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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

Celebrating neighborhood projects

Celebrating neighborhood projects

02 November 2008

About 300 people recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund. Stella Chao, director of the Department of Neighborhoods, reports that the fund has sparked 3,500 neighborhood projects around Seattle — including the new Chinatown gate, ID dragon poles, Lao Highland Association Community Center, Wing Luke exhibits and more. The fund boosts neighborhood projects with city money and has inspired other programs globally in 100 cities.

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Fundraising through sweets

Fundraising through sweets

02 November 2008

On Saturday, Oct. 4, Kin On held its first annual Open House and Crafts and Bake Sale. Over 200 visitors, volunteers and community vendors filled the nursing home with handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, snacks and a friendly atmosphere. Many came to Kin On for the very first time and received informative guided tours with a board member, CEO, and/or staff member.

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The first and only U.S. Pan-Asian museum grows

The first and only U.S. Pan-Asian museum grows

02 November 2008

After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has adjusted greatly into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying Building in the International District.

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‘Pool’ film hypnotic and deep

‘Pool’ film hypnotic and deep

02 November 2008

A languorous meditation on free will versus destiny, Chris Smith’s fine film “The Pool” traces a few weeks in the life of Venkatesh, a teenager who labors at a modest hotel in the dusty city of Panjim, Goa.

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Animator the new Miyazaki?

Animator the new Miyazaki?

02 November 2008

Thirty-five-year-old Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai often gets called “the new Miyazaki.” Having learned this, you should forget it. Hayao Miyazaki represents the gold standard of Japanese anime to the West.

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Posted in At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 27 No 45 | 11/1 - 11/70 Comments

Microsoft goes black, making Chinese see red

Microsoft goes black, making Chinese see red

02 November 2008

SHANGHAI, China (AP) — An anti-piracy tactic by Microsoft that turns some computer users’ screens black is setting off a wave of unexpected indignation among Chinese consumers, posing renewed problems for the software maker in the huge China market.

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Asians sweep Skate America, Americans lag behind

02 November 2008

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — South Korea’s Kim Yu-Na led an Asian sweep at Skate America, winning the title in a runaway Sunday, Oct. 26, at Everett’s Comcast Arena over Japan’s Yukari Nakano and Miki Ando.

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Japan’s burgeoning class: working poor

Japan’s burgeoning class: working poor

02 November 2008

TOKYO (AP) — In one of the world’s wealthiest nations, Junpei Murasawa is a poor man.

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What people do not know about the census can hurt them

What people do not know about the census can hurt them

02 November 2008

For some people, the words “U.S. census survey” conjure up Big Brother images. Many wonder, why is the government asking me these questions? Why are they trying to track me?

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Scholarly points of view on how the candidates fare internationally

Scholarly points of view on how the candidates fare internationally

01 November 2008

For our election coverage, Northwest Asian Weekly asked professors Dr. David Bachman and Dr. Laurie J. Sears at the University of Washington to share some of their personal thoughts and opinions on the presidential candidates.

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

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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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

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