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Asian American Community Leaders Meet with Congressman Chris Van Hollen

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  On March 11, 2015, leaders of Coalition of Asian American Democrats discussed with Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen about his candidacy for U.S. Senate and issues important to the Maryland’s Asian Pacific American communities.  Congressman Chris Van Hollen, the only member of the Maryland delegation on the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, discussed his extensive work in supporting small …

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Asian Festival in Maryland Draws Thousands

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos by JLI The sun and cool fall weather were the bonus attractions at the 10th Annual Asian Festival, held on September 28-29 in Maryland, enticing thousands to linger leisurely on opening day and to come back the following day. The crowds enjoyed the world famous “Bamboo Orchestra” from Beijing, China, the concert featuring international star …

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Corinna Shen: Education Key to Success

Corinna Shen with celebrities who have dined at her restaurant included actor Robin Williams, US Rep. Judy Chu, and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

By Jennie L. Ilustre Corinna Shen, owner of Seven Seas Restaurant located in Rockville, Maryland, believes that “education is the key for any kind of success.” Her great grandfather was one of the founders of Hunan University and was a secretary for the Education department in China. “In China, teaching is the most respected profession. And because of my family …

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Maryland Takes Lead on Health Care Reform

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by Khalil Abdullah, New America Media BALTIMORE — As one of America’s top 10 wealthiest states and one that trends heavily Democratic, Maryland was among the nation’s first to move full throttle to implement the Affordable Care Act. The decision puts the state well out ahead in expanding access to some 300,000 people who will qualify for free or subsidized …

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Undocumented Immigrants: By the Numbers

Accurate numbers are difficult to achieve, but according to The Pew Research Center, both Maryland and Virginia are in the top twelve states in the U.S. with the highest percentages of undocumented immigrants, in this order: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. Here are the Pew Center’s best guesses for …

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Undocumented Asian American Students

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Emerging From the Shadows By Mary Tablante and Jhee Yoon Rockville, MD—Ray Jose thought his future looked bright during senior year at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. The Philippine-born athlete with an interest in medicine was intent on attending a university. So he was elated to be offered three college scholarships for track. But when he announced the wonderful …

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GUN LAWS: What You Need to Know in Maryland, D.C. & Virginia

Virginia Virginia has some of the weakest regulations regarding guns of any state in the nation. State law preempts local gun regu­lation. The only firearms banned in Virginia are the Armsel Striker, also known as the Striker 12, similar shotguns, and plastic firearms. There are no limits on magazine capacity, although a concealed handgun permit is required to carry magazines …

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