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Awarding diversity at the top

Awarding diversity at the top

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Nine honorees were recognized Oct. 18 for their great accomplishments in the community as well as

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly When Christian Chin began his ministry at the University of Washington, he recalls that he had 10

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,

Watanabe endorsed by leaders

Watanabe endorsed by leaders

21 April 2014

Meet Louis Watanabe at a community fundraiser on April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, 5041 Rainier Ave. S. #108. Watanabe is running to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

CIDBIA hires new marketer

CIDBIA hires new marketer

21 April 2014

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) has hired Mary Do as its new marketing director. Do will manage all CIDBIA events, communications, and marketing initiatives. Previously, she was the senior director for the Special Olympics Washington for the last 10 years. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

South Korean ferry sinks, 292 missing

19 April 2014

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on April 16, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least […]

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New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

New charges coming in San Francisco Chinatown case

19 April 2014

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal prosecutors said on April 11 that more charges and defendants are expected to be added to a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Prosecutor Susan Badger told U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer that additional charges and defendants would be […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Former Chicago official stole $92,000 from Chinatown

Former Chicago official stole $92,000 from Chinatown

19 April 2014

By Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – A one-time deputy chief of staff to former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has pleaded guilty in a scheme in which he cashed dozens of checks made out to a charity and pocketed some of the money. In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says 65-year-old Gene Lee pleaded […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Tacoma native receives Walt Whitman Award for poetry

Tacoma native receives Walt Whitman Award for poetry

19 April 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – A young Korean American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection. Hannah Sanghee Park has won the Walt Whitman Award, the Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday. Park’s book, “The Same-Different,” will be released next year […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

18 April 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office. The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

Shari Song to run for Senate in 30th Dist.

18 April 2014

Shari Song, a long-time community leader and founder of the Federal Way Mission Church Preschool, announced her candidacy for State Senate in the 30th Legislative District. Song is running as a Democrat. Song is endorsed by State Senator Tracey Eide, Federal Way City Councilmember Dini Duclos, House Speaker Frank Chopp, and State Senator and Democratic […]

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

18 April 2014

By Dipika Kohler Northwest Asian Weekly Little fish, a pooling of about 30, butt about in their prism while my son looks on, mesmerized, chewing a bit of salty fish head. On the far side of the tank, someone has painted spindly leaves, stones, a castle, and a starfish. Akira, the other member of our […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

“Documented” by Vargas gets to heart of immigration debate

“Documented” by Vargas gets to heart of immigration debate

18 April 2014

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spurred conversations about what it means to be American when he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011. Vargas is now shedding more light on his story of heartbreak and […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

#S.W.A.G. (Something We Asians Got)

18 April 2014

I’m Asian It doesn’t matter what type Your hair doesn’t have to be the color of a blackberry-ripe

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Posted in Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

18 April 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.      

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

LETTER: On Seattle’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour

18 April 2014

From: multicultural and minority small business owners of Seattle To: Mayor Ed Murray Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for sharing your time with us to evaluate and learn of our concerns, thoughts, and positions regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage and its affect on the immigrant community, minority groups, and small businesses working and living in […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/252 Comments

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

17 April 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/251 Comment

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

17 April 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

17 April 2014

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

17 April 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

EDITORIAL: Washington needs a Court of multitudes

17 April 2014

A cursory investigation into the depth of color on the Washington State Supreme Court reveals very little pigment. From 1988 to 2003, there was Charles Z. Smith, son of an African American mother and Cuban father.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

17 April 2014

By John Liu Every Wednesday, I walked into Chinatown’s Green Village restaurant, not knowing that April 9 would be the last time I could pick up food from Wendy Lu, the owner. Green Village closed on April 10.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Komen event raises $600K

Komen event raises $600K

14 April 2014

On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

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