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Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned

Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned

Donnie Chin, executive director of the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), passed away July 23, after being shot before 3 a.m. at 8th Ave. S. between S. Lane St. and Weller St. in the Chinatown International District. Chin’s service in the I.D. was usually a one-man show, patrolling in the ID. For the past decade, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/311 Comment

Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history

Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will introduce a resolution July 29 that expresses regret for the anti-Chinese legislation and riots in the 1800s. The resolution acknowledges the contributions of Chinese to Seattle, and reaffirms the City’s commitment to civil rights of all people. “The early Chinese contributed greatly to the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Mariners hold Filipino Night

Mariners hold Filipino Night

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Mariners held a Filipino Heritage Night on Thursday, June 18th at Safeco Field against the San Francisco Giants.  Several sections of Safeco Field were dedicated for those honoring Filipino Heritage.  In addition, fans that purchased tickets for the night received T-Shirts with the Filipino flag colors. Sheila […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Canton Alley will get a makeover — Paved streets, lanterns, and pedestrians welcome

Canton Alley will get a makeover — Paved streets, lanterns, and pedestrians welcome

Let’s use our alleys. This is the message Seattle residents and businesses are emoting, and on top of the list for a makeover is the Canton Alley in the Chinatown International District. And why not? A makeover will allow residents  in the ID and tourists easier accessibility to Canton Alley’s illustrious history, will promote tourism, […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Shilla love triangle scandal — Prominent Seattle restaurant owner accused of being “ringleader” in kidnapping and beating case

Shilla love triangle scandal — Prominent Seattle restaurant owner accused of being “ringleader” in kidnapping and beating case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle restaurant owner Scott Koh and three of his employees were arrested late last month on charges of kidnapping and beating a man identified as the lover of Koh’s estranged wife.  King County Prosecutors described Koh as the “ringleader” of a calculated plot to harm Chris McMonagle.  However, many […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Seattle to host CACA national convention

Seattle to host CACA national convention

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The small Seattle chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) has surprised many with its boldness and drive to host the national convention on Aug. 6-9 for the first time in the Emerald City. “We were the newest and smallest chapter of CACA two years ago,” said Maxine […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Profiles, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

PICTORIAL: Trash to treasure — Contests and crowds at 2015 Dragon Fest

PICTORIAL: Trash to treasure — Contests and crowds at 2015 Dragon Fest

Visitors to the Dragon Fest in Chinatown last weekend were treated to an unusual runway fashion show and contest. What made it unusual? All materials used to create the designs were required to be recycled. The preparation for the show started at the Northwest Asian Weekly office, where it turned into a circus with makeup […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 30, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Farmworkers at Sakuma Berry Farms demand negotiations

Farmworkers at Sakuma Berry Farms demand negotiations

As a result of negotiation between Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Sakuma management in the fields, over 200 farmworkers received punch cards to verify the exact number of pounds picked on a daily basis. The company also agreed to stop the new practice of having workers begin their day in groups of 15 minute intervals. […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly George Nguyen never imagined he would be running grocery stores and food distribution businesses along the west and north coast in the U.S. Nguyen left by boat from Vietnam, in 1979, the age of 19, with pretty much nothing, including his devoted wife, which he had been married to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Pao polarizes — Public split on interim CEO of Reddit

Pao polarizes — Public split on interim CEO of Reddit

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly If there is controversy in the tech industry, the name Ellen Pao seems to follow. Pao, the interim CEO of social media news site Reddit, is under fire yet again.  An online petition is requesting that she be removed from the company. Over 162,000 people have signed a petition […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Documentary discusses caregiving of Filipino American elders  — Major General Antonio Taguba serves as mentor

Documentary discusses caregiving of Filipino American elders — Major General Antonio Taguba serves as mentor

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly After a 34-year career in the military, he had time to think about his next course in life: being a civilian who shares life lessons learned. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, 64, is the second U.S. citizen born in the Philippines to attain the rank of general. Retired in […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Walk for Rice  — Bringing community together to fight hunger for 25 years

Walk for Rice — Bringing community together to fight hunger for 25 years

By ACRS Over a thousand community members came together on Saturday, June 27 for the annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice, benefiting the ACRS Food Bank. Every year, the Walk draws approximately 1,000 community members who become fundraisers and take part in a community event featuring cultural celebrations and a 2.5 […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Dragon Fest 2015

Dragon Fest 2015

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 28, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 27, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

By Tom Vu Special for Northwest Asian Weekly It was a joyous moment June 22 that the Seattle City council passed the resolution to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for the Seattle’s Vietnamese community. Kshama Sawant voted against it with two full pages of argument.  She had strong arguments though.  […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 27, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The end of the school year brings joy for many as the weather and time with family and friends brings a much-needed rest from a long school year.  Two recent tragedies reflect the concern with youth suicide.  As friends, family, and teachers mourn and grieve the losses, one wonders […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 27, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights

“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights

By Sharon Lee Special for Northwest Asian Weekly This is the first time I will not be calling my dad and sending him a card on Father’s Day. It is hard to express this sad and empty feeling from losing a parent.  Luke T. Lee passed away suddenly in January at age 91 from Parkinson’s […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 26, Profiles, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/261 Comment

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole.  Sugiyama went on to say that there […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 26, Profiles, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Reusing those extra papers is chic — Fashion recycling contest coming up!

Reusing those extra papers is chic — Fashion recycling contest coming up!

Do you have extra papers lying around and have an urge to create something? The Northwest Asian Weekly will be hosting its annual fashion recycling contest on July 11. Here’s what some of our stylish community members had to say to get you motivated to recycle (and also look good in the process): “Eco-chic?  Yes!  […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Asian Hall of Fame inducts 4 new members — UFC Fighter, “Black Widow” among the selections

Asian Hall of Fame inducts 4 new members — UFC Fighter, “Black Widow” among the selections

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Robert Chinn Foundation inducted 4 new members to its Asian Hall of Fame for 2015.  UFC Fighter Benson Henderson, billiards aficionado Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee, Dancing with the Stars judge Carie Ann Inaba, and NBC News anchor Betty Nguyen were inducted at a ceremony at The Fairmont […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 25, Profiles, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

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