COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Chinatown-International District and Seattle-area Asian communities have felt the effects of COVID-19 since January, and the IE is working to cover our stories, updates, experiences, activism and how we care for one another.

Asian-owned small businesses may now apply for support from Comcast RISE

This content was sponsored by Comcast. U.S. small businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the number of U.S. active business owners dropped...

On hold: The living stories of Seattle’s favorite karaoke spots in the age of...

There’s nothing better at shattering the ‘Seattle Freeze’ than a night of Karaoke. This nocturnal pastime welcomes the anonymous, the slightly drunk, and the go-getters all the same. Singing Karaoke is an act of...

Artist Chanhee Choi creates a 3D environmental interactive web game to address racism and...

Earlier this year, the International Examiner spoke to artist Chanhee Choi about her experience in Bellevue’s Bellwether Festival and the game, Pandemic 2020, that she launched for that festival. Now, we’re checking in with...

Washington’s $40 million COVID-19 relief fund for immigrants is open for applications

Washington immigrants who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and shut out of federal relief or state unemployment benefits can now apply for a one-time payment of $1,000, or up to $3,000 per...

Chinatown-ID organizations receive Community Voice Award from International Examiner; reflect on working together for...

On Thursday, November 5, the International Examiner will recognize and award numerous community-based organizations for how they responded together to the needs of the Chinatown-International District as COVID-19 affected all aspects of life, work...

APACE youth writing contest winners share their essays on topics of current world...

By Kaia Slack-Lin, age 5: How to make the world a better place I think we should make the world a better place. Why it is so smoky in the West Coast? 1. Not good fire...

Jamai-Bou Achaar: A quarantine kitchen’s success story wrapped in love & nostalgia”

With more people stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising to see a rise in home cooks all across the U.S. From sourdough bread to spam musubis, countless recipes are...

Co-founder of Support the ID Facebook group says a toxic culture forced its...

On July 12, Support the ID - Community United, a Facebook group formed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, was archived -- essentially, locked. The group still exists and all its posts are...

Businesses still in “survival mode” as Chinatown International District small business relief fund raises...

In mid-March, before Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to close businesses to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants in the CID already needed help. “They were the ones that were hit the most, just because of...

Why does so much beautiful art come out of difficult times? Take a walk...

Featuring photography by Auriza Ugalino. For a span of time, buckets of paint and art supplies lined each block of the Chinatown-International District (CID) where groups of masked artists, fresh out of quarantine, gathered to...