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MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl
 
MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

    There was blue and green everywhere Sunday afternoon and evening in Seattle when the Seahawks played the Packers. Fans lined up for entry (top) and piled out of King Street Station (bottom) to attend the game. What started out as a disappointing game turned into what has now been considered one of the […]

Qing Dynasty Robes find new home at Wing Luke

Qing Dynasty Robes find new home at Wing Luke

16 January 2015

By Irene Lu Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese Americans built railroads, they fought for civil rights, and they brought the Chinese heritage over the Pacific Ocean.

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“The Taking of Tiger Mountain”

“The Taking of Tiger Mountain”

16 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Tsui Hark’s latest mega-action film, “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain,” calls, roughly halfway through, for a man to wrestle a tiger.  Actually, the tiger comes out of nowhere in a snowy landscape, chases the man up a tree, chases him up and down and all around for a few […]

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Understanding immigration reform and its local impact

Understanding immigration reform and its local impact

16 January 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Since this is the time of the New Year, people may want to set their affairs in order.

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Fashion forward — Non-profit helps artists bring their talents to the runway

Fashion forward — Non-profit helps artists bring their talents to the runway

16 January 2015

  Chance put on their ongoing monthly fashion event at Macy’s last Saturday night, Jan. 9. It was an awards show celebrating Seattle’s design community. Chance is an organization sponsored by Active Entertainment, a non-profit, that seeks to provide social justice to the community as well as foster an inclusive creative environment where people can […]

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Bae keeps his mind on golf and is 1 shot behind at Kapalua

Bae keeps his mind on golf and is 1 shot behind at Kapalua

16 January 2015

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Bae Sang-Moon doesn’t get enough credit for his sense of humor, which he served up when he arrived at Kapalua for the Hyundai Tournament of Championship. Upon spotting a familiar face in the media, Bae broke into a big smile and said, “I made big […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Defending champion Japan, Iraq open with Asian Cup wins

Defending champion Japan, Iraq open with Asian Cup wins

16 January 2015

By John Pye AP Sports Writer BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa helped engineer

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King County Civil Rights Commission to honor student essay contest winners — Three students from Open Window School take top marks in 16th annual contest

16 January 2015

Three 8th grade students from Open Window School in Bellevue will be honored Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for their winning submissions to the King County Civil Rights Commission’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest. The students were invited to reflect on Dr. King’s pioneering civil rights work, especially […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Education, Features, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

After pioneering $15 wage, SeaTac sees few business, tax effects

16 January 2015

The Associated Press KING-TV reports an estimated 1,500 total workers saw their minimum wage increase under the new law, including 400 who live in the city limits. City manager Todd Cutts says there has been no impact on sales tax or property tax, and no change in the number of business licenses issued.

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COMMENTARY: Jackie Chan’s son sentenced to 6 months prison for pot possession

COMMENTARY: Jackie Chan’s son sentenced to 6 months prison for pot possession

16 January 2015

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday January 9, Jaycee Chan, son of legendary martial artist Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $320 for pot possession. Jaycee was arrested in August at his Beijing apartment along with fellow celebrity Ko Chen-tung and others. Jaycee and Ko admitted smoking […]

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COMMENTARY: RE: The Filipino Community Center

16 January 2015

By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders

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Lan Pham — Connecting the dots with the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Lan Pham — Connecting the dots with the Office for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

15 January 2015

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee

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Mona Locke’s new appointment

Mona Locke’s new appointment

15 January 2015

Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 04, Names in the News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

15 January 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A Bellevue man has been arrested in the murder of a woman at a hotel

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 04, National News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at impeachment hearing

Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at impeachment hearing

15 January 2015

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.

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BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

15 January 2015

By Assunta Ng Next week will be Northwest Asian Weekly’s 33rd anniversary. So how did 2014 fare for the newspaper?

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Volunteers of the year

Volunteers of the year

12 January 2015

The 2014 Bertha Tsuchiya Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to long time supporter and dedicated volunteers, Larry Luke and Raymond Leong. The Kin On Golf Tournament Planning Committee was awarded the group volunteer award in recognition of their support in raising nearly $400K for Kin On over the last 14 years.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated

Jayapal and Yu to be inaugurated

12 January 2015

Pramila Jayapal will be sworn in as the next Washington State Senator representing the 37th Legislative District January 12. She will be Ranking Member on the newly established Government Accountability and Reform committee, as well as serving on the Transportation and Healthcare committees.  

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Just desserts!

Just desserts!

12 January 2015

The Chè Dessert Lounge, located at  7101 Martin Luther King Jr Way opened last month. The dessert lounge

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Shoreline meets Asia

Shoreline meets Asia

12 January 2015

  Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts, International Education Executive Director Diana Sampson and Associate Director of Outreach Bo Fu visited China, Cambodia, and Indonesia in December. 

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EDI Class of 2014

EDI Class of 2014

12 January 2015

  The Executive Development Institute of Seattle, Class of 2014 attended the Kin On Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last month. (end)

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