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Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races Is it funny or is it racist? Carter will be featured for China Town Hall
 
Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

Is it funny or is it racist?

Is it funny or is it racist?

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness

Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness

01 August 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly YanFen Wang just moved from Shanghai, where she studied a Chinese classical harp called the guzheng. She says, “Sometimes, when the room is silent, and all you hear is the guzheng, your heart will fill with joy, but other times your heart will be broken. The music is really […]

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Deco-dense

Deco-dense

01 August 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Xiaojin Wu, curator at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, shows me a Japanese piece that’s been first lacquered, then carved. The artist, she explains, put several layers of lacquer on first, then slowly, steadily, and taking great care for symmetry, carved the Art Deco designs into the lacquer. Many […]

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Bellevue Festival of Arts celebrates 30th anniversary

Bellevue Festival of Arts celebrates 30th anniversary

01 August 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly The Bellevue Festival of the Arts celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend. The juried event featured

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Portraying a pivotal historical period: Jennifer Chow discusses her novel “The 228 Legacy”

Portraying a pivotal historical period: Jennifer Chow discusses her novel “The 228 Legacy”

01 August 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer J. Chow, author of the novel “The 228 Legacy,” appears in Seattle on August 1st at the Miller Community Center, sponsored by the Seattle Taiwan American Professionals.  She’ll speak on “Stories & Culture: Literature Affects How We and Others Think About Us.”  She answered some questions over e-mail.

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COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

01 August 2014

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you

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Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

01 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly All indications point to Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, setting up an office in the area. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce and technology company, is recruiting for jobs in the Seattle area. This has led many to conclude that an office for the company will not be far behind. Alibaba is […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

LETTER: Increasing property values are good!

01 August 2014

As your King County Assessor, I was quite surprised to see my interview with the NW Asian Weekly printed with the headline, “Your higher property tax should ‘make you feel good’” in the July 10th edition.

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LETTER: Watch out for a new scam

01 August 2014

I would like to bring up a business scam that we had encountered recently.  Perhaps it will allow other Asian restaurants, whom I think were the targets, to be aware and to be able to prevent this from happening.  We

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BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

31 July 2014

By Assunta Ng What really cools you down during a hot day? It doesn’t have to be a cold beer or ice cream. Psychologically, beer and ice cream might give you the impression that they lower your body temperature. In reality, it’s just the opposite. Ice cream will actually increase your body temperature and beer […]

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EDITORIAL: Well, that was embarrassing… — Acknowledging our assumptions

31 July 2014

There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last

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Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

Methow Valley hoping weather helps crews fighting fires — Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody guides effort in town

31 July 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Authorities in Carlton complex, located in the north-central part of Washington in Okanogan County, are

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Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

Asian American chosen to navigate missile destroyer

31 July 2014

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Growing up, 25-year-old Navy Lt.j.g. Han Sol Yi never imagined he would be the navigator of a destroyer, let alone the U.S. Navy Guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, one of the world’s most advanced warships.

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UW President will address recruiter position controversy

UW President will address recruiter position controversy

31 July 2014

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.

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Chef’s Showcase

Chef’s Showcase

28 July 2014

The Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) will be hosting the AAJA Chefs’ Showcase benefit event at the Columbia Tower Club, on the 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave., Aug 4.

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Dr. Kimo leaving International District

Dr. Kimo leaving International District

28 July 2014

Dr. Kimo Hirayama, known as just Dr. Kimo to the International District community, is heading north to

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Small business forum held in Tukwila

Small business forum held in Tukwila

28 July 2014

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce (KACC) held its first forum for small business owners on June

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Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

28 July 2014

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This program spans for 18 months and is for executive directors and other leaders of organizations that are helping better the community. The program has […]

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Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

28 July 2014

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the […]

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John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

John Okamoto announced as Human Services Department head

28 July 2014

Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.

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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

26 July 2014

By Joe McDonald AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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