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Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

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

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

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

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

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

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

Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

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

Aug. 29: TAPS dinner raises funds for good cause

Aug. 29: TAPS dinner raises funds for good cause

10 September 2009

The Taiwanese American Professionals Society (TAPS) hosted more than 100 people at its dinner and raised $11,274 through dinner & raffle ticket sales and donations. Donations will benefit the Social Relief Fund of Kaohsiung County and Morakot Typhoon Rescues Fund.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Businesses upset as break-ins increase in the ID

Businesses upset as break-ins increase in the ID

10 September 2009

More than seven stores were broken into during the week of Aug. 17. With the help of May Wan, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s senior adviser, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) summed all related complaints and appointed an officer to deal specifically with them.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/181 Comment

Relatively unknown Javanese gamelan music becomes an emerging art form

Relatively unknown Javanese gamelan music becomes an emerging art form

10 September 2009

Do you know what the soundtracks of the sci-fi show “Battlestar Galactica” and the video game “Sonic Unleashed” have in common with certain works of classical music composers John Cage and Lou Harrison? They all contain the haunting, bell-like sounds of gamelan, an Indonesian musical ensemble.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Kopi coffee, truly a scat-ter-brained idea

Kopi coffee, truly a scat-ter-brained idea

10 September 2009

In the last year, I wrote about tea leaf plucking monkeys in China that supposedly know how to pick tea leaves when they are good and ready. With my active mind, I immediately conjured up thoughts of the training process involved in training monkeys to pluck and deliver tea leaves and not other things like, say, a pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire, an errant hub cap, or an old TV Guide from the 1970s.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Letter: Distinction between legal and illegal blurred

10 September 2009

To the Editor: In the commentary “Reality check: immigrants and their health care” (issue 36, Aug. 29–Sept. 4), the author, Dr. Michele Waslin, writes that “immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Paramount apologizes for racially demeaning film

10 September 2009

On Aug. 21, Adam Goodman, president and CEO of Paramount Pictures, issued an apology to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for “racially demeaning language” in its recently released film, “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

William Lum Sing (1920–2009)

William Lum Sing (1920–2009)

10 September 2009

William Lum Sing died on Aug. 21 in Seattle due to complications from a stroke. A businessman, Sing was a key figure in raising funds for the Chinese Baptist Church, was an active member and former commander of Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion, and contributed to the expansion and renovation of the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle in 2008.

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Posted in Obituaries, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Ichiro gets 2,000th hit

Ichiro gets 2,000th hit

10 September 2009

OAKLAND, California (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki took Gio Gonzalez’s first offering for a ball. He drilled the second pitch down the right field line for a double and his 2,000th career hit.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Kayah Refugees from Myanmar arrive in Maine

10 September 2009

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The latest newcomers to begin settling in Maine’s largest city are Kayah refugees from a mountainous state in Myanmar.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Chaos predicted as Samoa changes driving side, reality much calmer

Chaos predicted as Samoa changes driving side, reality much calmer

10 September 2009

APIA, Samoa (AP) — On Monday, Sept. 7, Samoa prepared to become the first country in nearly 40 years to switch driving from one side of the road to the other.

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Google China confident despite loss of Lee

Google China confident despite loss of Lee

10 September 2009

BEIJING (AP) — The new managers of Google Inc. in China expressed confidence on Sept. 8 that the business can grow despite the departure of the high-profile executive credited with expanding its share of the competitive Chinese market.

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Asian American Pioneer in Music

Asian American Pioneer in Music

09 September 2009

“Music (ethnic, jazz or classical) soothes our soul. In this turbulent time, we can reduce our anxiety by listening to awardees’ outstanding achievement and wonderful music.” Yoshi Minegishi (community volunteer)

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Posted in Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

The Annual Back-to-School Issue

The Annual Back-to-School Issue

03 September 2009

What is this issue about? Each year, we run this special issue to celebrate the community leaders of tomorrow. All of the editorial content in this issue consists of essays written by teens from Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s annual Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP), a three-week program that teaches diversity, leadership skills, and community building.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/110 Comments

My grandpa’s fight for veteran rights

My grandpa’s fight for veteran rights

03 September 2009

On July 26, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued an executive order to integrate the various Philippine armed groups into the U.S. military. More than 200,000 Filipino soldiers who served under the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) were promised American citizenship and equal protection under Title 8 of the Second War Powers Act and the 14th Amendment.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/110 Comments

Should English be the only language in the United States?

Should English be the only language in the United States?

03 September 2009

As an immigrant from China, I work at a retirement home in Bothell About a month ago, I went to work as I normally did. When I walked into the building, I felt like there was something different. The floor leader, who usually smiled at everyone and said hi, was really quiet, and I couldn’t spot a smile on her face.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/113 Comments

Am I the only Asian?

Am I the only Asian?

03 September 2009

One summer, I was walking with my two siblings to the annual Bon Odori festival in Seattle. As we walked side by side, our faces may have looked similar, but our personalities and clothes were completely different.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/114 Comments

Hoop dreams fulfilled … after a few tries

Hoop dreams fulfilled … after a few tries

03 September 2009

To my friends, I am just a person. To my family, I am only the second son. To myself, I am a dreamer. I believe I can do anything. I have confidence in myself to fulfill my dreams and complete my goals. Life is full of challenges.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/110 Comments

Music is dying — let’s save it

Music is dying — let’s save it

03 September 2009

Music is something that we depend on to help us get through rough times, something to sooth our minds, but where has it all gone?

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/113 Comments

How I came to appreciate public transit

How I came to appreciate public transit

03 September 2009

When I finally got my driver’s license, I loved the freedom of being able to go anywhere I wanted to. However, when I signed up for the Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP), my parents did not think that it would be efficient for me to drive all the way down to Seattle from Everett during rush hour. They told me that I would have to take the bus.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/110 Comments

A summer program filled with fun and creativity

A summer program filled with fun and creativity

03 September 2009

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a great opportunity for kids, ranging from first- to fifth-grade, to have a lot of fun and learn about God.

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Posted in Education, Vol 28 No 37 | 9/5 - 9/110 Comments

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