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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert Chen trial set for August 11th PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors
 
“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 […]

Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

10 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.

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Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

10 July 2014

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this

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Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

10 July 2014

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, […]

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BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

10 July 2014

What can you do on a 40-hour stay in Hong Kong?

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EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

10 July 2014

The annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies in cities across the United States, including here in Seattle, are inspirational and moving. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, 9,000 people became U.S. citizens during more than 100 ceremonies in the week up to and including July 4.

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A multicultural victory

A multicultural victory

07 July 2014

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

07 July 2014

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]

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Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

07 July 2014

Justice Mary Yu was the special guest at the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade on June 29. She rode

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India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

07 July 2014

The 17th annual senior health fair, put on by India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), was held on June 21 at the Eastside Baha’i Center in Bellevue. There were about 100 people in attendance. Screenings were held between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The screening included help with blood pressure, blood glucose, posture and balance, […]

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Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

07 July 2014

Garvey Schubert Barer lawyer Akane Suzuki of Seattle is on the cover of Super Lawyers magazine, Washington 2014 edition. The feature article profiles Suzuki coming to the United States from Japan as a foreign exchange student in her teens. A big portion of Suzuki’s practice includes working with non-U.S. citizens living in the United States, […]

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Walkers deliver food

Walkers deliver food

07 July 2014

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Seward Park on June 28 for the 24th annual Walk for Rice

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Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

04 July 2014

The U.S. Senate on June 26 confirmed Esther Puakela Kia’aina as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. Born in Guam to Native Hawaiian parents, Kia’aina has strong connections to Pacific islands and extensive experience on Capitol Hill, said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

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Murray addresses crime concerns

Murray addresses crime concerns

04 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Murray called for an ethnic media press conference to introduce Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole at City Hall on June 25. However, Murray later cancelled O’Toole’s participation “due to a last minute schedule change” two hours before the conference was to begin. Instead, Murray spoke and took […]

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A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB

A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB

04 July 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Hollywood takes on North Korea A new movie poster and trailer for the irreverent comedy “The Interview” came out this past month to mixed reviews from the public. “The Interview” stars buddy comedians James Franco and Seth Rogen as media journalists who land an exclusive interview with a fictionalized […]

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Beer jazzes up the koto

Beer jazzes up the koto

04 July 2014

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Chris Kenji Beer does not play the koto. He does, however, know the sound of the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan. The koto is a zither, or a musical instrument with strings stretched across a flat, wooden body. It can measure almost six feet in length and is played […]

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When love doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to

When love doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to

04 July 2014

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Ballad of a Small Player By Lawrence Osborne Hogarth, 2014 Meet Doyle — or Lord Doyle, as he comes to be known among the casinos of Macau. Doyle’s not quite the English lord people believe he is. He’s actually a corrupt lawyer who embezzled millions from a wealthy […]

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Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

04 July 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the

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Judge: Bad science led to S. Korean immigrant’s murder-by-arson sentence

04 July 2014

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons (230 liters) of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

ID Post Office moves

ID Post Office moves

03 July 2014

The Post Office’s International Station in Chinatown moved its location to 409 Maynard Ave. S. on June 30. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. (end)

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New delights for Dragon Fest

New delights for Dragon Fest

03 July 2014

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly The 39th annual Dragon Fest is coming to the International District July 12 and July 13, with several new events, including a food walk, performances, a night market, Sakura Con, and a Recycling Fashion Contest.

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