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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

Refugee & Immigrant Legislative Day at State Capitol

07 February 2014

The 8th Annual Refugee and Immigrant Legislative Day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Olympia. This event presents an opportunity for refugees and immigrants to address policies impacting their communities, while demonstrating the strength and diversity they bring to Washington.

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When two worlds become one

When two worlds become one

07 February 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2013 As in the previous book, the latest installment in the Haruhi Suzumiya series features two different versions of the same story and continues where the last one ended. The first version begins with Kyon, Haruhi, time-traveler […]

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A-pop! Yay Superbowl, boo TV sitcom — A new year begins in Asian pop culture

A-pop! Yay Superbowl, boo TV sitcom — A new year begins in Asian pop culture

07 February 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Pop culture meets sports! Something big happened in Seattle this past weekend. Perhaps you caught it on TV? Our city celebrated a big win with the Super Bowl this past Sunday — congrats to the Seahawks and the 12th man! — and the big game included an incredible halftime […]

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New Seattle employment law limits use of criminal history

07 February 2014

On Nov. 1, a new employment law went into effect in the City of Seattle. The Seattle Job Assistance Ordinance (JAO) limits how employers can use criminal records for hiring and employment decisions for employees working within Seattle city limits.

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COMMENTARY: Eliminate our transportation bottlenecks before the new Panama Canal opens

07 February 2014

By Don C. Brunell Washington Business Commentator Improving Highway 167 could help change the face of global commerce and the future of Washington state. Really.

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PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

06 February 2014

Northwest Asian Weekly hosted the annual Children’s Parade Contest, featuring dozens of children in festive costumes — from the traditional Korean dress Hanbok to handmade horse costumes. Calligraphy, face painting booths, and other delights surrounded the park and the neighborhood. The whole Chinatown-International District was transformed into a giant, remarkable Lunar New Year festival. Photos […]

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Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

06 February 2014

Microsoft announced on Feb. 4 that Satya Nadella is the company’s new CEO. Nadella, who was born in Hyderabad, India, has been with Microsoft for 22 years. He previously held the position of executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

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Seattle Thais rally for Thailand reforms

Seattle Thais rally for Thailand reforms

06 February 2014

More than 100 Thais and Americans gathered at the American Legion hall in Shoreline Feb. 1 to stage a

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Seahawks victory parade

Seahawks victory parade

06 February 2014

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BLOG: Mom, I broke all the Lunar New Year lucky rules

BLOG: Mom, I broke all the Lunar New Year lucky rules

06 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Chinese culture has taught my family how to savor luck during the Lunar New Year. But the Year of the Horse has created mysterious circumstances, forcing me to break good-luck rules. Will I be OK this year, or I will I be even luckier?

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EDITORIAL: Coke is right. America is beautiful.

EDITORIAL: Coke is right. America is beautiful.

06 February 2014

Part of the fun of the Super Bowl, aside from watching the Seahawks become champions of the world, is the commercials. There’s always one or two that get people riled up, and this year, Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” ad was one such culprit. The ad depicts scenes of Americans of all ages and colors playing and […]

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Ribbon ceremony opens new Goddard School in Bellevue

Ribbon ceremony opens new Goddard School in Bellevue

03 February 2014

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the Goddard School in Bellevue on Jan. 23. The ribbon was made out of $1 and $5 bills, totaling about $150, which will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital. After the ceremony, there was a fashion show parade in which children wore their cultural clothing to celebrate […]

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Nakano named to Washington Health Benefit Exchange board

Nakano named to Washington Health Benefit Exchange board

03 February 2014

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) has announced the appointment of its ICHS board secretary Hiroshi Nakano to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange board. Nakano, a native of Fife, has been with ICHS for 16 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions on the board. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from the […]

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Lunar New Year celebration held at Westminster Chapel

Lunar New Year celebration held at Westminster Chapel

03 February 2014

Chinese Lunar New Year was celebrated at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue on Jan. 25. Westminster Chapel began celebrating the Lunar New Year 11 years ago and now shares sponsorship of the event with various schools and nonprofit organizations. This event was not only about Chinese culture, but other Asian cultures, such as Korean, Vietnamese, and […]

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Kin On elects board & officers

Kin On elects board & officers

03 February 2014

Kin On, the organization that supports the elderly and adults in the greater Seattle Asian American community, recently named Randy Chan, Minh Ngo, Marcella Wing, Teri Wong, and David Yip as new board members for 2014. In addition, the following executive committee officers were elected: Darryl Hue, Stella Leong as first vice president, Hannah Wong […]

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Two physicians join Polyclinic

Two physicians join Polyclinic

03 February 2014

The Polyclinic recently hired hand surgeon Divya Singh and orthopedic spine surgeon Sean Keem. Both physicians will be based at The Polyclinic Madison Center, located at 904 7th Ave. in Seattle.

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AALDEF applauds bipartisan bill to modernize the Voting Rights Act — Asian Americans ‘continue to face significant obstacles to the vote’

01 February 2014

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) commends the introduction of bipartisan legislation offering common sense fixes to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This bill will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by ensuring greater protections for all voters against discrimination at the ballot box and ensuring that […]

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Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence

Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence

01 February 2014

SANTA ANA (AP) – Police detectives are having trouble unraveling a nightclub brawl that left a 23-year-old Vietnamese American woman dead because they can’t identify many of the victim’s friends and others won’t talk to them.

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Claim filed by family of Asiana crash victim

Claim filed by family of Asiana crash victim

01 February 2014

By The Associated Press The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. In legal forms filed this week in San Francisco, attorneys for the parents […]

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Judge OK’s anti-bias policy for Seattle police

Judge OK’s anti-bias policy for Seattle police

31 January 2014

SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has approved new Seattle Police Department policies designed to eliminate concerns over biased policing and unjustified stops.

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