Maneki Japanese Restaurant, on Sixth Avenue 
South, pays tribute to Chin with a sign posted to the windowpane. (Photo by Sidney Sullivan)

Mayor releases action plan for safety in Chinatown/ID

The plan comes nearly a year after the shooting death of Chinatown/International District activist Donnie Chin. Some say the proposal does not do enough.
Jul 5, 2016
Chinatown-International District light rail station, taken by SDOT Photos on Feb. 10, 2016

Spring Clean improves International District one sweep at a time

The annual event involves hundreds of volunteers to help clean and maintain Chinatown-International District.
Apr 29, 2016
International Children's Park in Seattle is slated to be renamed in honor of late neighborhood activist  Donnie Chin. (Photo by TIA International Photography for the City of Seattle.)

Children’s park to be named after Donnie Chin

The late neighborhood leader Donnie Chin was an advocate for the International Children's Park, which was built in 1981.
Feb 18, 2016
The exterior of the Panama Hotel. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

International District’s Panama Hotel up for sale

The Panama Hotel plays an important part of Seattle's Japanese American history. The current owner hopes that will be preserved.
Jan 15, 2016
Maneki Japanese Restaurant, on Sixth Avenue 
South, pays tribute to Chin with a sign posted to the windowpane. (Photo by Sidney Sullivan)

5 ways to fix public safety in the Chinatown International District

Will new city council reps like Lorena Gonzalez finally have answers for longstanding public safety issues in the International District?
Nov 24, 2015
Seattle's Chinatown-International District Block Watch patrols the neighborhood every Tuesday. (Photo courtesy )

Chinatown-International District Block Watch walks streets for safety

Volunteers with the Neighborhood Block Watch patrol the Chinatown-International District on Tuesdays to boost the neighborhood's safety.
Oct 22, 2015
A woman places flowers in Canton Alley in tribute to Donnie Chin, a community leader who was fatally shot in his car early July 23. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Globalist asks the Candidates: Safety in the International District

How can Seattle improve safety in the International District? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 19, 2015
Michael Perez puffs from a shisha at Cloud 9, a hookah lounge in Seattle's University District. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman.)

Seattle backs down on hookah crackdown (for now)

Hookah lounges can remain open as city officials and hookah lounge owners open dialogue.
Aug 28, 2015
Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Passionate defense of Seattle hookah lounges at city council meeting

Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.
Aug 11, 2015
After the shooting death of International District leader Donnie Chin, supporters have rallied against hookah lounges, which have caused concern in the neighborhood. (Photo by Isaac Liu for the International Examiner.)

Crackdown on hookah lounges in wake of Donnie Chin shooting

International District residents say the hookah lounges have made the neighborhood feel unsafe and have rallied against them in recent weeks.
Aug 3, 2015

‘Good Samaritan’ sought in Donnie Chin shooting

Seattle Police are seeking a "well-intentioned" man who picked up bullet casings at the crime scene where International District community leader Donnie Chin was shot and killed on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2015
Mourners join hands in a moment of silenceto honor of International District community leader Donnie Chin, who was fatally shot Thursday morning. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Donnie Chin remembered at Sunday night vigil

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night to honor the commitment and colorful life of International District leader Donnie Chin.
Jul 27, 2015
A woman places flowers in Canton Alley in tribute to Donnie Chin, a community leader who was fatally shot in his car early July 23. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

International District community leader shot and killed Thursday

Donnie Chin, director of the International District Emergency Center, was fatally shot early Thursday morning in the International District, reports say. Chin had patrolled and monitored the International District for decades, saying that ambulance services were slow to respond to 9-1-1 calls, according to a story in the Seattle Times. He started his patrol decades ago […]
Jul 23, 2015
Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel)

5 ways to ring in the Lunar New Year in the Northwest

The Year of the Sheep is coming! Where to catch the Lunar New Year action around the Seattle area.
Jan 21, 2015
Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese New Year in Seattle's International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel, used with Creative Commons license.)

Happy holidays: Seattleites celebrate lesser-known world traditions

What holidays have we missed in our Christmas monopoly?
Dec 25, 2014
In line at a citizenship swearing in ceremony in Tacoma. Immigrants and new citizens are disproportionately targeted by criminals and scammers, advocates say. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Scammers and criminals target Seattle’s most vulnerable

People in the Seattle area’s international community are frequently the targets of crime — everything from break-ins to fraud to human trafficking.
May 30, 2014

Man convicted in Int’l District massacre deported after 31 years

One of the three men convicted in the Wah Mee Massacre — the deadliest mass murder in Seattle history— was deported to Hong Kong Tuesday. Wai-Chiu “Tony” Ng was 24 years old when he entered the Wah Mee gambling club with Benjamin Ng and Willie Mak. Mak was in debt to another club, and enlisted his two accomplices to help him […]
May 15, 2014

An elusive Japanese New Year’s treat returns to Seattle

Art Oki, mastermind of Umai-Do Japanese sweet shop, brings the nostalgic taste of manju home for the holiday season.
Dec 30, 2013

International District sheds sketchy rep with Night Market

How can a Seattle neighborhood overcome a reputation for crime? Throw a massive street party at night.
Sep 9, 2013
Kau Kau's famous barbecue pork. Photo by Jessica Kamzan.

Wai Chow Eng leaves legacy of community–and delicious Chinese barbecue

Seattle’s International District lost an influential man last month. Wai Chow Eng created a family legacy of delicious Chinese barbecue cuisine and touched the lives of many through his generosity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Feb 5, 2013