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Calling Samsung for responsibility

Calling Samsung for responsibility

In 2007, 22 year-old Hwang Yu-mi, who had been working at a Samsung semiconductor plant in South Korea, died of leukemia. Shortly after Yu-mi’s death, her co-worker who she shared a work station with also died of leukemia, at age 30. Suspecting a connection between these young women’s deaths and the chemicals they handled at […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

BLOG: Finish that plate! — Dining with British elites (and lessons on how to be good children)

BLOG: Finish that plate! — Dining with British elites (and lessons on how to be good children)

By Assunta Ng When my friend emailed me that she was taking me to the Oxford and Cambridge Club (OCC) in London, I was elated. But after one meal, my original desire of wanting that experience changed to no desire of returning again. Was I crazy to make that decision? After all, the OCC is […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

While the Asian Weekly certainly has a large focus on Seattle, we try as much as possible  to embrace the Northwest community as well. However it is difficult to embrace offensive behavior,  and  it is a terrible  shame to have one of Washington state’s city mayors making blatantly racist and offensive public comments (displayed through  […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

LETTERS: Hookah lounges in the ID — Aug. 17 statement to Seattle City Council

Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do or say that will bring Donnie back. All of us here can only work on issues that hopefully will prevent such tragedy from happening in the future in any location, especially in the Chinatown ID. As a property owner, business owner, and a resident of the Chinatown ID, […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

BLOG: Think twice before smoking that pipe — The hookah bar controversy continues

BLOG: Think twice before smoking that pipe — The hookah bar controversy continues

By Assunta Ng The first time I heard about hookah bars two years ago, I was completely repelled. “Hooker” was what I heard. You can imagine why I didn’t want to continue the conversation with anyone mentioning the word. Go ahead, you can laugh at me. My editor certainly did.  I didn’t know anything about […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/281 Comment

EDITORIAL: Where should you move to be perfect?

EDITORIAL: Where should you move to be perfect?

An interesting article published recently by the website onlinedoctor.superdrug.com gave a fascinating look at how culture can shape and evaluate ideas of beauty and what we perceive as the ideal form and figure. The project was assigned to 18 freelance designers in different countries. Most who participated in the experiment/study were female (four males participated, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

COMMENTARY: RE: Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history — Chinese Exclusion Act case files

COMMENTARY: RE: Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history — Chinese Exclusion Act case files

By Trish Hackett Nicola For Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle National Archives volunteers started a blog on the Chinese Exclusion Act case files housed at the facility in Seattle, WA. The blog is located at http://chineseexclusionfiles.com/. The purpose is to showcase the variety of information found in the Chinese Exclusion Act case files and to give […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

EDITORIAL: Is it possible to love and hate? — The strange case of Jennifer Pan

EDITORIAL: Is it possible to love and hate? — The strange case of Jennifer Pan

It is most likely unfathomable to absorb the idea of attempting to kill your parents. However Jennifer Pan, 28, from Toronto acted on the idea. She was tried on attempted murder in collaboration with her then-boyfriend, Daniel Wong, to hire men to kill her parents, Hann and Bich, both from Vietnam. She was sentenced to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 34, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

LETTER: RE: Contributing in memory of Donnie Chin

At this time of mourning, we deeply that the community and public for the outpouring of love and support for Donnie Chin and IDEC. As the board for the agency that Donnie founded and nurtured, we are still devastated by his loss, and frankly, still very angry about the circumstances of his death. We need […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Remembering Anne Wing

By Bettie Luke Northwest Asian Weekly Anne Wing was the only Auntie I ever knew.  In my mind, I playfully thought of her as my “Favorite Auntie.”  She was married to David Luke, who often said how proud he was to be the closest relative to our family.  David told me when he was standing […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

EDITORIAL: Should we be allowed to criticize ourselves?

EDITORIAL: Should we be allowed to criticize ourselves?

The Asian Weekly recently received a letter about Jenn Fang’s article on Peter Liang. A brief recap: Peter Liang was the New York City police officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last year. Liang is charged with manslaughter in the second degree, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct. In response to the article about Liang, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: Donnie Chin: A man of his people

By OCA-Greater Seattle For Northwest Asian Weekly We at OCA-Greater Seattle are stunned, shocked, and saddened by the loss of our friend, Donnie Chin. Our condolences go out to his family. Donnie embodied what is best about our community. He was selfless, caring, hard-working, and modest; a true hero for all of us in the […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/71 Comment

COMMENTARY: The role model for “protect and serve”

By Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly In one of the most senseless and violent acts known to the International District of Seattle, community leader and hero Donnie Chin was ambushed and murdered early last Thursday morning as he was doing what he was always dedicated to doing–protecting the community he grew to […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

BLOG: Avoid or endorse? — Politics can pose challenges for ethnic media

By Assunta Ng People expect the Northwest Asian Weekly, a relatively small paper, to act like a big media company when it comes to election time. Candidates’ questions cover the myriad, such as: “Do you do endorsements?” “Can you do an interview?” “Why haven’t you contacted me?” . . . These questions keep popping up […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

EDITORIAL: An easy test: Q: Are our readers concerned about safety in the ID? — A: “YES”

We have a lot of questions here at the Weekly, and most come from our readers. We try to give answers whenever we have them, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. So now we inquire. Can anyone help us out here? Public officials, residents, anyone who takes interest in the International District—we would love your […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

BLOG: Nikkei Concerns reinvents a health fair

BLOG: Nikkei Concerns reinvents a health fair

Most health fairs are boring with information overload, lacking fun and creativity. Nikkei Concern’s (NC) health fair has reinvented its health fair program.  It will be held at the Blaine Memorial Church on July 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. First, delicious food! Yes, you can sample as much as you want—healthy snacks for […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

BLOG: Lunch with Deputy Mayor Kim

BLOG: Lunch with Deputy Mayor Kim

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim of Seattle invited Northwest Asian Weekly’s summer youth leadership program to have lunch at City Hall this summer. Our kids have no social status. They still have to do something to prove their worth. Yet, Kim sent me an email to invite our kids this summer back in March! I was […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

EDITORIAL: Don’t discount Orca’s discounts — Qualified riders and seniors can receive reduced rates

EDITORIAL: Don’t discount Orca’s discounts — Qualified riders and seniors can receive reduced rates

Lena Chan Leprozo takes the bus every day from Northgate to the International District. She commutes to the Senior Center at the Bush Hotel on Jackson. This 80+ senior relies on her bus ride every day, and because of the  Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP program), the cost is reduced and the process is simplified. […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

BLOG: Honoring Warren Chan — Icon of an incredible generation

BLOG: Honoring Warren Chan — Icon of an incredible generation

By Assunta Ng A parade of “who’s who,”— including a governor, mayor, and 19 judges from both Supreme Court to Municipal Court—gathered at South Seattle College to pay their last respects to Judge Warren Chan July 3. Chan died on June 15 at the age of 92. “A man of ‘firsts,’” said Hon. Gary Locke. […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/171 Comment

EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100

EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100

The Asian Weekly would like to pay tribute to an amazing woman, and not just because she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. We have been fortunate to have Grace Lee Boggs as an activist for the past century. Tiffany Ran interviewed Boggs in 2012 for the Weekly and Ran wrote: “In the early 1930s, at […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 29, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

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