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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

LETTER: $15 is not the answer

The following letters to KIRO TV were sent to the Northwest Asian Weekly for publication. Dear KIRO TV, Thank you for your piece on the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it can affect the immigrant community and businesses. We have not heard the side of the minimum wage opposition and how it will hurt […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

LETTER: $15 costs jobs

Dear KIRO TV, I saw your news piece about the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it will affect the immigrant community. I really appreciated your perspective and reporting angle on this issue, as it highlights a very complex problem within my community that has not been highlighted by this debate.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

LETTER: On Seattle’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour

From: multicultural and minority small business owners of Seattle To: Mayor Ed Murray Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for sharing your time with us to evaluate and learn of our concerns, thoughts, and positions regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage and its affect on the immigrant community, minority groups, and small businesses working and living in […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/252 Comments

Take a more balanced view of “banana slip”

Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Biased, wrong reporting

The following letter to King 5 News was sent to the NW Asian Weekly for publication. Dear Editor, I saw a story on your 6 p.m. news clip last night reported by Lynda Byron on the mayor’s minimum wage symposium that was very biased and wrong. In the news clip, Ms. Byron interviewed and reported […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue

Dear Editor, We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 2 | 1/4-1/100 Comments

LETTER: Retain Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel

Dear Editor, I strongly believe that to gain the endorsement of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Ed Murray promised them that he would go slow on police reform and fire Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

LETTER: Racism at restaurant?

Dear Editor, If you think that Seattle is a city of diversity and respect, think twice. I’d like to share with you my dining experience that was racially motivated. Seemingly, it would only happen in the 1930s or 1940s.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

LETTER: Restaurant responds

Dear Editor, As the general manager of this restaurant, I am concerned with all feedback and address each and every one accordingly.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

LETTER: Clarifying Thailand

Dear Editor, I applaud you and your reporting team for doing an excellent job with your report on the mass protests of Thai people. You are so keen on current events that happen not only in our local area (around Seattle and Washington state), but also overseas. 

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

LETTER: Fired fairly

  Dear Editor,  Reading your September article about the APDC supporting Jeff Chen in his retrial saddened me. I believe that the facts in the Chen case clearly showed a man out of control and a leader who had lost the support and respect of his officers because of his abuses of power. We are […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/131 Comment

LETTER: Youth Leadership program is wonderful

Dear Editor, I understand that other essays written by the 2013 Summer Youth Leadership Program students all cannot be printed due to space issues with the newspaper. However, these SYLP students took the time to come up with a subject matter, and they took the time to write their personal essays. In the past years, […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/80 Comments

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