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EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce announces Board of Directors

Chinese Chamber of Commerce announces Board of Directors

15 December 2014

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (TGSCCC) announced the results of its 2015 election for the Board of Directors, and its 2015 Officers.

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Hong Kong teen protest leader ends hunger strike

13 December 2014

AP Wire Service HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent teenage leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests ended his hunger strike Saturday after 4 1/2 days at his doctor’s urging.

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Threatening e-mail sent to Sony employees

Threatening e-mail sent to Sony employees

13 December 2014

AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Friday it is investigating threatening e-mails sent to some employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was hit by a cyber attack last week that disrupted its computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet.

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Swiss hostage escapes from Filipino extremists

13 December 2014

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Swiss hostage made a dramatic escape Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists when he hacked a rebel commander and then got shot as he dashed to freedom amid a military bombardment, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, officials said.

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Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

13 December 2014

By Teresa Cerojano and Oliver Teves Associated Press LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.

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Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

13 December 2014

By William J. Kole Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years, […]

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Project Fukushima! — An interview with documentary director Hikaru Fujii

Project Fukushima! — An interview with documentary director Hikaru Fujii

12 December 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Project Fukushima!” is a documentary examining the Japanese city and prefecture in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns that hit the region in 2011.  The film, directed by Hikaru Fujii, focuses intently on a music and arts festival in the region, roughly five months after the […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Viewing through plastic and glass in Cambodia

12 December 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Yellow sun cooks the layers of dust off the edges of the curbs. So many curbs, so few sidewalks. Bits of brick and paper and cane juice plastic cups (biked over, ripped) compete for attention. They poke up from the dirt, insist themselves into the light.

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Top Contributors honored

Top Contributors honored

12 December 2014

By Minal Singh Northwest  Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics.

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ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

12 December 2014

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS) provides health care services throughout the Seattle region.

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Rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community

Rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community

12 December 2014

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly In light of current debates surrounding the Ferguson trial and Obama’s recent address on immigration, local Seattle officials and government leaders understand the need for better communication between the police and the community they protect. Senator Pramila Jayapal of Seattle’s 37th district told Seattle Weekly she is looking into […]

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LETTER: RE: ‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

12 December 2014

I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965.

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COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

12 December 2014

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best

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Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

11 December 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors  chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of […]

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Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

11 December 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game.

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Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

11 December 2014

By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other

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BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

11 December 2014

By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the

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EDITORIAL: To forgive? To forget?

EDITORIAL: To forgive? To forget?

11 December 2014

Mark Wahlberg, aka “Marky Mark” aka the actor who has won acclaim for starring roles in award-winning films such as “The Fighter” and “The Departed” has recently asked for a pardon for his previous offenses. 

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Ben Grace leaves CIDBIA

Ben Grace leaves CIDBIA

08 December 2014

On November 21, the community held a farewell party for Ben Grace, former Program Director of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. The CIDBIA will be accepting applications for his position shortly. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee a good sport

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee a good sport

08 December 2014

Mayor Ed Lee was in Santa Clara for the Seahawks/49ers game this November. The Mayor, Manny Lee, Perry and Vickie Lee, Charlene, Matthew Chan and Jerry Lee were together at the game. San Francisco lost 3-19. Manny, Mayor Lee and Perry grew up on Beacon Hill and are longtime friends. (end)

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