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Letter from the Editor: Raising Funds, Raising Voices

Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) can be proud of the distinct mark they have made in the nonprofit sector both in the Northwest and throughout the country. The New York Times noted early this year that...

Seattle Philanthropists Join National Asian Giving Circle Movement

Photo caption: (From left to right): Lyn Hunter, senior program manager of Philanthropy Northwest, and giving circle co-chairs Elisa del Rosario and Shiho Fuyuki. Photo credit: International Examiner. After years of discussion, Seattle members of...

In Memory of Kip Tokuda (1946-2013) – Beloved Community Mentor, Champion for Children and...

He had a weekend fishing trip coming up on Whidbey Island. Just a few days before he left for it, Kip Tokuda had shared this with longtime friend and colleague, State Rep. Sharon Tomiko...

HIRABAYASHI PLACE: Building a Legacy of Justice, Culture and Sustainability

Prior to World War II, South Main Street in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District  (CID) was Japantown’s chief thoroughfare. By summer of 2015, the cultural identity and legacy of this street will be reasserted with the...

It’s Not Over: Jeffrey Chen, Former Medina Police Chief Awarded $2 Million for Discrimination...

Though an eight-person federal jury unanimously awarded former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen $2 million for discrimination claims against the city of Medina at the end of March, the city’s request for an appeal...

CVA Awardee Spotlight 2013: Carina A. del Rosario

Carina del Rosario puts on her teaching artist hat and works with a young student. Photo credit: Shelly Schmidt. By Christina Twu IE Editor in Chief It is not adequate to say the dream Carina A. del...

CVA Awardee Spotlight 2013: Executive Development Institute (EDI)

Executive Development Institute’s Portland-based Leadership Navigation Program, Class of 2013. Photo credit: Fred Calma Photography. By Christina Twu IE Editor in Chief At a retreat center in Sea Tac, well-pressed suits, slacks and skirts betray the boisterous...

Governor Appoints Michael Itti Director of State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Photo caption: Michael Itti will officially start as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in May. Photo courtesy of Michael Itti. Longtime politico and education advocate Michael Itti...

Achieving Greatness According to UFC Champ Benson Henderson

Photo caption: Benson Henderson has reigned as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) world champion for 14 months. Photo credits: UFC. Life is demanding in Glendale, Ariz. for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Benson Henderson....

Advocates Call for a More Equitable State Budget

Photo caption: Debadutta Dash (right foreground) speaks at a recent press event. Photo credit: Christina Twu. Community leaders and family advocates gathered in Renton April 11th at the Compass Veterans Center to call for a...