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  • Transportation is the Heart of AAPI Communities

    When it comes to big issues that are important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, transportation doesn’t always spring to mind first. Other matters such as civil rights, immigration, education, health care and small businesses have historically been at the forefront of concern.

  • President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness: Helping Local Businesses Reach Global Customers

    Commerce Secretary Gary Locke travels with members of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to visit Permac Industries.

  • Mothers Who Served, World War II – Present

    In honor of Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs celebrates the women who have served our country and taken on one of the greatest roles in life.

  • Across Asia, Reaching out a Hand in Support of Development

    In 1954, South Korea was still reeling from the devastation of the Korean War. Its economy was poorer than 2/3 of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa and its people had an average life expectancy of 54 years. In that same year, the International Cooperation Association—USAID’s precursor—developed a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the National University in Seoul.

  • The Affordable Care Act and AAPI Minnesotans

    As a Hmong American woman who is well versed on health issues of Hmong in the United States, I was stunned by the staggering statistics I recently learned about diseases that affect Southeast Asian American women. After spending the past several days in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, attending the 15th Hmong National Conference and participating in round table discussions with community members, I am convinced that the work of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAPPI) is more important than ever.

  • Supporting Military Families with 150 Refurbished Computers

    Operation Homelink, a nonprofit 501(c)3, presents 150 refurbished desktops to families of deploying service members on at the St. Cloud National Guard Armory.

  • Flex Fuel Pumps and a Green Energy Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains how USDA is working with farmers and entrepreneurs to secure our nation’s long-term energy future and give Americans more choices about where to spend their gas dollars: at home or abroad.

  • WHIAAPI Weekly Highlights

    Learn about upcoming WHIAAPI events next week, including a plenary session on “Healthcare and the AAPI Community” in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a webinar on innovation and economic growth. See an announcement regarding free translated publications and a health hazard alert on formaldehyde exposure.

  • WHIAAPI Weekly Highlights

    Learn about the exciting things the WHIAAPI has been working on this week and highlights for future events, including the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health and Fitness Day, New York AAPI community roundtables, and a Minnesota panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act, plus other federal agency announcements.

  • Understanding the Culture of Questions: A Story Celebrating Service

    Robert Galloway, an English teacher with the Peace Corps in Mongolia, shares his story of service and cultural understanding.