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Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin How do we honor Donnie Chin? Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community
 
Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

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BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]

China executes man who attacked 29 children

03 June 2010

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities on Sunday executed a man convicted of slashing 29 children and three teachers with a knife in one of a series of recent assaults on schools and kindergartens, a state news agency reported.

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NPS helps cover costs for Japanese American internment memorial wall on Bainbridge Island

03 June 2010

On May 19, the National Park Service (NPS) awarded the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial nearly $183,000, covering two-thirds of the total cost to design and install an educational wall at the memorial.

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Will a census taker come to your house?

Will a census taker come to your house?

03 June 2010

The 2010 Census was due May 1, 2010. Anyone who did not respond to the mail-in questionnaire will receive an in-person visit from a census taker

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$75 million initiative launched to promote racial equality

03 June 2010

A five-year, $75 million initiative called “America Healing” was launched by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on May 11, promoting racial equity by addressing the effects of structural racism on communities.

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White House initiative launches campaign to increase API participation in federal programs

03 June 2010

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders announced the Obama administration’s

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Buy a brick. Bring the artisans. Build the courtyard.

Buy a brick. Bring the artisans. Build the courtyard.

03 June 2010

The site is ready. The foundation and walls for the first courtyard are in place. Now, 27 skilled artisans must come from China this summer to build the

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Japan’s ‘Knuckle Princess’ makes U.S. debut

Japan’s ‘Knuckle Princess’ makes U.S. debut

03 June 2010

CHICO, California (AP) – Japan’s Eri Yoshida has become the first woman to pitch professionally in the United States in a decade, showing Saturday

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Interracial marriage still rising, but not as fast

Interracial marriage still rising, but not as fast

03 June 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting pot or racial divide? The growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians.

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Calif. bill would ease sale of Asian rice noodles

03 June 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Restaurants and vendors could sell Asian rice noodles at room temperature without fear of being shut down due to health concerns

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Mongolia counts carcasses after harsh winter

Mongolia counts carcasses after harsh winter

03 June 2010

UYANGA, Mongolia (AP) – Before he can fully tend to his dwindling herd, Demberel has to bury the dead cows, goats, and sheep caused by Mongolia’s worst winter

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North Korea to figure in Japan-China summit

03 June 2010

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — China faced Japanese pressure Monday to join international efforts to penalize North Korea for its alleged sinking of a South Korean

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Critics: ‘Airbender’ & ‘Prince’ were whitewashed

Critics: ‘Airbender’ & ‘Prince’ were whitewashed

03 June 2010

Ever since he first came out of a block of ice in the Nickelodeon cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” the other tribes in his fictional, Asian-inspired

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Wayne’s Worlds: The benefits of being a human pretzel 

Wayne’s Worlds: The benefits of being a human pretzel 

03 June 2010

The surprising thing is, even as a beginner, I do see the value of it. I think I always did. Everyone I’ve seen who does yoga seems

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NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

03 June 2010

As the second oldest of four sisters at age 31, Kat Fallon can’t help but feel a little jealous of her younger sister Merilee’s upcoming nuptials.

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Rhythm of Dance tells love stories and success of local performers

Rhythm of Dance tells love stories and success of local performers

03 June 2010

Can a dance tell a story? For renowned dancer and choreographer Hengda Li, the answer is a definite yes.

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Editorial: The mis-education of Texas

Editorial: The mis-education of Texas

03 June 2010

On May 21, members of the Texas State Board of Education voted, 9 to 5, to pass a controversial social studies component of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum

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Commentary: Keep Culture Coming  

Commentary: Keep Culture Coming  

03 June 2010

I was introduced to Northwest Asian Weekly by a friend. I’ve noticed that the website focuses on news about conflicts and the goings-on of life within the Asian community.

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April 15: TCH luncheon celebrates 100 years

April 15: TCH luncheon celebrates 100 years

03 June 2010

Tacoma Community House (TCH), a nonprofit organization founded in 1910 by deaconesses of the Methodist church, held its 100th

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May 20: EDI celebrates

May 20: EDI celebrates

03 June 2010

Executive Development Institute (EDI) held its 2010 benefit dinner and auction, Inclusion Fusion, at SODO Park. The featured chefs included Diego Castroviejo

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May 21: Chong Wa Education Society honors Gov. Gregoire

May 21: Chong Wa Education Society honors Gov. Gregoire

02 June 2010

At its annual Spring Banquet, the Chong Wa Education Society honored Gov. Chris Gregoire at the House of Hong Restaurant

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