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EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

Why do we not address the homeless Asian community more? Yes, it is actually a problem. And it is also especially ignored when it comes to the female Asian population. The male Asian population might be more noticeable due to less fear of panhandling and perhaps a tendency to be more aggressive when absolving their […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/201 Comment

EDITORIAL: Questionable origin?

Recently there was a neighborhood posting on Nextdoor.com about the homeless population downtown, in both the International District and in Pioneer Square. There was a discussion of people of “questionable origin.” The original post was titled “Homeless and Vagrant population” and in part read: “In the actual Occidental Park, there was yet another well-meaning church […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the  social network website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity. Given such a forecast, it’s ever […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning

EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning

  The Publix Hotel in the International District (ID), owned by the Moriguchi family, has been vacant for a decade. The family also owns Uwajimaya. We watched its decay over the years as a place for transients and bird droppings. But the groundbreaking on Feb. 9 signaled a new beginning, not only for the neighborhood, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

EDITORIAL: Do you want to talk about it?

Why do we not want to discuss depression? Yale student Luchang Wang’s suicide was a shock and a head-shaker. (See Jenn Fang’s insightful article on page 1). There were signs before the suicide, but then also preliminary assumptions would point to “no problem.”<!–more–> Is this often associated and perhaps regimented with Asian Americans? There is […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: Finding answers — Adoptees return to homeland to discover heritage

A recent article in the New York Times (Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea, Jan. 14) brought to light an interesting topic. Apparently, many South Korean adoptees are returning to their homeland. There is a heavy number of adoptees returning to their native land to find their birth parents and also […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

The popular website Buzzfeed is producing a video called “Ask An Asian” and they called out on Facebook to ask for contributions.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

By Assunta Ng Next week will be Northwest Asian Weekly’s 33rd anniversary. So how did 2014 fare for the newspaper?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/231 Comment

EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…

EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…

There were no stories about the controversial Sony hack from the Associated Press (AP) Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. You can refer to page 5 and the last three issues for background information if you have been hiding from mass media.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EDITORIAL: Community newspaper has a crush on Bruce Lee — (…and a city has more than a crush)

EDITORIAL: Community newspaper has a crush on Bruce Lee — (…and a city has more than a crush)

This issue of NWAW should probably be titled the “Bruce Lee” issue. There was

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

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