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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 […]

Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties

Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties

09 August 2015

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country’s south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his. In […]

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As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young

09 August 2015

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press KUNITACHI, Japan (AP) — On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the “black rain” of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later. His audience of eight listened intently, […]

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Ride-hailing service Uber to put $1 billion in India

09 August 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine months as it hopes to expand services and products, news reports said Friday. According to Press Trust of India, the head of Uber India, Amit Jain, said the investment will be used to improve […]

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LETTER: RE: Contributing in memory of Donnie Chin

07 August 2015

At this time of mourning, we deeply that the community and public for the outpouring of love and support for Donnie Chin and IDEC. As the board for the agency that Donnie founded and nurtured, we are still devastated by his loss, and frankly, still very angry about the circumstances of his death. We need […]

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Counting the votes

07 August 2015

Initial votes are in. As of August 5 voting  preliminary tallies for King County Asian American primary candidates are: Seattle District 2 Bruce Harrell 62.15% Seattle District 3 Kshwama Sawant 49.90% Pamela Banks 35.29% Seattle District 5 Debadutta Dash 5.54% City of Bothell, Council Position No. 6 John Lee 28.69% Hira Singh 27.50% City of […]

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Yum! Classic Korean pancakes go easily from street food to dinner

Yum! Classic Korean pancakes go easily from street food to dinner

07 August 2015

By Sara Moulton Associated Press Mung beans have been a staple of the cuisines of India, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. And with good reason. They are a delicious and healthy source of protein and fiber. In the U.S., we tend to know them mostly in their sprouted state, and by […]

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“We shouldn’t bury our history” — Seattle officially announces regrets

“We shouldn’t bury our history” — Seattle officially announces regrets

07 August 2015

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution August 3 that expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. “We shouldn’t bury our history,” said Councilmember Nick Licata, the legislation’s sponsor. “Discriminatory policies ripple from the past and still affect Chinese communities today.” As a […]

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Aegis Gardens unlocks hidden Chinese history

Aegis Gardens unlocks hidden Chinese history

07 August 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Unexpected history was revealed July 30 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Gardens, which will be the first Chinese retirement home in Washington state. Why was the city of Newcastle picked? Some factors might be that it is one of the highest-income areas in our state, ranked one of […]

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Tzi Ma discusses “Hell on Wheels” — Recreating a part of the Chinese experience on television

Tzi Ma discusses “Hell on Wheels” — Recreating a part of the Chinese experience on television

07 August 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is rare that a mainstream television show dedicates an entire season to a historical part of Asian history. However, that is what AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” does as it depicts the role of Chinese workers building the transcontinental railroad in the late 1800s. One of the stars of […]

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COMMENTARY: Remembering Anne Wing

07 August 2015

By Bettie Luke Northwest Asian Weekly Anne Wing was the only Auntie I ever knew.  In my mind, I playfully thought of her as my “Favorite Auntie.”  She was married to David Luke, who often said how proud he was to be the closest relative to our family.  David told me when he was standing […]

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Crackdown on controversial hookah lounges — Questions, and hopefully, answers

Crackdown on controversial hookah lounges — Questions, and hopefully, answers

06 August 2015

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly There has been community concern about the presence of hookah bars and lounges in the International District and throughout other Seattle neighborhoods recently, due to the shooting of community figurehead Donnie Chin in late July. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced August 3 that the “City will step up enforcement against […]

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No more whispers — Doris Jeong raises awareness of little people in our community

No more whispers — Doris Jeong raises awareness of little people in our community

06 August 2015

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When Doris Jeong was four years old, the doctors diagnosed her with “unknown skeletal dysplasia,” which is the medical term for dwarfism. Today, she is 26 years old and 3’8”. Jeong was born in South Korea, but her parents immigrated to the Pacific Northwest when she was six months […]

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Murray’s move surprises the Asian community — Donnie Chin’s death triggers change

Murray’s move surprises the Asian community — Donnie Chin’s death triggers change

06 August 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If there was any lasting impact residing from Donnie Chin’s murder (aside from permanent sorrow), it would be the city’s decision to shut down Seattle’s hookah bars with a new ordinance. It will be an ordinance that affects all 11 hookah bars in Seattle. That’s not what the Asian […]

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Poof! Alibaba likely not settling in Seattle

Poof! Alibaba likely not settling in Seattle

06 August 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will not make its U.S. headquarters in Seattle according to a recent report. Despite the company shopping for space in Bellevue, a company spokesperson indicated that it would not be moving its U.S. headquarters which is currently located in San Mateo, California. The company’s founder, […]

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EDITORIAL: Should we be allowed to criticize ourselves?

EDITORIAL: Should we be allowed to criticize ourselves?

06 August 2015

The Asian Weekly recently received a letter about Jenn Fang’s article on Peter Liang. A brief recap: Peter Liang was the New York City police officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last year. Liang is charged with manslaughter in the second degree, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct. In response to the article about Liang, […]

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Discussing courageous citizenship

Discussing courageous citizenship

03 August 2015

A discussion on July 20, “Being a Courageous Citizen” was met with an engaged audience and dynamic discussion regarding Gordon Hirabayshi and the history of exclusion. The evening complimented what the audience will see in “Hold These Truths” at the ACT Theatre as the discussion touched on Gordon’s resistance and his motives for doing so, […]

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Ramasastry appointed to ULC

Ramasastry appointed to ULC

03 August 2015

Anita Ramasastry, the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, has been appointed to serve a two year term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC).  The ULC is a nonprofit entity, formed in 1892, to create nonpartisan state legislation. More than 350 […]

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KAC helps students produce documentary

KAC helps students produce documentary

03 August 2015

The Korean American Coalition (KAC) is collaborating on a civic engagement project with high school and college students to produce a short documentary to elevate the status of Korean language, culture, and history. Under the guidance of KAC member and a film producer, Jay Koh, the students are learning the skills necessary to film and edit. […]

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Nella Kwan crowned Miss Seafair 2015

Nella Kwan crowned Miss Seafair 2015

03 August 2015

Nella Kwan was selected as Miss Seafair 2015. She is an undergraduate at the University of Washington where she is pursuing a degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and information systems. She recently traveled to Egypt, where she expanded her knowledge and passion for global literacy and education. She has been heavily […]

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Stir about film on white people

Stir about film on white people

01 August 2015

By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary “White People” was getting folks to talk about race when they didn’t feel the issue concerned them — like those quoted as saying they consider white the “default race” or “normal.” So filmmaker Jose Antonio […]

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