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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series) Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle
 
Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

21 February 2015

  Hindus nationwide are concerned after two incidents—roughing-up of a Hindu grandfather by police in Madison (Alabama) on February six resulting in partial paralysis and then scrawling of “GET OUT” on Bothell (Washington) Hindu Temple wall discovered on February 15—happened in a span of ten days. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]

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Lakers’ Clarkson overshadows Lin in game against Blazers — Despite cancellation of Asian Heritage Night, fans get a treat

Lakers’ Clarkson overshadows Lin in game against Blazers — Despite cancellation of Asian Heritage Night, fans get a treat

21 February 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers visited the Portland TrailBlazers on Wednesday, February 11th, the last night before the NBA teams headed into the All-Star Break when the league takes a week off in preparation for the second half of the season.  Lin has tailed off since being […]

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COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

20 February 2015

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

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First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

20 February 2015

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Ace Wilson, NOVA High School “Ace’s compassion and commitment to building community […]

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PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

20 February 2015

The host nation for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome was Pakistan.  There was a presentation of the Pakistan national anthem, and a feature cultural show. The Stage Mistress of Ceremony was Cheryl Lee of the University of Washington.  Festivities included a variety of performances from schools and societies […]

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Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

19 February 2015

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Meat Sheep are multi-purpose animals, raised for their meat, milk, wool, hides, and skins. The most important product we get from sheep is meat. Meat is an important component of our diets, and lamb and mutton supply us with many of the vital vitamins and proteins we need for […]

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

19 February 2015

By Shane McMahon Northwest Asian Weekly As a crowd gathered on King Street, lettuce and firecrackers hung from the front of a building, two pairs of children in lion costumes prepared to dance, and the celebration of the Year of the Sheep was ready to start. On Feb. 7 the Wing Luke Museum provided Seattle’s […]

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Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

19 February 2015

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a gala on Feb. 6. <!–more–> The Chinese Student Association (CSA) put on the 48th annual gala. CSA is a student organization at UW that is “dedicated toward improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as […]

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Shooting stars — Famous goats of the last century

Shooting stars — Famous goats of the last century

19 February 2015

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Each of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac has certain qualities for which they are known. From the strength and stubbornness of an Ox to the crafty nature of those born in the Year of the Rat, those born in the Year of the Goat (also called […]

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Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia

Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia

19 February 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Symphony’s “Celebrate Asia” Concert, upcoming Sunday, March 1, features guest conductor Carolyn Kuan. Amongst other pieces, the symphony will be performing the U.S. premiere of “Revive,” a concerto for koto and shakuhachi written by Japanese composer Yugo Kanno.  Another prominent piece, “Xizi,” from Chinese composer Ye Yanchen, […]

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A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

19 February 2015

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Year after year, established traditions add continuity to celebrations, setting them apart from the things we do every day. Think of flowers during Valentine’s or decorated trees during Christmas. Anticipating the role food plays in our traditions, in particular, are often something to look forward to on special […]

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BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

19 February 2015

The Year of the Sheep is for imagination. Just look at celebrities born in sheep years: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Will Ferrell and others, how they create from nothing to something amazing. It’s time for you to make your Lunar New Year dream list. The sheep celebrities have certainly inspired me to build my wish […]

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Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

19 February 2015

With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the  social network website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity. Given such a forecast, it’s ever […]

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Bellevue will be celebrating the new year! — The Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

19 February 2015

Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year festival. This year, the family-friendly excitement includes nearly forty different performances including lion dancing, tai chi, traditional Chinese music, wushu (or kung fu), mask dancing, peacock dancing, and Chinese opera, and many others. For good luck, dim sum purveyor, Din […]

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Larson wins award for novel

Larson wins award for novel

16 February 2015

The 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for young people went to Dash, by Kirby Larson, published by Scholastic Press. In the book it’s January, 1942, and school scapegoating is the just the first hardship Mitsi Kashino and her Japanese-American family will encounter. Mitsi also has to leave her  beloved dog Dash in the […]

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Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

Brogan appointed to State Transportation Commission

16 February 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Rita Brogan of Vashon Island to the Washington State Transportation Commission. She will serve the remaining four years of the six-year term vacated by former Commissioner Charley Royer, who resigned effective Jan. 15.  Brogan will represent the central Puget Sound area on the commission. Brogan served as the superintendent of […]

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From assistant to novelist

From assistant to novelist

16 February 2015

Sichan Siv, former Deputy Assistant to President Bush 41, has written a political thriller.He is the bestselling author of Golden Bones. “After writing a bestselling memoir I wanted to turn to a work of fiction, drawing from a combination of experiences and imagination,” says Siv. He is a genocide survivor, making it from the Killing […]

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Buckley now CEO for law offices

Buckley now CEO for law offices

16 February 2015

Erica Buckley is now the CEO for Buckley Associations, in charge of two law offices. One is located in Chinatown and the other is a satellite office in Tacoma. Both practice in personal injury litigation. Buckley is a member of the Junior League of Seattle, a women’s service organization, and a member of the Treehouse […]

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Ip knows how to woo a crowd

Ip knows how to woo a crowd

16 February 2015

  Over 1500 were in attendance  at over two shows famous Hong Kong singer Johnny Ip and Taiwanese singer Teresa Hsu performed at Snoqualmie Casino on February 8. Ip, who is 70 years old, performed  renditions of popular theme songs in Cantonese, mostly from the 80s. (end)

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Wenjian Liu scholarship

Wenjian Liu scholarship

16 February 2015

  Hop Sing Tong presented approximately $1500 for scholarly funds to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Seattle chapter president in memory of deceased New York City police officer Wenjian Liu. (end)

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