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Takei takes over Seattle Services for seniors Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations
 
Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

Services for seniors

Services for seniors

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When several generations of Asian Americans live under one roof, there’s an opportunity for the older generation to pass their wisdom and experience to the youth.

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly What many don’t know about Din Tai Fung’s humble beginnings is of its earliest days as a store

U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case

U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case

24 May 2014

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In a landmark case alleging international economic spying, the United States announced on May 19 unprecedented cyber espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

24 May 2014

By Walker Orenstein Northwest Asian Weekly Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.

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After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

24 May 2014

By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]

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Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash

Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash

24 May 2014

By Thanyarat Doksone and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A military plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed May 17 in a wooded area as it approached an airport in the country’s northeast, killing at least five people, including the defense minister and other high-ranking members of the authoritarian country’s ruling party.

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With martial law, Thai gov’t nearly powerless

24 May 2014

By Todd Pitman Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The question to Thailand’s army chief was a basic one. After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian country’s political crisis.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30, World News0 Comments

Learn how to be a leader

Learn how to be a leader

23 May 2014

By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Seattle lawyer gets 25-year prison term for rapes

Seattle lawyer gets 25-year prison term for rapes

23 May 2014

By Associated Press Seattle lawyer Danford Grant, who pleaded guilty on May 7 to reduced charges of raping masseuses, was sentenced on May 19 to 25 years in prison. The plea helped Grant avoid a trial that could have earned him up to life in prison. Grant’s victims were all Asian immigrant women who worked […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

UW celebrates AAPI heritage

23 May 2014

To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, University of Washington students, staff, and faculty are sharing their personal stories of identity in a project titled “No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

API candidates file for office

23 May 2014

The deadline for filing to run for elected office in King County has closed, and the following API candidates will appear on the ballot in the Aug. 5 primary election: Legislative District 1, State Representative Position 2: Sarah Sanoy-Wright Legislative District 30, State Senate: Shari Song Legislative District 32, State Representative Position 1: Cindy Ryu […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

More Asian offerings at SIFF

More Asian offerings at SIFF

23 May 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), running from May 15 through June 8, always brings fascinating Asian films to our town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three preview picks for the following week at SIFF.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

‘Journey through Asia’ at Folklife

‘Journey through Asia’ at Folklife

23 May 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle’s cultural festival that takes place over Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center, will feature talented performances and activities from all cultures. Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s biggest public events and draws in diverse spectators and performers annually.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

A-pop! April’s pop notes  — Prom, TV, and the passing of a musical legend

A-pop! April’s pop notes — Prom, TV, and the passing of a musical legend

23 May 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Can you believe that it’s May already? April zipped by so quickly, and with it, a few notable stories that include prom and a significant addition to American primetime television. Read on to find out more!

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Past, present Asian activists connect and share insights

Past, present Asian activists connect and share insights

22 May 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Speed dating brings total strangers together to meet each other and talk about themselves, all within one five-minute round after another with new partners.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Locke and Lee reunite at high school event

Locke and Lee reunite at high school event

22 May 2014

On May 15, more than 150 Franklin High School alumni, family, staff, students, and former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gathered at the Mount Baker Community Club to induct five alumni into the Franklin Hall of Fame.

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Posted in Community News, Features 22, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre conspirator deported to Hong Kong

Paroled Wah Mee Massacre conspirator deported to Hong Kong

22 May 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Tony Ng, convicted for participating in one of Seattle’s deadliest shootings, was deported to Hong Kong on May 13 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Profiles, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

VA’s top health official resigns amid furor — But some calling for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down from office

VA’s top health official resigns amid furor — But some calling for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down from office

22 May 2014

By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press WASHINGTON – The top official for the health care of veterans resigned Friday amid a firestorm over reported delays in care and falsified records at veterans hospitals. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he has accepted the resignation of Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for health care, effective immediately. Shinseki […]

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Posted in Features 22, National News, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng On May 20, three women were invited by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu’s swearing-in ceremony. One of them was political guru Ruth Woo.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: What SeaTac tells us about $15 minimum wage

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng While attending an event at a SeaTac hotel last week, I met two women who receive the $15/hour minimum wage. SeaTac has implemented the new law on Jan. 1. I met the women while they were working. One was a waitress and the other was cleaning the hallway.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/3065 Comments

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng Immigrants often don’t use their voices in government politics for fear of their accents and language barriers.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

22 May 2014

By Assunta Ng I love cooking oysters, but hate all the work involved. It becomes a family affair when I cook oysters. Hey, you want to eat? I tell my family, you have to contribute and do your share of the work.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

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