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Congratulations to Albert Shen!

Congratulations to Albert Shen!

Flying kicks everywhere!

Flying kicks everywhere!

Two martial arts expos enlighten and entertain By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Last Sunday, there were enough punches, flying kicks, and dancing swords to fulfill every Kung Fu fanboy’s heart. That’s because two all-day events took place, including the First Annual Seattle Martial Arts Expo at the Asian Resource Center in the International District […]

A history of change in Little Saigon

A history of change in Little Saigon

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood has reinvented itself several times over the last 100 years. It was not always the go-to spot for authentic Southeast Asian food or the social and economic center of the Vietnamese American community. Located at the easternmost part of the International District, it is bordered […]

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When renowned comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide from asphyxiation, daughter and half Filipina Zelda Williams discovered a hard truth about social media. It has two sides. There’s a nice, caring side and a downright ugly side. Zelda is the daughter from Williams’ second marriage to Filipino American […]

The story behind Locke’s dinner

The story behind Locke’s dinner

23 July 2009

President Obama might not have been present at our community dinner honoring U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary and Mona Locke in Seattle’s Chinatown. But his fingerprints were all over the place.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Editorial: Light rail, the wave of the future, but with a few bumps along the way?

Editorial: Light rail, the wave of the future, but with a few bumps along the way?

23 July 2009

The 13.9-mile Central Link light rail that runs from Westlake Station to Tukwila International Boulevard Station opened for service last week on July 18, giving out free rides during its inauguration. Sound Transit is planning an extension of the service all the way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which will open in December.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/312 Comments

Column: Literary heavyweights deal with the same subject, but in different ways. Wong does it better.

Column: Literary heavyweights deal with the same subject, but in different ways. Wong does it better.

23 July 2009

Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Commentary: The time for immigration enforcement is now!

Commentary: The time for immigration enforcement is now!

23 July 2009

Calls for comprehensive immigration reform are now abundant. These are nothing more than calls for an open immigration policy and amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal aliens.

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Posted in Commentaries, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/3137 Comments

Women of Color

Women of Color

23 July 2009

Women in Power: Politics and Government Friday, September 25, 2009 China Harbor Restaurant 2040 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

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A touch of culture: Dancing the big feature at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce pageant

A touch of culture: Dancing the big feature at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce pageant

16 July 2009

Sparkles and smiles gleamed at the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce 52nd Anniversary of the Scholarship for Women pageant. The event was held this past Saturday, July 11, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts

With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts

16 July 2009

Roger Mark, a tennis coach, and Byron, his younger brother and business partner, started playing tennis when they were 9 years old. At the time, tennis was considered a rich white man’s sport and Asian American players playing at private clubs was unheard of. However, Roger and Byron Mark recently gained ownership of their own tennis club.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/245 Comments

Local people bring clean water to Vietnam

Local people bring clean water to Vietnam

16 July 2009

In 1994, it was a just a chance flyer from Group Health that encouraged LaRelle Catherman to go on a research and medical trip to Hue, Vietnam. Influenced by her work as a nurse and her graduate studies on health care systems, she decided that the trip would broaden her knowledge in international health care.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, World News0 Comments

Locke and Chu talk about economy and environment in China

Locke and Chu talk about economy and environment in China

16 July 2009

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke urged China to help revive world growth by opening its markets further and easing currency controls.

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July 15: A new Uwajimaya in Renton

July 15: A new Uwajimaya in Renton

16 July 2009

The new Uwajimaya (formerly a Thriftway) in the Renton Village Shopping Center at 501 S. Grady Way hosted its grand opening at 9 a.m. The new store cost over $4 million in remodeling.

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July 4: New citizens in Seattle

July 4: New citizens in Seattle

16 July 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in partnership with Seattle’s Ethnic Heritage Council, hosted more than 500 people from the western part of Washington state at a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. The new citizens came from nearly 80 different countries. Judge Richard C. Tallman administered the oath of citizenship.♦

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June 26: SAM bids farewell to Mimi Gates

June 26: SAM bids farewell to Mimi Gates

16 July 2009

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) paid respects to former director Mimi Gates by obtaining 20 works of art in her honor. Gates, whose last day at the museum was June 30, had been the museum’s director since 1994.

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In memory of Sunao (Phil) Ishio, father and soldier

In memory of Sunao (Phil) Ishio, father and soldier

16 July 2009

On May 23, Colonel Sunao (Phil) Ishio passed away in his sleep.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

16 July 2009

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column. To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

July book recommendations

July book recommendations

16 July 2009

“Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” By Eleanor Coerr Dell Publishing, 1977 I remember this book from my childhood, but I have never read it.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

July: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

July: Keeping up with the stars in H-town

16 July 2009

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Sheriff’s association urges reform of ‘broken’ immigration system

16 July 2009

On July 1, the Washington State Sheriff’s Association wrote a letter to Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell urging reform for the immigration system. The sheriff’s association wants the president and congress to fix the immigration process because, according to the letter, it is eroding the immigrant community’s trust for the state and local police.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/242 Comments

Immigrants’ rights quashed in Supreme Court deportation case?

16 July 2009

A recent Supreme Court ruling has made it easier for officials to deport immigrants who have been convicted of a crime.

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Asian American organizations disappointed with Ricci v. DeStefano

16 July 2009

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates — the Asian American Institute of Chicago, Ill., Asian Law Caucus of San Francisco, Calif., and Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Los Angeles, Calif. — express eddisappointment with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in the matter of Ricci v. DeStefano, which imposes a new standard on employers.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Wells Fargo donates $208,000 to research Asian American entrepreneurs

16 July 2009

On July 3, Wells Fargo donated $208,000 to the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to analyze Asian American entrepreneurs’ interests and characteristics.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

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