On Tuesday, Nov. 4, there was an overwhelming sense of joy, excitement and tension. The Westin in Downtown Seattle was packed with Democratic supporters of all sorts. Attempting to name every walk of life would require a great laundry list that could possibly include carnies.
The rumor mill has been churning on overdrive lately. The word from several news outlets is that Obama may hit the ground running by appointing top posts in his cabinet in mere days instead of the taking weeks like past presidents have done.
Just as voters choose which candidates they want to hold public office during the general election, they also want to hold current office holders accountable for their actions. One city councilwoman faces an upcoming recall election while two other office holders have faced one since August.
Whether it’s efforts on the local level or efforts on a national level, there are an increasing number of Asian Americans joining the political ranks every year. Compiled here is a list highlighting certain prominent individuals who may end up representing their communities as well as Asian Americans across America. Keep a look out!
LORTON, Va. (AP) — For a long time, says Loc Pfeiffer, his fellow Asian Americans were passive participants in American politics. But things are changing.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — John McCain’s heroism during the Vietnam War and his efforts in Congress on behalf of Vietnamese refugees are being repaid in a small office wedged between a taekwondo studio and stock trading firm in the back of a strip mall.
For our election coverage, Northwest Asian Weekly asked professors Dr. David Bachman and Dr. Laurie J. Sears at the University of Washington to share some of their personal thoughts and opinions on the presidential candidates.
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a wealthy Long Island man’s request to delay serving a 40-month prison sentence for virtually enslaving two Indonesian women.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s Black leaders say they are not surprised to see Gov. Sarah Palin at the center of the controversy over injecting the race issue into the presidential campaign.