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Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song, a long-time community leader and founder of the Federal Way Mission Church Preschool, announced her candidacy for State Senate in the 30th Legislative District. Song is running as a Democrat. Song is endorsed by State Senator Tracey Eide, Federal Way City Councilmember Dini Duclos, House Speaker Frank Chopp, and State Senator and Democratic […]

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/251 Comment

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 17, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Four beauties wearing their crowns and native costumes — all sharing the same surname

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 16, Profiles, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/181 Comment

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Atop the roof of the Space Needle on April 2, the Seattle Reign FC unveiled its new “kits,” a soccer term for uniforms, for the 2014 season.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 16, Profiles, Sports, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Raising funds for $21 million reconciliation park is not easy

Raising funds for $21 million reconciliation park is not easy

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Recent efforts to raise awareness and funding for the Tacoma Chinese Garden

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly While the cost of living and CEO compensation packages continue to rise, many

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 15, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US

By Polly Keary The Monroe Monitor She wanted her son to know.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 13, Profiles, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 13, Profiles, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race

By Nina Huang and Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Two Democratic Asian Americans have announced plans

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of March 10, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an eager

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Creator of landmark buildings elevated to  top-level architect group

Creator of landmark buildings elevated to top-level architect group

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Ming Zhang’s heart is both cultivated and enriched, qualities that the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright once said makes for a great architect.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 11, Profiles, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

Hirabayashi medal comes home

Hirabayashi medal comes home

By Sue Misao NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Gordon Hirabayashi’s heroic journey began at the University of Washington, where he was

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 10, Profiles, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

Women honored for healthcare service

Women honored for healthcare service

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

ID printing business closes after 26 years — Owner said he has achieved American Dream

ID printing business closes after 26 years — Owner said he has achieved American Dream

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 09, Profiles, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Hirabayashi family will donate Medal of Freedom to UW

Hirabayashi family will donate Medal of Freedom to UW

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 09, Profiles, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Kaori Nakamura: retiring dancer was truly a ‘dream come true’

Kaori Nakamura: retiring dancer was truly a ‘dream come true’

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Graceful, light, strong, and fierce — that’s how Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Kaori Nakamura is described by fellow dancer Jonathan Porretta.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Features 08, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Korean businesses booted from the Exchange Building

Korean businesses booted from the Exchange Building

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The line at The Original Deli in downtown Seattle is usually full of businessmen and women grabbing

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Posted in Business, Features, Features 08, Food, Profiles, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Feb. 4 that Satya Nadella is the company’s new CEO. Nadella, who was born in Hyderabad, India, has been with Microsoft for 22 years. He previously held the position of executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 07, Profiles, Technology, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/141 Comment

Women are vital to the Puget Sound area’s outstanding healthcare services

Women are vital to the Puget Sound area’s outstanding healthcare services

Compiled by Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle and its surrounding areas are nationally and internationally renowned for top-caliber

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 06, Profiles, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

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