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Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21
 
Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance. 

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

Headed downtown? Consider the streetcar debate — City Council votes on resolution July 21

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

31 January 2014

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse.

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A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

31 January 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Year of the Horse lands on Jan. 31. It is said to be a good year for those who are hardworking, who persevere, and who want to achieve success. Some horse traits include being popular, intelligent, talented, and kind. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, […]

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Plan for second China Gate still in the works

Plan for second China Gate still in the works

31 January 2014

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly About six years have passed since the first Chinese Gate was built in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle. The Historic China Gate Foundation — a group of business leaders in the International District — came together in 1999 with the hope of completing two traditional Chinese gates to serve […]

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APIs head to Sochi

APIs head to Sochi

31 January 2014

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Winter Olympics begin on Friday, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Asian American athletes will be well represented, and here is a list of APIs to look for in the coming weeks.  

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Film festival shares Asian experience

Film festival shares Asian experience

31 January 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, previously the Northwest Asian American Film Festival, owes its previous and current existence to local Asian talent. “I was a loyal fan of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival,” recalls SAAFF co-director Kevin Bang,  “the previous iteration of SAAFF. NWAAFF ran from 2002 […]

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‘The Bachelor’ couple exchange vows in a ‘grown sexy’ setting

‘The Bachelor’ couple exchange vows in a ‘grown sexy’ setting

31 January 2014

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Bachelor cast members Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are now husband and wife, as witnessed by family and friends and millions of viewers at home.

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Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake

Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake

30 January 2014

The Lunar New Year celebrations start this Friday, Jan. 31, but they don’t end there. The big celebration in the International District on Saturday, Feb. 1 (see story on page 7), will be followed one week later, on Feb. 8 and 9, at Bellevue Connection’s third annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Bellevue Square’s Center […]

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Ground broken on Hirabayashi Place development

Ground broken on Hirabayashi Place development

30 January 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly About 150 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hirabayashi Place, a new housing

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Women are vital to the Puget Sound area’s outstanding healthcare services

Women are vital to the Puget Sound area’s outstanding healthcare services

30 January 2014

Compiled by Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle and its surrounding areas are nationally and internationally renowned for top-caliber

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Astrological Predictions for 2014 – The Year of the Horse

Astrological Predictions for 2014 – The Year of the Horse

30 January 2014

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Coming fast on the heels of the Year of the Snake, the Year of the Horse is stampeding through to a ruckus start on Jan. 31, 2014. There are five elements which are associated with each Chinese Zodiac animal for any given year, including wood, fire, earth, metal, […]

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BLOG: Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year

BLOG: Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year

30 January 2014

By Assunta Ng Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong.

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BLOG: Health is wealth

BLOG: Health is wealth

30 January 2014

By Assunta Ng Recently, the World Economic Forum in Switzerland had a panel called “Health is Wealth.” I just want to tell you readers that I heard this phrase when I was a child. The Western world shouldn’t be credited with the origin.  

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BLOG: Super Bowl Chinese dinner

BLOG: Super Bowl Chinese dinner

30 January 2014

By Assunta Ng Super Bowl happens to fall on Lunar New Year. Why not organize a Super Bowl Chinese dinner party? The Lunar New Year begins on Jan. 31 and lasts for 15 days.

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BLOG: Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

BLOG: Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

30 January 2014

By Assunta Ng The two-hour show “The Bachelor” on ABC featuring the wedding of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici was so scripted and controlled that I found it hard to keep my attention on it for the whole show. ABC stretched the 20-minute wedding into two hours by including lots of old clips. TiVo saved […]

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EDITORIAL: New year offers cultural opportunities

30 January 2014

As the Year of the Horse comes galloping in, people around the world will be celebrating with family and friends, food, fun, festivities, and fireworks. Right here in the International District, the celebrations will fill the streets with colorful parades, dances, costumes, martial arts demonstrations, games, contests, and artistry.

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Du contestant for Miss Chinese International

Du contestant for Miss Chinese International

27 January 2014

The 2014 Miss Chinese International Pageant will be held in Hong Kong on Jan. 26. Sixteen delegates from around the world will compete for the crown, including Seattle’s Tiffany Du, who won the title of “Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess” in last year’s 2013 Scholarship for Women Pageant (also known as the Miss Chinese Seattle […]

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Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality

Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality

27 January 2014

Calling it a “disparity strikes at the very core of who we are as a democratic society,” Mayor Ed Murray last month committed to addressing Seattle’s growing income divide.

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CWU hosts Korean students

CWU hosts Korean students

27 January 2014

Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., recently welcomed a group of 14 students from South Korea as part of a new program with Chung-Ang University in Seoul. The students spend the first year of college in their home country and then finish the last three years in the United States.

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Jill Mangaliman named Got Green executive director

Jill Mangaliman named Got Green executive director

27 January 2014

Got Green has announced that Jill Mangaliman will be its new executive director. Former executive director Michael Woo will remain as the organization continues to lead efforts to see Seattle’s Local Hire Ordinance through implementation.

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Wong is new president of SMA

Wong is new president of SMA

27 January 2014

The Seattle Management Association (SMA) has named Sandra Wong as its new president. Wong has been with the City of Seattle for 33 years, and currently works as an employment manager. She also served as the American Society’s Training and Development’s Puget Sound Chapter Employee Learning Week director for the past term. SMA, a non-profit […]

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