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LETTER: Cambodia blog accurately depicts horrors

To the editor: I have just finished reading [Publisher Assunta Ng’s] blog. I cannot tell you how sad it makes me feel. I appreciate every effort she puts into showing the world what Cambodia is — and its people and its history. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. They are haunting and beautiful […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

LETTER: Councilmembers concerned about corrections contract

Open letter to Gov. Jay Inslee: We write on behalf of City of Seattle residents to express deep concern about the recently publicized contract signed between the Washington Department of Corrections and Geo Group Inc. As we understand it, this contract would potentially send up to 1,000 Washington-based prisoners to North Lake Correctional Facility in […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

LETTER: There are options for non-immigrant survivors of violence

LETTER: There are options for non-immigrant survivors of violence

By Minal Ghassemieh Attorney at Law (WA State) In 2015 women and children are still being forced into dark corners due to domestic violence. As a child survivor of domestic violence, I am all too familiar with the feeling that a certain violent incident was so bad that it can never get worse, and then […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

LETTER: VFA supports embracing refugees

LETTER: VFA supports embracing refugees

Dear Editor, Recently, there has been a lot of discussion, discourse and, at times, heated debate about the impact and inclusion of refugees and immigrants to the United States. We at the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) want to reaffirm our commitment, mission and values. VFA stands in support of welcoming refugees of all backgrounds, including […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

LETTER: RE: Charter school ruling

After the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling that said public charter schools were unconstitutional, my family was devastated. Thank you to the bipartisan group of elected officials – Senators Braun, Fain, Hobbs, Litzow and Mullet and Representatives Clibborn, Magendanz, Pettigrew, Smith and Springer – for standing up for my family by asking the Court to […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 46 | 11/7-11/130 Comments

LETTERS: Hookah lounges in the ID — Aug. 17 statement to Seattle City Council

Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do or say that will bring Donnie back. All of us here can only work on issues that hopefully will prevent such tragedy from happening in the future in any location, especially in the Chinatown ID. As a property owner, business owner, and a resident of the Chinatown ID, […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

LETTER: RE: Contributing in memory of Donnie Chin

At this time of mourning, we deeply that the community and public for the outpouring of love and support for Donnie Chin and IDEC. As the board for the agency that Donnie founded and nurtured, we are still devastated by his loss, and frankly, still very angry about the circumstances of his death. We need […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

LETTERS: Shock over Charleston church murders

I am just shaken by the killing at the Charleston AME Church. Having lived in South Carolina, I visited Charleston often and I loved that church for its beautiful courageous history. It was one of the holiest places I have experienced—not the kind of holy associated with quiet and humility. Rather, it was about the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

LETTER: Discussing the dangers of non-organic food with the Chinese community

My in-laws are Chinese and do not know about the dangers of non-organic food.  They do not believe me when I tell them that eating non-organic food can be dangerous because the Chinese papers do not discuss the effects of pesticides. I have an auto-immune condition and eat only organic in my house to keep […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

You [The Slants] are trying to use the Asian community to promote your band for your own benefit. The general public is not going to get the social statement that you are claiming to make. Instead the name just comes across as saying it is ok to mock Asians using a common racist stereotype. The […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/291 Comment

LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

1) The Trademark Office never claimed that organizations refused to do business with us because of our name; rather, they claimed that one event in particular (Asian American Youth Leadership Conference) cancelled our performance and my keynote due to complaints about our name. This was false – members of the AAYLC steering committee sent signed […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/221 Comment

LETTER: Turning a wrong into a right

I was reading the blog column in the Northwest Asian Weekly. It upsets me to no end to learn of a real estate broker’s illegal behavior and this crook is getting away with it under broad daylight!

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

LETTER: RE: ‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

LETTER: You be the judge

This is wrong! A Political Action Committee (PAC) called Citizens for Judicial Excellence (CJE) has turned against incumbent King County District Judge Kentu Shah. WHY? He is an honorable man, has done a fine and fair job with his rulings, has been endorsed for reelection by many of his peers, including the entire bench of […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

LETTER: SHAG senior concerns

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the concerns of the seniors of our area and being open to the idea of articles focused on bringing awareness to members of our community on the following issues.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

LETTER: RE: Are we Asian-American or Asian American?

Dear Editor: American.  If one is very proud of one’s heritage, one can say “American of Asian Heritage.”  However, we should not automatically label ourselves as a sub-group as Asian American unless we label our entire fellow

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/221 Comment

LETTER: Increasing property values are good!

As your King County Assessor, I was quite surprised to see my interview with the NW Asian Weekly printed with the headline, “Your higher property tax should ‘make you feel good’” in the July 10th edition.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

LETTER: Watch out for a new scam

I would like to bring up a business scam that we had encountered recently.  Perhaps it will allow other Asian restaurants, whom I think were the targets, to be aware and to be able to prevent this from happening.  We

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/81 Comment

LETTER: Japan needs to acknowledge WWII actions

Dear Editor, The Abe government in Japan is acting against the international community in recently questioning Japan’s pledge in the Kono Statement of 1993, in which Japan acknowledged its wartime sexual slavery during World War II.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle

LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle

Dear Editor, This is to share some horrible experience I had recently. Fortunately, there was no physical injury involved here. My vehicle, parked on a street got vandalized near the Terry Ave. and Stewart St. crossing on the night of Thursday, April 29. Someone smashed the rear windshield and stole my gym bag from the car. […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

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