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Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin How do we honor Donnie Chin? Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community
 
Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

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BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]

Dance This!

Dance This!

20 July 2015

The Moore Theater in Seattle showcased Seattle area youth with DANCE THIS, hosted by the Seattle Theater Group (STG) July 10-11. STG brought the DANCE THIS 17th production with an intersection of different styles, performed by students. Performances included numbers from Harlem Renaissance, Afro-Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Tongan, Samoan, Breaking, and Hip Hop. (end)

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As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores

As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores

18 July 2015

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — To the untrained eye, it’s just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea’s west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring — and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a […]

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Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row

Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row

18 July 2015

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao prayed with a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and promised to appeal for clemency in the latest bid from her country to save her. Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, spent about an hour with Mary Jane Veloso early Friday at […]

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Ex-doc in Vegas hepatitis C spread sentenced

Ex-doc in Vegas hepatitis C spread sentenced

18 July 2015

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge had scathing words for a once-prominent Las Vegas doctor he sentenced to almost six years and ordered to repay $2.2 million to insurance firms and the government in a fraud case arising from the largest medical office hepatitis C outbreak in Nevada history. […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Does the Chinese stock market affect you?

18 July 2015

By Ken Sweet AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The extreme volatility in China’s stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country’s mainline index have suspended trading of their shares. Markets bounced back strongly Thursday after the Shanghai composite lost another 5.9 percent the previous day, meaning […]

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Chinese counterfeiter finds a comfortable life in California

18 July 2015

By Erika Kinetz and Elliot Spagat Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese woman has a history of selling counterfeit luxury goods. She has been sued in the U.S. by eight luxury brands. She owes Chanel Inc. $6.9 million for selling products online under its name. None of it has stopped Xu Ting, a 45-year-old […]

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Mariners hold Filipino Night

Mariners hold Filipino Night

17 July 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Mariners held a Filipino Heritage Night on Thursday, June 18th at Safeco Field against the San Francisco Giants.  Several sections of Safeco Field were dedicated for those honoring Filipino Heritage.  In addition, fans that purchased tickets for the night received T-Shirts with the Filipino flag colors. Sheila […]

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The Layup Drill — Asian Americans tower in basketball this summer — Satnam Singh,  Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar, Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., and more Jeremy Lin

The Layup Drill — Asian Americans tower in basketball this summer — Satnam Singh, Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar, Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., and more Jeremy Lin

17 July 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  Even though it’s the summer, we have a lot of hoops news. Your new favorite team for Asian Americans and Indian Americans?  The Dallas Mavericks. The Mark Cuban-owned franchise drafted 7-foot-2  Satnam Singh as the 52nd player chosen overall during June’s […]

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“Northern Limit Line” — Crossing emotional and historical borders

“Northern Limit Line” — Crossing emotional and historical borders

17 July 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Wikipedia and military refers to it as the “Second Battle Of Yeonpyeong.”  On June 29, 2002, two border patrol boats from North Korea slipped over the Northern Limit Line, the maritime boundary between the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea (DPRK—North Korea) and the Republic Of Korea (South Korea) in […]

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Canton Alley will get a makeover — Paved streets, lanterns, and pedestrians welcome

Canton Alley will get a makeover — Paved streets, lanterns, and pedestrians welcome

17 July 2015

Let’s use our alleys. This is the message Seattle residents and businesses are emoting, and on top of the list for a makeover is the Canton Alley in the Chinatown International District. And why not? A makeover will allow residents  in the ID and tourists easier accessibility to Canton Alley’s illustrious history, will promote tourism, […]

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Shilla love triangle scandal — Prominent Seattle restaurant owner accused of being “ringleader” in kidnapping and beating case

Shilla love triangle scandal — Prominent Seattle restaurant owner accused of being “ringleader” in kidnapping and beating case

16 July 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle restaurant owner Scott Koh and three of his employees were arrested late last month on charges of kidnapping and beating a man identified as the lover of Koh’s estranged wife.  King County Prosecutors described Koh as the “ringleader” of a calculated plot to harm Chris McMonagle.  However, many […]

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Seattle to host CACA national convention

Seattle to host CACA national convention

16 July 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The small Seattle chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) has surprised many with its boldness and drive to host the national convention on Aug. 6-9 for the first time in the Emerald City. “We were the newest and smallest chapter of CACA two years ago,” said Maxine […]

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Mercer Island woman killed, 3 other Washington residents injured in head-on crash in Montana

16 July 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two people were killed and four were injured in a head-on crash on U.S. 310 in south-central Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says a northbound Chevy Malibu driven by a 66-year-old man from Mercer Island, Washington, crossed into the southbound lane near Bridger and crashed head-on into a Pontiac driven by […]

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PICTORIAL: Trash to treasure — Contests and crowds at 2015 Dragon Fest

PICTORIAL: Trash to treasure — Contests and crowds at 2015 Dragon Fest

16 July 2015

Visitors to the Dragon Fest in Chinatown last weekend were treated to an unusual runway fashion show and contest. What made it unusual? All materials used to create the designs were required to be recycled. The preparation for the show started at the Northwest Asian Weekly office, where it turned into a circus with makeup […]

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BLOG: Nikkei Concerns reinvents a health fair

BLOG: Nikkei Concerns reinvents a health fair

16 July 2015

Most health fairs are boring with information overload, lacking fun and creativity. Nikkei Concern’s (NC) health fair has reinvented its health fair program.  It will be held at the Blaine Memorial Church on July 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. First, delicious food! Yes, you can sample as much as you want—healthy snacks for […]

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BLOG: Lunch with Deputy Mayor Kim

BLOG: Lunch with Deputy Mayor Kim

16 July 2015

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim of Seattle invited Northwest Asian Weekly’s summer youth leadership program to have lunch at City Hall this summer. Our kids have no social status. They still have to do something to prove their worth. Yet, Kim sent me an email to invite our kids this summer back in March! I was […]

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EDITORIAL: Don’t discount Orca’s discounts — Qualified riders and seniors can receive reduced rates

EDITORIAL: Don’t discount Orca’s discounts — Qualified riders and seniors can receive reduced rates

16 July 2015

Lena Chan Leprozo takes the bus every day from Northgate to the International District. She commutes to the Senior Center at the Bush Hotel on Jackson. This 80+ senior relies on her bus ride every day, and because of the  Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP program), the cost is reduced and the process is simplified. […]

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VOTE for People’s Choice Award — Deadline is July 18!

VOTE for People’s Choice Award — Deadline is July 18!

14 July 2015

We are astounded by the creativity of our readers. We asked readers to create a fashion design from any materials that could be recycled—paper, cloth, plastic, glass. Take a look at the amazing designs that evolved, and there is no doubt that we can make something considered unusable—beautiful. Now we need your help for the […]

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InterIm awarded national grant

InterIm awarded national grant

13 July 2015

A $75,000 national grant was awarded to InterIm CDA, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Swedish and other community partners by BUILD Health Challenge last month. The grant will fund efforts to develop and deepen bonds and relationships among neighborhood-based partners, the health care sector and local public health to focus on the underlying conditions that impact health […]

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Tsuchiya receives Evangelism Award

Tsuchiya receives Evangelism Award

13 July 2015

Herb Tsuchiya is recipient of the Jitsuo Morikawa Evangelism Award in national recognition of a layperson by American Baptist Churches of the U.S. (end)

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