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Washington representative celebrates heritage by wearing a hanbok at swearing in

Among the most diverse Congress in history, Rep. Mariyln Strickland, D-Wash., honored her heritage by wearing a traditional Korean hanbok.  https://twitter.com/RepStricklandWA/status/1345913491186716672 Strickland is the first African...

ICYMI: New year kicks off with a new Congress

Happy first Monday of 2021.  Yesterday, the 117th Congress was sworn in, marking the most diverse elected group yet. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reelected...

Newsom sets foundation for return to in-person schooling

Today, California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a framework to expand in-person school instruction in early spring. Components of the plan will be launched in...

Sesame Workshop set to debut first ever Rohingya muppets

There are two new muppets in town. Sesame Workshop is set to unveil its first ever Rohingya muppets, 6-year-old twins Noor and Aziz. The brother...

ICYMI: Relief bill inches forward, Biden announces more team members

Following President Donald Trump’s signing of the new COVID-19 relief bill, the House will vote today whether to increase direct payments from $600 to...

Dr. Shirley Weber appointed as next California secretary of state

On the heels of announcing Alex Padilla as California’s next senator, Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber to be secretary of state....

As first Latino, Alex Padilla selected to be next California senator

Today, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Secretary of State Alex Padilla will succeed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as senator.  Not only will Padilla be the...

ICYMI: Updates on the Moderna vaccine, new stimulus bill, more

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  Approval followed the FDA's endorsement. As of December 18,...

A historical appointment: Deb Haaland tapped for interior secretary

Rep. Deb Haaland has reportedly been chosen as President-elect Joe Biden’s interior secretary. She will be the first Native American to hold the position.  As...

It’s tamale season, but sales are down. Here’s how to help.

Today, an article by the Los Angeles Times found “sagging tamale sales could hint at fewer Christmas gatherings as COVID surges.”  Around the holidays, tamales...

As U.S. hits grim milestone, distribution of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine begins

Administration of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine began yesterday as the United States approached 300,000 deaths.  Sandra Lindsay, an intensive care unit nurse at Long Island...

Criticized in op-ed, Dr. Jill Biden is awash in internet approval

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed that mocked Dr. Jill Biden, our future First Lady, for the earned use of “Dr.”...
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