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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

Filipina to share her story of being trafficked

30 May 2014

A woman who left the Philippines in 2010 for what she believed would be a teaching job in the United States will share her experience of instead finding herself a victim of human trafficking.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho

Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho

30 May 2014

By Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Department of Correction says a 47-year-old inmate escaped from the Adams County Jail in Council, Idaho. Robert Michael Williston, formerly of Coeur d’Alene, escaped May 31 by apparently scaling a fence.

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SIFF brings mystery and intrigue

SIFF brings mystery and intrigue

30 May 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), running through June 8, brings more fascinating Asian films to town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three preview picks for the final week at SIFF.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Asian American poetry keeps evolving

Asian American poetry keeps evolving

30 May 2014

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly By the late 1890s, Asian Americans were already leaving their mark on the American literary

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Sur brings ‘ohana’ to Carnation festival

Sur brings ‘ohana’ to Carnation festival

30 May 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In Hawaii, the concept of family emphasizes the importance of community, cultural ties, and remembering one another. Known as the word “ohana” in the Hawaiian language, it also speaks to a larger sense of community that includes one’s immediate family, as well as extended relatives, friends, and neighbors.

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Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup

Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup

29 May 2014

By Rob Nishihara Northwest Asian Weekly The best pitcher in Seattle doesn’t wear a crown. He doesn’t have a regal nickname or inspire a loyal horde to wear yellow T-shirts and shake “K” cards whenever he’s on the mound. In fact, there’s little about Hisashi Iwakuma to indicate Major League star quality, except the box […]

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Posted in Features 23, Sports, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years

After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years

29 May 2014

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical

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Art of origami on display

Art of origami on display

29 May 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Elegantly folded animals, pentagonal prisms, and architectural creations line the halls at “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” the latest exhibition to debut at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) in Bellevue.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/62 Comments

PICTORIAL: 40th anniversary of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

PICTORIAL: 40th anniversary of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

29 May 2014

On May 15, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) brought youth, community leaders, elected officials and commissioners together at the Holiday Inn in Seatac for a celebration of history and to inspire a new generation. Attendees were treated to performances by the Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, Seattle Kokon Taiko drummers, […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/61 Comment

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

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

29 May 2014

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

EDITORIAL: How the West failed 2,000 Vietnamese

EDITORIAL: How the West failed 2,000 Vietnamese

29 May 2014

The American war in Vietnam wreaked well-documented havoc on the lives of so many — not only innocent civilians, but on those South Vietnamese who trusted the United States and its many empty promises. After the massacres, the poisonous chemicals, and the country-wide devastation came the betrayals as Vietnamese citizens and even some soldiers who […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

Pai up for Stranger award

Pai up for Stranger award

26 May 2014

Shin Yu Pai of Seattle has been nominated for a Stranger Genius Award in literature. Pai is the author of seven books of poetry, a photographer, and oral historian.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Singh small biz champion

Singh small biz champion

26 May 2014

Seattle Attorney Madhu Singh has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration 2014 Washington Women-Owned Business Champion. Singh is principal of MK Singh Law Office — now Foundry Law Group. She was honored at a celebration recognizing SBA award winners on May 8 at the Museum of Flight.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

County honors Korean Consul

County honors Korean Consul

26 May 2014

Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho was honored today by the Metropolitan King County Council on May 19, receiving a certificate of recognition from the Council.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Eng is new SYLP leader

Eng is new SYLP leader

26 May 2014

Marvin Eng has been hired as the new coordinator for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Summer Youth Leadership Program for 2014. Eng is a government and community relations student assistant at the University of Washington, Bothell. Previously, Eng served as a Washington State Legislative intern in Olympia. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Portrait lauds Hon. Smith

Portrait lauds Hon. Smith

26 May 2014

On May 20, after Judge Mary Yu was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia, the Hon. Charles Z. Smith was honored with unveiling of his portrait by painter Alfredo Arreguin.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

SF Mayor makes good on bet

SF Mayor makes good on bet

26 May 2014

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Mayor Murray present a $4,000 check to Northwest Harvest On May 15, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee made good on his NFC Championship wager with Mayor Murray by presenting the Northwest Harvest Cherry Street Food Bank with a check for $4,000, thanks to the generous donations of Bay area […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case

U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case

24 May 2014

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In a landmark case alleging international economic spying, the United States announced on May 19 unprecedented cyber espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

24 May 2014

By Walker Orenstein Northwest Asian Weekly Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/301 Comment

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

24 May 2014

By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30, World News0 Comments

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