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Six “abandoned” Filipino migrant fishermen fight wage theft and labor trafficking, garner community support

Migrant seafarer Mickel Mendez is buried in debt after the consecutive hospitalizations of both his sister and mother-in-law back in the Philippines. After his wages were allegedly withheld while he and 23 other fishermen...

Japanese Americans organize ‘Day of Remembrance, Week of Action’ to shut down Washington state’s...

On February 18, one day before observing the Day of Remembrance — a commemoration of the 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced evacuation and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans on...

Uncle Herb Tsuchiya, a ‘Renaissance man’ of community service, dies at 90

For many years, Herbert Minoru Tsuchiya worked as a pharmacist on the corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Genesee Street, where everyone from swarms of Franklin High School students to other South End...

NEWS BRIEF: Bush Garden to reopen in 2024 at Uncle Bob’s Place

Bush Garden is slated to reopen in spring 2024, after closing at its old location during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The Chinatown International District (CID) institution and the city’s first karaoke...

Note to Readers: Fall 2023 print decisions

After careful deliberation, the International Examiner has decided to continue with printing the newspaper once a month. We experimented with this printing schedule in Summer 2023, and the three-month trial period showed that monthly...

Restaurant 2 Garden seeks to systematize hyperlocal composting in the CID

On an otherwise quiet weekday morning, a group of Mandarin-speaking elders gather at a table near the South Main Street entrance of the Danny Woo Community Garden to dispute the fate of some missing...

Note to Readers: Summer 2023 print changes

The International Examiner will experiment with printing once a month this summer. The print edition will come out on June 21, July 19, and August 16. The goal of this pause is to create...

CID announced as one of 11 endangered national historic places

Seattle’s Chinatown International District (CID) has been named to The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2023 list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places, a coalition of organizations and community stakeholders announced May 9 during...

API Chaya hosts first in-person vigil in three years

Last Thursday, March 9, community members gathered at the King County Superior Court for API Chaya’s 28th annual vigil, “Kapwa: Pieces of the Whole.” After convening virtually due to COVID-19, this year’s event marked...

Storied Beams: The mythos of the Chinese Baptist Church

This is the third installment of an essay series annotating and exploring the intersection of history, architecture, and activism in the Chinatown International District.  Pastor Andrew Ng answered the doorbell of the Chinese Baptist Church...