By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press In our global world, you can easily buy a Thanksgiving turkey for roasting in Dubai or Beijing or Tokyo. You also can shop for Christmas trees in Bangkok, where stores play Christmas carols throughout December, a constant reminder that Santa Claus can come to town even when you’re 8,000 miles […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly The Grammy Foundation has recognized Jared Cassedy for his contributions to<!–more–> music in the classroom. He is the music teacher of the year. There were over 7,000 submissions and more than 200 nominees. This is the second year that the award has been given. This year, New Hampshire’s Windham […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Weights, cardio, and Zumba. It’s an unusual regimen for an individual looking for a shot in the NBA. “It helps with my balance and rhythm,” Osamu Abe explained of the dancing, aerobic exercise. Of course, Osamu Abe is not your typical basketball player. Known as “Dinosaur Samu,” the 6’7” […]
By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington Bothell’s new chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh has ambitions for both his new institution and for its students, the majority of whom identify with underrepresented minority groups. “In the end, when we’re successful with all the things that we’re doing, I would like to see University of […]
By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve.
By Sonya Ross THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may not be able to cast a ballot in November because of photo ID laws in certain states, according to a new study. The lower turnout could affect several House races, as well as the tight presidential […]
By Holly Ramer The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, who often speaks movingly of his adopted daughters while on the campaign trail, said last Friday that Ron Paul’s supporters were out of line in using the girls to argue that he is un-American.
One of the girls was Shijie Joy Zheng from Bellevue. Zheng is currently a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.
The Census Bureau responded that “in these difficult times, we’ve made it a priority to hire reliable people who need jobs.” It said the agency has worked with the Labor Department to recruit people looking for work and has partnered regionally and locally with one-stop employment centers. The bureau said it has also worked with state and local governments to ensure that temporary census workers not lose certain benefits.
The 32-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman is running for the Republican nomination for governor despite never holding public office and competing against several more experienced candidates, likely including a four-term governor. Then comes the prospect of trying to defeat an incumbent governor, an achievement not accomplished since 1962.