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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

After crash, Oakland mayor lets others drive

16 August 2014

AP Wire Service OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is leaving the driving to staffers or volunteer chauffeurs. Her spokesman Sean Maher tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oRt7CI) that the change gives Quan more time to tend to city business.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Korean martyrs’ descendants feel pride and burden

16 August 2014

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)— They died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis this week still have a hold over many of their descendants—even even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are […]

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Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study

16 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. 

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

ASTROLOGY: For the week of August 16 – August 22, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of August 16 – August 22, 2014

16 August 2014

Do you have good luck coming to you this week? Check and see!

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Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/2214 Comments

The Village Report — From Phnom Penh to Palo Alto

15 August 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly My son Kush turned six, half a world away.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

15 August 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun’s been shining bright in Seattle this last month! But despite the sizzling heat, things have not been as high in Hollywood. Read on to find out about last month’s unfortunate lows and a few highs.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

Two events highlight a weekend of martial arts

15 August 2014

Two martial arts events will be held on the same day, one at the University of Washington and one at the Asian Resource

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Yay for KIMCHI!

Yay for KIMCHI!

15 August 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly When people think of Korean food, the first thing that comes to mind is “kimchi.” The word kimchi means “pickled

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Get out and breathe

Get out and breathe

15 August 2014

By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly My life has been a little lonely. Ever since I first put on a climbing harness, stepped into snow skis, got my first skateboard kickflip, or even my first whitewater combat roll, I’ve always been a little alone.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

LETTER: RE: Are we Asian-American or Asian American?

15 August 2014

Dear Editor: American.  If one is very proud of one’s heritage, one can say “American of Asian Heritage.”  However, we should not automatically label ourselves as a sub-group as Asian American unless we label our entire fellow

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Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

15 August 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC)’s U.S.-China Institute. He served as a foreign

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Panel discusses business opportunities

Panel discusses business opportunities

15 August 2014

Business Opportunities in Washington,” a panel luncheon hosted by the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, was

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BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

15 August 2014

By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

15 August 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly King County voters have decided who will be in the general election. There were ten API candidates in the running.

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

14 August 2014

By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 34, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

14 August 2014

By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

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Posted in Features 34, National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Is it funny or is it racist?

Is it funny or is it racist?

14 August 2014

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 34, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

14 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

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Posted in Features 34, Politics, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

14 August 2014

One of our readers sent in a comment about our article about the “yellowface” issue regarding the Mikado. This was the letter: Relative to the ongoing discussions about Yellowface:  I’ve always been interested in the fact that anime portrays its Asian characters as having giant round blue and green eyes, ala Margaret Keane, and wondering […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Classified Ads: August 16 – August 22, 2014

14 August 2014

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com. The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Posted in Classifieds, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/225 Comments

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