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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

NWAW represents

NWAW represents

03 November 2014

The Northwest Asian Weekly yielded 13 awards in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual “Better Newspaper” Awards. Andrew Hamlin, won 1st place in the Best General Interest Column, “At the Movies” Marino Saito, won 1st place in the Best Story on the Arts, “Kaori Nakamura: Retiring dancer was truly a dream come true” George Liu […]

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Nurse, now Ebola free, receives thanks from Obama

Nurse, now Ebola free, receives thanks from Obama

01 November 2014

By Jessica Gresko Associated Press BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

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Vietnam war photographer dies in US

Vietnam war photographer dies in US

01 November 2014

By Julie Watson Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.

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Kerry says no apology to North Korea to free Americans

01 November 2014

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

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COMMENTARY: Experiencing more than being an extra

COMMENTARY: Experiencing more than being an extra

01 November 2014

By Johnny Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly Actors, producers, directors, and about 200 other extras, including myself, all converged in Seattle’s Chinatown for the filming of “The Man in the High Castle” on Sept. 30.

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Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

Police: 3 family members dead in Seattle shooting

31 October 2014

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — A man fatally shot his adult daughter and a teenage granddaughter on Monday night at a south Seattle home, then killed himself, Seattle police said. An unharmed 10-year-old boy was able to call 911 and report the shooting.

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Preserving the historic Louisa Hotel

Preserving the historic Louisa Hotel

31 October 2014

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 40 people from the public and the International District business community met in the Bush Hotel on

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Top Contributor: NAAAP breaks the bamboo ceiling

Top Contributor: NAAAP breaks the bamboo ceiling

31 October 2014

By Alice Day NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Professional development,” “networking,” and “community service” are the three pillars of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP),  a nonprofit, professional organization with more than 25 chapters in the United States and Canada.

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A film festival evolves from tragedy — Seattle South Asian Film Festival features a theme of “daring”

A film festival evolves from tragedy — Seattle South Asian Film Festival features a theme of “daring”

31 October 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new Seattle South Asian Film Festival, put on by the Tasveer organization, will be running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Festival director Rita Meher took some questions over e-mail. NWAW:  Please describe your childhood adolescence in Odissa, India.  What were your favorite memories of growing up?  How […]

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“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

31 October 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Frequently in “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” anime director Isao Takahata’s first film in 14 years, the edges of the frame seem unfinished, fading into white.  This directs the viewer’s attention to the center of the frame, to whatever action, in whatever colors.  Then gradually, the frame fills […]

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LETTER: You be the judge

31 October 2014

This is wrong! A Political Action Committee (PAC) called Citizens for Judicial Excellence (CJE) has turned against incumbent King County District Judge Kentu Shah. WHY? He is an honorable man, has done a fine and fair job with his rulings, has been endorsed for reelection by many of his peers, including the entire bench of […]

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Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

30 October 2014

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

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Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

30 October 2014

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday that he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong

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Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

30 October 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

30 October 2014

By Steven Metcalf Northwest Asian Weekly Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of

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BLOG: Kenny G’s smooth approach to China ends up being silent

BLOG: Kenny G’s smooth approach to China ends up being silent

30 October 2014

By Assunta Ng Former Seattleite Kenny G, the popular saxophonist (especially in China), paid a surprise visit to the students’ protest in

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BLOG: Is eating the only thing?

BLOG: Is eating the only thing?

30 October 2014

By Assunta Ng I have never encountered any YELP reviews at an Asian Weekly’s event. Last week, the review landed on my plate, and it was amazingly bad.

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EDITORIAL: Shoot…

EDITORIAL: Shoot…

30 October 2014

In case you haven’t read any major newspapers, don’t have access to the internet, or own a television,

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Top restaurants share advice

Top restaurants share advice

27 October 2014

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon panel “Top Restaurants’

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A night of traditional Chinese music

A night of traditional Chinese music

27 October 2014

The Nanjing University Traditional Orchestra performed at the Shoreline Community College

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