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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series) Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle
 
Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

Dancer’s win unfair? Jackie Chan continues box office gold streak

Dancer’s win unfair? Jackie Chan continues box office gold streak

01 July 2010

Let’s check out what’s in store for your favorite Asian American celebrities this summer! Last month (amid some grumblings), pop group Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer Nicole Scherzinger,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/93 Comments

Around the world, how do fireworks differ? (And how are they the same?)

Around the world, how do fireworks differ? (And how are they the same?)

01 July 2010

It’s said that fireworks were invented more than 2,000 years ago in China. But the fireworks in those days were quite different from the fireworks of today.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/9, World News1 Comment

On the eve of Independence Day, immigrants reflect on an uncertain future … but many are still optimistic

On the eve of Independence Day, immigrants reflect on an uncertain future … but many are still optimistic

01 July 2010

For our Fourth of July issue, we want to look beyond the fireworks and picnics to offer a more poignant look at the thoughts and worries that international students and immigrants

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

A double-whammy loss for Asian Americans: After elimination of the U.S. team, all Asian teams follow

A double-whammy loss for Asian Americans: After elimination of the U.S. team, all Asian teams follow

01 July 2010

It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you that South Korea and Japan, the only two Asian teams left standing in the World Cup, were eliminated from the round of 16 teams this week.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/92 Comments

Editorial: Sometimes, the underdog comes out on top

01 July 2010

This week, we ran news about Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu, a tennis player ranked 82, who surprised throngs of tennis fans by shoving U.S. player Andy Roddick, ranked 7

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

June 8: Judge Lucy H. Koh becomes the first Korean American confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

June 8: Judge Lucy H. Koh becomes the first Korean American confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

01 July 2010

Lucy H. Koh was confirmed to serve the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She is the first Korean American U.S. District Court Judge

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

June 1: Physician assistant honored for efforts to improve medical education in rural Laos

June 1: Physician assistant honored for efforts to improve medical education in rural Laos

01 July 2010

Seattleite Phoumy Bobby Bounkeua received the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s 2010 Humanitarian Physician Assistant of the Year Award

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

June 27: Publisher and filmmaker win award for bridging communities

June 27: Publisher and filmmaker win award for bridging communities

01 July 2010

Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post Publisher Assunta Ng and Oriya filmmaker Prashanta Nanda were awarded the first Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

June 8: Author Shawn Wong reads from his upcoming book

June 8: Author Shawn Wong reads from his upcoming book

01 July 2010

Shawn Wong read from his upcoming book, “The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li,” at the Seattle Public Library’s International District/Chinatown branch.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

June 24: Two historic facilities in Columbia City are renovated

June 24: Two historic facilities in Columbia City are renovated

01 July 2010

Renovations of two cultural facilities in Columbia City, the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (RVCC) and the Columbia City Gallery, have been completed.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/91 Comment

Blog: 3 secrets to a golden marriage

Blog: 3 secrets to a golden marriage

01 July 2010

When Celia and Larry Lee celebrated their 50th anniversary last Saturday at the Imperial Garden Restaurant, guests noticed their youthful good looks.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

Blog: The unbreakable Ventures 

Blog: The unbreakable Ventures 

01 July 2010

The Beatles and other famous bands are long gone, but The Ventures still exist after half a century. Not only did they hold themselves together, they are now in the

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

Blog: Brad Owen juggles his Asian ties 

Blog: Brad Owen juggles his Asian ties 

01 July 2010

Last Monday, 580 people waited for Lt. Gov. Brad Owen at the New Hong Kong Restaurant for more than an hour. They were celebrating Soo Yuen Benevolent Association’s

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

Blog: Do it the Indian way 

Blog: Do it the Indian way 

01 July 2010

“Bold” and “mainstream” would be the words I’d use to describe how Indian community leaders achieved their goal.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

The Ventures earn one-of-a-kind recognition from Japan’s Emperor

The Ventures earn one-of-a-kind recognition from Japan’s Emperor

24 June 2010

Tacoma’s legendary instrumental rock band The Ventures won admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/21 Comment

South Seattle applies $2.4 million toward helping those hurt by model minority myth

South Seattle applies $2.4 million toward helping those hurt by model minority myth

24 June 2010

In October 2008, the U.S. Department of Education designated South Seattle Community College as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/22 Comments

First-ever trade mission to India to be launched

First-ever trade mission to India to be launched

24 June 2010

In 2007, he just wanted to build cooperation among different Asian American communities in Washington state.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

CARE report reveals the need of AAPI students in higher education

24 June 2010

A report written by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) dispels the myth that Asian and Pacific Islander

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

Report shows disparities in unemployment between racial groups

24 June 2010

An analysis done by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows disparities in unemployment rates between racial groups in 2009, with Latinos and Blacks approaching Depression-like levels in some metro areas.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/21 Comment

House and Senate approve repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

24 June 2010

The House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee approved a repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, regarding homosexuals in the military, late last month.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/20 Comments

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