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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

COMMENTARY: Are you saving enough? Survey shows Seattleites not saving for a rainy day

COMMENTARY: Are you saving enough? Survey shows Seattleites not saving for a rainy day

By Kashi Yoshikawa Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank It wasn’t surprising to learn that although many Seattle-area adults believe they are in good shape on immediate financial needs (paying bills, providing for family, etc.), they tend to be less “healthy” on more long-term goals, according to a survey released by Wells Fargo’s Wealth, Brokerage, […]

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

BLOG: Can you reverse aging?

BLOG: Can you reverse aging?

By Assunta Ng Yes, you can, if you don’t fall into the trap of turning into the stereotype of the grumpy old man or woman. How aging can turn folks into being so negative, insensitive, unkind, stubborn, self-centered, and unloving puzzles me.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/31 Comment

EDITORIAL: George Takei came to town

It was a brief visit: a conversation with his husband Brad for AARP, greeting fans at Pike Place Market, and fielding media.

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

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 | 9/20-9/261 Comment

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

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