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

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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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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Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two martial arts events will be held on the same day, one at the University of Washington and one at the Asian Resource

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

Panel discusses business opportunities

Panel discusses business opportunities

Business Opportunities in Washington,” a panel luncheon hosted by the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, was

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Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly King County voters have decided who will be in the general election. There were ten API candidates in the running.

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

Is it funny or is it racist?

Is it funny or is it racist?

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.

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

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

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

Playing pianos in our parks

Playing pianos in our parks

Have you see the piano at Hing Hay Park? It’s part of Pianos in the Parks, where 20

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Children’s book about World War II to be released

Children’s book about World War II to be released

Kirby Larson, children’s author, is releasing a new book on Aug. 26. The story is about a girl named Mitsi Kashino being separated from her dog Dash when her family is sent to incarceration camp during World War II. The story follows her life in the camp while she still hopes to be reunited with […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Children of Marines receive scholarships

Children of Marines receive scholarships

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) hosted a reception on July 30 at the

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Book on history of protests in China released

Book on history of protests in China released

Jessica Chen Weiss, born and raised in Seattle, has written a book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, about the history of anti-foreign protests in China from 1985 to 2012. Weiss has interviewed over 170 people for this book and has spent about 14 months on field research. Powerful Patriots discusses anti-foreign protests […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

Christina Park has started her own law firm, Park Business Law, located on 1001 4th

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Update on “The Mikado”: Conversation ensues

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society closed their production of “The Mikado,” but the conversation on its implied racism has just begun.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/153 Comments

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A recent launch of a video game featuring mixed martial arts fighters entitled “EA Sports:

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

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