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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series) Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle
 
Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

Serenity and a full stomach — Girin: Offering a new Korean dining option in the city

Serenity and a full stomach — Girin: Offering a new Korean dining option in the city

01 May 2015

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Aptly named after a Korean mythical creature that brings good luck, prosperity, and serenity, Girin looks to introduce Pioneer Square to the world of Korean cuisine – sensory overload with rich smells, vibrant colors, robust textures, and of course, a pleasant experience for your taste buds. As a Korean […]

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Aiming to be the Clothes Whisperer

Aiming to be the Clothes Whisperer

01 May 2015

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a point in your life when you realize your strengths. There’s a confidence that comes from knowing what you do well. It’s a confidence that shines through when you’re doing something well – even a swagger. Me? I’m good at working a computer, playing tennis, and I’d […]

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Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

01 May 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Gin Foo Yee, owner of Gin’s Construction, changed his destiny, defying odds because he knew he was the master of his own fate and creator of his own luck. When Yee first came to America at the age of 22 in 1987, his immediate concern was one of survival. […]

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Cheated — Fighting scams targeting minorities and ethnic neighborhoods

Cheated — Fighting scams targeting minorities and ethnic neighborhoods

01 May 2015

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Con artists and their deceptive tactics continue to get vulnerable immigrants to hand over their cash. New America Media teamed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and got law enforcement officials and community advocates to come together for a press conference billed as “Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our […]

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Eddie Huang: “Perfectly imperfect” — Fresh Off the Boat author talks about race, life, food and why he doesn’t watch the show

Eddie Huang: “Perfectly imperfect” — Fresh Off the Boat author talks about race, life, food and why he doesn’t watch the show

30 April 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Donning a bucket hat, thick-framed glasses, and a baggy button-down shirt as if he were dressing incognito, or on vacation, Eddie Huang spoke to a filled room in the student union building of the University of Washington on a rainy Tuesday night in April.  The lawyer/chef/writer/creator talked about race, […]

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Okamoto wins interim City Council seat

Okamoto wins interim City Council seat

30 April 2015

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The City Council has found a replacement for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. John Okamoto was voted in April 27. He was supported by Sally Bagshaw, Tom Rasmussen,  Bruce Harrell, Jean Godden, and Tim Burgess. The other API candidates vying for the position included Sharon Maeda and […]

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Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle

Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle

30 April 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Recently, two nationally recognized politicians made a surprise trip to Seattle. What do Jeb Bush, a Republican, (yes, infamous Florida governor, now possibly a potential contender for Presidency) and Ed Lee, a Democrat, (and currently mayor of San Francisco) have in common? Not really except some quirky, interesting connections—both […]

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COMMENTARY: Journey to Freedom — Revisiting the long journey from Vietnam to Camp Murray

COMMENTARY: Journey to Freedom — Revisiting the long journey from Vietnam to Camp Murray

30 April 2015

By Tung Vu For Northwest Asian Weekly It is important for members of our Vietnamese community to honor those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam.  We wish to remember them for defending the republic and the cause of freedom and finally for all Vietnamese Americans to remember the struggles to reestablish our lives in America […]

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Celebrating Earth Day with Goodwill

Celebrating Earth Day with Goodwill

27 April 2015

  Seattle Goodwill is celebrating Earth Day with local musicians, CEOs, athletes and community leaders who are “breaking up” with an outfit, Breakup4Good, and publicly donating it to Goodwill – and keep it from the landfill. Some of the outfits will be auctioned off to benefit Goodwill’s job training and education programs.   Over 60 individuals […]

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Yu speaks on entrepreneurship

Yu speaks on entrepreneurship

27 April 2015

Arry Yu, CEO and founder of Gift Starter was guest speaker for KAC-WA’s first happy hour of the year April 16th at the Stout Pub in Seattle. Yu is an entrepreneur and functional designer who has been immersed in business leadership roles growing new offices in services, entrepreneurial ventures and in the world of startups. Prior […]

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Doane elected to Bar Association of Governors

Doane elected to Bar Association of Governors

27 April 2015

James K. Doane, a Seattle resident, was elected as a member of  the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, District 7-South, securing 54 percent of the vote against two other lawyers. The Board oversees the mission and finances of  the 36,000 member bar association, and holds public meetings throughout the state every six weeks. […]

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Helping the Filipino community

Helping the Filipino community

27 April 2015

The Philippine Consular Outreach team hosted the first Consular Services program at the Community Resource Center in Everett for the 18,350 Filipino population in Snohomish County, April 17-19. The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco sent Vice Consul Rachel Oronce and her consular team to help with dual citizenship, Philippine e-passports, civil registry, legal and […]

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Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

25 April 2015

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP)  — Japan’s ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party’s panel on information and communications strategy questioned the executives from Asahi TV and public broadcaster […]

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China activist more determined after lockup

China activist more determined after lockup

25 April 2015

By Didi Tang and Jack Chang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend, and her, her lawyer said. […]

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Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

25 April 2015

By Greg Beacham Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement […]

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“Man From Reno”

“Man From Reno”

24 April 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno” begins with a gray screen. Slowly, we see that the camera is aimed dead on at a car windshield in the rain, droplets snaking down. With the rain comes the fog, and through the fog comes a man, a car, another car, a sudden […]

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COMMENTARY: Orcas and the big spill — Whale watchers standing by to help endangered whales

24 April 2015

By Capt, Hobbes Buchanan, San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours, and Michael Harris, Puget Sound Express Whale Watching Seattle/Edmonds To whale watchers in Washington State and British Columbia, the recent oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay was a wake-up call. While a container ship bled bunker fuel into the bay, three hours passed before Canadian […]

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Yours Mallika: Exploring dance and story — Sold-out performances (and all volunteer run!)

Yours Mallika: Exploring dance and story — Sold-out performances (and all volunteer run!)

24 April 2015

By Charuta Fadnis Northwest Asian Weekly “Yours Mallika,” Pratidhwani’s flagship dance show for 2015 played to a sold-out audience of 800 on April 10th and 11th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Pratidhwani, which means “echo” in Sanskrit, is a volunteer run not-for-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to promoting South Asian arts and artists in the […]

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“Tank Man” and more — A talk with renowned photographer Jeff Widener

“Tank Man” and more — A talk with renowned photographer Jeff Widener

24 April 2015

  Jeff Widener, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer of the infamous “Tank Man” will be speaking to the community Saturday, May 2, 2p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center (719 8th Ave. S., Seattle). Widener will be discussing “Tank Man” known for its striking portrayal of a single figure that stops a lineup of tanks after the […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

Lead found in herbal compound — Washington State Dept. of Health warns not to use Bo-Ying products

Lead found in herbal compound — Washington State Dept. of Health warns not to use Bo-Ying products

24 April 2015

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out an alert regarding Bo-Ying Compound after lead was found in the product. Bo-Ying Compound is an herbal product used to treat a wide variety of conditions in infants and children. The Washington State Department of Health wants people to be aware about the lead found in […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/10 Comments

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