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Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

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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US think tank proposes shake-up of Taiwan defense

06 January 2015

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Fears of war between Taiwan and China have eased in recent years, but the growing gap in their military capabilities has prompted a U.S. think tank to lay out a radical new approach in how Taiwan could defend itself if China invaded, relying less on conventional forces […]

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NFL pass-rushers turn to mixed martial arts tactics

06 January 2015

By Arnie Stapleton AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field. Ever since his rookie year in 2005, he’s spent as much time in the offseason working on his handwork with a second generation Bruce Lee student as he has working […]

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over his son’s drug charge

Jackie Chan expresses shame over his son’s drug charge

06 January 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan said he feels shame for his son, Jaycee Chan, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years. Jaycee is the son of Chan and his wife, Lin Feng-Jiao, a Taiwanese actor. Jaycee was […]

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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

06 January 2015

By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]

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Preparing for US citizenship, Highline College will offer free 9-week course during winter quarter

06 January 2015

Highline College will be offering a free nine-week course for community members who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 20–March 18, 2015, 1–2:35 p.m. Students will be taught by an instructor who is trained in the content and who has significant teaching experience with English language learners. […]

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Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

06 January 2015

The Asian Resource Center (ARC) closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2014 after more than 20 years in operation. The Center was operated by the Robert Chinn Foundation and provided a venue for Asian arts, culture, education and community exhibits, events, and activities. It was located in the Seattle Chinatown / International District, and was […]

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Fail to recycle and face city fine in Seattle

06 January 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Fail to recycle in Seattle and you can get a ticket from the garbage collector. The city says it will start enforcing new recycling requirements on Jan. 1 with warnings tags. Careless residents will start seeing fines July 1 on their bills — $1 per violation, $50 for a commercial or apartment […]

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BOOK RECS: Remembering family, new year must-reads

BOOK RECS: Remembering family, new year must-reads

05 January 2015

Here are these month’s top book recommendations. The theme of these books is new beginnings. ... For Mei and Grandpa Tu, that means making enough long-life noodles to feed everyone at the celebration. But these noodles aren’t just any noodles. Grandpa Tu’s noodles are magical. In addition to eating the noodles, they can be used to string kites, as jump ropes, and to catch clouds.

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REVIEW: ‘Women Who Flirt’: A rom-com with wit

REVIEW: ‘Women Who Flirt’: A rom-com with wit

05 January 2015

“Women Who Flirt,” directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, manages its triumph over rom-com clichés with wit, pluck, nonstop action, and the leavening of humor. But without Zhou Xun the whole would suffer a large hole, in the middle.

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Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up

Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up

05 January 2015

It was another stellar year for API sports. ...

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