The problem with rumors is that sometimes it gets too big and takes on a life of its own. The Northwest Asian Weekly first learned of former Gov. Gary Locke’s so-called ‘talks’ with President-elect Obama from a Chinese news agency that called to talk to the NWAW’s publisher, Assunta Ng.
What was it that kept myself and other Obama supporters looking for just one more votes as we knocked on doors in the hot Iowa summer? What propelled us to ignore our frozen feet as we hunted for votes in the bitter New Hampshire winter? Why did we ignore our homework and yard work and other mundane tasks so that we could make countless calls from a crowded back room in a Virginia campaign office?
In a move some consider an indication of what the public will come to expect of the Obama administration, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have named three Asian Americans to the Obama-Biden Transition Team — Chris Lu, Sonal Shah and Pete Rouse.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Daisy Liu, owner of Green Island Chinese Restaurant in downtown Danville, knows most of the faces who come for the lunch buffet during the work week.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An Asian American man claims he was assaulted and forced at knifepoint to say, “I love America.” Boulder police is investigating the incident, which is qualified as a bias-motivated crime.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters have rejected a ballot measure proposing to limit how much time public school students can spend in English as a Second Language classes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four years after spending $50 million to settle a number of employment discrimination lawsuits, Abercrombie & Fitch says it’s making progress with diversity in its hiring.
MIAMI (AP) — An amendment that would have repealed an anachronistic provision in the state constitution that would allow the Legislature to ban Asians from owning property has failed.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, there was an overwhelming sense of joy, excitement and tension. The Westin in Downtown Seattle was packed with Democratic supporters of all sorts. Attempting to name every walk of life would require a great laundry list that could possibly include carnies.
The rumor mill has been churning on overdrive lately. The word from several news outlets is that Obama may hit the ground running by appointing top posts in his cabinet in mere days instead of the taking weeks like past presidents have done.