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Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure Sharon Maeda to run for City Council New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?
 
Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Oregon has the Willamette Falls Navigation and Locks, and now Seattle has its beloved Panama Hotel as the city’s first National Treasure. There are approximately 60 buildings, neighborhoods, post offices,  even ships (the Delta Queen in Mississippi) declared National Treasures, and now Seattle has its own national treasure in […]

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dilemmas and misconceptions about the Seattle’s $15 wage minimum law begin since its implementation on April 1. A big misconception for many Seattle workers caused by the minimum wage law is that, “they are going to get $15 an hour on April 1,” said Evelyn Mendoza, Uwajimaya’s Human Resources […]

Shooting stars — Famous goats of the last century

Shooting stars — Famous goats of the last century

19 February 2015

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Each of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac has certain qualities for which they are known. From the strength and stubbornness of an Ox to the crafty nature of those born in the Year of the Rat, those born in the Year of the Goat (also called […]

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Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia

Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia

19 February 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Symphony’s “Celebrate Asia” Concert, upcoming Sunday, March 1, features guest conductor Carolyn Kuan. Amongst other pieces, the symphony will be performing the U.S. premiere of “Revive,” a concerto for koto and shakuhachi written by Japanese composer Yugo Kanno.  Another prominent piece, “Xizi,” from Chinese composer Ye Yanchen, […]

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A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

19 February 2015

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Year after year, established traditions add continuity to celebrations, setting them apart from the things we do every day. Think of flowers during Valentine’s or decorated trees during Christmas. Anticipating the role food plays in our traditions, in particular, are often something to look forward to on special […]

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

19 February 2015

The Year of the Sheep is for imagination. Just look at celebrities born in sheep years: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Will Ferrell and others, how they create from nothing to something amazing. It’s time for you to make your Lunar New Year dream list. The sheep celebrities have certainly inspired me to build my wish […]

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Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

19 February 2015

With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the  social network website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity. Given such a forecast, it’s ever […]

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Bellevue will be celebrating the new year! — The Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

19 February 2015

Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year festival. This year, the family-friendly excitement includes nearly forty different performances including lion dancing, tai chi, traditional Chinese music, wushu (or kung fu), mask dancing, peacock dancing, and Chinese opera, and many others. For good luck, dim sum purveyor, Din […]

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Larson wins award for novel

Larson wins award for novel

16 February 2015

The 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for young people went to Dash, by Kirby Larson, published by Scholastic Press. In the book it’s January, 1942, and school scapegoating is the just the first hardship Mitsi Kashino and her Japanese-American family will encounter. Mitsi also has to leave her  beloved dog Dash in the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

16 February 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Rita Brogan of Vashon Island to the Washington State Transportation Commission. She will serve the remaining four years of the six-year term vacated by former Commissioner Charley Royer, who resigned effective Jan. 15.  Brogan will represent the central Puget Sound area on the commission. Brogan served as the superintendent of […]

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From assistant to novelist

From assistant to novelist

16 February 2015

Sichan Siv, former Deputy Assistant to President Bush 41, has written a political thriller.He is the bestselling author of Golden Bones. “After writing a bestselling memoir I wanted to turn to a work of fiction, drawing from a combination of experiences and imagination,” says Siv. He is a genocide survivor, making it from the Killing […]

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Buckley now CEO for law offices

Buckley now CEO for law offices

16 February 2015

Erica Buckley is now the CEO for Buckley Associations, in charge of two law offices. One is located in Chinatown and the other is a satellite office in Tacoma. Both practice in personal injury litigation. Buckley is a member of the Junior League of Seattle, a women’s service organization, and a member of the Treehouse […]

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Ip knows how to woo a crowd

Ip knows how to woo a crowd

16 February 2015

  Over 1500 were in attendance  at over two shows famous Hong Kong singer Johnny Ip and Taiwanese singer Teresa Hsu performed at Snoqualmie Casino on February 8. Ip, who is 70 years old, performed  renditions of popular theme songs in Cantonese, mostly from the 80s. (end)

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Wenjian Liu scholarship

Wenjian Liu scholarship

16 February 2015

  Hop Sing Tong presented approximately $1500 for scholarly funds to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Seattle chapter president in memory of deceased New York City police officer Wenjian Liu. (end)

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Philippine police chief resigns after deadly terror raid

Philippine police chief resigns after deadly terror raid

15 February 2015

AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Friday he has accepted the resignation of the national police chief, the first official to fall following the killing of 44 police commandos in the operation last month that may have killed one of Asia’s most-wanted terror suspects. Speaking in a nationally televised appearance […]

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Recommended 3 years in jail for nut rage exec

Recommended 3 years in jail for nut rage exec

14 February 2015

By  Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday recommended three years in jail for the former Korean Air executive charged with endangering flight safety during a tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman, has pleaded not guilty to […]

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Malaysia top court upholds Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction

Malaysia top court upholds Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction

14 February 2015

By Eileen Ng Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim began a 5-year prison sentence on Tuesday after a court rejected his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, a decision he called a “murder of judicial independence” and human rights groups condemned as unjust. The case was widely seen at home […]

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China seizes toilet paper bearing image of Hong Kong leader

China seizes toilet paper bearing image of Hong Kong leader

14 February 2015

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have seized about 8,000 rolls of toilet paper and another 20,000 packages of tissues containing unflattering images of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive, according to an official of the small political party that placed the order. The items were to be sold at […]

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TransAsia pilots undergo proficiency tests following crash

14 February 2015

By Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The dozens of pilots who operate TransAsia Airways’ ATR propeller-jets began proficiency tests on Saturday, three days after one of the carrier’s ATRs crashed into a river, killing at least 40 people.<!–more–> The airline said it had canceled 90 flights over the next three days to […]

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Ghost stories — Books that will make you enjoy being scared

Ghost stories — Books that will make you enjoy being scared

13 February 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Deadly Love By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media, 2014 Five years ago, 20-year-old actress Jasmine Huang died in Beijing. She had asked her boyfriend Chris to rehearse with her for an audition for the role of a battered woman. She was convinced he needed to make the pain […]

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Publix Hotel groundbreaking

Publix Hotel groundbreaking

13 February 2015

  There was a groundbreaking February 9th  in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]

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The Layup Drill: A long-shot view

13 February 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na.  The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]

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