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A multicultural victory

A multicultural victory

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a

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Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]

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Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Justice Mary Yu was the special guest at the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade on June 29. She rode

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India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

The 17th annual senior health fair, put on by India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), was held on June 21 at the Eastside Baha’i Center in Bellevue. There were about 100 people in attendance. Screenings were held between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The screening included help with blood pressure, blood glucose, posture and balance, […]

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Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Garvey Schubert Barer lawyer Akane Suzuki of Seattle is on the cover of Super Lawyers magazine, Washington 2014 edition. The feature article profiles Suzuki coming to the United States from Japan as a foreign exchange student in her teens. A big portion of Suzuki’s practice includes working with non-U.S. citizens living in the United States, […]

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Walkers deliver food

Walkers deliver food

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Seward Park on June 28 for the 24th annual Walk for Rice

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Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

The U.S. Senate on June 26 confirmed Esther Puakela Kia’aina as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. Born in Guam to Native Hawaiian parents, Kia’aina has strong connections to Pacific islands and extensive experience on Capitol Hill, said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

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Murray addresses crime concerns

Murray addresses crime concerns

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Murray called for an ethnic media press conference to introduce Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole at City Hall on June 25. However, Murray later cancelled O’Toole’s participation “due to a last minute schedule change” two hours before the conference was to begin. Instead, Murray spoke and took […]

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A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB

A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Hollywood takes on North Korea A new movie poster and trailer for the irreverent comedy “The Interview” came out this past month to mixed reviews from the public. “The Interview” stars buddy comedians James Franco and Seth Rogen as media journalists who land an exclusive interview with a fictionalized […]

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Beer jazzes up the koto

Beer jazzes up the koto

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Chris Kenji Beer does not play the koto. He does, however, know the sound of the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan. The koto is a zither, or a musical instrument with strings stretched across a flat, wooden body. It can measure almost six feet in length and is played […]

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When love doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to

When love doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Ballad of a Small Player By Lawrence Osborne Hogarth, 2014 Meet Doyle — or Lord Doyle, as he comes to be known among the casinos of Macau. Doyle’s not quite the English lord people believe he is. He’s actually a corrupt lawyer who embezzled millions from a wealthy […]

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Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the

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Judge: Bad science led to S. Korean immigrant’s murder-by-arson sentence

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons (230 liters) of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then […]

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ID Post Office moves

ID Post Office moves

The Post Office’s International Station in Chinatown moved its location to 409 Maynard Ave. S. on June 30. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. (end)

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New delights for Dragon Fest

New delights for Dragon Fest

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly The 39th annual Dragon Fest is coming to the International District July 12 and July 13, with several new events, including a food walk, performances, a night market, Sakura Con, and a Recycling Fashion Contest.

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Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas.

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8 things you may not know about George Takei

8 things you may not know about George Takei

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.)

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