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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

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

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