By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Legal proceedings in the fatal gang-rape attack on a student in India’s capital began Monday, Jan. 21, in a fast-track court for crimes against women that has stirred debate over how best to deliver justice to rape victims.
2012 was a great year for the Asian Pacific community, but there’s always more to accomplish. For 2013, we wish for… 1. A return to 2011’s Chinatown–International District parking rates. While the rest of Seattle can afford increased parking rates, the businesses in the International District have been having a hard time. A return to […]
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 […]
During this week’s debate, Mitt Romney got a few things right about President Obama. Obama promised to reform the United States’ immigration policies during his first term. He hasn’t. He promised to improve the economy and cut down the deficit. He failed to meet his goals. At best, he scores a C+ on the economy.
By Mark Sherman The Associated Press Washington, D.C. (AP) — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.
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.