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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

Toss the book;  grab a manga

Toss the book; grab a manga

03 September 2009

What was started in Japan but has been slowly incorporating itself into U.S. culture? Manga. Manga books are similar to American comics, but they have a unique artistic style that makes them distinguishable.

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Economic troubles? Marijuana to the rescue

Economic troubles? Marijuana to the rescue

03 September 2009

When addressing the media, then-U.S. Representative Dan Quayle said, “Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana. We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.”

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The effects of raising minimum wage

The effects of raising minimum wage

03 September 2009

At this time, some employees who are earning minimum wage expect the government to raise their wages to further improve their quality of life.

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The North Korean missile threat is serious

The North Korean missile threat is serious

03 September 2009

About three years ago, North Korea acquired nuclear weapon capabilities. Their attempts to create missiles put the world on edge, but their ability to deliver the weapons is still unknown.

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Seattle libraries closed  for a week

Seattle libraries closed for a week

03 September 2009

As part of a citywide budget-cutting plan, all Seattle Public Library branches will be closed for one week. They will reopen Sept. 8.

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Dogs, more than just pets.  Cows, more than just food.

Dogs, more than just pets. Cows, more than just food.

03 September 2009

In April 2007, Atlanta Falcons superstar quarterback Michael Vick was charged with competitive dog fighting, and owning and conducting a dog fighting ring in his southeastern Virginia home. In December 2007, Vick was convicted.

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The vegetarian diet: nutritious and delicious

The vegetarian diet: nutritious and delicious

03 September 2009

When I was 13 years old, I had a sudden revelation that eating animals was wrong and cruel. I would hear stories about the unethical treatment of them, and my heart would melt. Thus, I became a vegetarian.

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The focus needs to be on global warming

The focus needs to be on global warming

03 September 2009

War, money, and power are a few things that countries and people are concerned about. Though I agree that these things are important, I believe that everyone should start focusing more on a growing epidemic — global warming.

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GM food should not be the wave of the future

GM food should not be the wave of the future

03 September 2009

When people are asked whether or not they have eaten genetically modified (GM) food, they will most likely say, “I don’t know.”

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Beauty: getting skin deep

Beauty: getting skin deep

03 September 2009

Kacey Long closes her eyes tightly while lying bare naked on the cold operating table. She starts breathing heavily in the dim, barren room. In a moment, she will be sliced open with knives in hopes of improving her appearance.

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Outer appearance? What about inner appearance?

Outer appearance? What about inner appearance?

03 September 2009

I peer from across the room and see my friend sitting near the window and reading a book. I notice that she has started to break out a little and has a stain on her sweater. Her socks are mismatched. She has a patch of dry skin on her hand, which bothers me.

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Not a Barbie girl

Not a Barbie girl

03 September 2009

For every second that ticks by, two Barbie dolls are sold in the world. In fact, the average American girl between the ages of 3 and 11 owns about 10 Barbies.

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The difference between men and women

The difference between men and women

03 September 2009

A woman asks her husband to water her plants while she is on vacation. When she returns home, she finds that all her plants are dead. No one knows why this occurs.

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I am my father’s son, but I am no pilgrim

I am my father’s son, but I am no pilgrim

03 September 2009

To my white friends, I’m an Asian American. To my family in China, I’m an American-born Chinese (ABC). These labels somehow make me different to them and will never allow me to fully be either one.

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Asians, embrace your uniqueness

Asians, embrace your uniqueness

03 September 2009

Being a typical Chinese who immigrated to the “land of the free” two years ago and unable to speak English fluently, ignorance and isolation are what I usually experience from others.

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Look beyond stereotypes and find individuality

Look beyond stereotypes and find individuality

03 September 2009

When encountering an Asian American student at school, non-Asian students likely develop common stereotypes concerning that person. They might assume that the Asian American student possesses an exceptional talent for math and science. They might also assume that the student has difficulty speaking English.

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The upside of laughing

The upside of laughing

03 September 2009

A couple of laughs is good enough for some people, but in current economic times with all the depressing and angering events going on, you might want to add a few more laughs.

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De-stress by taking a stroll

De-stress by taking a stroll

03 September 2009

While each of us continue to take steps on this little journey we call life, we forget the simple things around us during the course of our daily routines. People are so caught up in trying to achieve in school, work, and the future that they sacrifice their own free time.

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Stop procrastinating: Do something today!

Stop procrastinating: Do something today!

03 September 2009

What is procrastination? You can say that it’s just a bad habit, like biting your nails.

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Education … say what?

Education … say what?

03 September 2009

We are in school for all the wrong reasons.

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