April 10th and 11th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Pratidhwani, which means “echo” in Sanskrit, is a volunteer run not-for-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to promoting South Asian arts and artists in the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

“Tank Man” and more — A talk with renowned photographer Jeff Widener

“Tank Man” and more — A talk with renowned photographer Jeff Widener

  Jeff Widener, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer of the infamous “Tank Man” will be speaking to the community Saturday, May 2, 2p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center (719 8th Ave. S., Seattle). Widener will be discussing “Tank Man” known for its striking portrayal of a single figure that stops a lineup of tanks after the […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Lead found in herbal compound — Washington State Dept. of Health warns not to use Bo-Ying products

Lead found in herbal compound — Washington State Dept. of Health warns not to use Bo-Ying products

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out an alert regarding Bo-Ying Compound after lead was found in the product. Bo-Ying Compound is an herbal product used to treat a wide variety of conditions in infants and children. The Washington State Department of Health wants people to be aware about the lead found in […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Sharon Lee running for vacated seat on City Council

Sharon Lee running for vacated seat on City Council

Sharon Lee will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated seat on the City Council. Clark vacated her seat April 12. Lee will be the third API candidate to run for the seven-month position. Candidates will not be able to re-apply for re-election after the term. Lee has served as Executive Director of the Low […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Cambodian Son

Cambodian Son

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Cambodian Son,” produced by Anida Youe Ali and directed by Masahiro Sugano, tells the story of Kosal Khiev, a Cambodian poet and spoken-word performer who, after being deported from America in the wake of criminal charges, built a substantial reputation in Cambodia’s capitol, Phnom Penh. The documentary cuts between […]

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Affordable solar power, no roof required — Seattle City Light to offer benefits from solar power through its Community Solar program

By Suzanne DuRard Northwest Asian Weekly Residential solar energy (also called photovoltaic) systems cost a lot. An average system in Seattle costs $15,000 or more. In exchange for that big investment though, a customer who installs solar will see a significant decrease in their electric bills over time. With the generous incentives for solar energy […]

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Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you weren’t aware, starting January 1, 2015, all residents and businesses are required to compost. So yes, you should already be composting now! And starting next year residents could be fined $1 if there is too much food waste or food-soiled paper in their garbage.  Apartment owners and businesses […]

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Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly As global warming causes temperatures to rise, compost piles and solar panels are going mainstream. Yet, the denizens of the International District in Seattle have been making attempts to be green since before green was cool. The ID boasts the Danny Woo Community Garden, the Recycling Depot, and recent […]

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Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Anyone who works with print understands how the paper can pile up. And here at the Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post, it definitely piles up. Although we are adamant about recycling, it’s fun to be creative and think about how you can use that paper instead of just immediately tossing it into […]

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EDITORIAL: Little changes, big differences

When we consider the overall picture when it comes to environment and the role we play in it, processing all the information can be overwhelming. Climate change! Pollution! Endangered species! How can we have any significance when there are issues that relate on such a global level? Well, consider a first step. Why not think […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Bangladesh braces for protests after Islamist’s execution

By  Julhas Salam Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—Bangladesh braced for protests and fresh violence Sunday after a senior official of the largest Islamist party was executed on charges of crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 independence war, the second man to be hanged since the government revived war crime trials that have sharpened political […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/24, World News0 Comments

No news is good news — On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails

HONOLULU (AP)—No news is good news. That might have been the bumper sticker for Ash Carter’s first tour of Asia as secretary of defense. It was mostly quiet on the Eastern front. Carter consulted with Japanese and South Korean leaders, gave pep talks to American troops, stressed the U.S. military’s stabilizing influence in the region […]

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Cancer surge in China prompts rise of special patient hotels

By Jack Chang Associated Press BEIJING (AP)—Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China’s most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in a communal kitchen as she embarks on an 84-day program of […]

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Thai junta links Samui island bombing to political opponents

By Thanyarat Doksone BANGKOK (AP) — A car bomb explosion that slightly injured seven people on the popular resort island of Samui in southern Thailand may be linked to the country’s political turmoil, a spokesman for the military government said Saturday. Initial reports indicated that the attack late Friday was carried out by the same […]

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