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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

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

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

Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 40, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 39, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 39, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 39, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. 17 at China Harbor Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased by calling […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/191 Comment

Diversity at the top — Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Diversity at the top — Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 33, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Authorities in Carlton complex, located in the north-central part of Washington in Okanogan County, are

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 32, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

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