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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

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

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