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Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history
 
Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

Writing her own book — Cuc Vu, director of Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, has her own history

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape

North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

12 July 2014

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

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China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

12 July 2014

By Marco Garcia Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels on July 5 during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags.

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Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

12 July 2014

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.

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Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

11 July 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Some people find it difficult to balance their work and personal life. It requires a certain level of dexterity to maintain balance. For artistic director and former professional dancer Marie Chong, it’s a way of life in her work — literally.

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Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

11 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?

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1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

11 July 2014

Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show, “Hold These Truths,” inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government’s forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during World War II.

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LETTER: Japan needs to acknowledge WWII actions

11 July 2014

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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CISC hosts forum for caregivers

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

11 July 2014

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) has received a contract from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research and understand the challenges that Asian American family caregivers face.

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Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

11 July 2014

By Associated Press PARIS (AP) ­– Cheng Ji was the first Chinese rider to race in the Tour de France when he lined up for Team Giant-Shimano at the start July 5 in Leeds, England. Cheng was included June 25 on the team’s nine-rider lineup for the 101st edition of the Tour. He is a […]

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Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

11 July 2014

By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Disappointed South Korean fans have expressed their anger toward the national team as it made its return home following an early exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

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Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

11 July 2014

By Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Protesters clashed on July 4 with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country.

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The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

11 July 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our giant French doors are open today. There aren’t many other things in the room to distract, but even if there were, the balcony and the white rain beyond it command all of one’s attention. It looks and sounds like a television set that’s always on with loud static […]

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Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

10 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.

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Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

10 July 2014

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this

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Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

10 July 2014

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, […]

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BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

10 July 2014

What can you do on a 40-hour stay in Hong Kong?

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EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

10 July 2014

The annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies in cities across the United States, including here in Seattle, are inspirational and moving. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, 9,000 people became U.S. citizens during more than 100 ceremonies in the week up to and including July 4.

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A multicultural victory

A multicultural victory

07 July 2014

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a

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Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

07 July 2014

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]

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Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

07 July 2014

Justice Mary Yu was the special guest at the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade on June 29. She rode

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