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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 […]

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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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

Attention: Garfield 1965 reunion coming up

24 June 2010

The Garfield High School Class of 1965 reunion will take place Aug. 27–28 at the Central Area Senior Center and Garfield High School.

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

Attention: Do you want to visit China with Gov. Chris Gregoire in September?

24 June 2010

The Governor’s visit to China will offer Washington business and government leaders the opportunity to cement the existing ties between Washington and China.

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

Spelling bee winner continues the Indian American winning streak

Spelling bee winner continues the Indian American winning streak

24 June 2010

Once again, an Indian-American was going to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was just a matter of what word and what time on June 4.

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

Schools struggle to meet new race labeling rules

24 June 2010

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington school districts are struggling with a new federal requirement to gather more specific information on the ethnicity of their students

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

Nations are divided over lifting 25-year ban on whale hunting

Nations are divided over lifting 25-year ban on whale hunting

24 June 2010

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A showdown looms this week over the 25-year ban on commercial whaling: Should it be eased, which might mean fewer whales are killed?

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As U.S. team dominates headlines, Asian team quietly moves upward in World Cup

As U.S. team dominates headlines, Asian team quietly moves upward in World Cup

24 June 2010

The World Cup has been going on for two weeks, and the Asian teams have experienced plenty of ups and downs.

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

Fans wild as Korean rappers from both sides of the ocean make beautiful music

Fans wild as Korean rappers from both sides of the ocean make beautiful music

24 June 2010

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many camera phones, ever. But that’s what you get when you put a thousand Koreans in one room,” said Jonathan Park,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/24 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

24 June 2010

Although everyone asks these questions from time to time, not many people truly think about them and contemplate the answers.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 26 | 6/26-7/22 Comments

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