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Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — A man fatally shot his adult daughter and a teenage granddaughter on Monday night at a south Seattle home, then killed himself, Seattle police said. An unharmed 10-year-old boy was able to call 911 and report the shooting.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Top Contributors: NAAAP breaks the bamboo ceiling

Top Contributors: NAAAP breaks the bamboo ceiling

By Alice Day NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Professional development,” “networking,” and “community service” are the three pillars of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP),  a nonprofit, professional organization with more than 25 chapters in the United States and Canada.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 45, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 45, Health, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

By Steven Metcalf Northwest Asian Weekly Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 45, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Awarding diversity at the top

Awarding diversity at the top

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Nine honorees were recognized Oct. 18 for their great accomplishments in the community as well as

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 44, Profiles, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

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

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