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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

LETTER: Watch out for a new scam

I would like to bring up a business scam that we had encountered recently.  Perhaps it will allow other Asian restaurants, whom I think were the targets, to be aware and to be able to prevent this from happening.  We

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/81 Comment

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

By Assunta Ng What really cools you down during a hot day? It doesn’t have to be a cold beer or ice cream. Psychologically, beer and ice cream might give you the impression that they lower your body temperature. In reality, it’s just the opposite. Ice cream will actually increase your body temperature and beer […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

EDITORIAL: Well, that was embarrassing… — Acknowledging our assumptions

There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last

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

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

By The Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese American Citizens Alliance sees the current production of The Mikado in Seattle as continuing the

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Dignity is not expendable for entertainment

By The Greater Seattle Chapter of AdvOCAte For Northwest Asian Weekly The Greater Seattle chapter of AdvOCAte (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) would like to thank Sharon Pian Chan for her thoughtful editorial, “Yellowface in Your Face” (Seattle Times, 7/14/14), regarding the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Mikado.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Applause for opinion on “The Mikado” — A letter from Bettie Luke to the Seattle Times

Thank you for writing your OPINION column “Yellowface in your face” in the Seattle Times Monday July 14, 2014, page News A7.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn’t get Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointment for King County Superior Judge. But his friend John Chun did. He then assumed he would have to wait for his next opportunity.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

By Assunta Ng Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine proudly showed me a lovely baby picture of his daughter,

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

EDITORIAL: Progress or preservation? — Should we sacrifice heritage for opportunity in downtown development?

The influx of development in our historic downtown corridor has been accelerating even more debate. The issue crosses neighborhood boundaries, affecting both the International District (ID) and Pioneer Square.  Most backlash is due to recent proposals, which include the demolition of the Argen’s Lock building on Main Street for a building housing 7-story residential units […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/12 Comments

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

If you want to impress someone visiting Hong Kong, take him or her to Ozone, the world’s tallest bar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

We truly hope the new police chief, Kathleen O’Toole, will bring some needed changes to the realm of crime and safety here in Seattle town, especially in the Chinatown-International District, which has seen a spate of violence of late. Beyond the increasing number of purse and cell phone snatchings, a couple of recent shootings in […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

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