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Opinion: Seattle residents have a unique, once a decade opportunity to shape our political...

As someone who for years has lived in and worked with people and organizations in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in City Council District 2, I’ve come to appreciate this diverse and vibrant community, but I’ve...

OPINION: Truth and history are on our side, no matter who tries to white...

The recent revelation that a Bellevue College vice president ordered the defacing and censoring of Erin Shigaki’s Japanese American incarceration mural has caused pain felt throughout the Japanese American community. Learning about my family who...

Why Asian Americans need to stand up for race-conscious admissions

Research shows that Asian Americans are not harmed by and actually benefit from race-conscious admissions policies

Opinion: Latest Navigation Center meeting shows a pattern of failure to engage our communities

On Tuesday, September 26, the City of Seattle convened the latest in a series of overdue, yet meaningless efforts at community engagement regarding the Navigation Center homeless shelter. Once again, people have come to...

Letter to the Editor: When two sides of a historical debate are not equal

The following is a letter to the editor by Joseph Shoji Lachman in response to the article, “Millennials Reflect on Executive Order 9066 and its Modern Parallels,” which appeared on the International Examiner website...

Opinion: Do not let teachers distort the Incarceration of Japanese Americans in media and...

Promoting critical thinking has long been the goal of our public education system. This often means trying to look at both sides of an issue, no matter how controversial. However, this does not always...