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EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

While the Asian Weekly certainly has a large focus on Seattle, we try as much as possible  to embrace the Northwest community as well. However it is difficult to embrace offensive behavior,  and  it is a terrible  shame to have one of Washington state’s city mayors making blatantly racist and offensive public comments (displayed through  […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

EDITORIAL: Where should you move to be perfect?

EDITORIAL: Where should you move to be perfect?

An interesting article published recently by the website onlinedoctor.superdrug.com gave a fascinating look at how culture can shape and evaluate ideas of beauty and what we perceive as the ideal form and figure. The project was assigned to 18 freelance designers in different countries. Most who participated in the experiment/study were female (four males participated, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

EDITORIAL: Is it possible to love and hate? — The strange case of Jennifer Pan

EDITORIAL: Is it possible to love and hate? — The strange case of Jennifer Pan

It is most likely unfathomable to absorb the idea of attempting to kill your parents. However Jennifer Pan, 28, from Toronto acted on the idea. She was tried on attempted murder in collaboration with her then-boyfriend, Daniel Wong, to hire men to kill her parents, Hann and Bich, both from Vietnam. She was sentenced to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 34, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

EDITORIAL: Should we be allowed to criticize ourselves?

EDITORIAL: Should we be allowed to criticize ourselves?

The Asian Weekly recently received a letter about Jenn Fang’s article on Peter Liang. A brief recap: Peter Liang was the New York City police officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last year. Liang is charged with manslaughter in the second degree, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct. In response to the article about Liang, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 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

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

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

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

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

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

EDITORIAL: Something should have been done

EDITORIAL: Something should have been done

Yes, there has been a lot of media attention to bullying, especially in our schools. But there is also a reason for that. And that is because bullying consistently exists. Emilie Grace Olsen was Chinese American, adopted by her U.S. parents, and she killed herself right before this new year, December 11, 2014. She shot […]

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Posted in Editorials, June 2015, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: Racial quotas, are they fair? — Affirmative action questions…

Trying to get into school? Asian American applicants applying for college appear to be admitted at a lower rate than White, Black, or Latino peers with comparable quantitative scores. This is according to Princeton researcher Thomas J. Espenshade who compiled GPA and SAT test scores for selective private institutions of higher education, and compared them […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

EDITORIAL: Harriet Tubman on a twenty? — It should happen!

EDITORIAL: Harriet Tubman on a twenty? — It should happen!

Polling reveals that abolitionist Harriet Tubman would be a favorite if we had a woman on a 20-dollar bill.  The vote is unofficial, but an online campaign spearheaded by the group Women on 20s resulted in over 600,000 votes for possibilities if we did have a woman on currency. In the final round of voting, […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: Spring cleaning

There is a bit of spring in our step here at the Northwest Asian Weekly. Looking over the past few months, there are many things the Asian American community in Seattle should be proud of. Not necessarily “cleaning” but perhaps “beaming.” So what has been accomplished? — Yay for Okamoto!: John Okamoto was elected to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

EDITORIAL: Little changes, big differences

When we consider the overall picture when it comes to environment and the role we play in it, processing all the information can be overwhelming. Climate change! Pollution! Endangered species! How can we have any significance when there are issues that relate on such a global level? Well, consider a first step. Why not think […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

EDITORIAL: Tough competition but good news for the Asian American community – Two API candidates running for Clark’s City Council seat

EDITORIAL: Tough competition but good news for the Asian American community – Two API candidates running for Clark’s City Council seat

Two qualified Asian Pacific Islander candidates will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. Clark’s last day was April 13 to serve in her new position as director of regional and community relations at the University of Washington. The candidate requirement in this type of special situation is that the position […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

EDITORIAL: Not fair — More concerns about standardized testing

EDITORIAL: Not fair — More concerns about standardized testing

The statistics are staggering. At Stuyvesant High School in New York City, a public school, in a body of 3,000 students there are seven (yes, believe it or not—SEVEN out of 3,000) African American students. Admittedly, there is a high population of Asian Americans at Stuyvesant, but certainly the number of African Americans is clearly […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 16 | 4/11-4/170 Comments

EDITORIAL: The channels have been changed when it comes to diversity on television

We’re headed in the right direction. A short list of contemporary shows that are getting attention or have certainly received critical acclaim although they might not be on air now (due to long stints with much respect): Empire, Modern Family, Black-ish, The Office, Parks & Recreation. And of course, Fresh Off the Boat (if you […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

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

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