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Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 6, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly Often, vastly different types of things cannot unite or be in harmony when combined. Music is no exception. However, when it works, the effect can be awe-inspiring. I got to see some cool combinations of different sounds across the world coming together during Celebrate Asia, an annual Asian concert […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

First Hill Streetcar begins service with soft opening and free rides on Jan. 23

First Hill Streetcar begins service with soft opening and free rides on Jan. 23

Travelers on the First Hill Streetcar were able to ride for free on Saturday, Jan. 23, during a promotional service period. Conceived as a link between Seattle’s Link Light Rail at its Capitol Hill station and King Street Station adjacent to the International District, the First Hill Streetcar has undergone testing over the last several […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Bye post office, hello double-sized Hing Hay Park

Bye post office, hello double-sized Hing Hay Park

Demolition has started at the site of the former International District branch of a United States Postal Services (USPS) post office on Sixth Avenue and King Street. (The post office has not moved far. It’s now at 409 Maynard Ave. S.) USPS’s lease expired in 2013. Seattle Parks and Recreation Department had purchased the site […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Jayapal poised for Congress?

Jayapal poised for Congress?

On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 5, Politics, Profiles, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

API leaders tackle local communities’ considerations and concerns at briefing

API leaders tackle local communities’ considerations and concerns at briefing

With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 5, Profiles, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Vietnamese man dead from Jungle shooting

A deadly shooting occurred at a homeless encampment at Airport Way and South Atlantic Street in a greenbelt adjacent to the I-5 freeway, known as The Jungle, on Tuesday night, Jan. 26, around 7:15 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Women bridge builders to be honored Feb. 4

Women bridge builders to be honored Feb. 4

Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) organizes a tri-yearly networking luncheon, “Women of Color Empowered,” a series of events that honors the accomplishments of women leaders. On Thursday, Feb. 4, NWAW’s honorees will come together to share a bit of their knowledge to a crowd at China Harbor Restaurant. This quarter’s theme is “women as bridge builders,” celebrating those who have made divides between diverse spaces smaller. The event will be emcee’d by Margo Myers, of Margo Myers Communications.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

We’re still in print!

We’re still in print!

Thirty-four years of running a newspaper and learning how to turn struggles into miracles

Will newspapers last?

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 4, Profiles, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

NWAW Technology and Innovation Awardee: Naveen Jain — The Elon Musk of the Northwest?

NWAW Technology and Innovation Awardee: Naveen Jain — The Elon Musk of the Northwest?

Naveen Jain is among the most energetic and passionate minds in this region. Outside of California, he is one of a handful of billionaires of Asian descent.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 4, Profiles, Technology, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Strike a pose, a monkey pose — NWAW to hold its first-ever Lunar New Year fashion show Feb. 6

Strike a pose, a monkey pose — NWAW to hold its first-ever Lunar New Year fashion show Feb. 6

Do you like lunar new year activities? Do you like fashion? Do you like monkeys? Do you like creating clothing ensembles featuring monkeys and lunar new year themes?

Well, you are in luck. Northwest Asian Weekly is holding a competition, Celebrate with Style! Year of the Monkey 2016 Fun Fashion Contest and Show.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 3, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

Two more lawsuits filed against Ride the Ducks

SEATTLE (AP) — Two more lawsuits have been filed against a Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash in September. Yuta Masumoto and Mazda Hutapea filed lawsuits this week against Ride the Ducks in King County Superior Court. A crash Sept. 24 killed five international college students when a re-purposed military “duck boat” swerved […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Doctor accused of killing partner, attorneys may link cough syrup

Doctor accused of killing partner, attorneys may link cough syrup

SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for a doctor charged with aggravated murder may argue that their client was suffering from cough-syrup induced psychosis, which led him to kill his partner and toddler son in 2011. Dr. Louis Chen, 43, is accused of fatally stabbing 29-year-old Eric Cooper and 2-year-old Cooper Chen, whose bodies were found inside […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Si Phu held on $2M bail in murder of 14-year-old niece

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County District Court Judge Arthur Chapman found probable cause Wednesday to hold 24-year-old Si Phu on investigation of first-degree murder of 14-year-old Christy Nguyen Phu.  Judge Chapman order bail be set at $2 million. On the afternoon of Sunday, December 6th, Si Phu allegedly burst into Christy’s room […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 53 | 12/26/2015-1/1/20160 Comments

Seattle adopts resolution to support Muslim community

The Seattle City Council adopted a resolution Dec. 14 in support of Seattle’s Muslim community and speaking out against the rise in hateful rhetoric and violence targeting Muslims. “We must never allow a religious test for families seeking refuge in the United States or in Seattle,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “Since our nation was founded, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 53 | 12/26/2015-1/1/20160 Comments

Understanding immigration reform “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” still complicated

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer Choi faces an uncertain future in the United States due to an immigration issue that President Obama attempted to cure but now is muddled in a prolonged legal battle.  Choi, 30, who was born in South Korea but came to the United States with her parents at a […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 53 | 12/26/2015-1/1/20160 Comments

Mayor Murray announces $45 million for affordable housing — Includes $9,950,000 for International District/Chinatown

Mayor Murray announces $45 million for affordable housing — Includes $9,950,000 for International District/Chinatown

Mayor Ed Murray announced Dec. 9 the City of Seattle’s $45 million investment in affordable housing development through the Office of Housing’s Rental Housing Program. Once completed, 809 apartments will house low-income families, youths, seniors, and single adults, some of whom would otherwise be homeless. The “announcement makes a major contribution to building 20,000 affordable […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

Property and business owners encouraged to submit storm damage reports — Online forms and hotline available to record losses

Property and business owners encouraged to submit storm damage reports — Online forms and hotline available to record losses

Flooding, wind, and landslides from recent storms have impacted residents and businesses across King County. Those who suffered property damage or other losses in the storm may be eligible for assistance to get their property back in order. Eligibility is determined through a damage assessment process which takes into account the total reported losses within […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber drivers unionize

Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber drivers unionize

By Phuong Le Associated Press Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. Supporters erupted into cheers after the City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the legislation, which is seen as a test case […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

Surviving the aftermath — Dealing with the wake of the Ride the Ducks disaster

Surviving the aftermath — Dealing with the wake of the Ride the Ducks disaster

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Injured international students from the Ride the Ducks accident on the Aurora Bridge will be given private insurance plans if they lose student health coverage during prolonged medical leaves, state officials said last Friday. Phuong Dinh, 18, is at the Seattle Keiro Nursing Home. She suffered a broken leg […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 52, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

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