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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

LETTERS: Shock over Charleston church murders

I am just shaken by the killing at the Charleston AME Church. Having lived in South Carolina, I visited Charleston often and I loved that church for its beautiful courageous history. It was one of the holiest places I have experienced—not the kind of holy associated with quiet and humility. Rather, it was about the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

By John Liu “What is your dream?” Tay and Val started in Singapore and traveled around the world asking this question for the last five years. Then they shared the stories and inspired everyone around them. Their journey brought them from Singapore to Seattle. One day they were homesick and wanted to eat Chinese dishes […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

Last week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that same-sex marriages will be acknowledged country-wide, certainly sparked high-fives, rainbow-colored facebook profiles, and bitter denouncement (along with countless essays about the rules of marriage). Here at the Weekly, we are not schooled in what is apparently a gazillion views on the rules of marriage, but  what we […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 28, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: Seattle welcomes the CACA Biennial National Convention — (And you can help out!)

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be having its 53rd Biennial Convention this summer, August 6-9, and we are proud to say that Seattle will be hosting. This is a real honor for the city because we are the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The first black president of Washington State University (WSU), Elson Floyd, died of colon cancer on June 20. He was 59 years old. The last six months of his life was critical to the success of WSU establishing its own medical school, thus ending the monopoly of the University […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: “Shell drilling is killing us”

COMMENTARY: “Shell drilling is killing us”

By Katrina Pestano For Northwest Asian Weekly We are Filipino youth, women, workers, queers and artists living in Seattle. We are here in opposition to Shell, its long history of corporate plunder and human rights abuses and its plans to drill in the Arctic. We are in solidarity with the resistance of Iñupiaq people of […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

BLOG: Blessed with two fathers — Thank you, Dads!

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I have very few fond memories about my father from my childhood. What do you expect when you come from a broken home? Strange, but I have wonderful thoughts about my father now that I am an older woman who has experienced the world —after being a parent juggling […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

The scenario is somewhat impossible to fathom. But it happened. And it has been discussed throughout regional and even national news outlets. We will address it briefly because…we are still shaking our heads and there is always the need to discuss how we  identify…well…identity. Rachel Dolezal, 37 years old, from Spokane served as NAACP President […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

LETTER: Discussing the dangers of non-organic food with the Chinese community

My in-laws are Chinese and do not know about the dangers of non-organic food.  They do not believe me when I tell them that eating non-organic food can be dangerous because the Chinese papers do not discuss the effects of pesticides. I have an auto-immune condition and eat only organic in my house to keep […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

EDITORIAL: We lose more API teens

Last week we said we hoped to not have to write any more about API teen suicides and deaths. But unfortunately, we do need to write about it, and we need to acknowledge this has become an issue. Within the last few weeks, there have been more recent teen deaths, and they hit close to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: Immigration: Why API youth activism matters more than ever

COMMENTARY: Immigration: Why API youth activism matters more than ever

By Mayu Takeda and Sanam Malik Generation Progress With news that the president’s executive action to provide deferrals from deportation for undocumented immigrants will continue to be blocked and Congressional inaction on immigration reform a foregone conclusion, the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants, many of them parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, remains […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

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