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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Singles mingle at the Central Library

Singles mingle at the Central Library

07 August 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Central Library held its first Singles’ Dating Workshop and Dance on Aug. 2.

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BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

07 August 2014

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My niece Jennifer got married last Saturday. What was amazing was that the newlyweds were

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EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

07 August 2014

There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of

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Shen appointed by the White House

Shen appointed by the White House

04 August 2014

Albert Shen has been appointed by the White House as the Deputy Director of Minority Business Development Agency, a division of the US Department of Commerce. Shen will be starting his new position on Aug. 18. Shen, a son of two Taiwanese immigrants, was born in Pullman, WA. He ran for Seattle City Council last […]

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Ocean City Restaurant owners start real estate company

Ocean City Restaurant owners start real estate company

04 August 2014

Husband and wife, Tim and Christine Lee, owners and managers of Ocean City Restaurant, held a grand

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Team of five wins $5 million in video game tournament

Team of five wins $5 million in video game tournament

04 August 2014

The International, a video game tournament, was held in Seattle throughout this month with a team

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Annual Kin On sports tournament raises $40K

Annual Kin On sports tournament raises $40K

04 August 2014

Over 400 participants, friends and family and community supporters gathered to celebrate the success of the 7th Annual Kin On Sports Tournament. All three events (table tennis, soccer and badminton) brought in a combined total of close to $40K in support of Kin On’s Expansion Project which included a 2600 sq-ft multipurpose space for conducting […]

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Ring Dash held in Tacoma

Ring Dash held in Tacoma

04 August 2014

Ben Bridge’s jewelry sponsored Ring Dash came to Tacoma on July 19. The Ring Dash is a free text

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Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

02 August 2014

By Johnson Lai and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press XIXI, Taiwan (AP) The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a

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China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched

02 August 2014

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as communities along the country’s southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm, which killed dozens of people.

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China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

02 August 2014

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

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Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

02 August 2014

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief

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New charge in San Francisco Chinatown case

02 August 2014

AP Wire Service SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown faced a new charge Friday of racketeering.

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Filipino protesters denounce China’s “bullying”

02 August 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) —  About 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched Thursday to the Chinese consulate in Manila to protest China’s actions in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Put down that phone! – Report shows Asian Americans use smartphones more than others

01 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Whether it’s an iPhone or Android phone, Asian Americans are very comfortable using their smartphones. 

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Chinese Valentine Party — Meet someone at the Seattle Public Library!

01 August 2014

There will be a free social skills workshop and dance in celebration of Chinese Valentine Party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Central Library, 1000 4th Ave., Level 4, in the Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.

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Lakewood Asian Film Festival aims to entertain, educate, and engage — An interview with festival organizer Phil Raschke

Lakewood Asian Film Festival aims to entertain, educate, and engage — An interview with festival organizer Phil Raschke

01 August 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Lakewood Asian Film Festival, free to all, takes place August 1st through August 3rd at the Lakewood Playhouse, located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. in Lakewood. Festival organizer Phil Raschke answered some questions over e-mail.

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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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