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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: I define who I am

04 September 2014

By Mike Guevarra SYLP Growing up in America, I always felt as if I was floating, like a drifting ghost, searching to find a place in a foreign world. Even as a naive child, I questioned why I never saw anyone on TV shows who looked like me, or why I couldn’t find a Filipino […]

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VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: An argument for returning to the country of your birth

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: An argument for returning to the country of your birth

04 September 2014

By Julie Tolmie SYLP On a hot, smoggy morning last December, I stepped off of a plane and onto Vietnamese soil. My family and I had just arrived in Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, after a bumpy flight down from Japan and another one before that from Seattle. In total, we had flown over […]

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VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Cake analogies and human rights

VOICES FROM THE YOUTH: Cake analogies and human rights

04 September 2014

By Katie Wong SYLP Equal rights can also be referred to as human rights (rights held by everyone without the restriction of the government.) Only nineteen out of the fifty states in the United States recognize same-sex marriage. Several states have tried to bar federal

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BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

04 September 2014

Ina Dash University of Washington “I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been […]

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EDITORIAL: We will be majority in public schools…

EDITORIAL: We will be majority in public schools…

04 September 2014

Our sister publication, the Seattle Chinese Post, recently published an article about how minorities will be the majority in public schools in the United States. The staff here at NWAW was skeptical.

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Former Buddhist monk from Tibet is building in Seattle

30 August 2014

Lobsang Dargey, a former Buddhist monk turned commercial real estate developer, has two apartment projects lined up. His companies Dargey Development and Path America will start a $190 million project in the Belltown neighborhood of a 41-story apartment and hotel tower. His other project is an 88-unit apartment building in Kirkland, which should start next […]

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Seattle Colleges awards Albert Shen

30 August 2014

Albert Shen, Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees chair, has been officially appointed to be National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington DC as of Aug. 15. Shen had a going away party at the Amber Lounge where friends and colleagues said their […]

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Bodies retrieved from Mount Rainier: Southeast Asia Intel Managing Director Uday Marty identified

29 August 2014

By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks. So rangers borrowed a […]

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Ratings system coming to local restaurants?

29 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Is King County ready to hand out grades to county restaurants? A petition with over 2,000 signatures hopes that this is the case. The petition started by Seattle resident Sarah Schacht is proposing reforms to King County Public Health to better protect restaurant-goers from health code violations. The petition […]

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10 ways to manage stress: Suggestions from a newspaper publisher

10 ways to manage stress: Suggestions from a newspaper publisher

29 August 2014

By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY People often ask how I manage stress being the publisher of two newspapers. I often say, “If you love what you do, you don’t feel the stress.” But that’s not exactly true. If you have deadlines week after week, it wouldn’t be much fun year after year. Even though […]

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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

29 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

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Nickelsville holds public meeting before move to ID

29 August 2014

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY With the fast-paced turn of events surrounding Nickelsville’s September 1 move to the International District – the 23rd in its history – supporters and residents of the tent city took time to meet with both concerned as well as supportive community members. About 10 Nickelsville residents took turns sharing […]

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Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

29 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

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South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

29 August 2014

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

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Fashion Fete: An afternoon of Japanese fashion to support Nikkei Concerns

Fashion Fete: An afternoon of Japanese fashion to support Nikkei Concerns

25 August 2014

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Flying kicks everywhere!

Flying kicks everywhere!

23 August 2014

Two martial arts expos enlighten and entertain By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Last Sunday, there were enough punches, flying kicks, and dancing swords to fulfill every Kung Fu fanboy’s heart. That’s because two all-day events took place, including the First Annual Seattle Martial Arts Expo at the Asian Resource Center in the International District […]

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Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

23 August 2014

Meet Dozer, a horse. Dozer also works for the City of Seattle Police Department. See the badge he proudly displayed when he and his partner Harvest patrolled Uwajimaya’s storefront with Sgt. James Scott and Officer Mark Wubbena. Young and old adored Dozer and Harvest. Some patted them, while many gathered around with phone cameras, curiosity […]

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A community response to the Nickelsville move to the ID

23 August 2014

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Supporters of Little Saigon were shocked by Nickelsville’s (also known as “Tent City”) intent to relocate to the International District. Residents of the ID are concerned that the neighborhood is already rife with crimes. In June, there was a shooting close to the Seattle Deli on 12th Ave. S. […]

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Nickelsville is moving to 10th and Dearborn

23 August 2014

By Sharon Lee For Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has a housing crisis.  There is simply not enough affordable housing for families and individuals. The most recent One Night Count of homeless people in January 2014 showed over 3,100 men, women, and children sleeping unsheltered on the streets of Seattle and King County. Another 6,171 people […]

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A history of change in Little Saigon

A history of change in Little Saigon

23 August 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood has reinvented itself several times over the last 100 years. It was not always the go-to spot for authentic Southeast Asian food or the social and economic center of the Vietnamese American community. Located at the easternmost part of the International District, it is bordered […]

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