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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 […]

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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Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors to end US production

01 August 2015

By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers. The Japanese automaker reviewed its global supply chain and decided it was necessary to end production at […]

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Official says Christian retreat heartbroken over stabbings

01 August 2015

By David Dishneau Associated Press Operators of a rural Maryland religious retreat where a man was killed in a double stabbing are heartbroken over the weekend attack, a board member said July 28. Given the behavior of a homeless man charged in the case, the board of Anna Prayer Counseling Inc. should become more cautious […]

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Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist

01 August 2015

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on July 27 accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. Cuba was also given an upgrade, a week after the U.S. […]

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Feds: 2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot

01 August 2015

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two North Carolina men were arrested July 22 on charges that they carried out a contract killing, allegedly leaving a woman dead on a garbage pile in the Philippines before each collected a portion of their $35,000 fee. An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in […]

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You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

31 July 2015

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The sun was out and the sky was blue on the day of June 20th. It was the beginning of summer and the local Seattleites and others from surrounding areas, including Sylvia Park and her brother from Gig Harbor, were ready for the warmth and sunshine. A crowd was […]

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“Dance Like A Man” — Not so much dance, but rather, drama

“Dance Like A Man” — Not so much dance, but rather, drama

31 July 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Dance Like A Man,” presented by ACT Theater in collaboration with Seattle Pratidhwani organization, opened with dancing, although, oddly enough, not any dancing included in the play’s script.  Joyce Paul Siamak of Arpan Performing Arts, performed two solo dances, one before each of the play’s two acts; and introduced […]

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COMMENTARY: Donnie Chin: A man of his people

31 July 2015

By OCA-Greater Seattle For Northwest Asian Weekly We at OCA-Greater Seattle are stunned, shocked, and saddened by the loss of our friend, Donnie Chin. Our condolences go out to his family. Donnie embodied what is best about our community. He was selfless, caring, hard-working, and modest; a true hero for all of us in the […]

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COMMENTARY: The role model for “protect and serve”

31 July 2015

By Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly In one of the most senseless and violent acts known to the International District of Seattle, community leader and hero Donnie Chin was ambushed and murdered early last Thursday morning as he was doing what he was always dedicated to doing–protecting the community he grew to […]

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