By Jin Gomez and Eileen Ng The Associated Press Manila, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have reached a preliminary peace deal that is a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency that killed tens of thousands and held back development in the south.
By Marge Wang For the Northwest Asian Weekly We, the citizens of the United States, are fortunate to live in a democracy where we can elect our government leaders. Every four years, we have a major election. However, the election process is getting more troublesome and annoying. Personally, I attribute this to the length of […]
By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On Election Day in Texas, the mere act of voting would have been fresh flexing of Republican power: Show a photo ID, then cast a ballot in a political district likely drawn to favor GOP candidates.
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly And there you have it, I’ve got your attention. It’s as simple as that. If you want attention, just jot down a top five or top 10 list and the world is yours. Of course, as with everything in life, there are rules. Don’t believe me? Here are three […]
The Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama eased enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispanics, his action touched off an election-year confrontation with many Republicans.
By Terence Chea The Associated Press BERKELEY, California (AP) — Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked, “Should colleges consider a student’s race when they decide who gets in and who doesn’t?”
Do students of color require special consideration? This is an issue that schools across the country have tried to resolve through affirmative action or other special measures. Should spaces be allotted to rectify inequalities and enhance diversity? There are many who oppose affirmative action, and there are those who see it as the answer to […]
By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India effectively ended Bayer’s monopoly on a patented cancer drug last Monday, licensing a much cheaper generic under a unique law aimed at keeping costs affordable. In a decision likely to upset Western pharmaceuticals, the patent office approved Natco Pharma Ltd.’s application to produce the […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 8–10 in Seattle, hundreds of leaders and change-makers from across the United States will participate in the Guiding Lights Weekend conference on the art of great citizenship.
Last Friday, the Departments of Justice and Education released two new guidance documents — one for school districts and one for colleges and universities — detailing the flexibility that the Supreme Court has provided to educational institutions to promote diversity and, in the case of elementary and secondary schools, reduce racial isolation among students within […]