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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert Chen trial set for August 11th PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors
 
“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

Politics run rampant in Seattle’s Pride Parade

Politics run rampant in Seattle’s Pride Parade

01 July 2009

Thousands of people congregated along Fourth Avenue to cheer for nearly 200 groups marching in Seattle’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/102 Comments

Happy days return for Seattle Keiro managers and union workers

Happy days return for Seattle Keiro managers and union workers

01 July 2009

Union workers at nursing home Seattle Keiro took a vote on June 25 regarding a labor contract.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Michael Jackson remembered

Michael Jackson remembered

01 July 2009

“I remember growing up in India — my grandpa would always speak of Michael Jackson as an embodiment of Western culture. When I started living in the States and he would visit us, he would joke about wanting to go to an MJ concert.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

May 20: MulvannyG2 best in mixed-use

May 20: MulvannyG2 best in mixed-use

01 July 2009

MulvannyG2 Architecture’s project, Aquapearl in Taipei, Taiwan, was honored by Cityscape Asia 2009 as the Best Mixed-use Development-Future at the annual conference in Singapore. This award recognizes architects and developers that incorporate sustainable elements into building design, while being sensitive to the local culture and the natural environment. ♦

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‘Evangelion’ film a good addition to anime

‘Evangelion’ film a good addition to anime

01 July 2009

“Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone” (a film adapted from the Japanese science fiction anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion”) is set in the not-too-distant future, in a city called Tokyo-3. The buildings shimmer in a heat wave. The streets are suspiciously empty. A huge spray suddely sprouts out over the water.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

June 14: Lien Tam makes beautiful music

June 14: Lien Tam makes beautiful music

01 July 2009

Lien Tam’s Music Academy held its 11th annual piano performance and entertainment event at the Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College.

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Two Asian Americans seek re-election in Bellevue’s city council

Two Asian Americans seek re-election in Bellevue’s city council

01 July 2009

Bellevue City council members Patsy Bonincontri and Conrad Lee have both announced their intentions to seek re-election to the council.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Study shows Asians hold onto the American Dream

01 July 2009

Asian Americans appear to hold onto the American dream tighter than other races.

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Posted in Briefs, National News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Biodiesel is coming to Seattle

01 July 2009

On June 24, General Biodiesel Seattle, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Imperium Renewables facility, a Seattle-based commercial biodiesel refinery.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/102 Comments

Injustice against Filipino workers is revisited

01 July 2009

On June 23, Rep. Jim McDermott readdressed the Justice for Wards Cove Workers Act, HR 3038, to correct the violation of civil rights for Filipino workers at a Seattle fish processing plant.

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Teachers complain of racist tolerance

01 July 2009

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Employees of Stephens Middle School have filed complaints claiming school leaders tolerate a culture of racial jokes among staff members and in front of students.

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China cracks down on prostitution for anniversary

01 July 2009

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched a three-month crackdown on prostitution ahead of the communist regime’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 1, state media reported on Tuesday, June 30.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/10, World News0 Comments

Letter: Thanks for the pageant coverage

01 July 2009

I would like to extend my very belated thanks and gratitude for the excellent article and coverage you provided for the 50th anniversary of the Greater Seattle Japanese Queen Coronation (in the May 30–June 5 issue).

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Editorial: Michael Jackson will be missed

Editorial: Michael Jackson will be missed

01 July 2009

Michael Jackson passed away unexpectedly last Thursday; he was 50. In the last week, there has been a great surge in radio airplay of his songs, as people paid tribute to the King of Pop. Many public figures in the entertainment industry have come out to express their shock and sorrow over his death — Madonna, Yoko Ono, his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, and many others. Some of them knew him personally and others didn’t.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Commentary: Time for immigration reform is now

01 July 2009

The White House and members of Congress must move quickly on enacting a just and humane immigration reform package that will reunite families, reinvigorate the economy, and remove the term “illegal or undocumented immigrants” from the dialogue in this country.

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To the Lockes: Farewell, but not good-bye

To the Lockes: Farewell, but not good-bye

26 June 2009

Wishing someone well in a new job can either be a cause for a celebration or an opportunity for good-natured ribbing.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Local Thai chain owner to face prison time for “sham marriage” charges?

Local Thai chain owner to face prison time for “sham marriage” charges?

26 June 2009

After getting arrested for allegedly paying employees money to enter “sham marriages” with her relatives overseas, the owner of Thai Ginger restaurant chain, Varee Bradford, pleaded not guilty to federal charges on Tuesday, June 23.

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Energy Dept. to lend $8B to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla

Energy Dept. to lend $8B to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla

26 June 2009

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Energy Department said on Tuesday, June 23, that it would lend $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Co. and provide about $2.1 billion in loans to Nissan Motor Co. and Tesla Motors Inc., making the three automakers the first beneficiaries of a $25 billion fund to develop fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Locke Banquet

Locke Banquet

26 June 2009

Dear Governor Gary Locke, You don’t know me, but you changed my life for the better during your time as governor, and I wanted to personally thank you for helping me out. My name is Mike Kreiger and I was born and raised in Spokane. Neither of my parents went to college, and we didn’t […]

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

26 June 2009

Erik Kariya Roosevelt High School “My general plan is to put myself in position to get a rewarding job with which I will support my family. I want to hold onto my values and morals and pass them to posterity.”

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

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