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My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran
Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly

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Thao Tran proudly exhibits the first steelhead he caught while fly-fishing on the North Fork Stillaguamish River near Oso. (Photo courtesy of Thao Tran)

The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/25Comments (0)

McGinn’s ethnic media relationship, now and then

McGinn’s ethnic media relationship, now and then

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Sahar Fathi from the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Magdaleno Rose-Avila, Thao Tran, and Ivonne Rivera Martinez (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Who scored last week

Last week, Mayor Mike McGinn received two major setbacks. His leading challenger for mayor, Sen. Ed Murray, received endorsements from former King County Executive Ron Sims — who contemplated running — and the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), a political organization sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 28 | 7/6-7/12Comments (0)

Vietnamese refugee forgoes vacation to volunteer in the Gulf Coast and sees pieces of his past

Vietnamese refugee forgoes vacation to volunteer in the Gulf Coast and sees pieces of his past

By Lee Xie
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

Instead of spending his vacation on a beach somewhere, Thao Tran, a Vietnamese refugee and staff assistant to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, went to the Gulf Coast to see its present condition and volunteer. What he experienced there has affected him profoundly.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/20Comments (1)

McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition

McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Darryl Smith (left), Thao Tran (middle), and Kip Tokuda

Darryl Smith (left), Thao Tran (middle), and Kip Tokuda

“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/27Comments (2)

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