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Guts and voice — Reflecting on the Hong Kong protests

Guts and voice — Reflecting on the Hong Kong protests

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I watched on live television about how the Hong Kong (HK) government shut down students’

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We

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Posted in Editorials, Features 52, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

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Posted in Features 52, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

LETTER: RE: ‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/193 Comments

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

EDITORIAL: To forgive? To forget?

EDITORIAL: To forgive? To forget?

Mark Wahlberg, aka “Marky Mark” aka the actor who has won acclaim for starring roles in award-winning films such as “The Fighter” and “The Departed” has recently asked for a pardon for his previous offenses. 

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: RE: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: RE: E-cigarettes and the API community

By Sean Yokomizo For Northwest Asian Weekly On behalf of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), I would like to respond to the commentary, “E-cigarettes and the API Community,” authored by Reid Mukai and posted on Nov. 21, 2014.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/122 Comments

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

By Assunta Ng The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a business panel discussion, “Seattle meets China,” at the Sun Ya restaurant in November.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: A sincere signature — Northwest Asian Weekly, No. 338 on the list

We, the undersigned, are Asian American writers and scholars. We are very aware of the ways a story is told. We are also keenly and painfully aware of the ways a story gets untold.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king

COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king

By Eugene Pike For Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time ever, the Thai community in Seattle and surrounding areas are renting billboards near the Space Needle.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/51 Comment

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

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