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Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office. The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/251 Comment

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Four beauties wearing their crowns and native costumes — all sharing the same surname

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 16, Profiles, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/181 Comment

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Atop the roof of the Space Needle on April 2, the Seattle Reign FC unveiled its new “kits,” a soccer term for uniforms, for the 2014 season.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 16, Profiles, Sports, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Mayor faces ethnic media

Mayor faces ethnic media

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called members of ethnic media to City Hall for a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/114 Comments

Raising funds for $21 million reconciliation park is not easy

Raising funds for $21 million reconciliation park is not easy

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Recent efforts to raise awareness and funding for the Tacoma Chinese Garden

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly While the cost of living and CEO compensation packages continue to rise, many

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 15, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Oso Relief

Oso Relief

Faye Hong, surrounded local leaders in the Chinese Community, representatives, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Bellevue City Councilmember Conrad Lee, and others, presents a check for $16,888 to the United Way of Snohomish County at a ceremony in Hing Hay Park on April 2. It only took five days for Seattle’s Chinese Community to raise the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly   “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 14, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Marijuana is legal, now what?

Marijuana is legal, now what?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly You can buy a bottle of vodka in grocery stores in Washington state now. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a small amount of recreational marijuana from a shop, possibly as early as this summer.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 14, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/41 Comment

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A University Place man, who pleaded guilty last September to federal conspiracy and solicitation charges for attempting to hire assassins to kill his own relatives in Vietnam, will serve 14 years in jail for his crime. Long Van Nguyen, 45, was sentenced on March 13 before the Honorable Robert […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 14, National News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/41 Comment

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

By Polly Keary The Monroe Monitor She wanted her son to know.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 13, Profiles, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 13, Profiles, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Four deportation detainees remain on hunger strike

By Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a fifth day on March 10, with four detainees still protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations. The strike began March 7 when about 750 detainees refused to eat.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

By Nina Huang and Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Two Democratic Asian Americans have announced plans

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of March 10, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an eager

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Senior community plans to study Asian culture

Senior community plans to study Asian culture

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Staying engaged physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually is good for one’s health at any age. This is especially important after retirement.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/211 Comment

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