Archive | Features 34

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was standing room only at Monday afternoon’s Seattle City Council meeting, moderated by Councilmember Tim Burgess. The majority present was there to protest Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s initiative to ban hookah lounges/bars throughout Seattle. The chamber was filled with loyal customers, lounge owners, community activists, and even health […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Viet Wah MLK location closes

Viet Wah MLK location closes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 9, Viet Wah Superfoods was permanently closed for business at the location on 6040 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle. Fifty people are out of work at the store of 24,000 sq. ft., specializing in Asian groceries. High rent […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

U of Illinois: Officials broke email rules to hide content — Former University of Washington leader resigns current post

U of Illinois: Officials broke email rules to hide content — Former University of Washington leader resigns current post

By Michael Tarm and Tammy Webber Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois announced Aug. 7 that several administrators — including Chancellor Phyllis Wise, who resigned earlier this week — violated school policy by using private emails to hide sometimes sharply worded, disparaging correspondence from public view. Hundreds of pages of emails released […]

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Posted in Features 34, National News, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Doctor, lawyer…but why not firefighter? — Firefighter opportunities available in Seattle

Doctor, lawyer…but why not firefighter? — Firefighter opportunities available in Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Preston Bhang is a pioneer in the city of Seattle.  He was the first Korean American firefighter for the Seattle Fire Department.  Bhang retired two years ago but still promotes the job he served for over 4 decades and encourages Asian Pacific Islanders to take advantage of the current […]

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EDITORIAL: Is it possible to love and hate? — The strange case of Jennifer Pan

EDITORIAL: Is it possible to love and hate? — The strange case of Jennifer Pan

It is most likely unfathomable to absorb the idea of attempting to kill your parents. However Jennifer Pan, 28, from Toronto acted on the idea. She was tried on attempted murder in collaboration with her then-boyfriend, Daniel Wong, to hire men to kill her parents, Hann and Bich, both from Vietnam. She was sentenced to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 34, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

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