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Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21
 
Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance. 

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s

Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

28 March 2014

By Paul Elias Associated Press A California state senator who was lauded for his efforts to make government more transparent was arrested March 26 during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. Federal officials are accusing a California State Senator State Leland Yee of conspiracy […]

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Most uninsured AANHPIs may be eligible for coverage

28 March 2014

According to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians,

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The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

28 March 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Phnom Penh is hot, but not terribly so, and the air has a softness to it. People from around the world are here to invest, do business, and see the potential.

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George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

28 March 2014

Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.

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The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

28 March 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Racism alive and well in the NFL? Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam made waves with his

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J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

28 March 2014

By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her

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COMMENTARY: Chinese Americans to benefit from the Affordable Care Act

28 March 2014

By Daphne Kwok For Northwest Asian Weekly Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

28 March 2014

Janae Chan Inglemoor High School “I know that Janae likes to diversify her own life by being friends with all kinds of people and not being cliquish by hanging just with people of her own background,” said her teacher Katrina Allemeier. “She is just kind and sweet to everyone.”

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Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

27 March 2014

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly   “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer

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Marijuana is legal, now what?

Marijuana is legal, now what?

27 March 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly You can buy a bottle of vodka in grocery stores in Washington state now. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a small amount of recreational marijuana from a shop, possibly as early as this summer.

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Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

27 March 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A University Place man, who pleaded guilty last September to federal conspiracy and solicitation charges for attempting to hire assassins to kill his own relatives in Vietnam, will serve 14 years in jail for his crime. Long Van Nguyen, 45, was sentenced on March 13 before the Honorable Robert […]

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BLOG: The good and unexpected of Celebrate Asia

BLOG: The good and unexpected of Celebrate Asia

27 March 2014

By Assunta Ng Celebrate Asia, which was designed to highlight the merits of Asian cultures as part of the Seattle Symphony program, got mixed reviews last Friday. Even with much effort and investment in its sixth year at Benaroya Hall, the audience gave a thumbs-down to the first part of the program — especially “Nam […]

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PICTORIAL: First Lady in China

PICTORIAL: First Lady in China

27 March 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to China March 20 through March 26 with her mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, and daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama. They visited historical and cultural sites, as well as schools, including a calligraphy class in which one student taught Mrs. Obama how to draw the character for “eternity.”

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EDITORIAL: Legal marijuana: Should you be very afraid?

27 March 2014

There’s no denying it, legal marijuana is happening. But is it a good or a bad thing? Possibly a little of both.

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Social entrepreneurs awarded

Social entrepreneurs awarded

24 March 2014

The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, […]

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Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria honors Chinese history

24 March 2014

Astoria, Ore. is honoring the “true history of the many contributions from Chinese pioneers not properly included in Astoria’s history” with the grand opening of the Garden of Surging Waves Park on May 17.

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Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

24 March 2014

Citing its diverse community of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese neighbors and merchants, USA Today placed Seattle’s Chinatown/International District in the top five Chinatowns in the country.

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Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

24 March 2014

Guan-Cheng Sun of Seattle has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education.

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Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

22 March 2014

By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Eight months ago, dock workers at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung terminal went on a historic 40-day strike. Faced

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Tooth tip: Unleash the power of the tiny string

21 March 2014

By Washington Dental Service Foundation Good oral health is a critical part of your overall health. Oral disease is preventable if you follow these simple steps: Brush twice a day, eat tooth-friendly snacks (including fruits, vegetable, and cheese), get regular oral health checkups, and floss daily.

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