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“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

Lori Matsukawa lauded at NW Emmys

Lori Matsukawa lauded at NW Emmys

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Generations of Pacific Northwesterners have grown up with the familiar smile of Lori Matsukawa, who has been informing and enlightening the public for 36 years, 31 of those at KING 5 television.

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Posted in Features, Features 25, Profiles, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

Nonpermanent residents — Part 1 of a three-part series on Cambodian men who are facing deportation for crimes committed when young

Nonpermanent residents — Part 1 of a three-part series on Cambodian men who are facing deportation for crimes committed when young

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I burglarized a gas station. I was young, naïve. I just — wasn’t thinking,” said Ram Son, a Cambodian man who lives in South Seattle.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 24, Profiles, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/133 Comments

After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years

After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre conspirator deported to Hong Kong

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre conspirator deported to Hong Kong

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Tony Ng, convicted for participating in one of Seattle’s deadliest shootings, was deported to Hong Kong on May 13 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Profiles, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Diane Sugimura: 35 years of planning for Seattle

Diane Sugimura: 35 years of planning for Seattle

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly One could consider Diane Sugimura as the woman behind Seattle’s skyline. She is the city’s director of planning and development and leads the 300-plus employees of the city’s department. Last year, she celebrated over 35 years of service to the city.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 21, Profiles, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

Gov. picks Yu

Gov. picks Yu

By Rachel La Corte Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, and she will be the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state’s high court.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 20, Profiles, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

Trial postponed in Jeff Chen case of discrimination

Trial postponed in Jeff Chen case of discrimination

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The jury trial of ousted Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen has been postponed from the original date of April 28. The trial, which will take place in Western Washington District Court, is scheduled to begin July 28, 2014.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

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