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Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series) Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle
 
Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter

The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

Fire rages on in the Northwest — How you can help

By Scott Wilson Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader The fires in the Northwest, Okanogan, Ferry, and Chelan counties in Washington have been devastating. Here is a plea from a fellow publisher, and some suggestions for opportunities to help out. Editors and publishers of Washington’s community newspapers: Your brothers and sisters of the community newspapers […]

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

Nintendo aims to get consoles in schools

23 March 2010

Could Nintendo’s Mario be swapping his world of magic mushrooms and ravenous dinosaurs for the staid confines of the classroom? ...

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Japanese fish dealers welcome tuna ban rejection

22 March 2010

apanese fish dealers on Friday welcomed the rejection of a proposed trade ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna — a prized ingredient of sushi — while urging that existing quotas be more strictly enforced to protect the species from overfishing ...

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Tokyo marks 15th anniversary of subway gas attack

22 March 2010

Tokyo subway workers observed a moment of silence Saturday to mark the 15th anniversary of a nerve gas attack by a religious cult, Japan’s deadliest act of domestic terrorism.

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China warns U.S. against sanctions over currency

22 March 2010

China’s commerce minister warned the United States on Sunday against imposing trade sanctions over Beijing’s currency controls, and said his country was likely to report a trade deficit in March.

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Asian casino magnate denies organized crime ties

22 March 2010

Asian casino magnate Stanley Ho denied Thursday that he has ties to Chinese organized crime gangs ...

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Three women find inspiration in food … and Angus cows

Three women find inspiration in food … and Angus cows

18 March 2010

“I felt a deep sense of loss towards the activities and hobbies I used to do. I had allowed myself to believe I couldn’t pursue them anymore. Blogging became a lifeline to me … to reclaim a part of myself and all that I enjoyed doing,” Currah said.

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After kids, Central Asian woman still dreams of a complete education

After kids, Central Asian woman still dreams of a complete education

18 March 2010

Do you think of the home to the Persian civilization? Do you see news clips containing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and protesters in the streets? Does your mind conjure up images of women wearing black chador?

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Powerful low-caste Indian leader holds huge rally

18 March 2010

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — On Monday, March 15, hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters marked the 25th anniversary of a political party representing India’s lowest castes and feted its bejeweled leader as a “Goddess,” who currently leads the country’s largest state.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 4

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 4

18 March 2010

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. Of those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.

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Girl Scouts helps young girls while shaking off the suburban stereotype

Girl Scouts helps young girls while shaking off the suburban stereotype

18 March 2010

Whenever the Girl Scouts comes up in casual conversation, the image of young moppets peddling cookies in front of supermarkets across America is usually conjured up. However, Girl Scouts of the USA represents more than highly desired baked goods.

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MGM to leave Atlantic City over questions about Asian partner’s gang association

18 March 2010

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — MGM Mirage said last Friday that it will sell its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City’s top casino and stop doing business in New Jersey rather than cut ties with the family of an Asian casino mogul that the state felt was too closely linked with organized crime.

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Ft. Wayne store apologizes for “No Burmese” sign

18 March 2010

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a Fort Wayne business that posted a sign barring Burmese people from entering has apologized, but it may not be enough to get the business off the hook with civil rights groups.

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India aims to overtake China as the world’s fastest growing economy

18 March 2010

“We are facing a major problem,” said Farooq, a senior executive at Marvel Gloves Industries, which produces 3 million pairs of gloves a month. “Despite importing gloves, we are not able to meet the demand.”

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Sea of protesters demands new elections in Thailand

18 March 2010

BANGKOK (AP) — As many as 100,000 people demonstrated peacefully against Thailand’s government at a rally last Sunday, but the capital was being kept on edge by their threat to continue protesting until Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva calls for new elections.

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NWAW’s March book recommendations

NWAW’s March book recommendations

18 March 2010

In “Gladiator,” Dan Clark — also known as Nitro of the original “American Gladiators” — gives readers a firsthand account of what ’roid rage is. He opens up about his life and his 20-year battle with steroid addiction.

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Editorial: Happy Census week! Now be counted.

18 March 2010

The Census Bureau mailed out its forms this week (to everyone who is groaning, say it with us,“Yay!”). You may wonder why the Census bothers with the tedious task of counting everyone — yes, everyone — in the United States every 10 years.

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Commentary: March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month — how does it affect us? 

Commentary: March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month — how does it affect us? 

18 March 2010

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It involves damage to the macula, which is the light-sensing tissue in the eye located at the center of the retina.

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Blog: I met Chang-rae Lee!

Blog: I met Chang-rae Lee!

18 March 2010

Chang-rae Lee, who just published his fourth novel, “The Surrendered,” was signing autographs at Costco. So I requested that he autograph his book in both English and Korean. It would be a good item to donate to a charity auction.

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Blog: Two inspiring women

Blog: Two inspiring women

18 March 2010

Lately, I’ve met many inspiring women. You’d be surprised, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

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Blog: At the YWCA Luncheon

Blog: At the YWCA Luncheon

18 March 2010

Another event I attended was the YWCA luncheon in Bellevue on March 16 with more than 1,200 women and a few men. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Love, Pray.” What she learned from a Muslim woman in a tiny island of Indonesia was this: Anyone who lives in your community is your responsibility. Anyone can be a benefactor; you just have to pay attention.

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