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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 […]

What Asian Pacific Americans need to know about diabetes

What Asian Pacific Americans need to know about diabetes

29 April 2010

Julie Cheng began ice skating at age 7. After skating competitively for three years, she took a yearlong break from the sport at age 10. She wasn’t sidelined due to injury. She was out for health reasons.

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Posted in Health, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/72 Comments

Chinese gov’t school grant divides U.S. community

29 April 2010

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Fraker is taking a stand against what she perceives to be a sinister threat from across the Pacific, right here in her suburban Southern California community of tree-lined streets and stucco homes.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Boxer Pacquiao runs for office in Philippines

Boxer Pacquiao runs for office in Philippines

29 April 2010

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — The pounding beat of “Eye of the Tiger” from “Rocky III” blared from the speakers as Manny Pacquiao’s black Hummer pulled up at an open-air basketball court on a recent humid evening.

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Long-hated one-child rule may be eased in China

29 April 2010

DAFENG, China (AP) — When asked why she and her husband don’t want a second child, Shi Xiaomei smiles at her pudgy 9-year-old son and does a quick tally of the family budget.

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Actor and martial artist opens kung fu club in Redmond

Actor and martial artist opens kung fu club in Redmond

29 April 2010

For Robin Leong, starting kung fu at an early age was not his decision. “I was 4 years old when I started kung fu, so of course, I didn’t have any say about joining it,” said Leong, jokingly.

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NWAW’s May must-reads

NWAW’s May must-reads

29 April 2010

In every child’s life, there is a time when they feel unwanted. Whether they’re in deep trouble or a new baby has joined the family, these feelings of not being wanted usually pass quickly.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Editorial: Confirmation of Denny Chin to open doors for APAs

29 April 2010

More than six months after President Obama nominated him, Judge Denny Chin has finally been confirmed by a vote of 98–0 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers New York, Connecticut ...

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/72 Comments

April 21: Obama names five to United States District Court

April 21: Obama names five to United States District Court

29 April 2010

Last week, President Obama nominated Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi, Judge Susan Richard Nelson, Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander, Judge James K. Bredar, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond E. Chang to United States District Court judgeships.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

April 22: EWISP announces six finalists for scholarships

April 22: EWISP announces six finalists for scholarships

29 April 2010

Executive Women International of Seattle’s scholarship program will award one $2,500 and two $1,500 scholarship grants to outstanding local high school juniors.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

April 10–11: Vegfest 2010 promotes healthy eating

April 10–11: Vegfest 2010 promotes healthy eating

29 April 2010

This year, Vegfest, an annual vegetarian food festival, was held at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. Attendees at the event tried free samples of more than 500 different foods and watched cooking demonstration by ...

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

March 10: Eric Liu helps TAF raise $115,000

March 10: Eric Liu helps TAF raise $115,000

29 April 2010

Author and educator Eric Liu was the speaker at Technology Access Foundation’s 9th Annual Leadership Breakfast, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. The foundation raised $115,000, which will support the foundation and its students.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Blog: Speed dating in a bubble

Blog: Speed dating in a bubble

29 April 2010

I wasn’t expecting an adventure when one of Northwest Asian Weekly’s reporters invited me to mentor a group of young professional women at The Vine. Drama unfolded as I walked in.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Blog: The man who hired Don Wakamatsu

Blog: The man who hired Don Wakamatsu

29 April 2010

Jack Zduriencik, executive vice president and general manager of the Seattle Mariners, was the speaker at the Seattle Rotary Club meeting last Wednesday.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Blog: What do Beethoven and Dr. Ken Jeong have in common?

Blog: What do Beethoven and Dr. Ken Jeong have in common?

29 April 2010

Last week, I went to the Seattle Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at Benaroya Hall. Later, I watched Dr. Ken Jeong, medical doctor-turned-actor and stand-up comedian, on Jay Leno’s show through TiVo.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 18 | 5/1-5/70 Comments

Vietnamese student in Okla. worries about diploma

27 April 2010

The stand-in parents of a Vietnamese exchange student say they’re worried her $8,000-a-year college scholarship could be endangered if she’s unable to get a high school diploma because of questions about graduation requirements ...

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Why do Asians think Bellevue is so great?

Why do Asians think Bellevue is so great?

22 April 2010

A rising immigrant population can be taxing for many developing cities. However, Bellevue is not one of those cities. The Asian immigrant population in Bellevue increased from 17.6 percent in 2000 to 24.6 percent in 2008. Asians account for almost three-quarters of Bellevue’s non-white population.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/309 Comments

Famed designer Jason Wu juggles time and textures

Famed designer Jason Wu juggles time and textures

22 April 2010

Try as he may, clothing designer Jason Wu can rarely be named without mention of the stunning one-shoulder, white silk chiffon dress worn by Michelle Obama at the inaugural ball. While Wu is grateful for the recognition, his designs in every show since the inaugural ball have been a deliberate departure from the notable dress.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/301 Comment

Vietnamese community forum connects older and younger generations

Vietnamese community forum connects older and younger generations

22 April 2010

Spring rolls and flash-fried shrimp crackers weren’t the only goodies sizzling at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) office on April 7. Talk of how Washington’s Vietnamese community could come together was heated at the first Vietnamese Community Forum. Leading the forum were Youth Action Team ...

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/302 Comments

Myshimmer.com blends makeup tips with social networking

Myshimmer.com blends makeup tips with social networking

22 April 2010

As an engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emily Tse juggled demanding classes and homework. So when she had spare time, she turned to a hobby in order to release stress. She started experimenting with makeup.

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/301 Comment

AAJA gives out scholarships to journalism students

22 April 2010

Up to $2,500 scholarships are available to students studying journalism in the fall. The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is seeking applicants for three scholarships aimed at college journalism students, recent graduates, and soon-to-be graduates.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/300 Comments

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