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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

A-pop! Top 10 stories of 2013 — Take one final look at the best, and the best of the worst, of last year’s Asian pop media moments

A-pop! Top 10 stories of 2013 — Take one final look at the best, and the best of the worst, of last year’s Asian pop media moments

02 January 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on 2013’s biggest hits and misses in pop culture. It’s been an interesting year, which saw Asian Americans breaking ground in new ways in pop media, as well as some spectacularly offensive moments from […]

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Top 10 API Athletes of 2013

Top 10 API Athletes of 2013

02 January 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The year 2013 was another one for Asian American athletes. Last year was all about Linsanity, as Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to be the toast of the NBA. This year, Lin was not as big, although a documentary about his life and road to stardom was released […]

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Cause of Chinatown fire remains undetermined — building’s future also uncertain

Cause of Chinatown fire remains undetermined — building’s future also uncertain

02 January 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The cause of the Christmas Eve fire in the International District has been classified as “undetermined,” according to the Seattle Fire Department.

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Mayor-elect answers API concerns at luncheon

Mayor-elect answers API concerns at luncheon

02 January 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor-elect Ed Murray answered questions concerning the Asian Pacific Islander community at a luncheon on Monday,

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Judge in Chen v. Medina case recuses himself

Judge in Chen v. Medina case recuses himself

02 January 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In response to an order for a new trial in his racial discrimination case against the City of Medina and former Medina City Manager Donna Hanson, former Medina police chief Jeffrey Chen filed a motion on Oct. 31 requesting that Judge Thomas S. Zilly recuse himself. Eight days later, […]

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PICTORIAL: After the fire

PICTORIAL: After the fire

02 January 2014

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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BLOG: Will Lee be Bellevue mayor again?

BLOG: Will Lee be Bellevue mayor again?

02 January 2014

Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, the first ethnic mayor for the City, will end his two-year term on Jan. 6. He’s also the only person of color at the City Council. Lee, 74, wants to be mayor again for another two years. The trouble is that five other Bellevue council members are also interested in the […]

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Christmas Eve fire in Chinatown

Christmas Eve fire in Chinatown

26 December 2013

By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The cause of the Christmas Eve fire in the International District has been classified as “undetermined,” according to the Seattle Fire Department. Crews responded to the fire that started in the top floor of the three-story Hudson Building on the corner of 7th Ave. S. and S. King St. at […]

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The Top 10 Stories of the Year — table of contents

The Top 10 Stories of the Year — table of contents

26 December 2013

As we ring in the New Year, we usher out the old with a look back at the top 10 news stories of 2013. From parking to parks, achievers, criminals, and matters of race, here are the people and issues that delivered substantial impacts to the Asian American and Pacific Island communities locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally and internationally.

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Posted in Features 1, January 2014, Vol 33 No 1 | 12/28-1/30 Comments

Obama nominates Wu for Labor Dept. position

Obama nominates Wu for Labor Dept. position

23 December 2013

President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Portia Y. Wu as assistant secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board

Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board

23 December 2013

On Nov. 18, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce voted to renew terms and welcome the new board of directors for 2014. Afterwards, new officers were selected from the board. They are Martha Lee, president; Felicity Wang, 1st vice president; David Leong, 2nd vice president; Will Chen, treasurer; and John Liu, secretary. (end)

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King for a day

King for a day

23 December 2013

Tony Thai-Bao Vo was crowned Homecoming King at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Oct. 26. Vo is a senior from White Center, majoring in American ethnic studies and public health. His queen was Annah Wanjiku, a senior international studies major from Edmonds. Each received at $1,000 scholarship. (end)

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Numata returns to Tatum

Numata returns to Tatum

23 December 2013

Tatum, a management and advisory firm offering hands-on strategic, financial, and technology solutions, announced today that Mae Numata has rejoined the company as an engagement partner following a multi-year engagement with a former Pacific Northwest Tatum client.

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Chu receives NWPC award

Chu receives NWPC award

23 December 2013

Elaine Chu, along with other nominees, received the 2013 Campaign Heroine Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington. Chu was the campaign director for Maya Vengadasalam, Kent School Board director, Position 5. (end)

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NOAA dedicates Daniel K. Inouye facility in Honolulu

21 December 2013

On Dec. 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated its new NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, located on Ford Island in Honolulu.

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China

US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China

21 December 2013

By Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Dec. 16 to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.

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North Korea explodes myth of Kim dynasty

21 December 2013

By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down.

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Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns

Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns

20 December 2013

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The strip of 30 columns under the I-5 overpass on South King Street has undergone a makeover in a bid to transform and revitalize the area. The community project, led by former architects-turned-retirees Dennis Su and Alex Young, had a recent dedication ceremony to commemorate the painting done on […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race

Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race

20 December 2013

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial

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COMMENTARY: UFW is a tribute to the real solidarity achieved between Latinos and Filipinos

COMMENTARY: UFW is a tribute to the real solidarity achieved between Latinos and Filipinos

20 December 2013

By Lorraine Agtang I’m one of the few living Filipino grape strikers — members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee — who walked out of Delano vineyards on Sept. 8, 1965.

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