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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

Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers

Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.

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

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 05, Profiles, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Lan Pham — Connecting the dots with the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Lan Pham — Connecting the dots with the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 04, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Mona Locke’s new appointment

Mona Locke’s new appointment

Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 04, Names in the News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

The fire still burns — Seattle honors the firefighters who died in the Pang Factory fire

The fire still burns — Seattle honors the firefighters who died in the Pang Factory fire

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 150 people attended the ceremony honoring the death of the four firemen who risked their

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 03, Profiles, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Funny in translation: Japanese comedian tackles U.S. audiences

Funny in translation: Japanese comedian tackles U.S. audiences

By Jason Cruz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It’s not often that a comedian brings drawings of a Japanese toilet seat on stage. But Kaori Takamura has a fearless brand of comedy. Kaori, as she is known on stage, has been entertaining comedy crowds for five years and is making inroads into the United States. Takamura was […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 52, Profiles, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 52, Profiles, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Top Contributors honored

Top Contributors honored

By Minal Singh Northwest  Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS) provides health care services throughout the Seattle region.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Top Contributor: Lori Wada — It’s all about healthcare

Top Contributor: Lori Wada — It’s all about healthcare

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly Top Contributor honoree Lori Wada has been on the Board of Directors of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) since April 2014.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Top Contributor: Dr. Jai Jun Byeon — Helping the underserved community

Top Contributor: Dr. Jai Jun Byeon — Helping the underserved community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Jai Jun Byeon is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Cornerstone Medical Services. He is a strong advocate of health equity for immigrants and minorities, and received the 2013 Molina Healthcare Champion award. As a family physician, Byeon is a certified civil surgeon who can perform immigration physical […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly After hosting countless weddings and social events, Ocean City (OC) restaurant, the biggest restaurant in Seattle’s Chinatown, finally ended its own party and history of 31 years on Nov. 30.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Top Contributor: Dat Giap — Local dentist contributes volunteer work and smiles

Top Contributor: Dat Giap — Local dentist contributes volunteer work and smiles

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dat Giap loved sciences in high school. He thought he wanted to be an electrical engineer “when I grow up,”… but it was not until his first year in college, that he realized his weakness. He did fine in everything, but he had some troubles with physics, in figuring out […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Top Contributor: Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

Top Contributor: Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Top Contributor: Leny Valerio-Buford — A history of helping others reach a higher education

Top Contributor: Leny Valerio-Buford — A history of helping others reach a higher education

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest.  She […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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