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Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping?

Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping?

By Staff Seattle will be one of the destinations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September, according to a Taiwanese news website. Rumors have been flying for the past six months that Seattle will be on Xi’s itinerary. However, no one has officially confirmed it, including Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. […]

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Posted in Features, News, Vol 34 No 37 | 9/5-9/110 Comments

More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life

More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after he was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge in the International District on August 23rd. Galma Adam Waqo, 21, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for his […]

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Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly On August 29th, the Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City Association held an event at North Seattle Community College, “Remembering the Past & Welcoming the Future: 40 Years Since the Killing Fields.” This year marks the 40th anniversary since the breakout of the Cambodian genocide conducted by the Khmer Rouge, a period […]

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Posted in Features, News, Vol 34 No 37 | 9/5-9/11Comments Off on Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

Hookah bars get a reprieve — Community reaction toward Murray’s reversed decision

Hookah bars get a reprieve — Community reaction toward Murray’s reversed decision

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Within less than a month, Mayor Ed Murray reversed his decision to close down all of the city’s hookah lounges after lounge owners and supporters’ two protests at City Hall. Murray’s initial reaction to shut down the lounges was in response to Donnie Chin’s slaying on July 23 near […]

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Posted in Features, News, Vol 34 No 37 | 9/5-9/110 Comments

Chung appointed teaching artist

Chung appointed teaching artist

Larine Chung is a Gage teaching artist and graduate of Gage’s Aristides Atelier – an Atelier is an advanced artistic workshop – she is native of Shanghai, China. She trained as a classical pianist in her childhood, but decided to pursue art in college. After she completed her BFA in the Chinese University of Hong […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/41 Comment

Wong awarded at Boeing

Wong awarded at Boeing

Jason Wong was awarded the 747-8 Production Engineering Employee of the Month at The Boeing Company. This nomination was given to him for working an outstanding job on a specific critical issue, while continually making significant contributions in his day-to-day work. Several of Jason’s peers who nominated him said he went above and beyond the daily […]

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Nikkei Concerns health fair

Nikkei Concerns health fair

The Nikkei Concerns health fair was held at the Blaine Memorial Church on July 25. The fair offered a variety of nutritious food samples, cooking demonstrations, and health-related exhibitors. There were even free massages offered. This year’s turnout exceeded expectations. (end)

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Fun at Little Saigon Festival

Fun at Little Saigon Festival

The annual Little Saigon Festival in the International District was filled with food, fun, and its popular annual pho-eating contest. Held Aug. 22, visitors were treated to food specials, informational booths, traditional dances and performances (including a performances from popular Quoc Thien and Son Tuyen), and pho-eating gluttony. Daniel Bello was award the prize of […]

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Chinatown JamFest 2015

Chinatown JamFest 2015

The annual Chinatown Jam Fest was held July 16 and Aug. 20. It featured live music by Jim Wulff, Tess Guerzon, and Soul Food. There were also cabaret performances, art, food and more. A single cover charge gains entry to all music venues and free admission to The Wing Luke Museum. The Sun May Gift […]

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Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay Park is a focal point and one of the premier gathering spaces in the Chinatown-International District.  Hing Hay literally translates to “pleasurable gatherings.” On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate Hing Hay Park at 423 Maynard Ave. S. before construction begins for the park […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

By Eric Stevick The Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Fiji showed up the other day. It is the latest currency to land in the Everett Transit fare box. The problem is the transit agency runs on U.S. dollars and coins — not kronas, loonies and pesos. While some people try to evade fares altogether, […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim participated in a community forum about a new federal policy allowing the adult children of Filipino World War II veterans to live and work in the U.S. When the U.S. entered World War II, the Philippines, which at the time was a U.S. Commonwealth, became an […]

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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

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Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

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Seattle officially expresses regret

Seattle officially expresses regret

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed the Chinese Resolution on Aug. 14, which expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. The resolution also recognizes the past and continuing contributions of the Chinese to Seattle and reaffirms the City’s commitment to the civil rights of all […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

NAPACSL annual meeting in Seattle

NAPACSL annual meeting in Seattle

The National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators (NAPACSL) Annual Meeting convened during the National Conference of State Legislatures annual Summit, Sunday, Aug. 2. NAPACSL brings together state legislators and legislative staff to discuss issues that concern the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population. The Annual Meeting agenda reflected the current state of […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

The Hill selects Englund as one of “50 Most Beautiful”

The Hill selects Englund as one of “50 Most Beautiful”

Jinyoung Lee Englund, a University of Washington graduate, was recently selected as one of the “2015 50 Most Beautiful” by The Hill. She began her policy work in Mozambique, where she worked after graduating from UW. When she came home, she wanted to address the kind of poverty she’d seen overseas. She ran a Republican […]

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Su Hua Te to open Taiwanese restaurant in Indonesia

Su Hua Te to open Taiwanese restaurant in Indonesia

Former owner of Seattle’s Shanghai Garden and Gourmet Noodle Bowl Restaurant Chef Su Hua Te and his wife Lily Kusumo have moved to Indonesia to open a Taiwanese restaurant. Originally from Taiwan, Su said there are many types of Chinese food in Indonesia, but not Taiwanese cuisine. His wife Lily, who is of Chinese descent, […]

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First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

Create World America and Daniels Real Estate Company announced Aug. 17 that they have broken ground on the Mirador in downtown Bellevue.  Located at 1019- 103rd street, it will be a contemporary, six-story, 162 unit apartment home located in the retail district of Bellevue.  The Mirador apartment is the first phase of a residential project […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Port of Seattle investigating offensive email comments

Port of Seattle investigating offensive email comments

The Port of Seattle is currently undergoing investigation of alleged email comments between two employees. The emails contained references to the port commissioner who was called an “idiot” and “puppet” by the airport staff. There was also reference to one of the African American business owners as a “thug.” The following are the public statements […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

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