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Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure Sharon Maeda to run for City Council New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?
 
Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Oregon has the Willamette Falls Navigation and Locks, and now Seattle has its beloved Panama Hotel as the city’s first National Treasure. There are approximately 60 buildings, neighborhoods, post offices,  even ships (the Delta Queen in Mississippi) declared National Treasures, and now Seattle has its own national treasure in […]

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dilemmas and misconceptions about the Seattle’s $15 wage minimum law begin since its implementation on April 1. A big misconception for many Seattle workers caused by the minimum wage law is that, “they are going to get $15 an hour on April 1,” said Evelyn Mendoza, Uwajimaya’s Human Resources […]

Yoshitomi receives surprise award

Yoshitomi receives surprise award

06 April 2015

Karen Yoshitomi was the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) PNW Regional Office Director (National Staff) for over 22 years. Her office was in the ID. Last year, Karen resigned to be Executive Director for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington. The Seattle JACL used the Banquet as an occasion to give Karen a […]

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Demolition begins on Louisa Building

Demolition begins on Louisa Building

06 April 2015

  On April 1, the Woo family started with a cleansing ceremony for the victims who died in the Wah Mee Club. Firecrackers were set off to symbolize a new era of rebuilding, repairs, and improvements for the Louisa Building. Afterwards, demolition of the western wall began. Demolition and cleanup is expected to take 20 […]

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Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

04 April 2015

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP)  — Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn’t before, because same sex marriages weren’t recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman. With a landmark vote Tuesday by the assembly of Tokyo’s Shibuya ward, the district famous as a […]

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Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

04 April 2015

By Yuri Kageyama AP Business Writer YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago. But what went wrong, even in a simple […]

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About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

04 April 2015

By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) —The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on […]

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A mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue — Banana peel, birthday plans, and multiple personalities

04 April 2015

By Todd Pitman and Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand’s notoriously testy military ruler. Since leading a putsch that ousted Thailand’s elected government last May, general-turned-prime minister Prayuth […]

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Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologizes for doping

04 April 2015

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400 meters freestyle at the […]

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Wise Words on Taking Care of Yourself

Wise Words on Taking Care of Yourself

03 April 2015

“Own your age — I like to call it “disrupting aging” — meaning embrace it as something to look forward to, not something to fear. Look at it as a time for continued growth and engagement, not as the beginning of a decline into deterioration, dependency and disease. If you do, you will begin to […]

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Group files federal lawsuit in effort to stop Bamboo and Chai’s elephant move

03 April 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A group opposed to a plan to move two Asian elephants from the Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the move violates the Endangered Species Act. King-TV reports that the Elephant Justice Project filed the lawsuit this week. It says the zoo failed to get a […]

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“Every person’s story is worth hearing” — Dragon Lady playwright discusses feminism, crazy families, and karaoke

“Every person’s story is worth hearing” — Dragon Lady playwright discusses feminism, crazy families, and karaoke

03 April 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle-based actor, playwright, and drama teacher Sara Porkalob, brings her one-woman show “Dragon Lady,” to the Theatre Off Jackson from March 26th to March 29th.  Inspired by her Filipino family, the show promises several generations of family and family secrets, plus Diet Pepsi, pork dumplings, and some heavy bouts […]

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Wayne’s Worlds — The Dumpling Complex

Wayne’s Worlds — The Dumpling Complex

03 April 2015

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly “What are you doing?”  I asked of my wife Maya, in a tone mixed between innocence and accusatory. “I’m pan frying some dumplings for the party,” she answered, matter of factly. The “party”, she was referring to, was the bi-weekly neighborhood gathering we affectionately refer to as “Yappy Hour,” […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Food, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Honoring our students, mentors, and leaders

Honoring our students, mentors, and leaders

03 April 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was an evening of excitement, anticipation, education and great food when over 45 students arrived at the New Hong Kong Restaurant Friday evening to see if they were awarded scholarships. Many were accompanied by their families, teachers, and counselors from their schools, and even other classmates who came […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Surviving life after death

Surviving life after death

03 April 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Dove Arising By Karen Bao Viking, 2015 Phaet Theta, a teenage girl of Chinese descent who has grown up on a colony on the moon, has only known one way of life, one of strict rules, military-like police and the law enforcement and the Committee — their governing body […]

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‘Star Trek’ and social media hero George Takei is 2015 Tomodachi Award winner

‘Star Trek’ and social media hero George Takei is 2015 Tomodachi Award winner

02 April 2015

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning friend. “Star Trek” actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is the newest friend of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The organization named him as its 2015 Tomodachi Award winner at the Seventh Annual Tomodachi Luncheon on March 27. […]

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Filipina American dancer/choreographer dazzles

Filipina American dancer/choreographer dazzles

02 April 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly An elementary school field trip to watch a touring dance company helped Cheryl Delostrinos find her passion in life.  “I was blown away,” explained Delostrinos of watching modern dance for the first time.  As an 8-year-old, she was mesmerized and wanted to become a dancer. Soon after her field […]

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You are fine… — 5 topics women are too embarrassed to discuss with their doctor—but shouldn’t be

You are fine… — 5 topics women are too embarrassed to discuss with their doctor—but shouldn’t be

02 April 2015

By Richard Wasserman, MD, Pacific Medical Center Northwest Asian Weekly Some health topics are embarrassing, so much that women are afraid to talk about them even in the privacy of a doctor’s office. It’s understandable. Sharing personal information on uncomfortable topics with a person you hardly know is bound to be unsettling. Understand, however, that […]

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Dash running for Seattle City Council District 5

Dash running for Seattle City Council District 5

02 April 2015

Debadutta Dash announced that he will be running for Seattle City Council District 5. He told the Northwest Asian Weekly that he has been involved with the community for 15 years and wants to jump in because he believes he can make a difference. Some of his main topics of focus include housing for the […]

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BLOG: Nine tips for coping with stress — Creating a balance between work and fun

BLOG: Nine tips for coping with stress — Creating a balance between work and fun

02 April 2015

By Assunta Ng Years ago, I experienced severe chest pain as if I was having a heart attack. “No, you didn’t have a heart attack,” my doctor said. “You just have stress.” With print industries struggling to stay afloat, it can be stressful for me running two weekly publications. Instead, these days I am at […]

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EDITORIAL: The channels have been changed when it comes to diversity on television

02 April 2015

We’re headed in the right direction. A short list of contemporary shows that are getting attention or have certainly received critical acclaim although they might not be on air now (due to long stints with much respect): Empire, Modern Family, Black-ish, The Office, Parks & Recreation. And of course, Fresh Off the Boat (if you […]

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A night at the market

A night at the market

30 March 2015

  MarketShare’s “A Night at the Market” on March 14, celebrated the launch of two businesses by MarketShare Fellows, Jackie Nikirote and Rosario Carver. There was also a Silent Auction and Raise the Paddle to fundraise for future programs. The event raised more than $20,000.  (end)

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