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“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

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Diversity at the top — Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Diversity at the top — Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

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 | 8/16-8/221 Comment

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 | 8/9-8/153 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

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