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BLOG: An egg and a rock…

BLOG: An egg and a rock…

By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Sher Kung’s life was cut short on Aug. 29 when a truck killed her while she was riding a bike in downtown Seattle on the notorious Second Avenue corridor.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: The New York Times gives a thumbs-up for Timothy Wu

BLOG: The New York Times gives a thumbs-up for Timothy Wu

By Assunta Ng Even with a loss, Timothy Wu has already made history. The New York Times (NYT) endorsed him with a prominent headline, “Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor.”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: What will happen to the Louisa/Hudson Hotel?

BLOG: What will happen to the Louisa/Hudson Hotel?

By Assunta Ng No one knows what will happen to Chinatown’s Louisa/Hudson Hotel, which was destroyed on the west side last December by a fire.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?

BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?

By Assunta Ng Hundreds came to the Chinatown/International District to meet the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. I was delighted and disappointed simultaneously.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

Ina Dash University of Washington “I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Meet Dozer, a horse. Dozer also works for the City of Seattle Police Department. See the badge he proudly displayed when he and his partner Harvest patrolled Uwajimaya’s storefront with Sgt. James Scott and Officer Mark Wubbena. Young and old adored Dozer and Harvest. Some patted them, while many gathered around with phone cameras, curiosity […]

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, News, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My niece Jennifer got married last Saturday. What was amazing was that the newlyweds were

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

By Assunta Ng What really cools you down during a hot day? It doesn’t have to be a cold beer or ice cream. Psychologically, beer and ice cream might give you the impression that they lower your body temperature. In reality, it’s just the opposite. Ice cream will actually increase your body temperature and beer […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn’t get Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointment for King County Superior Judge. But his friend John Chun did. He then assumed he would have to wait for his next opportunity.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

By Assunta Ng Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine proudly showed me a lovely baby picture of his daughter,

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

If you want to impress someone visiting Hong Kong, take him or her to Ozone, the world’s tallest bar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

BLOG: Ken Colling spreads Good will around

BLOG: Ken Colling spreads Good will around

By Assunta Ng Goodwill President Ken Colling is known for his fancy ties. What touches his friends and colleagues aren’t his ties, but his heart. At Ken’s retirement reception on June 6, about 200 people gathered at the Goodwill administration center, on Dearborn Avenue, to thank him for his 10 years of service at Goodwill. […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/272 Comments

BLOG: The largest ‘hum bow’ in Washington state? — It’s found in Pike Place Market

BLOG: The largest ‘hum bow’ in Washington state? — It’s found in Pike Place Market

By Assunta Ng Pike Place Market, rated as the most popular farmers market in the United States, has numerous European bakeries, but only

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

BLOG: Arlington to Oso, witnessing the reopening of 530

BLOG: Arlington to Oso, witnessing the reopening of 530

By Assunta Ng It might not be the best time to visit Oso after the mudslide. But I went anyway on May 31 — the opening day for Highway 530 after it was closed for two months.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

BLOG: Steve Ballmer and the Clippers

BLOG: Steve Ballmer and the Clippers

By Assunta Ng When I asked Steve Ballmer a question in public in 2011, it quickly created a storm.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

BLOG: A win-win program for students, businesses, and UW Foster School

BLOG: A win-win program for students, businesses, and UW Foster School

By Assunta Ng Minority business owners sailed on an Argosy cruise ship to celebrate success on May 20. The success they discussed wasn’t about making a million dollars or landing a big deal — far from it — but the significant results of a project they participated in are evident.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/62 Comments

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

By Assunta Ng On May 20, three women were invited by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu’s swearing-in ceremony. One of them was political guru Ruth Woo.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: What SeaTac tells us about $15 minimum wage

By Assunta Ng While attending an event at a SeaTac hotel last week, I met two women who receive the $15/hour minimum wage. SeaTac has implemented the new law on Jan. 1. I met the women while they were working. One was a waitress and the other was cleaning the hallway.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/3065 Comments

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