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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 […]

Sophia Aragon suspends campaign for district rep

17 June 2010

On June 11, Sophia Aragon announced that she had suspended her campaign. She was running as a Democratic candidate for Position 1 in the 22nd District

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Report busts misconceptions of API students in higher education

17 June 2010

On June 16, the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) hosted a national media conference call to release

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Puppet museum in Bremerton receives international collections from Asian countries

17 June 2010

Through collaboration with Bremerton’s sister city, Kure City, Japan, the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum in downtown Bremerton has recently received three puppets in the Bunraku style.

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Report: Educated Asian Americans struggle to find employment

Report: Educated Asian Americans struggle to find employment

17 June 2010

Asian Americans may have the lowest unemployment rate of any racial group nationwide, but a new report shows college-educated Asian Americans have a harder time finding jobs than whites.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/253 Comments

Portland teen raises money for Cambodian school

17 June 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a tidy shelf in a bright turquoise bedroom in Southwest Portland sits a framed certificate from the Cambodian Ministry of Education.

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King says Tonga should move to nuclear power

King says Tonga should move to nuclear power

17 June 2010

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The impoverished South Pacific island nation of Tonga should move quickly toward nuclear power as its main source of electricity, its king said on June 11.

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Celebrity sex tape scandal grips Indonesia

Celebrity sex tape scandal grips Indonesia

17 June 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians grappled with their first-ever celebrity sex tape scandal, casting aside social taboos as they swarmed around office

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Father and kid bonding

Father and kid bonding

17 June 2010

The weekend before Father’s Day, kids and their dads made the most of the good weather and hit the great outdoors. Some went running, some rode bikes,

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

Are you ready for World Cup fever?

Are you ready for World Cup fever?

17 June 2010

Do you have your TV tuned to the 19th FIFA World Cup? Taking place in South Africa, it officially began on June 11 and will conclude on July 11.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/251 Comment

Editorial: As we bid farewell to WFIB, we also welcome East West to the ID

17 June 2010

Sadly, we have been reminded that nothing is safe in this economy. In January, we ran a profile on Washington First International Bank (WFIB).

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

May 22–23: Tet in Seattle makes history with $19,000

May 22–23: Tet in Seattle makes history with $19,000

17 June 2010

Taking place at Husky Stadium, Tet in Seattle & Friends raised more than $19,000 at the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay For Life of University of Washington

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

May 19: JP Zarate named IT Executive of the Year finalist

May 19: JP Zarate named IT Executive of the Year finalist

17 June 2010

As an award finalist, JP Zarate will be competing in the information technology category for IT Executive of the Year for the 2010 American Business Awards.

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May 20: Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss awarded $50,000

May 20: Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss awarded $50,000

17 June 2010

The Oticon Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss to establish a teacher

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New faces in new places

New faces in new places

17 June 2010

May Leong has joined Technology Access Foundation (TAF) as director of development. TAF is a nonprofit organization committed to

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June 21: Robert Mak returns to KING-TV

June 21: Robert Mak returns to KING-TV

17 June 2010

After years in the Seattle political scene as communications director for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, Robert Mak returned to KING-TV on June 21.

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Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

17 June 2010

The Harrison Ford movie “Extraordinary Measures” was released on DVD last month. This movie is based on a true story.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/254 Comments

Blog: Mark Mitsui, a future chancellor?

Blog: Mark Mitsui, a future chancellor?

17 June 2010

When Mark Mitsui was appointed as the president of North Seattle Community College, I felt that he could very well be another Peter Ku, chancellor emerita of Seattle Community Colleges.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

Blog: Dr. Matsuoka, a genius and a mom

Blog: Dr. Matsuoka, a genius and a mom

17 June 2010

Meet Dr. Yorky Matsuoka, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow & Associate Professor of the University of Washington. She has a doctoral

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Blog: Behind the news: East West’s purchase

Blog: Behind the news: East West’s purchase

17 June 2010

Dominic Ng, chairman and chief executive of East West Bank, which acquired Washington First International Bank, surprised Asian media by showing up in Seattle on

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98118: one of the most diverse zip codes in the country  … and it’s right in our own backyard

98118: one of the most diverse zip codes in the country … and it’s right in our own backyard

10 June 2010

On any given day, the cacophony of different languages, sight of public art on streets and sidewalks, and wafting smell of cuisines as diverse as the local citizens fill the streets

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Posted in Business, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/1811 Comments

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