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COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

By Diana Chen Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle home prices have rebounded dramatically in the past 18 months, with more than a 9.5 percent increase in median home sales prices from 2012 to 2013, nearly bringing median prices to pre-recession heights seen in 2007. Zillow reports that 92.5 percent of Seattle-metro area homes are in positive […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

By Assunta Ng When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

EDITORIAL: Neighborhood love for a local institution — The little market that could

EDITORIAL: Neighborhood love for a local institution — The little market that could

A post on social media website nextdoor.com instigated a lot of virtual hugs for the Saveway Mart. The Saveway has been a local icon in downtown Pioneer Square for over 50 years. There is no question that it has an interesting reputation. Located in what is probably considered a “Seattle-sketchy,” area, it has numerous monikers: […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

BLOG: An egg and a rock…

BLOG: An egg and a rock…

By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Sher Kung’s life was cut short on Aug. 29 when a truck killed her while she was riding a bike in downtown Seattle on the notorious Second Avenue corridor.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: The New York Times gives a thumbs-up for Timothy Wu

BLOG: The New York Times gives a thumbs-up for Timothy Wu

By Assunta Ng Even with a loss, Timothy Wu has already made history. The New York Times (NYT) endorsed him with a prominent headline, “Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor.”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: What will happen to the Louisa/Hudson Hotel?

BLOG: What will happen to the Louisa/Hudson Hotel?

By Assunta Ng No one knows what will happen to Chinatown’s Louisa/Hudson Hotel, which was destroyed on the west side last December by a fire.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?

BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?

By Assunta Ng Hundreds came to the Chinatown/International District to meet the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. I was delighted and disappointed simultaneously.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

EDITORIAL: Nishikori lost…but he still won

EDITORIAL: Nishikori lost…but he still won

We were hoping our headline would read: “Woohoo for Kei Nishikori!

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: The siren song of “Hello Kitty is not a cat”

COMMENTARY: The siren song of “Hello Kitty is not a cat”

By Tiffany Ran For Northwest Asian Weekly “Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe),” a cheeky statement made famous by Rene Magritte’s painting The Treachery of Images came to mind recently. But Magritte’s painting is of a pipe. It is very clearly a pipe, despite it saying otherwise. Mais non, argued Magritte, […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: Pinnacles of awkwardness and internships

COMMENTARY: Pinnacles of awkwardness and internships

By Daria Kroupoderova For Northwest Asian Weekly When I started interning at the NW Asian Weekly, I knew I would at some point be put in a situation where I felt like an outsider. Being a white female and covering Asian news is really not a big deal, but being a white female who doesn’t […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

Ina Dash University of Washington “I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: We will be majority in public schools…

EDITORIAL: We will be majority in public schools…

Our sister publication, the Seattle Chinese Post, recently published an article about how minorities will be the majority in public schools in the United States. The staff here at NWAW was skeptical.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Meet Dozer, a horse. Dozer also works for the City of Seattle Police Department. See the badge he proudly displayed when he and his partner Harvest patrolled Uwajimaya’s storefront with Sgt. James Scott and Officer Mark Wubbena. Young and old adored Dozer and Harvest. Some patted them, while many gathered around with phone cameras, curiosity […]

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, News, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

LETTER: RE: Are we Asian-American or Asian American?

Dear Editor: American.  If one is very proud of one’s heritage, one can say “American of Asian Heritage.”  However, we should not automatically label ourselves as a sub-group as Asian American unless we label our entire fellow

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/221 Comment

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

One of our readers sent in a comment about our article about the “yellowface” issue regarding the Mikado. This was the letter: Relative to the ongoing discussions about Yellowface:  I’ve always been interested in the fact that anime portrays its Asian characters as having giant round blue and green eyes, ala Margaret Keane, and wondering […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My niece Jennifer got married last Saturday. What was amazing was that the newlyweds were

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

LETTER: Increasing property values are good!

As your King County Assessor, I was quite surprised to see my interview with the NW Asian Weekly printed with the headline, “Your higher property tax should ‘make you feel good’” in the July 10th edition.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

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