By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Three years ago, seeking to network and find like-minded people with a love of numbers and soccer, Ravi Ramineni traveled cross country to Boston to attend the MIT Sloan Analytics Sports Analytics Conference. This year, he found himself speaking at the conference. The former Microsoft program manager, Ramineni is […]
I am just shaken by the killing at the Charleston AME Church. Having lived in South Carolina, I visited Charleston often and I loved that church for its beautiful courageous history. It was one of the holiest places I have experienced—not the kind of holy associated with quiet and humility. Rather, it was about the […]
By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.
By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Aug. 19.
By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before.
By Mark Sherman and Jay Reeves The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the […]
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 […]
A controversy is stirring in Oregon as United States Congressman David Wu is receiving criticism for out of state donations for his reelection campaign. Wu, a Democrat, is the first Taiwanese American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. As he heads into a tough season of campaigning to retain his seat […]
A Korean American West Point graduate, Dan Choi became the face of the movement against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).
(AP) — Months of Nikki Haley’s campaigning are giving away to a sprint during the next two months as she becomes South Carolina’s female governor.