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Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure Sharon Maeda to run for City Council New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?
 
Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

Much love for the Panama Hotel — Seattle has its national treasure

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Oregon has the Willamette Falls Navigation and Locks, and now Seattle has its beloved Panama Hotel as the city’s first National Treasure. There are approximately 60 buildings, neighborhoods, post offices,  even ships (the Delta Queen in Mississippi) declared National Treasures, and now Seattle has its own national treasure in […]

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

Sharon Maeda to run for City Council

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

New Seattle laws mean changes ahead, no more business as usual

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

How are businesses dealing with the minimum wage law?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dilemmas and misconceptions about the Seattle’s $15 wage minimum law begin since its implementation on April 1. A big misconception for many Seattle workers caused by the minimum wage law is that, “they are going to get $15 an hour on April 1,” said Evelyn Mendoza, Uwajimaya’s Human Resources […]

Appreciation for seniors

Appreciation for seniors

30 March 2015

  Over 1000 seniors were served with free meals over three days last Tuesday through Thursday at the House of Hong. Funds to provide the meals were raised by the the Chinese community leaders. The fundraising was such a success that there was a surplus and there is another planned Senior Appreciation dinner for later […]

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Tuan will be new Dean of the College of Education

Tuan will be new Dean of the College of Education

30 March 2015

Dr. Mia Tuan has accepted University of Washington’s offer to become the new Dean of the College of Education. Mia, of Chinese descent, worked at the University of Oregon (UO), where she held numerous leadership positions. She was interim dean of their college of education, associate dean of the Graduate School, director of UO’s Center on […]

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Honoring diverse cultures

Honoring diverse cultures

30 March 2015

  Congressman Adam Smith, 9th district, presented Estela Ortega and Frank Irigon, recipients of the  Congressman’s 2015 Champions of Justice award. On Mar. 12, over 200 people attended the second annual Taste of the 9th, a community celebration featuring the diverse cultures of the 9th Congressional District at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club. Smith’s event also featured food from […]

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Ta receives scholarship

Ta receives scholarship

30 March 2015

  Anthony Ta received a $300 scholarship from the Chew Lun Family Association March at the House of Hong Lunar New Year celebration in Chinatown. Ta is a 9th grader who attends Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (end)

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Aspirations of small town India push regional newspaper boom

28 March 2015

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Rewatiraman Shukla, a young office worker living in a slum on New Delhi’s outskirts, can’t remember a time when his family did not have a newspaper delivered to their home. Even when home was a single room in a congested tenement without indoor plumbing. Even when […]

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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

28 March 2015

By Stephen Wright Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Lee Kuan Yew, who founded modern Singapore and was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world’s richest nations, died Monday, the government said. He was 91. Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5 for […]

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First class – “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class – “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

27 March 2015

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Sitara Nath, Olympia High School “I have never felt ‘trapped’ by my […]

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Franchise Association will appeal judge’s rule about higher minimum wage

27 March 2015

By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Supporters of higher pay for minimum wage workers hailed a federal judge’s decision clearing the way for Seattle’s new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones rejected claims by franchises of big national chains that the law discriminates […]

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Aspirations of small town India push regional newspaper boom

27 March 2015

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Rewatiraman Shukla, a young office worker living in a slum on New Delhi’s outskirts, can’t remember a time when his family did not have a newspaper delivered to their home. Even when home was a single room in a congested tenement without indoor plumbing. Even when […]

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Suspect arrested – King Donuts assault suspect holed up in Chinatown

Suspect arrested – King Donuts assault suspect holed up in Chinatown

27 March 2015

Seattle police have arrested the suspect that is believed to be the man was involved in the Jan. 2 assault and robbery of Heng Hay and Chea Pol, the founders of King Donuts, a popular doughnut shop and laundromat in Rainier Beach. Hay and Pol had closed the shop when the suspect assaulted Pol as she […]

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Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama’s law

27 March 2015

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although that still would leave about 37 […]

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Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

26 March 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]

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Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

26 March 2015

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sugar is one of the greatest culprits of Alzheimer’s disease, said Dwayne Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aegis Living. Clark stated that the disease is not really preventable, but there are ways to slow the process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, dementia is a general […]

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Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

26 March 2015

By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for one of every three women’s deaths annually. Believe that heart disease is a “man’s disease” is still a common misperception. Yee Mei, Lee-Kong of Seattle got a pacemaker […]

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Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

26 March 2015

By Nancy Hammond Northwest Asian Weekly Oral health is critical to overall health. Here are six surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money ‑ and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to heart […]

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Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

26 March 2015

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly At the base of health is the body’s largest organ: your skin. Skin is one of the most exposed organs in our body, facing constant weather and environmental conditions. While the caring for the skin in its entirety is important (don’t forget that body lotion!), the face requires extra […]

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What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

26 March 2015

By Ginny Grimsley Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who […]

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BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

26 March 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

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EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

26 March 2015

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

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McNally appointed CID-BIA Policy and Program Manager

McNally appointed CID-BIA Policy and Program Manager

23 March 2015

Wren McNally will be working with the Chinatown-ID community and advancing the mission of the neighborhood. She brings over 6 years of community development and project management experience to her role as Policy and Program Manager. As a recent Master in Urban Planning from the UW College of Built Environments, she is interested in the […]

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