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EDITORIAL: Yes, we endorse…

And whether you agree with us or not, you should vote. But just in case you want to know this paper’s opinion when it comes to voting, here are our recommendations and a rundown, based on our ballot: INITIATIVES & ADVISORY Initiative 1351: This would allocate funds to reduce class size and increase staff size […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

BLOG: Some smart campaigning and some not-so-smart timing

BLOG: Some smart campaigning and some not-so-smart timing

Will history repeat itself? Who is Eddie Yoon? I found his full-color ad in the Seattle Times. So I called him.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

COMMENTARY: Fighting food stamp fraud

COMMENTARY: Fighting food stamp fraud

By Friends of Little Saigon For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown/International District is taking back their neighborhood and educating the community about the impacts of food stamp fraud.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on gun rights

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on gun rights

By Frederick Su For Northwest Asian Weekly It’s 1:30 in the morning. My wife, asleep on the couch, saw headlights stream through the drapes. She looked out and saw someone near her car. “Fred,” she called out, “there’s somebody in our yard!” I rolled out of bed and grabbed the bag where my 9mm pistol […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/242 Comments

BLOG: Six lion dance groups performed for Bruce

BLOG: Six lion dance groups performed for Bruce

By Assunta Ng Bruce Lee retrospective unifies Chinatown dancers It is rare to see so many Seattle lion dance groups perform simultaneously.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Seattle vs. Hong Kong

BLOG: Seattle vs. Hong Kong

By Assunta Ng Within months, I visited two Bruce Lee exhibitions, one in Hong Kong in July and the other on Oct. 4, at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum. For people who saw both, the reactions were similar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Farewell to the Indo-China Chinese Elderly Association

BLOG: Farewell to the Indo-China Chinese Elderly Association

By Assunta Ng After 30-plus years, the office for the Washington State Indo-China Chinese Elderly Association, which resided in the Bush Hotel in the ID, has closed its doors. One neighborhood senior heard the news and said, “I couldn’t sleep that night. We seniors will have one place less to go.”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Satya needs a public relations consultant

BLOG: Satya needs a public relations consultant

By Assunta Ng Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella created controversy last week due to his comment that women should trust in karma for a raise and shouldn’t ask for better wages. This was said  at the Women in Technology conference. Why did Satya say what he said? Three factors influenced his response. He was born and […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

COMMENTARY: This November, vote yes for Seattle Transit

COMMENTARY: This November, vote yes for Seattle Transit

By Rich Stolz For Northwest Asian Weekly As any bus rider who has been passed up by an overcrowded bus or forced to stand for an entire commute can tell you, we need to start taking steps to improve bus service in Seattle. Our city is growing rapidly. If it were just trying to keep […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Okimoto vs. Harrell is history

BLOG: Okimoto vs. Harrell is history

By Assunta Ng A friend told me recently that Dave Okimoto is going to run against Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell in 2015. When I saw Okimoto, the former United Way executive, last Friday, I asked him, “Are you running?”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Tasting Ivar’s before it closed

BLOG: Tasting Ivar’s before it closed

Of all the Ivar’s restaurants, my favorite is the one that is closed for waterfront development. It is not the restaurant I will miss, but its fish bar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Hong Kong students’ protest stirs up conflicts within families and friends

BLOG: Hong Kong students’ protest stirs up conflicts within families and friends

By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong (HK) in the 1970s, but my family ties are still there. The recent HK students’ protest that started on Sept. 27 has stirred up much conversations and arguments in the former British colony—between husband and wife, among friends, between employers and employees, and among parents and children.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

EDITORIAL: Community newspaper has a crush on Bruce Lee — (…and a city has more than a crush)

EDITORIAL: Community newspaper has a crush on Bruce Lee — (…and a city has more than a crush)

This issue of NWAW should probably be titled the “Bruce Lee” issue. There was

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Gary Locke’s new hairstyle?

BLOG: Gary Locke’s new hairstyle?

By Assunta Ng The former ambassador has only returned to Washington state for a few months after serving for three years as the first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China. He’s in demand—everyone wants to use his name, have him speak, fundraise, and be a public figure. His name instantly draws traffic.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: Satya Nadella speaks, but doesn’t reveal

BLOG: Satya Nadella speaks, but doesn’t reveal

By Assunta Ng Satya Nadella gave an interview to the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 15 at the Westin Hotel. I was thrilled to see the first Asian American being the keynote speaker for the Chamber.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: George Clooney and Venice

By Assunta Ng When I heard movie star George Clooney got married in Venice last week, I sighed. Not because I was crazy about him, but because I was in Venice the same time last year. I was there a year too early. Does it matter?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown

BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Chinatown was transformed into World War II scenes in Chinatown recently. On the 600 block of S. King St., you would find Chinese dressing in Japanese kimonos, street closed down, Massive Monkees studio turned into the filming sight, Canton Alley filled with drama. What’s going on? You wondered.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: Testing, testing, testing — Let’s present this hypothetical

Directive: You have approximately 30 minutes to answer a question and develop it into an essay.  Your response will see if you qualify to attend the academic institution of your choice or have the prerequisites for the job you are applying for.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

LETTER: SHAG senior concerns

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the concerns of the seniors of our area and being open to the idea of articles focused on bringing awareness to members of our community on the following issues.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home

COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home

By Low Income Housing Institute Permitting issues with City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development were resolved last week with the help of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. Nickelsville residents were able to complete their move to their new home at 1010 S. Dearborn.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

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