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Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure Sharon Maeda to run for City Council New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?
 
Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Oregon has the Willamette Falls Navigation and Locks, and now Seattle has its beloved Panama Hotel as the city’s first National Treasure. There are approximately 60 buildings, neighborhoods, post offices,  even ships (the Delta Queen in Mississippi) declared National Treasures, and now Seattle has its own national treasure in […]

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dilemmas and misconceptions about the Seattle’s $15 wage minimum law begin since its implementation on April 1. A big misconception for many Seattle workers caused by the minimum wage law is that, “they are going to get $15 an hour on April 1,” said Evelyn Mendoza, Uwajimaya’s Human Resources […]

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 2

03 March 2010

The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

JAVA’s 2010 memorial scholarship program awarding more money to more students

03 March 2010

The Japanese American Veterans Association’s (JAVA) 2010 memorial scholarship program will be awarding six scholarships, three more than last year with a higher award of $1,500 each.

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PSIDCPDA urges voters to amend and bring 2ESHB 2912 to a floor vote

03 March 2010

Pioneer Square/International District Community Preservation and Development Authority (PSIDCPDA) urges voters to bring 2ESHB 2912 to the Senate floor for a vote and amend it to include dedicated funding for community preservation and development authorities, as included in the version of the bill passed by the House.

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NAPCA receives $2.9 million for SCSEP job training program

03 March 2010

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging received $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase enrollment in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a work-based training program for older workers.

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Donations dip for Rep. who backed health reform

Donations dip for Rep. who backed health reform

03 March 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since his vote, and he is quickly burning through a dwindling bank account after resorting to a costly national fundraising operation.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Chile tsunami reaches Japan, Pacific damage small

03 March 2010

TOKYO (AP) — The tsunami from the deadly earthquake in Chile hit Japan’s main islands and even reached the shores of Russia last Sunday, but the smaller-than-expected waves didn’t cause significant damage.

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Council teaches ‘survival English’ to give immigrants a life-boost

Council teaches ‘survival English’ to give immigrants a life-boost

03 March 2010

“When you don’t know the right word, you’re going to keep your mouth shut,” said Sharon Victor, president of the Literacy Council of Seattle. In its 40th year, the Literary Council aims to “teach adults the English skills they need to be successful in their job, families, and the community,” according to its mission statement.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/122 Comments

Kang calls for public service

Kang calls for public service

03 March 2010

Christopher Kang made a quick correction to his introduction about where he worked before he gave his speech to a room full of members of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA).

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Cashing in: Harder for some Olympians than others

Cashing in: Harder for some Olympians than others

03 March 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For Shaun White, Kim Yu-na, and a few other household names, spectacular triumphs at the Vancouver Games will enhance an already immense earning power. For lesser-known Winter Olympians, cashing in is not so easy.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

China expresses regret over gymnastics punishment

03 March 2010

BEIJING (AP) — China expressed regret at a decision by international gymnastics officials to recommend stripping an Olympics bronze medal won 10 years ago after the athlete was found to be only 14 at the time, saying there was insufficient evidence.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Editorial: A rarity: Grocer brothers give to Olympian without expecting anything in return

03 March 2010

On the front page of this issue, we ran an inspiring story about Olympic athlete Alexa Loo. At age 37, Alexa Loo realized her dreams of snowboarding for Canada in her home city of Vancouver. Loo wasn’t able to do it alone though.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Letter: Hoping other Muslims become more involved in local politics

03 March 2010

I read your publication each week with great interest and I was especially excited when I found coverage of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol in [the Feb. 20–26 issue] of the Northwest Asian Weekly.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Blog: The 10 most inspiring Olympics moments for me

Blog: The 10 most inspiring Olympics moments for me

03 March 2010

1. This year, we will remember short track speed skater Apollo Ohno earning his eighth Olympic medal, setting a new record for the United States for the Winter Olympics.

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Blog: China’s Romeo and Juliet a missed opportunity

Blog: China’s Romeo and Juliet a missed opportunity

03 March 2010

It was a rare treat to see China’s Romeo and Juliet dance concert performed by the Beijing Dance Academy Youth Dance Company at the Paramount Theater last weekend. I stayed for the 25-minute dance drama even though it was placed last on the program.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

A Korean movie filmed in our own backyard

A Korean movie filmed in our own backyard

03 March 2010

A Korean movie titled "Late Autumn" is being filmed partly in Seattle's International District. Filming started on Jan. 27. The film crew spent the entire day in Chinatown, filming in the alley behind Maynard Avenue South. Filming continued last Sunday, outside of Union Station. Filmmakers say they only needed to capture the scenery.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Feb. 23: Ted Choi Tam honored by Seattle Chinese Chamber

Feb. 23: Ted Choi Tam honored by Seattle Chinese Chamber

03 March 2010

At its Lunar New Year Banquet at the House of Hong Restaurant, the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce honored Ted Choi Tam for his work for the community and with the Chamber.

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Feb. 23: Seattle Chinese Chamber gives IDEC $1,500

Feb. 23: Seattle Chinese Chamber gives IDEC $1,500

03 March 2010

At its Lunar New Year Banquet at the House of Hong Restaurant, the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,500 to Donnie Chin, director and founder of the International District Emergency Center. Chin is credited with saving countless lives over decades of service.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Feb. 23: UW Department of Communication’s hall-of-famers come together

Feb. 23: UW Department of Communication’s hall-of-famers come together

03 March 2010

At the Wing Luke Asian Museum, the University of Washington’s Department of Communication hosted an event for its hall of fame members.

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Ohno’s 7th medal tops among US Winter Olympians

Ohno’s 7th medal tops among US Winter Olympians

24 February 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Apolo Anton Ohno made history the hard way, overcoming a rare mistake that dropped him to last place before rallying to earn his record seventh Olympic medal.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Using art to end violence?

24 February 2010

Last Friday night, the auditorium at the Filipino Community Center was packed for the debut of Seattle’s one-night-only iVow performance. The audience watched attentively as community members recounted how violence had affected the personal lives of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) female cast.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

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