Archive | 2014

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office. The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit […]

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

Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song, a long-time community leader and founder of the Federal Way Mission Church Preschool, announced her candidacy for State Senate in the 30th Legislative District. Song is running as a Democrat. Song is endorsed by State Senator Tracey Eide, Federal Way City Councilmember Dini Duclos, House Speaker Frank Chopp, and State Senator and Democratic […]

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

Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohler Northwest Asian Weekly Little fish, a pooling of about 30, butt about in their prism while my son looks on, mesmerized, chewing a bit of salty fish head. On the far side of the tank, someone has painted spindly leaves, stones, a castle, and a starfish. Akira, the other member of our […]

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

“Documented” by Vargas gets to heart of immigration debate

“Documented” by Vargas gets to heart of immigration debate

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spurred conversations about what it means to be American when he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011. Vargas is now shedding more light on his story of heartbreak and […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

#S.W.A.G. (Something We Asians Got)

I’m Asian It doesn’t matter what type Your hair doesn’t have to be the color of a blackberry-ripe

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

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.      

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

By Han-Jung Ko On April 10, the longest Parliament occupation protest in Taiwan’s history, the Sunflower Movement,

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

LETTER: On Seattle’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour

From: multicultural and minority small business owners of Seattle To: Mayor Ed Murray Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for sharing your time with us to evaluate and learn of our concerns, thoughts, and positions regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage and its affect on the immigrant community, minority groups, and small businesses working and living in […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/253 Comments

ASTROLOGY: For the week of April 19 – April 25, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of April 19 – April 25, 2014

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

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Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/2514 Comments

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 | 4/19-4/251 Comment

$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

Community Calendar

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

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