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EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

A cursory investigation into the depth of color on the Washington State Supreme Court reveals very little pigment. From 1988 to 2003, there was Charles Z. Smith, son of an African American mother and Cuban father.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: Overturn ‘Korematsu’ for good

The United States Supreme Court has an opportunity to settle once and for all the illegality of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It has the opportunity to help ensure that it never happens again.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

EDITORIAL: Cold as ICE: Don’t separate families

EDITORIAL: Cold as ICE: Don’t separate families

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” — From “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus, engraved on the Statue of Liberty There’s nothing like a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

EDITORIAL: Clear a path for your brother

EDITORIAL: Clear a path for your brother

President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which he announced last week, is a well-named first step in a lofty goal — calling on everyone to embrace the much needed empowerment of boys and young men of color. Things turn out so much better when we take care of each other. Now that we’ve seen a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

The future is wide open for Ambassador Gary Locke, who will be returning home from China in March. Never flashy, Locke seems to have spent his career steadily increasing his leadership positions without ever appearing to be power hungry. Locke is quiet, almost nerdy, and more concerned with achievable successes than flamboyant glory. It’s an […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.

EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.

Food is the first and most important thing a human being needs. People must have it at fairly regular intervals and equal amounts throughout the day — nothing else matters until you’re fed. It is equally vital to each individual — the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, and even the person who was […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

EDITORIAL: Nadella’s appointment ref lects new thinking

EDITORIAL: Nadella’s appointment ref lects new thinking

We congratulate Satya Nadella on his recent appointment as CEO of Microsoft. A native of India, the achievements of Mr. Nadella represents a high moment for Asians climbing the global corporate ladder. He joins the ranks of other Indian heads of major international corporations, including Indra Nooyi, chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo; Ajay Banga, president […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

EDITORIAL: Coke is right. America is beautiful.

EDITORIAL: Coke is right. America is beautiful.

Part of the fun of the Super Bowl, aside from watching the Seahawks become champions of the world, is the commercials. There’s always one or two that get people riled up, and this year, Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” ad was one such culprit. The ad depicts scenes of Americans of all ages and colors playing and […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

EDITORIAL: New year offers cultural opportunities

As the Year of the Horse comes galloping in, people around the world will be celebrating with family and friends, food, fun, festivities, and fireworks. Right here in the International District, the celebrations will fill the streets with colorful parades, dances, costumes, martial arts demonstrations, games, contests, and artistry.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Seahawks! From your Chinatown neighbors

EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Seahawks! From your Chinatown neighbors

How about those Seahawks? A win for the team is a win for the city, not only for the fans’ personal pride and joy, but also in revenue for local businesses, especially in downtown. Good.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 5 | 1/25-1/311 Comment

First impressions: Seattle is great

First impressions: Seattle is great

Of course Seat­­tle is great, filled with coffee and trees and such. People like it for their own reasons, but at the top of the list has to be the simple fact that it’s not 4 degrees below zero, ever. People complain about the traffic, but really you can drive just about anywhere you need […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/242 Comments

EDITORIAL: The fire’s out, come on in!

EDITORIAL: The fire’s out, come on in!

For most people, the Christmas Eve fire in the International District’s Hudson Building seems like a long time ago.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 3 | 1/11-1/170 Comments

EDITORIAL: 2014 looks promising for APIs in leadership roles

December has been a great month for Asian Americans in Seattle. First, Mayor-elect Ed Murray selected three Asian Americans for leadership positions. Then, in a surprising twist of fate, Mia Su-Ling Gregerson was appointed to the state House of Representatives. No one expected that. Murray’s addition of Aaliyah Gupta, Mike Fong, and Hyeok Kim to his […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

EDITORIAL: Contributors, you’re the tops!

Last week, many in the Asian community came together to honor their own — if anyone can call the wildly diverse countries of China, Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, Japan, and Philippines all one’s own, which they do. It was the Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual Top Contributors celebration at the House of Hong.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

EDITORIAL: Council is smart on immigration

King County has joined the growing list of communities that are not waiting around for immigration reform to bring a bit of sanity into the fold. With its 5-4 vote on Nov. 2, the metropolitan council told Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and King County residents that the era of extended detention for those accused […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

BLOG: “I am grateful” is not enough

BLOG: “I am grateful” is not enough

By Assunta Ng Community leader Nate Miles had a brain tumor early this year. While he still has it, he is feeling so much better now. Nate knew a village of friends and family were praying for him fervently. To show his gratitude towards God’s mercy, Nate started a website, abillionthanksmandela.com, for people to thank […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/60 Comments

EDITORIAL: Visit the I.D., Mr. President!

EDITORIAL: Visit the I.D., Mr. President!

On Sunday, Nov. 24, President Obama flew into Seattle, and the big news focused on the traffic disruptions and the amazing cost of tickets to his private fundraising events in North

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/61 Comment

EDITORIAL: It ‘looks like Seattle,’ but how will it act?

Mayor-elect Murray’s transition committee certainly reflects diversity. He calls it “a team that looks like Seattle,” and so far that’s true enough. And while it’s a good start, one has to wonder — is it for show or substance?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 48 | 11/23-11/290 Comments

EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us

EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us

The Nov. 5 election saw 10 API candidates in contested races throughout King County. Four were decidedly victorious; four others appear headed for overwhelming losses, while one is too close to call. In the days following election night, it was generally considered that Kshama Sawant, looking to replace Richard Conlin in his Seattle City Council […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 47 | 11/16-11/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: Let’s encourage exceptional Americans

People sneak into America for all sorts of reasons: more freedom, better economic opportunities, escape from repression, the American Dream. Some people come for no reason other than it’s where their parents brought them when they were too young to know what was happening.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 46 | 11/9-11/150 Comments

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