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Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bruises and broken bones are just some of the visible signs seen in human trafficking victims. They accompany less visible and more tragic results such as psychological and emotional trauma and even death. Sister Mary John Mananzan visited Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on May 18 as the keynote speaker […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory.  Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

Sevadars serves! — Local nonprofit offers meals and more to the community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you go to Occidental Park in Pioneer Square on a Saturday morning, you will be greeted by long lines and dedicated volunteers. The long lines are for the food. And the volunteers are part of Sevadars, a nonprofit group that serves free meals to the community. Apparently, the meals […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 23, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

Will Okamoto run again?

Will Okamoto run again?

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Councilmember John Okamoto invited the ethnic media for a question-and-answer session May 15. Okamoto was recently appointed as councilmember as a replacement for Sally Clark’s seat. The appointment is unusual because Okamoto will not be able to re-apply for re-election after his seven-month term. Q: What do you hope […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 22, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Vietnamese puppetry comes back to Seattle

Vietnamese puppetry comes back to Seattle

The 1,000 year-old folk art form of water puppetry spins the traditional stories and folk melodies of Vietnam into a lavish, over-the-top spectacle: multi-colored phoenixes and copper turtles, fantastical jumping fish, pirouetting dragons spouting water. The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre of Saigon is performing  alongside the 7-member orchestra Rup Tung Cack, the Vietnamese description […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

A mission to create hope through planning — Filipino American develops new environments and inspiration

A mission to create hope through planning — Filipino American develops new environments and inspiration

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Raldi Formantes fights poverty. He designs highly imaginative and habitable places around the world, some reflect hope to the world’s poorest people and those seeking a more prosperous future. Formantes, 53, of Redmond, likes the Benjamin Franklin saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” as […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 21, Profiles, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Demolition, but development — Hing Hay Park will expand

Demolition, but development — Hing Hay Park will expand

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Renovation is underway in the International District. The iconic Hing Hay Park, located on the corner of Maynard and King St. (423 Maynard Ave) will be getting a makeover. The existing park will be expanded and developed due to the demolition of the adjacent post office site, which was acquired […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 21, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

It’s a volley! — Chinese American street volleyball documentary hits cable

It’s a volley! — Chinese American street volleyball documentary hits cable

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ursula Liang’s “labor of love,” 9-Man, which documents the Chinese American sport of street volleyball has received critical acclaim. We first covered the documentary in December 2012. Since then, the film and its makers have traveled the country showing it at various festivals and receiving awards. The film was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 21, Profiles, Sports, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

PICTORIAL: This month, it’s all about heritage — API Heritage celebration at the Seattle Center Armory May 3

PICTORIAL: This month, it’s all about heritage — API Heritage celebration at the Seattle Center Armory May 3

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Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

There is no limit — “Rising Stars” serving our community

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation is proud to honor women who have made significant impact and contributions to our community. Here is a selection of our “Rising Stars” who will be honored Friday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. Zenzile Brooks, PhD, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Nan-Hui Jo’s trials and tribulations — Conviction lowered, but still a possibility of deportation

Nan-Hui Jo’s trials and tribulations — Conviction lowered, but still a possibility of deportation

By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly On April 28, the judge in Nan-Hui Jo’s child abduction case rejected the motion to dismiss the guilty verdict against her, and sentenced Jo to 175 days of jail (counted as time served) and three years probation. A jury found Jo guilty of child abduction in March — despite errors […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 20, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Earlier this year, Sean Jen quit his job at a consulting firm to start his own Taiwanese food truck. One of the few of its kind in Seattle, Jen wanted to honor his heritage as well as the food he enjoyed most. Growing up, food was very important to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 20, Food, Profiles, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

Susumu Ito’s 95-year journey — Congressional Gold Medal war hero, cell biologist, Harvard teacher, reflects on wonderful life

Susumu Ito’s 95-year journey — Congressional Gold Medal war hero, cell biologist, Harvard teacher, reflects on wonderful life

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Susumu Ito constantly carried three things with him during his tour of duty in World War II: a bible with a medal shield, his camera, and a Senninbari. The latter item is a Japanese strip of cloth decorated with 1,000 stitches which is made by women when men go […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 20, Profiles, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

Forced to f lee — Young Burmese refugees share their stories

Forced to f lee — Young Burmese refugees share their stories

By Lauren Pongan Northwest Asian Weekly Note: This article uses the name “Burma,” rather than its recognized name of “Myanmar,” in order to reflect the preferences of panelists and presenters from the event. “Before we start, can everyone please move down to the front?” Sumyat Thu asked the audience at last week’s event, April 22, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/81 Comment

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Gin Foo Yee, owner of Gin’s Construction, changed his destiny, defying odds because he knew he was the master of his own fate and creator of his own luck. When Yee first came to America at the age of 22 in 1987, his immediate concern was one of survival. […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Cheated — Fighting scams targeting minorities and ethnic neighborhoods

Cheated — Fighting scams targeting minorities and ethnic neighborhoods

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Con artists and their deceptive tactics continue to get vulnerable immigrants to hand over their cash. New America Media teamed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and got law enforcement officials and community advocates to come together for a press conference billed as “Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Okamoto wins interim City Council seat

Okamoto wins interim City Council seat

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The City Council has found a replacement for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. John Okamoto was voted in April 27. He was supported by Sally Bagshaw, Tom Rasmussen,  Bruce Harrell, Jean Godden, and Tim Burgess. The other API candidates vying for the position included Sharon Maeda and […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 19, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle

Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Recently, two nationally recognized politicians made a surprise trip to Seattle. What do Jeb Bush, a Republican, (yes, infamous Florida governor, now possibly a potential contender for Presidency) and Ed Lee, a Democrat, (and currently mayor of San Francisco) have in common? Not really except some quirky, interesting connections—both […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 19, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

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