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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court $15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses My Time in Oso — Part 1 Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police
 
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

Take a more balanced view of “banana slip”

04 April 2014

Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]

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Biased, wrong reporting

04 April 2014

The following letter to King 5 News was sent to the NW Asian Weekly for publication. Dear Editor, I saw a story on your 6 p.m. news clip last night reported by Lynda Byron on the mayor’s minimum wage symposium that was very biased and wrong. In the news clip, Ms. Byron interviewed and reported […]

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WHO declares India polio-free

04 April 2014

By Manik Banergee Associated Press SHAHPARA, India (AP) – The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.

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Sen. Leland Yee’s lawyer questions FBI investigation

04 April 2014

By Associated Press A lawyer for a California state senator charged last week with bribery and gun trafficking on March 31 challenged the three-year FBI investigation that led to the arrest.

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USCIS to start accepting H-1B petitions on April 1

04 April 2014

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap on April 1. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct fee.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Grants available to preserve landmarks and buildings

Grants available to preserve landmarks and buildings

04 April 2014

Help preserve individual Seattle landmarks and contributing buildings with a “Landmarks Capital” grant from 4Culture. Any type of ownership, whether private, public, or nonprofit, qualifies. The grants range from $3,000 to $30,000.

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International Children’s Fest at Seattle Center

04 April 2014

The Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington will partner with the Seattle Center to bring the fifth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival to Seattle on April 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days.

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Two busted in cocaine scheme appear in Seattle federal court

04 April 2014

Two suspects arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made their initial appearance March 27 in Seattle federal court on charges they conspired to distribute more than 60 pounds of cocaine.

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Young Filipinos sought to be groomed for leadership roles

04 April 2014

Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. announced the search for the third batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans to be groomed as leaders of their communities and partners in advancing interests of Filipino Americans.

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Typhoon donations to get tax benefits

04 April 2014

On March 25, the President signed into law H.R. 3771, the “Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act,” which allows taxpayers to accelerate the income tax benefits for certain charitable cash contributions, made before April 15, for the relief of victims in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. (end)

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2014 Folklife Festival to showcase India

04 April 2014

Northwest Folklife Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend at the Seattle Center, announced that this year’s cultural focus will be “India and its People.”

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Mayor announces $2 million in investments for neighborhood business districts

04 April 2014

The Chinatown-International District will receive a lion’s share of a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts, announced Mayor Ed Murray on April 1, as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative.

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Mayor faces ethnic media

Mayor faces ethnic media

03 April 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called members of ethnic media to City Hall for a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/112 Comments

Raising funds for $21 million reconciliation park is not easy

Raising funds for $21 million reconciliation park is not easy

03 April 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Recent efforts to raise awareness and funding for the Tacoma Chinese Garden

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

03 April 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly While the cost of living and CEO compensation packages continue to rise, many

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 15, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Oso Relief

Oso Relief

03 April 2014

Faye Hong, surrounded local leaders in the Chinese Community, representatives, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Bellevue City Councilmember Conrad Lee, and others, presents a check for $16,888 to the United Way of Snohomish County at a ceremony in Hing Hay Park on April 2. It only took five days for Seattle’s Chinese Community to raise the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 15, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

03 April 2014

By Assunta Ng The Wing Luke Asian Museum showcased a parade of impressive Asian Americans’ artwork at its annual dinner last Saturday at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. More than 50 Asian Americans created some of their most amazing pieces for The Wing’s auction, which raised $400,000.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

03 April 2014

By Assunta Ng I haven’t been able to resist going to Veggie Fest for the past eight years. I notice how full I am after every visit and how satisfying it is to bring samples home. The cereal samples will be handy when I travel overseas. It’s just hard to say ‘no’ to free food.

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Tong promotes book on KING 5

Tong promotes book on KING 5

31 March 2014

Seattle’s Collin Tong was on KING 5’s New Day Northwest program March 18 to talk about his book “Into the Storm: Journeys Through Alzheimer’s.” The book details his and others’ experiences caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Tong’s wife died in 2011, after a 12-year struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

31 March 2014

Two people and a church were awarded in the March 20 Vietnamese Friendship Association’s 2014 benefit dinner at the UW HUB Ballroom.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

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