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Former Buddhist monk from Tibet is building in Seattle

Lobsang Dargey, a former Buddhist monk turned commercial real estate developer, has two apartment projects lined up. His companies Dargey Development and Path America will start a $190 million project in the Belltown neighborhood of a 41-story apartment and hotel tower. His other project is an 88-unit apartment building in Kirkland, which should start next […]

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Seattle Colleges awards Albert Shen

Albert Shen, Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees chair, has been officially appointed to be National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington DC as of Aug. 15. Shen had a going away party at the Amber Lounge where friends and colleagues said their […]

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Bodies retrieved from Mount Rainier: Southeast Asia Intel Managing Director Uday Marty identified

By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks. So rangers borrowed a […]

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Ratings system coming to local restaurants?

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Is King County ready to hand out grades to county restaurants? A petition with over 2,000 signatures hopes that this is the case. The petition started by Seattle resident Sarah Schacht is proposing reforms to King County Public Health to better protect restaurant-goers from health code violations. The petition […]

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10 ways to manage stress: Suggestions from a newspaper publisher

10 ways to manage stress: Suggestions from a newspaper publisher

By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY People often ask how I manage stress being the publisher of two newspapers. I often say, “If you love what you do, you don’t feel the stress.” But that’s not exactly true. If you have deadlines week after week, it wouldn’t be much fun year after year. Even though […]

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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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Nickelsville holds public meeting before move to ID

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY With the fast-paced turn of events surrounding Nickelsville’s September 1 move to the International District – the 23rd in its history – supporters and residents of the tent city took time to meet with both concerned as well as supportive community members. About 10 Nickelsville residents took turns sharing […]

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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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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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A community response to the Nickelsville move to the ID

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Supporters of Little Saigon were shocked by Nickelsville’s (also known as “Tent City”) intent to relocate to the International District. Residents of the ID are concerned that the neighborhood is already rife with crimes. In June, there was a shooting close to the Seattle Deli on 12th Ave. S. […]

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Nickelsville is moving to 10th and Dearborn

By Sharon Lee For Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has a housing crisis.  There is simply not enough affordable housing for families and individuals. The most recent One Night Count of homeless people in January 2014 showed over 3,100 men, women, and children sleeping unsheltered on the streets of Seattle and King County. Another 6,171 people […]

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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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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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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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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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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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