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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

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

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

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Growing up, 25-year-old Navy Lt.j.g. Han Sol Yi never imagined he would be the navigator of a destroyer, let alone the U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, one of the world’s most advanced warships.

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

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.

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

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 31, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the

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Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas.

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Posted in Business, Features, Features 28, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

8 things you may not know about George Takei

8 things you may not know about George Takei

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.)

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 28, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

By Francesca Fabile Minas Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/41 Comment

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Chinese law student seeks to help others

Chinese law student seeks to help others

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Emilia Liu has found her calling. “I’m really focused on social justice,” said the student of Seattle University School of Law. Her 2014 summer externship (like an internship, but she works outside the office) at the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) finds her helping those seeking U.S. citizenship. ReWA is […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

Daughter recalls father’s stories of war

Daughter recalls father’s stories of war

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Roy Matsumoto, a Japanese American Nisei originally from California, went from the internment camps

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

Filipino mayor: Typhoon was ‘something we never imagined’

Filipino mayor: Typhoon was ‘something we never imagined’

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Typhoons are a normal, generally accepted part of life in the Philippines, except for one.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 26, Profiles, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/275 Comments

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