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Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay will expand (and celebrate!)

Hing Hay Park is a focal point and one of the premier gathering spaces in the Chinatown-International District.  Hing Hay literally translates to “pleasurable gatherings.” On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate Hing Hay Park at 423 Maynard Ave. S. before construction begins for the park […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

Foreign coins from six continents show up in fare boxes

By Eric Stevick The Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Fiji showed up the other day. It is the latest currency to land in the Everett Transit fare box. The problem is the transit agency runs on U.S. dollars and coins — not kronas, loonies and pesos. While some people try to evade fares altogether, […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Family reunification for Filipino “veteranos”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim participated in a community forum about a new federal policy allowing the adult children of Filipino World War II veterans to live and work in the U.S. When the U.S. entered World War II, the Philippines, which at the time was a U.S. Commonwealth, became an […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

Create World America and Daniels Real Estate Company announced Aug. 17 that they have broken ground on the Mirador in downtown Bellevue.  Located at 1019- 103rd street, it will be a contemporary, six-story, 162 unit apartment home located in the retail district of Bellevue.  The Mirador apartment is the first phase of a residential project […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Untold stories of a humble hero — Gathering to celebrate and remember Donnie Chin’s contribution

Untold stories of a humble hero — Gathering to celebrate and remember Donnie Chin’s contribution

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In the honor of Donnie Chin, who was killed in the line of fire last month, amazing stories were shared with more than 800 people on Aug. 15 in Chinatown. Although much has been reported in the media about Chin, a hero, protector, and savior of the International District […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 35, Profiles, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Mike Fong is Murray’s new chief of staff — Highest-ranking Chinese American in mayoral staff

Mike Fong is Murray’s new chief of staff — Highest-ranking Chinese American in mayoral staff

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Mike Fong has been appointed as Mayor Ed Murray’s Chief of Staff, who will plan and oversee the daily operations of the mayor’s office. Fong is the first Asian American chief of staff in the City’s history. Born in Spokane, Fong, 38, was Deputy Director of Mayor Ed Murray’s […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was standing room only at Monday afternoon’s Seattle City Council meeting, moderated by Councilmember Tim Burgess. The majority present was there to protest Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s initiative to ban hookah lounges/bars throughout Seattle. The chamber was filled with loyal customers, lounge owners, community activists, and even health […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Viet Wah MLK location closes

Viet Wah MLK location closes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 9, Viet Wah Superfoods was permanently closed for business at the location on 6040 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle. Fifty people are out of work at the store of 24,000 sq. ft., specializing in Asian groceries. High rent […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Doctor, lawyer…but why not firefighter? — Firefighter opportunities available in Seattle

Doctor, lawyer…but why not firefighter? — Firefighter opportunities available in Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Preston Bhang is a pioneer in the city of Seattle.  He was the first Korean American firefighter for the Seattle Fire Department.  Bhang retired two years ago but still promotes the job he served for over 4 decades and encourages Asian Pacific Islanders to take advantage of the current […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Counting the votes

Initial votes are in. As of August 5 voting  preliminary tallies for King County Asian American primary candidates are: Seattle District 2 Bruce Harrell 62.15% Seattle District 3 Kshwama Sawant 49.90% Pamela Banks 35.29% Seattle District 5 Debadutta Dash 5.54% City of Bothell, Council Position No. 6 John Lee 28.69% Hira Singh 27.50% City of […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

“We shouldn’t bury our history” — Seattle officially announces regrets

“We shouldn’t bury our history” — Seattle officially announces regrets

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution August 3 that expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. “We shouldn’t bury our history,” said Councilmember Nick Licata, the legislation’s sponsor. “Discriminatory policies ripple from the past and still affect Chinese communities today.” As a […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

Aegis Gardens unlocks hidden Chinese history

Aegis Gardens unlocks hidden Chinese history

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Unexpected history was revealed July 30 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Gardens, which will be the first Chinese retirement home in Washington state. Why was the city of Newcastle picked? Some factors might be that it is one of the highest-income areas in our state, ranked one of […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

Crackdown on controversial hookah lounges — Questions, and hopefully, answers

Crackdown on controversial hookah lounges — Questions, and hopefully, answers

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly There has been community concern about the presence of hookah bars and lounges in the International District and throughout other Seattle neighborhoods recently, due to the shooting of community figurehead Donnie Chin in late July. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced August 3 that the “City will step up enforcement against […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

No more whispers — Doris Jeong raises awareness of little people in our community

No more whispers — Doris Jeong raises awareness of little people in our community

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When Doris Jeong was four years old, the doctors diagnosed her with “unknown skeletal dysplasia,” which is the medical term for dwarfism. Today, she is 26 years old and 3’8”. Jeong was born in South Korea, but her parents immigrated to the Pacific Northwest when she was six months […]

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Murray’s move surprises the Asian community — Donnie Chin’s death triggers change

Murray’s move surprises the Asian community — Donnie Chin’s death triggers change

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If there was any lasting impact residing from Donnie Chin’s murder (aside from permanent sorrow), it would be the city’s decision to shut down Seattle’s hookah bars with a new ordinance. It will be an ordinance that affects all 11 hookah bars in Seattle. That’s not what the Asian […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 33, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

Poof! Alibaba likely not settling in Seattle

Poof! Alibaba likely not settling in Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will not make its U.S. headquarters in Seattle according to a recent report. Despite the company shopping for space in Bellevue, a company spokesperson indicated that it would not be moving its U.S. headquarters which is currently located in San Mateo, California. The company’s founder, […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 33, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The sun was out and the sky was blue on the day of June 20th. It was the beginning of summer and the local Seattleites and others from surrounding areas, including Sylvia Park and her brother from Gig Harbor, were ready for the warmth and sunshine. A crowd was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

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