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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 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

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 | 5/24-5/3064 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

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