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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

A cursory investigation into the depth of color on the Washington State Supreme Court reveals very little pigment. From 1988 to 2003, there was Charles Z. Smith, son of an African American mother and Cuban father.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

By John Liu Every Wednesday, I walked into Chinatown’s Green Village restaurant, not knowing that April 9 would be the last time I could pick up food from Wendy Lu, the owner. Green Village closed on April 10.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Classified Ads: April 19 – April 25, 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 17 | 4/19-4/255 Comments

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Have an event to promote? Please send us the details at least 14 days in advance to info@nwasianweekly.com.

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Posted in Calendar, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/253 Comments

Komen event raises $600K

Komen event raises $600K

On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

The Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable was held March 18 at FareStart in Seattle. The theme, “Food, Glorious Food,” featured a panel of top local women in the multi-million dollar food industry on the topics of restaurant trends, sustainability, and “good eats.” Speakers included Andrina Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates, Maria Smeraldo of Il Terrazzo Carmine, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Miyake named city manager

Miyake named city manager

The City Council on April 8 unanimously selected Brad Miyake as Bellevue’s next city manager, pending contract negotiations.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Korean consul returns home

Korean consul returns home

Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel recently received the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Westside Business of the Year Award. The company helps businesses with free pickup of used greases. This is then used to provide an alternative to petroleum fuel. Yale and Laura Wong launched General Biodiesel in 2006 to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign fuel.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii last month that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

ASTROLOGY: For the week of April 12 – April 18, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of April 12 – April 18, 2014

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

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Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/1814 Comments

API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase

API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase

Five local API bands will vie for the chance to compete at Kollaboration Star in L.A. next fall.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Police Department reported the March 27 arrest of 25 suspects in a

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Posted in Community News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Bank fraudsters preyed on Vietnamese community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A member of a bank fraud scheme who threatened people with a firearm to try to collect debts was sentenced last week to six years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Hudson Building fire in Seattle’s International District. The SBA declared the fire a disaster following an April 1 request from Gov. Jay Inslee.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship dinner at New Hong Kong restaurant on

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/181 Comment

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