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Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin How do we honor Donnie Chin? Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community
 
Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]

Editorial: For Vietnamese Americans, focus should be less on the past, more on the present

27 May 2010

Last week, someone from the mainstream community called us to check up on a Vietnamese individual who claimed to be a spokesperson for the Vietnamese community.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/41 Comment

Blog: New BIA director deals with challenges

Blog: New BIA director deals with challenges

27 May 2010

“We are used to white females, not white males,” I said, jokingly, to the new executive director of the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (BIA).

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/41 Comment

Blog: How can you age well?

Blog: How can you age well?

27 May 2010

Aging gracefully has little to do with coloring your hair or putting on a facial cream. Just learn to live like Tama Murotani-Inaba, who recently celebrated her

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

Blog: 48 hours of politics in Chinatown

Blog: 48 hours of politics in Chinatown

27 May 2010

It only took 48 hours, but the scene shifted from Democrat to Republican, Taiwan to China at the House of Hong Restaurant. Gov. Christine Gregoire

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

Commentary: Encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to talk about HIV/AIDS

Commentary: Encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to talk about HIV/AIDS

27 May 2010

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV.” This was the slogan for the sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19.

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May 12: Questkids wins Microsoft and Seattle Chamber of Commerce contest

May 12: Questkids wins Microsoft and Seattle Chamber of Commerce contest

27 May 2010

Upstart businesses competed against one another to show how Microsoft Office 2010 has helped their work in a viral video contest. In the end, local entrepreneur Binh Nguyen

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

April 26 to May 6: Chinese delegation visits Shoreline Community College

April 26 to May 6: Chinese delegation visits Shoreline Community College

27 May 2010

Representatives from four Chinese technical colleges came to Shoreline Community College as part of an ongoing five-year project between the American

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

April: The Fukuis win performance excellence award

April: The Fukuis win performance excellence award

27 May 2010

Frank and Penny Fukui, owners of Woodburn Company, a Ricoh Copier dealer, accepted a performance excellence award at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

May 22: Northwest Asian Weekly wins six SPJ awards

May 22: Northwest Asian Weekly wins six SPJ awards

27 May 2010

The Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest awards banquet was held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/42 Comments

Hibukusha woman urges for nuclear disarmament

Hibukusha woman urges for nuclear disarmament

19 May 2010

Tokie Mizuno said she was 5 years old when “Little Boy,” one of two atomic bombs used in warfare history, dropped.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke leads trade mission to China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke leads trade mission to China

19 May 2010

SHANGHAI — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is leading an American trade mission to China, aiming to boost clean energy technology sales

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Filipino former nurse seeks to do ‘extraordinary things’ in Olympia

Filipino former nurse seeks to do ‘extraordinary things’ in Olympia

19 May 2010

Stability is important to many people, especially in tough economic times. For Sofia Aragon and her family, nursing has always been a job that provided financial stability.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Bacho delves into the young adult genre — and pulls no punches

Bacho delves into the young adult genre — and pulls no punches

19 May 2010

Filipino American writer and teacher Peter Bacho, a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, won the American Book Award for his first novel “Cebu.”

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Secretary Locke addresses concerns from AAPIs via the White House’s web chat

19 May 2010

The White House’s Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) Initiative held a live web chat with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on May 4

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Minority student activists protest education cuts

19 May 2010

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — I­f campus activism still brings to mind peace signs, a sea of white faces, and liberal strongholds like Berkeley, meet Jesse Cheng.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Female lawyers and judges share the secrets to their success

Female lawyers and judges share the secrets to their success

19 May 2010

When the first woman received her license to practice law 120 years ago, society was in awe. Nowadays, when women become successful in the justice system, people acknowledge their contributions with rounds of applause.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/283 Comments

NWAW reviews SIFF films: the good, the bad, and the plain ugly

NWAW reviews SIFF films: the good, the bad, and the plain ugly

19 May 2010

Each year during the Seattle International Film Festival, we send out a team of intrepid film reviewers who are ready and willing to spend hours and hours

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Editorial: Oak Tin a community bridge for two centuries

Editorial: Oak Tin a community bridge for two centuries

19 May 2010

The oldest family association in Seattle’s Chinatown, Gee How Oak Tin, will be celebrating its 110th anniversary this Sunday at the House of Hong Restaurant.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

May 2: Seattle Chinese Women’s Club brings renowned writer Lingyao Wu to Seattle

May 2: Seattle Chinese Women’s Club brings renowned writer Lingyao Wu to Seattle

19 May 2010

At China Harbor restaurant in Seattle, the Seattle Chinese Women’s Club celebrated Mother’s Day by organizing a luncheon featuring a

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

May 6: Local celebrities announced as honorary chairs for 17th annual Cure

May 6: Local celebrities announced as honorary chairs for 17th annual Cure

19 May 2010

The Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure affiliate announced six local celebrities as honorary chairs: Brooke Fox and Monti Carlo from

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

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