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Boundless Steps Ahead — An internship with the Southeast Asian Education Coalition opened doors

Boundless Steps Ahead — An internship with the Southeast Asian Education Coalition opened doors

By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly As a closing of one chapter, an adventurous and thrilling internship with the Southeast Asian Education (SEAeD) Coalition nears its end, I was asked what are my next steps? My name is Sam Le and I am a current student at the University of Washington pursuing a Bachelor’s in […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

EDITORIAL: Tough competition but good news for the Asian American community – Two API candidates running for Clark’s City Council seat

EDITORIAL: Tough competition but good news for the Asian American community – Two API candidates running for Clark’s City Council seat

Two qualified Asian Pacific Islander candidates will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. Clark’s last day was April 13 to serve in her new position as director of regional and community relations at the University of Washington. The candidate requirement in this type of special situation is that the position […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

BLOG: What is the Wing’s fundraising formula for success?

BLOG: What is the Wing’s fundraising formula for success?

By Assunta Ng   The Wing Luke Asian Museum’s annual fundraising dinner is the envy of many Asian community organizations. This year yielded  another record-breaking amount, $460,000 raised, a 13 percent increase from last year. The amount they raise each year, keeps increasing. How does the Wing do it? Find champions Having a generous board […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 16 | 4/11-4/170 Comments

EDITORIAL: Not fair — More concerns about standardized testing

EDITORIAL: Not fair — More concerns about standardized testing

The statistics are staggering. At Stuyvesant High School in New York City, a public school, in a body of 3,000 students there are seven (yes, believe it or not—SEVEN out of 3,000) African American students. Admittedly, there is a high population of Asian Americans at Stuyvesant, but certainly the number of African Americans is clearly […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 16 | 4/11-4/170 Comments

BLOG: Nine tips for coping with stress — Creating a balance between work and fun

BLOG: Nine tips for coping with stress — Creating a balance between work and fun

By Assunta Ng Years ago, I experienced severe chest pain as if I was having a heart attack. “No, you didn’t have a heart attack,” my doctor said. “You just have stress.” With print industries struggling to stay afloat, it can be stressful for me running two weekly publications. Instead, these days I am at […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: The channels have been changed when it comes to diversity on television

We’re headed in the right direction. A short list of contemporary shows that are getting attention or have certainly received critical acclaim although they might not be on air now (due to long stints with much respect): Empire, Modern Family, Black-ish, The Office, Parks & Recreation. And of course, Fresh Off the Boat (if you […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/31 Comment

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

By Assunta Ng   What do the late Seattle City Councilmember Wing Luke (Asian) and Admiral Herb Bridge (not Asian), have in common? They both fostered communities, found strengths in others and created goodwill and harmony out of chaos and hate. “Wing Luke and Herb Bridge were both members of the Greatest Generation,” said former Supreme […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

COMMENTARY: Rice and peanut butter and jelly

By Emily Okawara Northwest Asian Weekly While I was sitting in the cafeteria with the rest of my second grade class, the recess teacher who helped me to open my lunch told me it smelled disgusting. And from that day on, I began to hate it. The way that my friend’s parents tried to be […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

COMMENTARY: Hindus urge Washington Governor for task force on hate crimes

COMMENTARY: Hindus urge Washington Governor for task force on hate crimes

By Rajan Zed For Northwest Asian Weekly We are commending Washington Governor Jay Inslee for drawing attention to the recent vandalizing of Bothell and Kent Hindu temples and stressing the need of standing against acts of intolerance and hate. Hindus are urging him to create a Washington Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes. Hindus are […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

  Not the usual Chamber’s dinner So what was unusual? Mayor Ed Murray, who declared he’s a sheep, spoke briefly at the Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year dinner at the China Harbor Restaurant last week. Murray, 60, was born in the Year of the Sheep. According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

Why do we not address the homeless Asian community more? Yes, it is actually a problem. And it is also especially ignored when it comes to the female Asian population. The male Asian population might be more noticeable due to less fear of panhandling and perhaps a tendency to be more aggressive when absolving their […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/201 Comment

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

COMMENTARY: Diversity — Branching out

By Warisha Soomro Tesla STEM High School I hail from a region where an individual’s world is centered on the people they associate with daily and the screen that keeps them in constant contact. There is a bubble that surrounds the tech city, distancing its inhabitants from the rest of the word while the advancements […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

BLOG: Harmony — Competition and coincidence between two Asian symphonies…

BLOG: Harmony — Competition and coincidence between two Asian symphonies…

  By Assunta Ng When the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was planning to perform in China and South Korea in 2016 last year, it didn’t know that a Chinese symphony orchestra, hosted by Dr. Austin Huang, had already booked a concert in its own backyard in Benaroya Hall, here in Seattle on Feb. 25. Not […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: Questionable origin?

Recently there was a neighborhood posting on Nextdoor.com about the homeless population downtown, in both the International District and in Pioneer Square. There was a discussion of people of “questionable origin.” The original post was titled “Homeless and Vagrant population” and in part read: “In the actual Occidental Park, there was yet another well-meaning church […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response.  I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

The Year of the Sheep is for imagination. Just look at celebrities born in sheep years: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Will Ferrell and others, how they create from nothing to something amazing. It’s time for you to make your Lunar New Year dream list. The sheep celebrities have certainly inspired me to build my wish […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the  social network website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity. Given such a forecast, it’s ever […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

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