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Fraud — Wife indicted and husband at large

The ex-wife of a former Chinese official was arrested today in Newcastle, Washington, on charges that she and her former husband fraudulently obtained visas to enter the United States through the immigrant investor program and laundered money to purchase property in Washington state. Shilan Zhao 51, of Newcastle, Washington, and her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao 51, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Wing Luke’s 90th birthday — Celebration reveals fascinating history

Wing Luke’s 90th birthday — Celebration reveals fascinating history

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that the late Wing Luke, the first Asian American Seattle city councilman, started the preservation of the Pike Place Market campaign even though no history book credited him for it? How did he win his enemies over? Why did he remain unmarried? What did he do […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 13, Profiles, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Building a history for immigrants

Building a history for immigrants

By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For Patsy O’Connell, founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, this project is a long time coming. After nearly 20 years, she is hoping for a slam-dunk development that will leave an imprint not only in Tacoma, but in the whole Puget Sound Region. A new 390,000 […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 13, Profiles, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Local Seattle sushi chef beats Bobby Flay on national TV

Local Seattle sushi chef beats Bobby Flay on national TV

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Local chef Taichi Kitamura, owner and chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura appeared on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show on March 5. It was a packed house at Tini Bigs Lounge for the viewing party of “Beat Bobby Flay” where folks gathered to watch and support Kitamura as he […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Food, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Checkmate! – Nakamura wins and Seattle kids learn chess

Checkmate! – Nakamura wins and Seattle kids learn chess

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that one of the best chess players in the world is American? Japanese American Hikaru Nakamura is known as a chess grandmaster at only 27 years of age. Nakamura’s success underscores the success and popularity the game of chess has among Asian Americans. Born in Japan, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Toyota of Kirkland facing racial discrimination charges

Toyota of Kirkland facing racial discrimination charges

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Ruhul Kayshel in Kirkland, is suing a former employer for discriminatory practices at Toyota of Kirkland. Kayshel , who is of Indian descent, is suing Toyota of Kirkland and the O’Brien Auto Group for discriminatory practices against their employees and customers. “One of our area’s biggest car dealerships is […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

By Upasana Kone Northwest Asian Weekly Nothing brings out the vibrancy of India like the festival of Holi. The festival represents India in its true sense, representing its colorful culture and ethos. Holi heralds the arrival of the spring season with great fervor as people smear and throw colored powder and water at each other. […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Tradition, rituals, memories — Elders in Seattle: “Chinese New Year is always a big deal”

Tradition, rituals, memories — Elders in Seattle: “Chinese New Year is always a big deal”

By Nicole Francois Northwest Asian Weekly Nine layers in a Shanghai teacake; it takes a whole day just to make them. Ellen Kam and Teresa Oh sit together with friends at The Lakeshore retirement community in south Seattle reveling in Lunar New Year delicacies and traditions of past and present. Ms. Kam grew up in […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Nominate!: Bamboo Award for Health — Nominations now being accepted to recognize and honor strong advocates for International Community Health Services

Nominate!: Bamboo Award for Health — Nominations now being accepted to recognize and honor strong advocates for International Community Health Services

  International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Bamboo Award for Health, to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission. The nominations will be accepted until March 6. The award will be presented at the ICHS Bloom Gala on […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Beyond McCleary — Education opportunity: Equal but Unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gap

Beyond McCleary — Education opportunity: Equal but Unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gap

By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Drums beat and cymbals crash. Lion dancers move in sinuous steps, leap and kick to a rapt audience. Last weekend, The Bellevue Collection celebrated the Year of the Ram with its third annual Lunar New Year festival. The event started with a performance by the South Puget Sound Chinese […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Google employees, their family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 18th at its Kirkland campus. Employees took time from their busy days to join in celebrating the Year of the Sheep.  There were lots of young children dressed in customary Chinese dress, most in red signifying […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

  Hindus nationwide are concerned after two incidents—roughing-up of a Hindu grandfather by police in Madison (Alabama) on February six resulting in partial paralysis and then scrawling of “GET OUT” on Bothell (Washington) Hindu Temple wall discovered on February 15—happened in a span of ten days. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

The host nation for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome was Pakistan.  There was a presentation of the Pakistan national anthem, and a feature cultural show. The Stage Mistress of Ceremony was Cheryl Lee of the University of Washington.  Festivities included a variety of performances from schools and societies […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

By Shane McMahon Northwest Asian Weekly As a crowd gathered on King Street, lettuce and firecrackers hung from the front of a building, two pairs of children in lion costumes prepared to dance, and the celebration of the Year of the Sheep was ready to start. On Feb. 7 the Wing Luke Museum provided Seattle’s […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a gala on Feb. 6. <!–more–> The Chinese Student Association (CSA) put on the 48th annual gala. CSA is a student organization at UW that is “dedicated toward improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Bellevue will be celebrating the new year! — The Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year festival. This year, the family-friendly excitement includes nearly forty different performances including lion dancing, tai chi, traditional Chinese music, wushu (or kung fu), mask dancing, peacock dancing, and Chinese opera, and many others. For good luck, dim sum purveyor, Din […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Publix Hotel groundbreaking

Publix Hotel groundbreaking

  There was a groundbreaking February 9th  in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Women in male-dominated careers — Making a difference

Women in male-dominated careers — Making a difference

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, Feb. 6, at the China Harbor Restaurant, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hosted a luncheon to honor female professionals who are making a difference by working in male-dominated careers. This occasion marked the 20th anniversary of the organization. Tanye Jimale, the first  African American to graduate from […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

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