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Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping? More International District violence Plowing the Killing Fields Hookah bars get a reprieve
 
Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping?

Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping?

By Staff Seattle will be one of the destinations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September, according to a Taiwanese news website. Rumors have been flying for the past six months that Seattle will be on Xi’s itinerary. However, no one has officially confirmed it, including Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. […]

More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life

More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after he was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge in the International District on August 23rd. Galma Adam Waqo, 21, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for his […]

Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly On August 29th, the Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City Association held an event at North Seattle Community College, “Remembering the Past & Welcoming the Future: 40 Years Since the Killing Fields.” This year marks the 40th anniversary since the breakout of the Cambodian genocide conducted by the Khmer Rouge, a period […]

Hookah bars get a reprieve — Community reaction toward Murray’s reversed decision

Hookah bars get a reprieve — Community reaction toward Murray’s reversed decision

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Within less than a month, Mayor Ed Murray reversed his decision to close down all of the city’s hookah lounges after lounge owners and supporters’ two protests at City Hall. Murray’s initial reaction to shut down the lounges was in response to Donnie Chin’s slaying on July 23 near […]

India census says 70% villagers are mostly poor

11 July 2015

AP Wire Service NEW DELHI (AP) — India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor. The data from India’s socio-economic and caste census was collected between 2011 and 2013. It’s the first time India has studied […]

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Myanmar’s parliament blocks changes to constitution

11 July 2015

By Aye Aye Win Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s parliament voted against several constitutional amendments June 25, ensuring that the military’s veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year. The legislature ended a 3-day debate on proposed changes to the 2008 […]

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Celebrating 40 years of teaching hula

Celebrating 40 years of teaching hula

11 July 2015

By Melissa Tanji AP Wire Service WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — In a single-car garage on Vineyard Street in Wailuku, a young Iola Caldito learned the hula. Taught by the late Elizabeth Lum Ho, the 6-year-old found a passion and never let go. “I loved hula from the very start,” said Iola Caldito Balubar, now 68, […]

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Leland Yee, ex-state senator, facing up to 20 years on racketeering

Leland Yee, ex-state senator, facing up to 20 years on racketeering

11 July 2015

By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator — once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office — is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Leland Yee — an advocate […]

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Farmworkers at Sakuma Berry Farms demand negotiations

Farmworkers at Sakuma Berry Farms demand negotiations

10 July 2015

As a result of negotiation between Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Sakuma management in the fields, over 200 farmworkers received punch cards to verify the exact number of pounds picked on a daily basis. The company also agreed to stop the new practice of having workers begin their day in groups of 15 minute intervals. […]

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All about beauty… — Dancers, geishas, Caucasian beauty in China

All about beauty… — Dancers, geishas, Caucasian beauty in China

10 July 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Temperatures are soaring in Seattle and everybody is seeking refuge in any cool temperatures to be had. Go find some shade and cool off from the hot sun with this month’s A-pop! The latest pop culture news and gossip will be sure to distract you from the heat! American […]

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From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

09 July 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly George Nguyen never imagined he would be running grocery stores and food distribution businesses along the west and north coast in the U.S. Nguyen left by boat from Vietnam, in 1979, the age of 19, with pretty much nothing, including his devoted wife, which he had been married to […]

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The case against NYPD officer Peter Liang — Being Asian American is not a free pass

The case against NYPD officer Peter Liang — Being Asian American is not a free pass

09 July 2015

By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly In a week that has already left me disheartened over the state of race in America today, the last thing I really needed was to read the details of the prosecution’s case against Peter Liang. The trial against NYPD officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last […]

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Japan emotional after World Cup loss

Japan emotional after World Cup loss

09 July 2015

By Anne M. Peterson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd. Lloyd scored a hat trick in the opening 16 minutes on Sunday to help give the United States a 5-2 victory over Japan for its record third Women’s World Cup title. The game Sunday night […]

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Pao polarizes — Public split on interim CEO of Reddit

Pao polarizes — Public split on interim CEO of Reddit

09 July 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly If there is controversy in the tech industry, the name Ellen Pao seems to follow. Pao, the interim CEO of social media news site Reddit, is under fire yet again.  An online petition is requesting that she be removed from the company. Over 162,000 people have signed a petition […]

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BLOG: Honoring Warren Chan — Icon of an incredible generation

BLOG: Honoring Warren Chan — Icon of an incredible generation

09 July 2015

By Assunta Ng A parade of “who’s who,”— including a governor, mayor, and 19 judges from both Supreme Court to Municipal Court—gathered at South Seattle College to pay their last respects to Judge Warren Chan July 3. Chan died on June 15 at the age of 92. “A man of ‘firsts,’” said Hon. Gary Locke. […]

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EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100

EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100

09 July 2015

The Asian Weekly would like to pay tribute to an amazing woman, and not just because she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. We have been fortunate to have Grace Lee Boggs as an activist for the past century. Tiffany Ran interviewed Boggs in 2012 for the Weekly and Ran wrote: “In the early 1930s, at […]

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RTDNA awards KUOW and Seattle Channel for diversity coverage

RTDNA awards KUOW and Seattle Channel for diversity coverage

06 July 2015

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized both KUOW-FM and the Seattle Channel with 2015 Kaleidoscope Awards, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity. Seattle Channel The winning documentary “Honor Totem” produced by photographer and editor Ian Devier, was produced as part of city-operated Seattle Channel’s Community Stories series, which offers a […]

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Yay Team Seattle JACL!

Yay Team Seattle JACL!

06 July 2015

Team Seattle JACL participated in the annual the Walk for Rice this past weekend at Seward Park in South Seattle. The Walk for Rice raises funds for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) food bank, one of the largest in Washington state and the only food bank that regularly offers Asian food staples. The […]

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Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling

05 July 2015

By The Associated Press Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation. A look at some of the reactions and background on gay rights: SOUTH KOREA […]

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Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess

Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess

05 July 2015

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tama the stationmaster, Japan’s feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at a funeral Sunday. The calico cat was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi station in western Japan in 2007. Donning her custom-made stationmaster’s cap, […]

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Familias Unidas negotiates new pay with Sakuma Farms — Work stoppage avoided

05 July 2015

Members of the board of the independent farmworker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, met June 23 with Ryan Sakuma owner of Sakuma Farms of Burlington Washington to negotiate a new pay rate. Farmworkers reported the most recent abuse against them to the union; Sakuma Farms imposed a new pay rate demanding farmworkers to pick […]

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Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan fire that burned 498

05 July 2015

By Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators in Taiwan were focusing Monday on the possibility that a cigarette butt or spark caused the blaze that burned 498 people, killing one, at a weekend water park party when colored powder sprayed from the stage caught fire. More than 400 people remained hospitalized, including […]

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Police investigate mob killing of school director in India

05 July 2015

AP Wire Service PATNA, India (AP) — Police are investigating the mob killing of a school director in northern India after two of the school’s students were discovered dead, officials said June 29. The mob attacked the boarding school’s director on Sunday after the bodies of two boys aged 10 and 11 were found in […]

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First Indian-born player in the NBA draft

First Indian-born player in the NBA draft

03 July 2015

Satnam Singh is the first player born in India to be selected in the NBA draft. He’s headed to Texas after the Dallas Mavericks took him with the 52nd pick.The 7-foot-2 Singh, who wears a size-22 basketball sneaker, has spent the last five seasons playing at IMG Academy in Florida. He came to the U.S. […]

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