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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

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

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

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news.

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

Singles mingle at the Central Library

Singles mingle at the Central Library

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Central Library held its first Singles’ Dating Workshop and Dance on Aug. 2.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 33, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Authorities in Carlton complex, located in the north-central part of Washington in Okanogan County, are

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 32, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old. Taken from his native country, he was adopted by a family in the United States that did not speak Korean. He spoke no English at the time. Naylor’s adopted […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Reach for progress: API transgenders navigate life after transition

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Part 2 of a 2-part series Post-op or pre-op are oft used labels placed on transgenders, but for Gwen Yeh and others in the trans* community, the process of transitioning rarely centers around surgery.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/251 Comment

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance. 

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Council member supports redistricting of Seattle — O’Brien believes new change emphasizes community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council could face radical change in leadership under a new redristricting plan set in place by voters. Starting in 2015, Seattle will elect a majority of City Council members by district.  Seven of the nine councilmembers will be elected by district and two will remain at-large […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) has received a contract from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research and understand the challenges that Asian American family caregivers face.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

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