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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, […]

Speaking softly, Korean coach gets big results

24 February 2010

RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — Head coach Kim Kwan-kyu was looking for the right word on his translation computer to explain South Korea’s stunning success in speedskating at the Vancouver Games.

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Vancouver’s Asians feel neglected by Olympic hosts

Vancouver’s Asians feel neglected by Olympic hosts

24 February 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Olympic opening ceremony celebrated Canada’s aboriginals and French speakers, but gave little hint of Vancouver’s huge, dynamic Asian population. Dismayed civic leaders are pleading for a different story at the closing show.

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NWAW’s February book recommendations

NWAW’s February book recommendations

24 February 2010

From the outside, New York’s Chinatown may appear to be a united community filled with not just Chinese — both immigrants and American-born residents — but an array of individuals with many different backgrounds.

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Korean documentary ‘Old Partner’ effective, if lacking in consistent tone

Korean documentary ‘Old Partner’ effective, if lacking in consistent tone

24 February 2010

Chung-ryoul Lee’s documentary “Old Partner” begins with pain. An old man climbs a long set of steps to a temple. He carries a cane. He pauses after each step. He inhales sharply after each step, wondering if he will ever get to the top. The notion of enduring pain and suffering continues throughout the film.

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Beijing Dance Academy comes to U.S. for ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ premier

24 February 2010

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Chinus Cultural Productions and China Arts and Entertainment Group are presenting the U.S. premiere of ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ — hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet — performed by the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) Resident Dance Company. This production will take place on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Paramount Theatre.

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Editorial: Is redemption allowed in U.S. court system for immigrants?

24 February 2010

Qing Hong Wu, 29, fell into a bad crowd when he was younger, according to a story in The New York Times (NYT). The child of legal Chinese immigrants, he and two other teenagers mugged four people in 1995 and 1996. Wu pled guilty to the robberies as an adult, even though he was only 16. He didn’t realize that it would have dire immigration consequences later on.

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Letter: Seattle Times column labels Olympian Patrick Chan as a whiner, is offensive to Asians

24 February 2010

Ron Judd’s article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Seattle Times entitled “Whistler is for Tough Olympians; the Wimps are in Vancouver” should be subtitled “And the Racist is From Seattle.” Mr. Judd’s racism is thinly masked as humor in his sentences referring to Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. “Thank you, Ms. Manners. Now please go back to your seaweed wraps.” Last time I checked, Patrick was a male name and Chan was a Chinese name.

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Blog: Wedding news at JACL’s gala

Blog: Wedding news at JACL’s gala

24 February 2010

What’s a good reason for you to come to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) annual banquet at the Seattle Marriott Hotel?

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Blog: Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

Blog: Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

24 February 2010

Seattle’s Chinatown Gee How Oak Tin Family Association celebrated its 110th year and held its Lunar New Year banquet at the House of Hong on Feb. 20. Unbelievably, this chapter’s history is even longer than its headquarters in San Francisco.

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Blog: Inspiring at JACL’s 88th gala

24 February 2010

JACL has selected more young leaders to be their president for the past two decades than many other Asian organizations.

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Feb. 20: JACL awards four

Feb. 20: JACL awards four

24 February 2010

Held at the Seattle Waterfront Hotel, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) celebrated the accomplishments of three people and one organization.

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Feb. 6 and 7: Tet in Seattle presents Splendors of Regions of Vietnam

Feb. 6 and 7: Tet in Seattle presents Splendors of Regions of Vietnam

24 February 2010

Vicki Nguyen at Splendors of Regions in Vietnam Splendors of Regions of Vietnam took place in the Fisher Pavilion and Center House at Seattle Center.

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February: Deems releases new album

February: Deems releases new album

24 February 2010

Jazz group Deems released its new album, “On Irving Street.” Helmed by pianist and producer Deems Tsutakawa, the album also consists of musicians Paul Richardson, Merwin Kato, Dan Benson, Paul Anderson, David Yamasaki, Tim Horiuchi (a co-producer), Gordon Uchima, and Steve Ryals.

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Feb. 12: Acclaimed cookbook author Andrea Nguyen demonstrates dumpling-making at a Monsoon East luncheon

Feb. 12: Acclaimed cookbook author Andrea Nguyen demonstrates dumpling-making at a Monsoon East luncheon

24 February 2010

To celebrate her newest cookbook, “Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyozas, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More,” Andrea Nguyen gave a dumpling-making lesson to 70 guests at a Lunar New Year luncheon at Monsoon East in Bellevue. Tea pairings for the meal was provided by Jason Chen.

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Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

18 February 2010

It was dark that Monday evening. The usual silence on Feb. 1 was about to be interrupted at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and South Trenton Street in Seattle.

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Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

18 February 2010

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 27, President Obama encouraged both houses of Congress to “continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system – to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.”

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Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

18 February 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Boxed out by the South Koreans, with all hope of a medal appearing lost, Apolo Anton Ohno could only count on the freakishness of short track to pull it out.

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Indian ashram teaches poor girls to think big

18 February 2010

DEHRADUN, India (AP) — In the pre-dawn fog of winter, a gong peals once and girls wrapped in shawls and head scarves emerge from their dormitories to attend Hindu prayers. A fire is lit as their young voices chant ancient Sanskrit verses.

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Washington Muslims meet with lawmakers to discuss Islamophobia and low-income housing

18 February 2010

Nearly 500 Washington Muslims met with legislators last month on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol.

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Japan says 3 whalers injured by activists

18 February 2010

SYDNEY (AP) — Three crew members of a Japanese whaling vessel suffered face and eye injuries from acid fired by anti-whaling protesters during their latest clash in the Antarctic Ocean, their Japanese employers said Friday, Feb. 12.

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