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Boxing With Words in a “Young Adult” Ring

Among the requirements of the “Young Adult” – or “YA” – category of “juvenile literature” are that there be an older teenage protagonist; and that sex, drug use and language be strictly limited. So, why...

Boxing With Words in a “Young Adult” Ring

21 candidates were invited to the Mayoral Candidate Forum for Asian Pacific Islander community, and ten responded and will attend the forum on June 22 at Nagomi Tea House at 7:00 p.m.

Victory Party: ‘They were not wrong, they were right’

Last week, Seattle’s Asian community and civil liberties groups witnessed a movement in history. Nearly all those involved in the seven-year struggle to vindicate three Japanese American men who challenged government internment orders during World War II came together for a “victory party” on the Seattle University campus.

Artist Val Laigo ‘To paint involves a commitment’

From the outside, Val Laigo’s house in south Beacon Hill looks like an artist’s home. It is painted in horizontal stripes of light tan, blue, red, maroon, green—“all the colors in the Sears catalog,” he said. A little Citroen sports car sits in the driveway, with an oxygen tank sitting upright in the backseat. A sign attached to the front door advises visitors that pure oxygen is being used inside.