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Happy New Year! USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive
 
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

Top contributors to the Asian American community

Top contributors to the Asian American community

10 December 2015

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly It is an event organized by Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation to mark the noteworthy achievements of local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders. Held at the House of Hong Restaurant on Dec. 4, the 23rd annual Top Contributors to the Asian Community Award Dinner […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

BLOG: Adventures in Cambodia — Six reasons why you should visit Cambodia (Part 1)

BLOG: Adventures in Cambodia — Six reasons why you should visit Cambodia (Part 1)

10 December 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Why go to a backward country?” my friends reacted when they heard that my husband and I were going to Cambodia. “Are you crazy going alone and not with a tour?” another asked. Why people think Cambodia is not a safe country puzzles me. It could have to do […]

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CELEBRATE WITH STYLE! — Saturday, February 6, 2016

CELEBRATE WITH STYLE! — Saturday, February 6, 2016

09 December 2015

ALL AGES WELCOME. Be part of the Lunar New Year Fashion Contest. Design a wearable garment, accessory, or put together an outfit to create a look with a Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year theme. Model your own entry or supply your own model(s) for both the fashion show & parade. The Fashion Show-Off […]

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LETTER: Councilmembers concerned about corrections contract

04 December 2015

Open letter to Gov. Jay Inslee: We write on behalf of City of Seattle residents to express deep concern about the recently publicized contract signed between the Washington Department of Corrections and Geo Group Inc. As we understand it, this contract would potentially send up to 1,000 Washington-based prisoners to North Lake Correctional Facility in […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Worlds of fantasy — Monkey queens, princesses, and rice cookers?!

Worlds of fantasy — Monkey queens, princesses, and rice cookers?!

04 December 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Winter By Marissa Meyer Feiwel & Friends, 2015 Cinder the cyborg mechanic from New Beijing, Scarlet the farm girl from France, and Cress the former secret Lunar programmer are still working to overthrow Queen Levana of Luna (better known as the moon) and start a revolution. And in this […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

The Village Report – Six weeks in Scandinavia

The Village Report – Six weeks in Scandinavia

04 December 2015

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Six weeks, all together, if I can manage to hold through December, here in Scandinavia. I think the gut knows when it’s time to shake things up, and this time, I found myself at Kastrup with an immigration officer flicking through my passport—stamps from around Southeast Asia these last […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

International Special Review District Board election results

04 December 2015

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held Nov. 17. Three positions were up for election. Valerie Tran won Position #1 for a District business person, property owner or employee. Herman Setijono won Position #3 for a District resident, tenant or community participant. Carol S. Leong won Position #5 for a […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Puentes — Offering services for undocumented families

04 December 2015

There is a new organization in the Seattle area, Puentes, focused on supporting undocumented families. They have partnered with Latino Community Fund, One America, Colectivo Legal del Pueblo, Detention Watch Center, and World Relief-Seattle to carry out their work. Although they are located in Seattle, Puentes serves communities beyond the Seattle city limits. Puentes’ three focus […]

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Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship — Book signing and discussion at El Centro de la Raza

Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship — Book signing and discussion at El Centro de la Raza

04 December 2015

The Roberto Maestas Youth Leadership Institute will be hosting a book signing and discussion panel on the newly released book: “Gang of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship” at El Centro de la Raza on Wednesday, December 9. The event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. It will be held at the El Centro […]

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MAP: Bridging the Gap Breakfast — Honoring and celebrating diversity

MAP: Bridging the Gap Breakfast — Honoring and celebrating diversity

04 December 2015

The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) at the University of Washington (UW) celebrated its 21st anniversary Oct. 17. The event benefits the MAP Endowed Scholarship Fund. Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community. MAP has taken a leadership role in addressing issues […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

EDITORIAL: Keep on keeping it classy, Donald

EDITORIAL: Keep on keeping it classy, Donald

03 December 2015

So what is the Asian American angle when it comes to writing an editorial about Donald Trump? Well, there isn’t a specific Asian American angle, but this is what is clear—he is racist. And that affects everyone. The list starts with his derogatory comments about Hispanics (not worth repeating here and which is probably common […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Facing deportation — Jennifer Choi’s hurdles

Facing deportation — Jennifer Choi’s hurdles

03 December 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Sitting across the table from Jennifer (Jenny) Choi feels like sitting with a friend you should be sharing coffee with and discussing upcoming holiday plans—not discussing fears and intricacies of the possibility of deportation. Choi’s situation is complicated. She moved to the United States from South Korea when she […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/112 Comments

A winning run! — Despite injury, Sophia Liu goes back-to-back for Seattle Marathon win

A winning run! — Despite injury, Sophia Liu goes back-to-back for Seattle Marathon win

03 December 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Despite an injury, it could not stop Seattle’s Sophia Liu from winning her second straight Seattle Marathon women’s title.  She earned the win with a time of 2 hours 58 minutes and 39 seconds. Liu’s time is one minute slower than last year’s win.  Of course, she had to […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 50, Sports, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Questions, questions — Donnie Chin murder investigation update

Questions, questions — Donnie Chin murder investigation update

03 December 2015

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly There was a community meeting to provide an update on the murder investigation of Donnie Chin, held Nov. 25 at the Nagomi Tea House in the International District. International District icon and Seattle resident Donnie Chin was shot and killed in the early hours of July 23, 2015. As the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 50, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Zero tolerance? — Star soccer player’s racist slurs prompt fine, training

Zero tolerance? — Star soccer player’s racist slurs prompt fine, training

03 December 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly These were the words of Jamie Vardy, an English Premier League soccer player, to an Asian man at a casino in England: “Yo. Jap. Walk on.” Vardy, a player for the Thai-owned Leicester City of the Premiership, was not severely punished for this racist tirade despite a decree of […]

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Posted in Features 50, Sports, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Rick Polintan — Fighting for immigrant rights

Rick Polintan — Fighting for immigrant rights

03 December 2015

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Rick Polintan has had over 35 years of community and union organizing experience since his migration to the United States in 1980 from the Philippines. He was a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos, doing community organizing against the Marcos dictatorship and helping Filipinos in their struggle for immigrant […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

“Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” — A conversation with Pork Filled Productions and playwright Kirk Shimano

“Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” — A conversation with Pork Filled Productions and playwright Kirk Shimano

03 December 2015

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Searching for love often requires courage and originality. In the case of the Akira, it means combining the wisdom of the traditional Japanese fairytales he heard from his great-grandmother with the mystical domain of the Internet. Presented by Pork Filled Productions, “Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” by Kirk […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

BLOG: We need more revealing than concealing — No answers at community meeting on Donnie Chin’s slaying

BLOG: We need more revealing than concealing — No answers at community meeting on Donnie Chin’s slaying

03 December 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since Donnie Chin’s slaying four months ago in the International District, there’s been little progress when it comes to getting information about the case. Why? Chin was the founder and one-man staff of the International District Emergency Center, providing patrol and emergency services in the ID. There have been […]

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Sung honored for contributions regarding suicide prevention

Sung honored for contributions regarding suicide prevention

30 November 2015

The Sue Eastgard Training Excellence Award was presented to Jeffrey Sung, M.D., an acting instructor with the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and president-elect of the Washington State Psychiatric Association. More than 400 suicide prevention advocates came together Nov. 18 in the University of Washington’s HUB Grand Ballroom to attend Care, Connect, Build […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/41 Comment

Presentation highlights climate and oppression

Presentation highlights climate and oppression

30 November 2015

A public presentation, “Women of Color Speak Out – Climate Change and the Systems of Oppression” was held by the Ethiopian Community of Seattle on Nov. 18. “Women of Color Speak Out” is a collective of activists in Seattle who are working to educate communities about the climate crisis. The discussion highlighted how systems of […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

 

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