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Philanthropist Jerry Lee Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo Caption: Jerry Lee, philanthropist and chairman of MulvannyG2 Architecture. Photo credit: MulvannyG2. Standing among so many of his revered business colleagues at Seattle Business magazine’s inaugural Executive Excellence Awards was a humbling experience for...

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Councilman Bruce Harrell Court the Asian Pacific Islander...

Two mayoral candidates so far have risen as frontrunners in terms of courting the Asian Pacific Islander (API)  vote this upcoming election. One is the incumbent, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, who has secured endorsements...

Wai Chow Eng Leaves Community Legacy

Photo Caption:  Photo courtesy of  Lynn Eng Chang and Richard Chang. Wai Chow Eng, respected community leader, founder of Kau Kau Restaurant and benevolent Chinatown-International District developer died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Jan....

Q&A: WAPI’S Greg Garcia on Hip-Hop, Health & Substance Abuse

When people hear “minority health,” the first image that pops up for them is likely not an Asian teen picking up a mic and mastering their rhymes onstage. But finding stability and self-value is critical...

Q&A: “Hakka Cookbook” Author Linda Lau Anusasananan on Soul Food & Health

Bay Area food expert Linda Lau Anusasananan has long held food society captive with her eclectic palate and insights as a food writer. Since her cookbook was released last fall following an incredible ancestral...

A Modern-Day Bedtime Story

A dose of modern humor is necessary when  the reality of a constantly plugged-in generation sets in. “Goodnight, iPAD: A Parody for the next generation” by graphic designer Ann Droyd marks the technological milestones of...

The Old Gods and the New

As a child, I used to lie awake at night wondering when the world would end. It was partly influenced by a superstitious mother who had once placed protective crystals in athletic socks under...

Comedian Hari Kondabolu Performs in Seattle

In a few days, New York comedian Hari Kondabolu will be back in Seattle. “Something happens in that city,” Kondabolu says over the phone from his apartment in Brooklyn, New York. “Something opens up. Every...

Welcome, New Editor

Just a few weeks ago, I had no idea I would be stepping into the role of Editor in Chief at the International Examiner. The decision to take the helm of this incredible body...

Why Don’t People Care More About the Seattle School Board?

With all the Seattle fanfare of the mayoral horse race, three landmark ballot initiatives and a nail-biting King County Executive race this general election, who has time to even think about Seattle’s schools, much...