By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Amazon Fresh uses bins that would have been marked up 25% because of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. But Ben Zhang, whose company Greater Pacific Industries imports them, last year shifted operations to Cambodia, where he could obtain them duty-free. He also found new supply chains in Vietnam, […]
By ZEKE MILLER and ANDREW TAYLOR WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Neera Tanden would be the first woman of color and the first South Asian […]
By CALEB JONES Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Anyone flying to Hawaii is required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced on Nov. 19. Until Nov. 24, passengers flying to the islands using a […]
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Rose Garden has a new addition, but it isn’t a floral variety. Melania Trump announced on Nov. 20 that artwork by Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi has been installed on the east terrace of the famous garden, which she renovated earlier this year. Noguchi […]
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health has created a contact tracing team that will perform their duties in languages such as Samoan, Marshallese and Chuukese. The new Pacific Islanders Outreach Team will comprise of 10 people who, along with their contact-tracing duties, will host online educational seminars about the coronavirus in a viewer’s […]
By STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ new general manager sat at home plate in the team’s ballpark on Nov. 16, reflecting on all the times she struck out. As baseball’s first female GM, Kim Ng can bask in a breakthrough achievement that’s all the more admirable because she was turned down for […]
By KAT STAFFORD and CHRISTINE FERNANDO DETROIT (AP) — When Ashley Richardson-George’s 5-year-old daughter saw Kamala Harris wearing a white suffragette suit during her prime-time victory speech on Nov. 7, she ran into her room and came back minutes later wearing a white dress and sweater. Not only did her daughter, Andrea, want to be […]
Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Nov. 7 and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify“ a country gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.
A national group of Asian American Republicans has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president.
A national awakening on race drove a well-funded campaign in California to reinstate affirmative action, but the measure allowing the nation’s most populated state to grant preferential treatment based on race and gender failed.