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Two more lawsuits filed against Ride the Ducks

SEATTLE (AP) — Two more lawsuits have been filed against a Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash in September. Yuta Masumoto and Mazda Hutapea filed lawsuits this week against Ride the Ducks in King County Superior Court. A crash Sept. 24 killed five international college students when a re-purposed military “duck boat” swerved […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Doctor accused of killing partner, attorneys may link cough syrup

Doctor accused of killing partner, attorneys may link cough syrup

SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for a doctor charged with aggravated murder may argue that their client was suffering from cough-syrup induced psychosis, which led him to kill his partner and toddler son in 2011. Dr. Louis Chen, 43, is accused of fatally stabbing 29-year-old Eric Cooper and 2-year-old Cooper Chen, whose bodies were found inside […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Missing persons alert

Missing persons alert

Bellevue Police is attempting to locate two missing and endangered persons.  Dan Li, 41, left his Bellevue Residence Dec. 22 around 9:30 a.m. with his 14 year-old daughter Cindy Fu.  According to Bellevue Police, Li left a note at the residence stating that he was never returning home. The department also reported that Li is bipolar […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 53 | 12/26/2015-1/1/20160 Comments

Kin On celebrates a community of dedicated volunteers

Kin On celebrates a community of dedicated volunteers

Kin On Health Care Center held its Annual Volunteers Appreciation Dinner at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant on Dec. 8. Over 200 volunteers and guests came to celebrate an eventful year at Kin On. Special recognition was given to owners Christine and Omar Lee for sponsoring this event for eight consecutive years. For the past 15 […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

A Bonsai Solstice

The Pacific Bonsai Museum will be hosting its second annual “A Bonsai Solstice” on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to see the trees illuminated in the museum by candlelight. Visitors are invited to “BYOF”– bring your own flashlight! There will be hot chocolate available while taking […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

Downtown Seattle will get its dumplings — Din Tai Fung to open in Pacific Place, its only downtown Seattle location

Madison Marquette announced Dec. 1 that Din Tai Fung will open at Pacific Place in Seattle the summer of 2016. With only six U.S. restaurants, Din Tai Fung will be located in a 9,216 square foot space on level four of the shopping center. Founded in 1958 in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung is one of […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

NAPAWF opposes attacks on Planned Parenthood

Just days after the attack on a Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs, which left three dead and nine wounded, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is expected to push through a budget reconciliation that includes a measure “defunding” Planned Parenthood. The proposed measure would block low-income patients from accessing essential, preventive health care […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

International Special Review District Board election results

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held Nov. 17. Three positions were up for election. Valerie Tran won Position #1 for a District business person, property owner or employee. Herman Setijono won Position #3 for a District resident, tenant or community participant. Carol S. Leong won Position #5 for a […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Puentes — Offering services for undocumented families

There is a new organization in the Seattle area, Puentes, focused on supporting undocumented families. They have partnered with Latino Community Fund, One America, Colectivo Legal del Pueblo, Detention Watch Center, and World Relief-Seattle to carry out their work. Although they are located in Seattle, Puentes serves communities beyond the Seattle city limits. Puentes’ three focus […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship — Book signing and discussion at El Centro de la Raza

Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship — Book signing and discussion at El Centro de la Raza

The Roberto Maestas Youth Leadership Institute will be hosting a book signing and discussion panel on the newly released book: “Gang of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship” at El Centro de la Raza on Wednesday, December 9. The event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. It will be held at the El Centro […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

City-sanctioned homeless encampment opens

SEATTLE (AP) — Residents have started moving in to Seattle’s first-ever permitted homeless encampment. The “Tent City Five Interbay” encampment, which can accommodate up to 80 people, opened Nov. 19. Organizers said they expected the camp to be full by the following week. An encampment in Ballard that can accommodate 50 people was expected to […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

Extending Thanksgiving — Be part of anti-poverty campaign Volunteer with United Way’s free tax campaign

Extending Thanksgiving — Be part of anti-poverty campaign Volunteer with United Way’s free tax campaign

United Way of King County Last year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helped raise 92,000 people above the poverty line in Washington State. The EITC helps alleviate the impact of income taxes by putting an average of $1,500 back into the pockets of those who need it most—but most people don’t even know about […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

Upcoming update on Donnie Chin murder

Upcoming update on Donnie Chin murder

International District icon and Seattle resident Donnie Chin was shot and killed in the early hours of July 23. As the investigation continues, members of Chin’s family and community remain in the dark about the status of the investigation despite a commitment from the Seattle Police Department to provide progress updates. State and local public […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

Regulators: Ride the Ducks unlikely to resume before 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It’s unlikely that Seattle’s Ride the Ducks tour vehicles will be back on the streets before next year. That’s the word from state regulators. Ride the Ducks was shut down after one of its amphibious vehicles collided with a tour bus on the Aurora Bridge on Sept. 24. The crash killed […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Bae’s N.K. ordeal  to be told in book

Bae’s N.K. ordeal to be told in book

SEATTLE (AP) — Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who was detained in North Korea for two years before his release last November, plans to tell his story in a book. The W Publishing Group, an imprint of the Christian publishing firm Thomas Nelson, says “Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea” […]

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Posted in Briefs, On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

AAPI community honors Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

The Seattle Japanese American Citizens League has been working closely with representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe on an event to raise awareness within the AAPI community about the history, heritage and legacy of the Muckleshoot  Indian Tribe. The AAPI and Native American communities have a proud legacy of communion and camaraderie. Throughout history, discriminatory laws and […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 46 | 11/7-11/130 Comments

Kong Yick investment firm awarded 4Culture grant

Kong Yick investment firm awarded 4Culture grant

By Marie Wong Northwest Asian Weekly In late June 2015, King County 4Culture awarded a special project grant to the Kong Yick Investment Company. The funding will produce a planning and restoration study for the West Kong Yick landmark building. It is a first and critical step for rehabilitation. The 4Culture grant is supported by […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 45 | 10/31-11/60 Comments

Cleanup at former Metro site in ID now complete, state regulators report

SEATTLE (AP) — State regulators say an environmental cleanup in Seattle’s International District is now complete. The Department of Ecology says the two-block property can now be removed from the state’s list of contaminated sites because it meets state standards. King County Metro Transit cleaned up contaminated soil and groundwater at its former facility under […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 45 | 10/31-11/60 Comments

“Stop this band, stop this show, Viet Cong has got to go.”

“Stop this band, stop this show, Viet Cong has got to go.”

By Nodyia Fedrick Northwest Asian Weekly These words chanted by dozens, filled the air Friday night during the protest against Canadian-punk band Viet Cong who performed at Neumos in Seattle. “This is a band named after a communist regime that raped and tortured people,” said Tony Vo, one of the protest’s organizers who wanted the […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 44 | 10/24-10/300 Comments

Chinatown power outage affects businesses

Chinatown power outage affects businesses

A power outage hit Chinatown International District on its busy hours last Sunday lunch from noon to after 6 p.m. Several blocks were affected including S. King St., Jackson St., Weller, Maynard Ave. S., and 12th Ave. S. At least 50 businesses were closed during the outage; some opened later when power resumed. Businesses closed […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 43 | 10/17-10/230 Comments

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