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EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

Here is a short list of organizations we are grateful for. The list is actually

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Posted in Editorials, Features 49, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly Cigarette smoking is a public health issue of particular concern to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) population. According to Oakland-based Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), tobacco smoking is associated with three of the top killers of Asian Americans nationwide: heart disease, cancer and stroke.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/282 Comments

EDITORIAL: Where are we on the marginalization ladder?

A colleague who works in the media recently posted one of those rare “stop-scrolling-down” updates on Facebook. It was thought-provoking and hard to ignore.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

COMMENTARY: Sexual assault with a distinctly anti-Asian tinge

COMMENTARY: Sexual assault with a distinctly anti-Asian tinge

By Jenn Fang For Northwest Asian Weekly The internet is in an uproar this week over Julien Blanc, an American and self-described “dating expert” who travels the globe giving workshops to men who are seeking to become so-called pick-up artists.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

By Assunta Ng “What’s the best place for Chinese food?” many Seattle Chinese are frequently confronted with this question.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

EDITORIAL: More yay for Kenneth Bae! — And more good news

Happy very early Thanksgiving! We’re already thankful, and here’s why—a summary of some good news for you: Everyone is celebrating Kenneth Bae’s return.  Bae was finally released from North Korean imprisonment after two years. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t been said in other media, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat the good […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

COMMENTARY: Sleepless in Seattle – the city gives back (and bags)

COMMENTARY: Sleepless in Seattle – the city gives back (and bags)

By Eddie Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Five years ago, I stepped onto the University of Washington (UW) campus as a wide-eyed freshman

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Hate crimes in the University District

By Frank Irigon OCA-GREATER SEATTLE CHAPTER On behalf of OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter, I want to expressed our extreme disappointment and outrage that it’s almost been a month since this hate crime was perpetrated upon defenseless Asian female students in the University District. We were hoping that your office and the SPD would have shared this […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

BLOG: A dynamic duo

BLOG: A dynamic duo

By Assunta Ng It’s not easy to foster diversity at the University of Washington (UW) since it’s such a big school with

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

BLOG: Make her proud

By Assunta Ng Former educator Carol Simmons knows how to express gratitude.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

BLOG: Congratulations to candidates…and voters

BLOG: Congratulations to candidates…and voters

By Assunta Ng Elections are an opportunity for us to speak our mind. Voters certainly spoke on the Nov. 4 election in Washington state.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

EDITORIAL: We can do better

A recent review by The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans, reported that Asian

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Experiencing more than being an extra

COMMENTARY: Experiencing more than being an extra

By Johnny Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly Actors, producers, directors, and about 200 other extras, including myself, all converged in Seattle’s Chinatown for the filming of “The Man in the High Castle” on Sept. 30.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

LETTER: You be the judge

This is wrong! A Political Action Committee (PAC) called Citizens for Judicial Excellence (CJE) has turned against incumbent King County District Judge Kentu Shah. WHY? He is an honorable man, has done a fine and fair job with his rulings, has been endorsed for reelection by many of his peers, including the entire bench of […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

BLOG: Kenny G’s smooth approach to China ends up being silent

BLOG: Kenny G’s smooth approach to China ends up being silent

By Assunta Ng Former Seattleite Kenny G, the popular saxophonist (especially in China), paid a surprise visit to the students’ protest in

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

BLOG: Is eating the only thing?

BLOG: Is eating the only thing?

By Assunta Ng I have never encountered any YELP reviews at an Asian Weekly’s event. Last week, the review landed on my plate, and it was amazingly bad.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

EDITORIAL: Shoot…

EDITORIAL: Shoot…

In case you haven’t read any major newspapers, don’t have access to the internet, or own a television,

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

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

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