Archive | Vol 31 No 31 | 7/28-8/3

Seattle Buddhist Temple hosts Bon Odori Festival

Seattle Buddhist Temple hosts Bon Odori Festival

On July 21 and July 22, the Seattle Buddhist Temple hosted Bon Odori, a traditional summer festival held to honor and appreciate ancestors. The festival, which included traditional music and dancing in the street, was an official Seafair event. Many festival-goers dress in Japanese kimonos or yukatas. The festival also included taiko and martial arts […]

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Elaine Ko included in UW’s Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame 2012

Elaine Ko included in UW’s Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame 2012

  Elaine Ko, a community building, civic activist, mentor, and leading communication executive, was included in the University of Washington (UW)’s Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame for 2012. Ko was a founding member of the International District Housing Alliance. She also served as an executive director for Interim CDA, promoting the welfare and […]

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Ben Bridge Jewelers celebrates 100th anniversary

Ben Bridge Jewelers celebrates 100th anniversary

Ben Bridge Jewelers, a store ran by five generations of the same family, celebrates its 100th anniversary at its newly remodeled  flagship store. The business celebrated their anniversary with champagne. Old friends and many elected officials were in attendance, along with Ben Bridge staff, including store manager Karen Lee, and Ed and Jon Bridge, the […]

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Guilty plea for Seattle bicyclist hit-and-run

Guilty plea for Seattle bicyclist hit-and-run

By Associated Press Staff SEATTLE (AP) — A 28-year-old man charged in the 2011 hit-and-run death of a Seattle bicyclist has pleaded guilty. Erlin Garcia-Reyes of suburban Normandy Park entered his plea Tuesday in King County Superior Court to a charge of felony hit-and-run in the death of Michael Wang.

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American Samoa lawsuit seeks U.S. citizenship

By Associated Press Staff PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A group of five people have filed a federal lawsuit arguing they should be U.S. citizens by virtue of being born in American Samoa, the only U.S. territory that doesn’t grant that birthright.

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Court martial set in North Carolina after private’s suicide

Court martial set in North Carolina after private’s suicide

By Allen Reed Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sergeant accused of hazing a private because of his Chinese heritage will go on trial this week on charges the abuse led to the soldier’s suicide.

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Bombs hit South Thailand as Muslims begin Ramadan fast

By Niniek Karmini The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims have begun fasting for the start of the Ramadan holy month in Indonesia, Malaysia, and elsewhere around Asia, but the somber occasion was marred in Buddhist-dominated Thailand by two bomb blasts that killed one person and injured seven.

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King County judicial ratings raise more questions

By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — In her campaign for an open seat on the King County Superior Court, Seattle lawyer Elizabeth Berns has been endorsed by several judges — including two retired state Supreme Court justices.

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Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrates 25th anniversary

Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrates 25th anniversary

Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 17. Owner Sam Ung was surprised by a party thrown by his three daughters, who invited all of Ung’s long-time customers to dine at the restaurant and share their memories of Sam and the restaurant. The original restaurant opened on 412 Maynard Avenue South, now […]

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Judicial election’s far reaching implications for API voters

Judicial election’s far reaching implications for API voters

By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly A period of 41 years had passed before a U.S. District Court Judge in California overturned the conviction of Fred Korematsu, an Oakland shipyard foreman of Japanese ancestry who dared to challenge the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066. The 1942 order authorized the removal of more than 120,000 people […]

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Japan fans hopeful after Ichiro trade to Yankees

Japan fans hopeful after Ichiro trade to Yankees

By Staff The Associated Press Staff TOKYO (AP) — Japan reacted to the news that Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees with surprise and anticipation that the move might lead to a World Series ring. The Yankees acquired the star outfielder from Seattle in a trade for two young pitchers, bringing […]

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Q&A Yoshie Wong — 28th District candidate discusses challenges of managing a large campaign

Q&A Yoshie Wong — 28th District candidate discusses challenges of managing a large campaign

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly At a somewhat hectic point in her life, Yoshie Wong decided to run for a Senate seat to represent the 28th district. Soon after, she took on a massive juggling act, balancing her life between her full-time job as a marriage and family therapist and managing a large campaign. […]

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BLOG: Disaster averted at the Chinatown Seafair Parade

BLOG: Disaster averted at the Chinatown Seafair Parade

By Assunta Ng Imagine the Northwest Asian Weekly’s newspaper fashion contest models soaked in rain during the Seafair Chinatown Parade, and the audience treating us like a laughing stock. It could have happened to us if it rained.

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BLOG: Five Chinese officials in one day

BLOG: Five Chinese officials in one day

By Assunta Ng It’s unusual for five Chinese officials to visit Seattle all on one day. In the past, it has usually been only two or three attendees for one community event.

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BLOG: Inslee versus McKenna

BLOG: Inslee versus McKenna

By Assunta Ng Which gubernatorial candidates joined in the parade? It was hard to tell in the beginning, since both of their colors are blue. Both groups had blue t-shirts and banners.

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BLOG: Campaign season peaks at the parade

By Assunta Ng Election year is great for the Chinatown parade, at least financially, because each candidate is required to pay $500 for entry.

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BLOG: An absence of Taiwanese officials at the parade

By Assunta Ng This year, no Taiwanese officials showed up at the parade, even though they were invited. It seems that Andy Chin, the new director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, is taking a different approach from his predecessor, Daniel Liao.

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COMMENTARY: Support the right to marry

This fall, Washington voters will be asked to approve Referendum 74 to keep our state’s historic new law, which allows committed gay and lesbian couples to marry. As community leaders, we are reaching out today to start a conversation about the freedom to marry. This conversation is deeply rooted in our experiences, our values and […]

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API Candidates bring diversity to upcoming elections

API Candidates bring diversity to upcoming elections

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The coming election marks a great year in Washington for API candidates, who are

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Growing API representation at Democratic Convention

Growing API representation at Democratic Convention

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly This year, the Washington State Asian Pacific Islander community will be well represented at the National Democratic Convention.

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