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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

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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, […]

Conquering loneliness in old age

Conquering loneliness in old age

23 January 2015

  If loneliness is the fear for old age, what can a community do to fight back?

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“Selma” — Start talking and thinking

“Selma” — Start talking and thinking

23 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly He’s my oldest friend in the world and I love him like my own brother.  But I don’t think I’ll be talking to him for awhile.

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Insatiable! — A festival of Asian American writing talent

Insatiable! — A festival of Asian American writing talent

23 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Sister (SIS) Productions presents “Insatiable!” a festival of

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“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

23 January 2015

By Cindy Domingo Northwest Asian Weekly What seemed impossible became a reality last month when President

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Help with health insurance enrollment

Help with health insurance enrollment

23 January 2015

  In response to a call for help from the White House to reach more members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

23 January 2015

By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]

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MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

22 January 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School <!–more–>in Seattle to rally and march on behalf of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the continued struggle that faces the United States as a result of Ferguson and the series of deaths of unarmed black citizens […]

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Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

22 January 2015

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million<!–more–> renovation in 2008, then-governor Chris Gregoire said, “This center, and others like it, are at the heart of our ethnic communities. They provide a physical, social, and cultural venue for learning, recreation, networking, and social change.” Located between […]

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GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

22 January 2015

    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 […]

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EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

22 January 2015

The popular website Buzzfeed is producing a video called “Ask An Asian” and they called out on Facebook to ask for contributions.

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BLOG: Being blunt about race…

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

22 January 2015

By Assunta Ng   My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.

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Wise Words: Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wise Words: Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

22 January 2015

“I dream of students walking through our doors and finding the classes and culture that support their dreams. Eliminating the barriers to higher education—such as President Obama’s plan for free community college education— will help achieve this. It puts us on the pathway to social and economic equity and gives power to Dr. King’s dream.” […]

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Hong appointed Director of VFA

Hong appointed Director of VFA

19 January 2015

James Hong has been appointed as Executive Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association. Hong has been with VFA for five years. In his recognition letter, he stated: “As an organization committed to social justice and equity, our work focuses on guarding our most priceless treasure – our culture, language and heritage – so that current […]

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Sherpa performs for Goodwill

Sherpa performs for Goodwill

19 January 2015

  Karma Sherpa, the popular singing star of Indian TV show SaReGaMaPa, performed at the Sadbhavna Samaroh (Goodwill Gathering concert) in Bellevue.  With an objective of providing a common platform for the local non-profits serving various ethnic groups within the local South Asian community the event was sponsored by the Asian Counseling and Referral Services […]

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Yu sworn in

Yu sworn in

19 January 2015

  Mary I. Yu was sworn in the Washington Supreme Court ceremony for the administration of oath of office as a Justice on January 12. The ceremony took place at the Temple of Justice Courtroom, Olympia. She is serving as State Supreme Court Justice. (end)

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Abji appointed to Board of Trustees of Bellevue College

Abji appointed to Board of Trustees of Bellevue College

19 January 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Shelmina Babai Abji, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Abji will participate in the six-member board, whose duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. (end)

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Kodoma President of new Accountable Care Organization

Kodoma President of new Accountable Care Organization

19 January 2015

Dr. Christopher Kodama has been appointed  the President of MultiCare Care Connected Care, MultiCare Health System’s new Accountable Care Organization. In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice […]

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New work from Bob Kim

New work from Bob Kim

19 January 2015

  Photographer Bob Kim has a new series: “It was tough hiking into some of the remote locations like Subway and Virgin River Narrow, but well worth the effort!” Kim is from Seoul, Korea, and moved to the United States with his family in 1975. He studied fine arts and photography at the Maryland Institute […]

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Pope’s trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

Pope’s trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

19 January 2015

By Nicole Winfield Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this

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South Korea deports American over positive N. Korea comments

South Korea deports American over positive N. Korea comments

18 January 2015

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture was deported from South Korea on Saturday, in the latest in a series of cases that critics say infringe on the country’s freedom of speech.

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