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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

Happy Halloween from Hong Kong!

Happy Halloween from Hong Kong!

01 November 2008

This humungous jack-o-lantern pumpkin will be on display in Hong Kong's Times Square shopping mall until Oct. 31 where it'll continue to attract shoppers, children and families with its festiveness. In Hong Kong, Halloween is actually more commercialized than in America! Nearly every store celebrates the holiday by putting out decorations and selling related goods. ♦

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Editorial: Political diversity is no joke

01 November 2008

WFTV-TV anchor Barbara West in Orlando stirred controversy in her recent interview with Sen. Joe Biden. When she asked Biden, “How is Obama not Marxist ... ?” Biden responded with, “Are you joking? Is this a joke?” setting off the beginnings of a media frenzy. West assured Biden that it was a real question.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Commentary: Calling for more green in the I.D.

Commentary: Calling for more green in the I.D.

01 November 2008

On Nov. 4, Seattle voters should say yes to Proposition 2: The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

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Letter: McCain’s brother’s bad behavior worrisome

01 November 2008

I am not part of a political campaign. I am a former 14-plus-year homeowner in Olympia, with family in Tacoma and Lakewood. We are proudly Asian Americans.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Letter: Burner for representation

01 November 2008

As the partner of an Asian American, one of my most enlightening realizations in recent years has been the underrepresentation of the Asian American community in this nation. Therefore, it is my duty to support one candidate for U.S. Congress: Darcy Burner.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

No delay for Long Island man facing prison in slavery case

26 October 2008

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a wealthy Long Island man’s request to delay serving a 40-month prison sentence for virtually enslaving two Indonesian women.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Interpreter has dream job with Mariners

Interpreter has dream job with Mariners

25 October 2008

Imagine your second day on the job being in front of cameras and reporters at a press conference introducing the Seattle Mariners newest player from Japan. This was the situation presented to then 26-year-old Ken Barron on his second day of work as the Mariners’ interpreter.

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Posted in Community News, News, Sports, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-312 Comments

Who are Asians voting for?

25 October 2008

Democrats versus Republicans is one of those age-old battles, like the Yankees versus the Red Sox or Jedi versus Sith. In the Pacific Northwest, the Dem vs. GOP clash looms ominously over the state, with finger-pointing and lawsuits marring the current gubernatorial race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and GOP challenger Dino Rossi.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Maggie Q: Good Hollywood roles rare for Asians

25 October 2008

HONG KONG (AP) — Despite landing roles alongside Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis, Maggie Q says Asian actors still have a hard time getting good roles in Hollywood movies.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-31, World News0 Comments

Director fights hatred with martial arts

Director fights hatred with martial arts

25 October 2008

Diana Lee Inosanto describes herself as a multi-tasker. The Filipino American stuntwoman, martial arts instructor, actress and mother of two is also the writer and director of a new independent movie, “The Sensei.” Screened in packed theatres at numerous film festivals, “The Sensei” will be playing in the upcoming Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Oct. 24.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Honoring a leader

Honoring a leader

25 October 2008

Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Scholastic achievement

Scholastic achievement

25 October 2008

Seattle Central Community College student Kimdung Nguyen receiving the Fred G. Birdsall Memorial Scholarship from donors Margaret Birdsall and her husband Steve Bauck. In the background (from left) is college President Dr. Mildred Ollée and the Foundation board’s Vice President of finance and President-elect Antoinette Malveaux.

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Fashion for a cause

Fashion for a cause

25 October 2008

Luly Yang’s 2009 20/20 Couture Fashion Show held at the Fremont Studios on Friday, Oct. 10, raised $100,000 for Camp Korey in Carnation, Wash. The five Camp Korey children models wore their custom Luly Yang dress or suit created just for them by Yang as they worked the runway.

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APIs coming together

APIs coming together

25 October 2008

Congressman David Wu speaks at the APIAVote reception. He is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Oregon, representing the state’s First Congressional District.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Americans in Hong Kong vote for president

25 October 2008

HONG KONG (AP) — Americans living in this Asian financial capital are getting a head start in the U.S. presidential election.

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Afghan journalism student sentenced to 20 years

Afghan journalism student sentenced to 20 years

25 October 2008

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women’s rights under Islam. But the judges still sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

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Pakistani film mogul kidnapped

25 October 2008

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Renowned filmmaker and distributor Satish Anand has been kidnapped in Pakistan’s largest city, police said Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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‘Flowers’ not very good

‘Flowers’ not very good

25 October 2008

The Taiwanese lesbian drama “Drifting Flowers,” written and directed by Zero Chou, isn’t intended to be a horror movie — but it certainly could be.

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Become a spice master at home

Become a spice master at home

25 October 2008

Smell is one of life’s most evocative senses. A whiff of cologne takes me back to a dim-lit street where I walked hand-in-hand with my high school sweetheart; the assault of trassi (Indonesian shrimp paste) on my nostrils recalls the days in my mother’s kitchen as she pounded this pungent paste with chilies and garlic in her weathered stone mortar.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Pioneers share words of wisdom

Pioneers share words of wisdom

25 October 2008

Peruse the shelves a scant 30 years ago and books by Asian Americans would be few and far between. However, times have changed thanks to key individuals who have etched the trails for API writers today.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

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