On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
By Anna Mathews Associated Press PATHANAMTHITTA, India (AP) — Millions of Hindu men trudge the steep, three-hour climb to a hilltop temple to worship a celibate god every year. They bathe away their sins in the Pamba River. And these days, they leave less of a trace thanks to new rules aimed at getting rid […]
Naveen Jain is among the most energetic and passionate minds in this region. Outside of California, he is one of a handful of billionaires of Asian descent.
On Jan. 4, Bruce Harrell and Kshama Sawant were among those sworn into the Seattle City Council. Harrell is the new council president. He is Black and of Japanese descent. He chairs the public safety, civil rights, and technology committee. Sawant is a former software engineer and part-time economics professor. Born in India, Sawant is […]
By Casey Toner Al.com MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — On the run from a death threat, Ahmed Mohammed won’t look back. And why would he? The 39-year-old Iraqi refugee and his family — Sunni Muslims — have found a home in Mobile, Ala., after they spent four years without a country. Before they fled, Mohammed worked […]
By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state sued one of the world’s largest independent tech support companies Wednesday, saying it routinely scams customers into buying software and services they don’t need. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit against the U.S. operations of iYogi, an India-based company which boasts of 3 million […]
MUMBAI, India (AP) — An appeal court acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan last Thursday in a drunken-driving, hit-and-run case from more than a decade. The Bombay High Court threw out an earlier conviction and five-year sentence given to the 49-year-old actor. “The trial court’s verdict is quashed and set aside,” Justice A.R. Joshi said in […]
By Ivy Ashe Hawaii Tribune-Herald HILO, Hawaii (AP) — On the second-story porch of his Papaikou home, Mike Longo poured steaming tea from a small glass pitcher into a set of cylindrical porcelain cups painted pale yellow. “You don’t want to waste a good oolong,” Longo said, passing the cups — called aroma cups — […]
By Meera Sodha Associated Press Indians love a festive celebration. In fact, my family loved them so much that not only would we celebrate Diwali and Holi, we’d also throw ourselves into Easter and Christmas. I even remember my mum getting excited about Chinese New Year. Christmas often was bigger for us than Diwali because […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an effort to revive a lawsuit challenging an Arizona state law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the NAACP’s Maricopa County branch sought to oppose the law which is […]