Archive | August 2014

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

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Posted in Features 36, News, Vol 33 No 36 | 8/30-9/50 Comments

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

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South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

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Fashion Fete: An afternoon of Japanese fashion to support Nikkei Concerns

Fashion Fete: An afternoon of Japanese fashion to support Nikkei Concerns

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

Flying kicks everywhere!

Flying kicks everywhere!

Two martial arts expos enlighten and entertain By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Last Sunday, there were enough punches, flying kicks, and dancing swords to fulfill every Kung Fu fanboy’s heart. That’s because two all-day events took place, including the First Annual Seattle Martial Arts Expo at the Asian Resource Center in the International District […]

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Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Meet Dozer, a horse. Dozer also works for the City of Seattle Police Department. See the badge he proudly displayed when he and his partner Harvest patrolled Uwajimaya’s storefront with Sgt. James Scott and Officer Mark Wubbena. Young and old adored Dozer and Harvest. Some patted them, while many gathered around with phone cameras, curiosity […]

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, News, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

A history of change in Little Saigon

A history of change in Little Saigon

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood has reinvented itself several times over the last 100 years. It was not always the go-to spot for authentic Southeast Asian food or the social and economic center of the Vietnamese American community. Located at the easternmost part of the International District, it is bordered […]

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, Features, Features 35, News, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When renowned comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide from asphyxiation, daughter and half Filipina Zelda Williams discovered a hard truth about social media. It has two sides. There’s a nice, caring side and a downright ugly side. Zelda is the daughter from Williams’ second marriage to Filipino American […]

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Orchestra plays in Seattle

Orchestra plays in Seattle

The Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra performed at Benaroya Hall on July 29. The orchestra consists of kids

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

UW thanks its donors

UW thanks its donors

University of Washington’s (UW) President’s Club held a reception on July 29 to thank its donors. The President’s Club

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Media panel held in King County

Media panel held in King County

The King County Ethnic and Disability Media Networking event was held on July 29 at the King Street Center. The event was

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Free movie screenings at Hing Hay Park

Free movie screenings at Hing Hay Park

Hing Hay Park kicked off its first outdoor movie night on Aug. 9 with Linsanity: The Movie. Two more movies will be shown

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

UW professor gets promotion

UW professor gets promotion

Dr. Vikram Jandhyala was promoted to Vice Provost for Innovation at University of Washington (UW). Jandhyala is the first

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

By Katy Daigle AP Environment Writer VAISHALI, India (AP) — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/22, World News0 Comments

Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

By Jeremy Hainsworth Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The son of a Canadian couple arrested in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets about military and national defense research said Friday the situation is “mindboggling.’’

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After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

AP Wire Service OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is leaving the driving to staffers or volunteer chauffeurs. Her spokesman Sean Maher tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oRt7CI) that the change gives Quan more time to tend to city business.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Korean martyrs’ descendants feel pride and burden

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)— They died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis this week still have a hold over many of their descendants—even even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/22, World News0 Comments

Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. 

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

The Village Report — From Phnom Penh to Palo Alto

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly My son Kush turned six, half a world away.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun’s been shining bright in Seattle this last month! But despite the sizzling heat, things have not been as high in Hollywood. Read on to find out about last month’s unfortunate lows and a few highs.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

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