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RTDNA awards KUOW and Seattle Channel for diversity coverage

RTDNA awards KUOW and Seattle Channel for diversity coverage

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized both KUOW-FM and the Seattle Channel with 2015 Kaleidoscope Awards, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity. Seattle Channel The winning documentary “Honor Totem” produced by photographer and editor Ian Devier, was produced as part of city-operated Seattle Channel’s Community Stories series, which offers a […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Yay Team Seattle JACL!

Yay Team Seattle JACL!

Team Seattle JACL participated in the annual the Walk for Rice this past weekend at Seward Park in South Seattle. The Walk for Rice raises funds for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) food bank, one of the largest in Washington state and the only food bank that regularly offers Asian food staples. The […]

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Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling

By The Associated Press Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation. A look at some of the reactions and background on gay rights: SOUTH KOREA […]

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Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess

Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tama the stationmaster, Japan’s feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at a funeral Sunday. The calico cat was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi station in western Japan in 2007. Donning her custom-made stationmaster’s cap, […]

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Familias Unidas negotiates new pay with Sakuma Farms — Work stoppage avoided

Members of the board of the independent farmworker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, met June 23 with Ryan Sakuma owner of Sakuma Farms of Burlington Washington to negotiate a new pay rate. Farmworkers reported the most recent abuse against them to the union; Sakuma Farms imposed a new pay rate demanding farmworkers to pick […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan fire that burned 498

By Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators in Taiwan were focusing Monday on the possibility that a cigarette butt or spark caused the blaze that burned 498 people, killing one, at a weekend water park party when colored powder sprayed from the stage caught fire. More than 400 people remained hospitalized, including […]

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Police investigate mob killing of school director in India

AP Wire Service PATNA, India (AP) — Police are investigating the mob killing of a school director in northern India after two of the school’s students were discovered dead, officials said June 29. The mob attacked the boarding school’s director on Sunday after the bodies of two boys aged 10 and 11 were found in […]

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First Indian-born player in the NBA draft

First Indian-born player in the NBA draft

Satnam Singh is the first player born in India to be selected in the NBA draft. He’s headed to Texas after the Dallas Mavericks took him with the 52nd pick.The 7-foot-2 Singh, who wears a size-22 basketball sneaker, has spent the last five seasons playing at IMG Academy in Florida. He came to the U.S. […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

SE Asian intrigue — Selections to cover those extra summer hours

SE Asian intrigue — Selections to cover those extra summer hours

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Singapore Noir Edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Akashic Books, 2014 For many people, when they think of Singapore, a few words and phrases may come to mind: caning, chewing gum, no littering, fines, and new-money wealth. But as clean as people think the streets may be, there is more […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Welcoming 4,000 new citizens July 1-4 to celebrate Independence Day — Naturalization ceremonies across the country and at Seattle Center

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday by welcoming more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens at over 50 naturalization ceremonies across the country July 1-4. “As we celebrate Independence Day, we welcome over 4,000 new Americans who will be able to enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of U.S. […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Record auction sales for Chinese works of art — Large bids for paintings by Zhang Dagian, porcelain by Wang Bu

Record auction sales for Chinese works of art — Large bids for paintings by Zhang Dagian, porcelain by Wang Bu

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Documentary discusses caregiving of Filipino American elders  — Major General Antonio Taguba serves as mentor

Documentary discusses caregiving of Filipino American elders — Major General Antonio Taguba serves as mentor

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly After a 34-year career in the military, he had time to think about his next course in life: being a civilian who shares life lessons learned. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, 64, is the second U.S. citizen born in the Philippines to attain the rank of general. Retired in […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Walk for Rice  — Bringing community together to fight hunger for 25 years

Walk for Rice — Bringing community together to fight hunger for 25 years

By ACRS Over a thousand community members came together on Saturday, June 27 for the annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice, benefiting the ACRS Food Bank. Every year, the Walk draws approximately 1,000 community members who become fundraisers and take part in a community event featuring cultural celebrations and a 2.5 […]

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LETTERS: Shock over Charleston church murders

I am just shaken by the killing at the Charleston AME Church. Having lived in South Carolina, I visited Charleston often and I loved that church for its beautiful courageous history. It was one of the holiest places I have experienced—not the kind of holy associated with quiet and humility. Rather, it was about the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

By John Liu “What is your dream?” Tay and Val started in Singapore and traveled around the world asking this question for the last five years. Then they shared the stories and inspired everyone around them. Their journey brought them from Singapore to Seattle. One day they were homesick and wanted to eat Chinese dishes […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

Last week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that same-sex marriages will be acknowledged country-wide, certainly sparked high-fives, rainbow-colored facebook profiles, and bitter denouncement (along with countless essays about the rules of marriage). Here at the Weekly, we are not schooled in what is apparently a gazillion views on the rules of marriage, but  what we […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 28, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Dragon Fest 2015

Dragon Fest 2015

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 28, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

GIX to be established in Bellevue

GIX to be established in Bellevue

The University of Washington, Tsinghua University in China, and Microsoft Corp. announced June 18 they have selected Bellevue as the future home of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a partnership to educate innovators from around the world. GIX hopes to attract students, faculty, professionals, and entrepreneurs to tackle some of the biggest technology and design […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

June and Henry Chen Endowment scholarship

The late June Chen, a community leader, who passed away more than two years ago, had left funds for the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation in her will to honor the memory of June Chen.  The foundation has re-donated the funds for Seattle Colleges to set up a scholarship endowment under the June and Henry Chen […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Ocean Star opens

Ocean Star opens

Sun Ya Restaurant has changed ownership to Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant. Its grand opening, which included a lion dance, was held recently in May. Sun Ya was one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. The new owners, part of the Hu family, are familiar faces in the community, who have run restaurants for over […]

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