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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

EDITORIAL: Testing, testing, testing — Let’s present this hypothetical

Directive: You have approximately 30 minutes to answer a question and develop it into an essay.  Your response will see if you qualify to attend the academic institution of your choice or have the prerequisites for the job you are applying for.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

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

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

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

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

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

One of our readers sent in a comment about our article about the “yellowface” issue regarding the Mikado. This was the letter: Relative to the ongoing discussions about Yellowface:  I’ve always been interested in the fact that anime portrays its Asian characters as having giant round blue and green eyes, ala Margaret Keane, and wondering […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

EDITORIAL: Well, that was embarrassing… — Acknowledging our assumptions

There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

EDITORIAL: Progress or preservation? — Should we sacrifice heritage for opportunity in downtown development?

The influx of development in our historic downtown corridor has been accelerating even more debate. The issue crosses neighborhood boundaries, affecting both the International District (ID) and Pioneer Square.  Most backlash is due to recent proposals, which include the demolition of the Argen’s Lock building on Main Street for a building housing 7-story residential units […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/12 Comments

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

We truly hope the new police chief, Kathleen O’Toole, will bring some needed changes to the realm of crime and safety here in Seattle town, especially in the Chinatown-International District, which has seen a spate of violence of late. Beyond the increasing number of purse and cell phone snatchings, a couple of recent shootings in […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

What can you do on a 40-hour stay in Hong Kong?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

The annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies in cities across the United States, including here in Seattle, are inspirational and moving. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, 9,000 people became U.S. citizens during more than 100 ceremonies in the week up to and including July 4.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Congratulations to the class of 2014

It’s the season of high school and college graduations. Graduating high school is like the end of childhood, and finishing college is like the beginning of adulthood. That makes those years between, spent in college, a sort of transitional time — you’re not a child, and not yet a grownup. To the class of 2014 […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

EDITORIAL: Why are Indians the best spellers?

EDITORIAL: Why are Indians the best spellers?

Thirteen of the last 17 Scripps National Spelling Bee winners, including eight in the last seven years, have been Indian Americans.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: How the West failed 2,000 Vietnamese

EDITORIAL: How the West failed 2,000 Vietnamese

The American war in Vietnam wreaked well-documented havoc on the lives of so many — not only innocent civilians, but on those South Vietnamese who trusted the United States and its many empty promises. After the massacres, the poisonous chemicals, and the country-wide devastation came the betrayals as Vietnamese citizens and even some soldiers who […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

EDITORIAL: ‘But they did it anyway’

Danford Grant, the high-powered Seattle attorney who preyed on immigrant women, pleaded guilty to raping five Asian massage therapists and is going to jail, but not for long enough.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: It’s been a long road for those who worked hard to help unite these states

EDITORIAL: It’s been a long road for those who worked hard to help unite these states

Chinese workers helped make the United States a lot more “united” by building the first

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

EDITORIAL: What? There’s an Asian American history?

This week, The Princetonian, the newspaper of Princeton University, reported that the school has hired its first professor in Asian American history. Class begins in 2015. The most newsworthy aspect to this story is that until now this Ivy League school didn’t offer Asian American history. Princeton is late to the party, but it is […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your awesome, Asian heritage

EDITORIAL: Celebrate your awesome, Asian heritage

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time for celebrations and festivities throughout the United States.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

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