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Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Authorities in Carlton complex, located in the north-central part of Washington in Okanogan County, are

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Growing up, 25-year-old Navy Lt.j.g. Han Sol Yi never imagined he would be the navigator of a destroyer, let alone the U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, one of the world’s most advanced warships.

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

24 July 2014

By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn’t get Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointment for King County Superior Judge. But his friend John Chun did. He then assumed he would have to wait for his next opportunity.

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BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

BLOG: The first Indian American judge in Washington state

24 July 2014

By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]

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BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!

24 July 2014

By Assunta Ng Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine proudly showed me a lovely baby picture of his daughter,

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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

24 July 2014

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

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Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

24 July 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

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Downtown will get a streetcar

24 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council decided that First Avenue will have the first streetcar route during the July 21 council meeting. City Council will seek $75 million in federal money for the $110 million project.

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PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

24 July 2014

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

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Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

24 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Sarah Sanoy-Wright, Republican, is running for Representative position no. 2 in Legislative District no. 11. She is running against incumbent Steve Bergquist, who beat her during the last general election in 2012. Sanoy-Wright and Bergquist are unopposed in the primary election.

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EDITORIAL: Progress or preservation? — Should we sacrifice heritage for opportunity in downtown development?

24 July 2014

The influx of development in our historic downtown corridor has been accelerating even more debate. The issue crosses neighborhood boundaries, affecting both the International District (ID) and Pioneer Square.  Most backlash is due to recent proposals, which include the demolition of the Argen’s Lock building on Main Street for a building housing 7-story residential units […]

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PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

PICTORIAL: Recycling Fashion Contest

21 July 2014

Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW The recycling fashion contest is made possible by:   General BioDiesel Cathay Post 186 Tsue Chong Company Waters Academy ParentMap Jade Garden Restaurant Simply Thai Restaurant China Harbor Restaurant InterIm CDA Jim Doane Thank you!

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Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

21 July 2014

Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings ­­­­­­­­­­­­twelve years of experience working on […]

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New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

21 July 2014

Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]

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Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager

21 July 2014

IDEA Space, the International District’s community resource center has announced the appointment of Jamie Lee as program manager.

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Two API leaders honored

Two API leaders honored

21 July 2014

Tomio Moriguchi, Elaine Ikoma Ko, and the Nikkei Community Network hosted a special reception on July 9, at the Nagomi Tea House, for Andréa Akita’s appointment as Executive Director of InterIm CDA and Brad Miyake as the new Bellevue City Manager.

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Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

21 July 2014

Koo recently retired from a 13-year career with Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing advocacy and development, having served in a variety of roles, including that of president and CEO. She also served seven years with the Seattle Housing Authority, leading efforts to build or preserve affordable housing units, and serving […]

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Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

18 July 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old. Taken from his native country, he was adopted by a family in the United States that did not speak Korean. He spoke no English at the time. Naylor’s adopted […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2014

PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2014

18 July 2014

The International District experienced fun, food, electricity mayhem, and even a recycling fashion contest. Highlights from this year’s festival also included a dance contest, $2 bites from local restaurants, and a variety of booths that sold everything from jewelry to handmade arts and crafts. (end) Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW

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Free health screenings for families

18 July 2014

Seattle Goodwill is hosting a Family Health and Safety Fair with information and services including screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and Body Mass Index (BMI). Mammogram and Pap tests for women 40 years and older are available by appointment (206-461-4493).

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Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition

Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition

18 July 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I always knew.”

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Sakata’s play about Gordon Hirabayashi, ‘Hold These Truths’

Sakata’s play about Gordon Hirabayashi, ‘Hold These Truths’

18 July 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Homecoming for a Civil Rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi Imagine that it is April in 1942, and the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor only four months ago. You

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