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Congratulations to Albert Shen!

Congratulations to Albert Shen!

Flying kicks everywhere!

Flying kicks everywhere!

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 […]

A history of change in Little Saigon

A history of change in Little Saigon

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 […]

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

Dealing with death—and harassment: Zelda Williams suffers from the loss of her father and internet abuse

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When renowned comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide from asphyxiation, daughter and half Filipina Zelda Williams discovered a hard truth about social media. It has two sides. There’s a nice, caring side and a downright ugly side. Zelda is the daughter from Williams’ second marriage to Filipino American […]

Children become latest victims of Thai violence

01 March 2014

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The father grimaced and wept, as he struggled to contain his grief at the death of his two children in a grenade attack during a weekend trip to a mall in downtown Bangkok — the latest casualties in Thailand’s months of political crisis.

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Life at War — Book recommendations

Life at War — Book recommendations

28 February 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Cress By Marissa Meyer Feiwel and Friends, 2014 The Lunar Chronicles continue in this third installment right where the previous one ended. New Beijing cyborg mechanic Cinder and Captain Carswell Thorne are now fugitives on the run from the law — both on Earth and on the moon. And […]

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan to make Seattle debut — Songs of the Wanderers, a masterpiece of modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan to make Seattle debut — Songs of the Wanderers, a masterpiece of modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min

28 February 2014

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Lin Hwai-min will accompany Cloud Gate to Seattle for its UW World Series (UWWS)

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2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi

2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi

28 February 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third and final Winter Olympics report from Sochi, Russia. We wrap up the final events that occurred during the week, including a disputed upset in one of the marquee events of the Winter Olympics. Controversy surrounds silver for South Korea’s Kim Yu-na 17-year-old Russian figure skater […]

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In memory of Lisa Lani Chinn

In memory of Lisa Lani Chinn

28 February 2014

Lisa Lani Matsukawa was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea, Hawaii. She graduated from Aiea High School. She attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from the University of Washington. Lisa fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and passed away on Feb. 20, 2014, at […]

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Nominations sought for 2014 National MED Week Awards

28 February 2014

Know an outstanding local minority business? The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is accepting nominations for the 2014 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards competition. The program celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing […]

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Get free help getting naturalized

28 February 2014

People who want to become U.S. citizens can get free help at day-long  “Citizen Day” workshops being offered around the state.

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Healthy food workshops for women

Healthy food workshops for women

28 February 2014

Got Green’s Food Access Team is hosting a free four-part workshop series for South Seattle’s women of color and low-income women.

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Free ESL classes for Bellevue residents

28 February 2014

Bellevue residents for whom English is their second language (ESL) are invited to attend free job preparation classes this spring at Bellevue College.

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Last day ditch — Father and pilot remembered and honored for heroics during fall of Saigon

Last day ditch — Father and pilot remembered and honored for heroics during fall of Saigon

27 February 2014

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, retired U.S. Navy Commander Paul Jacobs and Navy historian Jan Herman went on

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Program boosts minorities’ careers

Program boosts minorities’ careers

27 February 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Executive Development Institute (EDI) of Bellevue is preparing for the next class of

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Hirabayashi medal comes home

Hirabayashi medal comes home

27 February 2014

By Sue Misao NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Gordon Hirabayashi’s heroic journey began at the University of Washington, where he was

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REVIEW: ‘Tiger Mom’ & hubby discuss new book

REVIEW: ‘Tiger Mom’ & hubby discuss new book

27 February 2014

By Alia Marsha NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua defended her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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BLOG: Winter Olympics not for Asian nations

BLOG: Winter Olympics not for Asian nations

27 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Did you see there were few Asian countries participating in the Sochi Olympics? Well, most Asian countries are located in the tropics. They’d rather go for Summer Olympics — tropical sports. There were only 89 countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which was considered a record high, as opposed to over 200 […]

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BLOG: Who stole the party?

BLOG: Who stole the party?

27 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Ming Zhang, president of Mulvanny G2, celebrated his accomplishment and birthday at the Imperial Garden Restaurant, inside the Great Wall Mall, last Friday with many prominent guests. He was invited to join the prestigious America Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows AIA recently.

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BLOG: T&T boss

BLOG: T&T boss

27 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Very few Asian restaurateurs knew how to deal with the Seahawks’ Super Bowl success like T&T Chinese Restaurant.

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EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

27 February 2014

The future is wide open for Ambassador Gary Locke, who will be returning home from China in March. Never flashy, Locke seems to have spent his career steadily increasing his leadership positions without ever appearing to be power hungry. Locke is quiet, almost nerdy, and more concerned with achievable successes than flamboyant glory. It’s an […]

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EDI grads are on the move

EDI grads are on the move

24 February 2014

Two Executive Development Institute graduates have made notable moves recently. Nicole Ngonevolalath, a 2013 EDI graduate, has been promoted to team associate manager at KeyBank. Alisa Yannello, a 2011 Portland graduate, has been promoted to division manager of Learning and Development Department of Energy at Bonneville Power Administration. (end)

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Flash mob addresses violence

Flash mob addresses violence

24 February 2014

About 20 Filipina women and youth joined “One Billion Rising” in a flash mob in front of Seafood City at Southcenter Mall on Feb. 14. The event was organized by Pinay sa Seattle Gabriela USA as part of a global call to action to address violence against women. (end)

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Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000

Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000

24 February 2014

About 300 people participated in the Chinese Information and Service Center’s (CISC) 5th Annual 2014 Lunar New Year Walk-a-Thon at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School on Feb. 8. The event raised $22,000 to support CISC’s programs serving up to 20,000 Asian immigrants and their families each year. Attendees included Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive […]

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