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Home Alone at 90 – NYC’s Chinatown’s Isolated Elders

When Daisy Ding, 83, fell in her bathroom in New York City earlier this summer, she was not found until a neighbor checked and discovered her body four days later. After Jack Li, 55, died...

Home Alone at 90 – NYC’s Chinatown’s Isolated Elders

When Daisy Ding, 83, fell in her bathroom in New York City earlier this summer, she was not found until a neighbor checked and discovered her body four days later. After Jack Li, 55, died...

Social Security Turns 75 Under Fiscal Fire

Social Security turned 75 on Aug. 14, and to read major media reports it should be excoriated for robbing our children of their future security rather than celebrated for what it has achieved in...

The Watts Riots – Forty-Five Years after the Flames

Two invisible forces threaten the health of people living in Beacon Hill: Toxic pollutants in the air and loud noises. One of the largest neighborhoods in Seattle, Beacon Hill is framed by two interstate highways and two busy arterials. It’s also near three airports, the Port of Seattle, and a light rail station. Cars, trucks, airplanes, and ships spew toxic pollutants into the air, and carry disturbing noise into the neighborhood

Social Security Turns 75 Under Fiscal Fire

As the Cambodian government cracks down on democracy and freedom of expression, the question of how the U.S. government should relate to the Kingdom has become more contentious than ever. Cambodian Americans in Washington state, the third largest such community in the country, are feeling shut out of the discussions around U.S.-Cambodia relations

The Watts Riots – Forty-Five Years after the Flames

My friend and I watched looters gleefully make mad dashes into the corner grocery store. Their arms bulged with liquor bottles and cigarette cartons. Suddenly, my friend shouted out as if he was speaking...