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Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The first memory Benjamin Rainbow has of bicycling is when he was five or six. The

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/241 Comment

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 43, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 43, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 43, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 43, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Renton might not be the biggest city in King County, but its recent groundbreaking ceremony for its $180 million, 4-star Southport Hotel would beat many of Seattle’s high-profile development projects in style and fanfare.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Diversity at the top — Brad Miyake steers City of Bellevue

Diversity at the top — Brad Miyake steers City of Bellevue

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Organized chaos.”  

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 42, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Diversity at the top — Andy Hwang gets to be the man in blue

Diversity at the top — Andy Hwang gets to be the man in blue

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When Andy Hwang was a kid growing up in Olympia, listening to the blare of sirens

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 42, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Washington Place groundbreaking

Washington Place groundbreaking

Washington Place, a 19-story construction in Tukwila, broke ground Sept. 25. The $120 million tower will be one of the largest in South King County. The project has been in development since October 2010. It will be in the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Meet the new neighbors — Nickelsville homeless camp moves to the ID

Meet the new neighbors — Nickelsville homeless camp moves to the ID

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly I walk down a deserted street toward the Nickelsville homeless camp. I am a small woman, I am wearing a large camera, and I am alone.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 41, Profiles, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Diversity at the top: Mary Knell

Diversity at the top: Mary Knell

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Hardworking. Persistent. Collaborative. These are just some of the adjectives that describe Mary Knell.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 41, Profiles, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Mentoring and Wisdom:  Women of Color Empowered

Mentoring and Wisdom: Women of Color Empowered

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly­ Behind every successful person stands a series of mentors. Whether it is providing advice on office politics or an endorsement for a job promotion, mentors play a pivotal role in the development of

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

Helping Link celebrates its 21st anniversary gala

Helping Link celebrates its 21st anniversary gala

For Helping Link, a nonprofit based out of Chinatown/International District, this is a time for reflection. The nonprofit is on the brink of their anniversary and getting ready to celebrate their achievements for the local Vietnamese community, as well as their clients and volunteers.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

By Cari Murotani Northwest Asian Weekly The fact that women ask Gene Moy to dance is not surprising, considering he knows all the steps to the various ballroom styles and has good rhythm. Moy dances several times a week and drives to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 40, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

“Find it, Fix it” attracts crowds and questions

“Find it, Fix it” attracts crowds and questions

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Over a hundred people showed up for Mayor Ed Murray’s “Find it, Fix it” International District community walk last Thursday. There was a combination of residents, business owners, community leaders, and media.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 39, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 39, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 39, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. 17 at China Harbor Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased by calling […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/191 Comment

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