Archive | Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 – 9/19

Dearborn project moves forward after 3 years

Dearborn project moves forward after 3 years

Community leaders in Little Saigon and Jackson Place are glad their collective voices were heard and key issues have been worked out for the neighboring Dearborn Street Development Project. They have agreed not to oppose the construction of the $300 million multi-use commercial development before the Seattle City Council or in court.

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Clearing up controversies of Cambodian festival

Clearing up controversies of Cambodian festival

On Friday, Aug. 22, Chanda Sovan was having a good day. That is until she received word of an unflattering Northwest Asian Weekly article about the organization that she is president of, Asian American Dragon Boat Association (AADBA). Sovan couldn’t believe it. The article depicted their pageant and race as rigged and said that a slur was thrown around casually.

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Gang vandalism in the ID

Gang vandalism in the ID

Even the Fu lions guarding the gallery’s front doors were not fierce enough to deter vandals from covering them with what James Russell described as a “filmy” substance.

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Shawn Wong: Pioneer in Publishing

Shawn Wong: Pioneer in Publishing

The 1960s were a formative time for a second generation Chinese American like Shawn Wong. As an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, he joined the nation in trying to grasp the evolving notion of identity.

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Community Sports

Community Sports

On Aug. 3, there was a Kin On badminton tournament held at Jefferson Community Center that raised over $5000. It was an opportunity for the community to get involved as well as stay active while raising funds to support Kin On, which serves the Asian elderly community in greater Seattle. This summer was the first […]

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A Picnic

A Picnic

This year’s Asian Pacific Alliance Picnic was held on Aug. 9 in Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. The picnic was originally started to bring together friends and family from different Asian organizations around the Seattle area. There were sports like dodgeball, basketball, tennis and volleyball as well as a tug-o-war and three-legged race! Many familiar […]

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Festivities

Festivities

The 68th annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival held in Los Angeles honored Fred Y. Hoshiyama as grand marshal, Sen. Daniel Inouye as honorary grand marshal and Gordon Tokumatsu as parade marshal.  The festival was established in 1934 during the Great Depression. Originally started by the Nisei to attract business to the Little Tokyo area and […]

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Honoring a civic leader

Honoring a civic leader

On Aug. 26, Minister Wu Ying-yih with the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission R.O.C. visited Seattle. He was representing the president of Taiwan in honoring the late Ruby Chow for her contribution to the KMT. Chow was a restaurateur and a trailblazer for Asian American rights. She served three terms as a King County councilwoman. Chow […]

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Editorial: Dearborn is a go

In 2012, rather than looking at a thrift store that has seen better days, we will see a 10-acre retail area. Detractors have called it an impersonal “mall” — stating that it will damage family-owned businesses in Little Saigon, driving away some of the character that makes the International District unique.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

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