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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 | 6/21-6/270 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 | 5/24-5/3063 Comments

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

By Assunta Ng Immigrants often don’t use their voices in government politics for fear of their accents and language barriers.

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

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

By Assunta Ng I love cooking oysters, but hate all the work involved. It becomes a family affair when I cook oysters. Hey, you want to eat? I tell my family, you have to contribute and do your share of the work.

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

BLOG: David vs. Goliath in the battle of $15 wage

BLOG: David vs. Goliath in the battle of $15 wage

By Assunta Ng David and Goliath showed up at the Seattle City Council’s hearing on the mayoral $15 minimum wage proposal on May 13.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/230 Comments

BLOG: How to be a loser?

BLOG: How to be a loser?

By Assunta Ng The Hum Bow Celebrity Contest was a new idea at the Asian American Heritage Festival, held at the Seattle Center last Sunday.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/160 Comments

BLOG: How a Seattle scientist and Chinese artist make deals

BLOG: How a Seattle scientist and Chinese artist make deals

By Assunta Ng Leroy Hood, a global award-winning biologist, and Xiao Dong Feng, a prominent Chinese artist, have forged a win-win solution, despite language barriers.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

BLOG: Drama continues with $15 indecision

BLOG: Drama continues with $15 indecision

By Assunta Ng Anxiety struck the Asian business community on April 24, when Mayor Ed Murray was supposed to announce his plan in the afternoon for the $15 minimum wage.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/90 Comments

BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

By Assunta Ng Uwajimaya chairman Tomio Moriguchi is not all about business. He is a determined leader who fights for important causes for the community.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

By John Liu Every Wednesday, I walked into Chinatown’s Green Village restaurant, not knowing that April 9 would be the last time I could pick up food from Wendy Lu, the owner. Green Village closed on April 10.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

By Assunta Ng The Wing Luke Asian Museum showcased a parade of impressive Asian Americans’ artwork at its annual dinner last Saturday at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. More than 50 Asian Americans created some of their most amazing pieces for The Wing’s auction, which raised $400,000.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

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