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“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

Reach for progress: API transgenders navigate life after transition

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Part 2 of a 2-part series Post-op or pre-op are oft used labels placed on transgenders, but for Gwen Yeh and others in the trans* community, the process of transitioning rarely centers around surgery.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/251 Comment

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance. 

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Council member supports redistricting of Seattle — O’Brien believes new change emphasizes community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council could face radical change in leadership under a new redristricting plan set in place by voters. Starting in 2015, Seattle will elect a majority of City Council members by district.  Seven of the nine councilmembers will be elected by district and two will remain at-large […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) has received a contract from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research and understand the challenges that Asian American family caregivers face.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Murray addresses crime concerns

Murray addresses crime concerns

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Murray called for an ethnic media press conference to introduce Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole at City Hall on June 25. However, Murray later cancelled O’Toole’s participation “due to a last minute schedule change” two hours before the conference was to begin. Instead, Murray spoke and took […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the

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Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

New delights for Dragon Fest

New delights for Dragon Fest

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly The 39th annual Dragon Fest is coming to the International District July 12 and July 13, with several new events, including a food walk, performances, a night market, Sakura Con, and a Recycling Fashion Contest.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 28, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas.

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Posted in Business, Features, Features 28, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

8 things you may not know about George Takei

8 things you may not know about George Takei

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.)

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 28, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

By Francesca Fabile Minas Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/41 Comment

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS (Part 3) — Local Cambodian men facing deportation for crimes committed when young

NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS (Part 3) — Local Cambodian men facing deportation for crimes committed when young

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Part 1 Part 2 Rithy Yin, 33, pointed toward his church, Victory Outreach Church, from the kitchen of his sister and brother-in-law’s townhouse, where he lives with his new wife, Jackie, and stepson, Jacob.

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Posted in Features, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

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