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MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl
 
MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

Despite controversy, Filipino Community of Seattle Village project marches on

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Seattle’s Filipino Community Center (FCC) re-opened after a $3 million

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

GO HAWKS! — Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl

    There was blue and green everywhere Sunday afternoon and evening in Seattle when the Seahawks played the Packers. Fans lined up for entry (top) and piled out of King Street Station (bottom) to attend the game. What started out as a disappointing game turned into what has now been considered one of the […]

4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

11 January 2015

By Tatan Syuflana Associated Press PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials said Saturday that they were confident wreckage

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Japan’s leader says he will express remorse for World War II

11 January 2015

By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — In a year that marks the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end, a question weighs on the minds of policymakers in Asia and as far away as Washington, D.C.: What will Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe say about his country’s role in the war?

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Indian police arrest 3 for gang rape of Japanese scholar

11 January 2015

By Indrajit Singh Associated Press PATNA, India (AP) — Police arrested three Indians for allegedly gang raping a 22-year-old Japanese research scholar near a Buddhist pilgrimage center in eastern India, police said Friday.

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Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles China

10 January 2015

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Monday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China.

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Kamala Harris seeks review after recent shootings by police

Kamala Harris seeks review after recent shootings by police

10 January 2015

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general stepped into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police on Monday, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue. Kamala Harris, the first minority to hold the state’s highest law enforcement office, […]

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Witnesses: Sequence of errors led to Shanghai stampede

Witnesses: Sequence of errors led to Shanghai stampede

10 January 2015

By Didi Tang Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Shanghai authorities sent about 6,000 city police officers

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Greetings from “Eats Many Donuts”

Greetings from “Eats Many Donuts”

09 January 2015

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly As we close out another year, now is as good a time as any to take stock of the past year and get ready for a new one with some New Year’s resolutions. Yup…time to reset the clock, start another chapter, get back on that horse, and turn another […]

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“The Interview” — Rating: Zero stars (yes, zero stars)

“The Interview” — Rating: Zero stars (yes, zero stars)

09 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The 2:30 p.m. screening of the year’s most controversial movie at Columbia’s Ark Lodge Cinemas didn’t feature any controversy.  Patrons filed in.  A man in a wheelchair struggled to find a place to park himself out of others’ way.  The cinema played a few charming old cartoons advertising the […]

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King Donut owners robbed, beaten — No arrests made, community outraged

King Donut owners robbed, beaten — No arrests made, community outraged

09 January 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Heng Hey and Chea Pol, owners of King Donut, a Rainier Valley mainstay for almost 30 years were the victims of a brutal attack on January 2nd.  The suspect remains at large.

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Gunman gets 29 years for random Seattle shooting

Gunman gets 29 years for random Seattle shooting

09 January 2015

  SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-year-old man who killed another driver in Seattle in what prosecutors called a random thrill-killing faces was sentenced to 29 years and one month in prison Friday.

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Neighborhood matching fund opportunities

09 January 2015

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ popular Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its funding opportunities for 2015. All three of its funds – Small Sparks, Small and Simple Projects Fund, and the Large Projects Fund – support the efforts of community members as they work on projects to build stronger neighborhoods and communities. More than 5000 projects […]

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Time to watch some movies — Fish, robots, ghosts, and more…

Time to watch some movies — Fish, robots, ghosts, and more…

09 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Ryōtarō Makihara’s “Hal:  The Movie” manages many turns in its hour-long running time: Some bright, some sinister, some funny, some eerie.  It starts with some fish being watched through a fish-eye lens, and for the remainder of the brief but beguiling narrative, the script, from Izumi Kizara, casts doubts […]

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EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…

EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…

08 January 2015

There were no stories about the controversial Sony hack from the Associated Press (AP) Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. You can refer to page 5 and the last three issues for background information if you have been hiding from mass media.

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The fire still burns — Seattle honors the firefighters who died in the Pang Factory fire

The fire still burns — Seattle honors the firefighters who died in the Pang Factory fire

08 January 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 150 people attended the ceremony honoring the death of the four firemen who risked their

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Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop’s wake

Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop’s wake

08 January 2015

By Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton drew salutes from some

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Another list! — NWAW’s most-read stories of 2014…according to Google Analytics

Another list! — NWAW’s most-read stories of 2014…according to Google Analytics

08 January 2015

BLOG: What SeaTac tells us about $15 minimum wage Posted on 22 May 2014. By Assunta Ng “Are you happy with the $15 wage?” I asked the full-time cleaning lady. “It sounds good, but it’s not good,” the woman said. “Why?” I asked. “I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” she responded. […]

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The death of an Asian American community center

The death of an Asian American community center

08 January 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly All things change, even a community center.

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China to investigate ex-President Hu’s top aide

06 January 2015

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor’s influences while consolidating his power. The evening announcement came two years […]

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NK uses racial slur on Obama over hack

06 January 2015

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie “The Interview.’’ North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission, which is headed by country leader Kim Jong […]

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Thai trial begins for 2 accused of killing UK pair

06 January 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The trial of two Myanmar migrant workers accused of killing two British tourists on a popular resort island in southern Thailand began Friday, in a case seen as a test of Thailand’s justice system. The bodies of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found Sept. 15 on a beach on […]

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