Christina Oriel

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Trump sworn in as 45th president with direction to put ‘America first’

WASHINGTON — The sporadic rain wasn’t enough to deter nearly 1 million individuals from flocking to the National Mall to witness firsthand the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the United States’ 45th president. After taking the oath of office … Continue reading

January 21, 2017

‘Here to Stay’ event honors immigrant contributions, quells fear from incoming admin

LAS VEGAS — Leading up to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, elected officials, immigration activists, labor organizers, and members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community came together over the weekend bearing the message: immigrants are … Continue reading

January 18, 2017

Asian-themed Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino opens in Las Vegas 

LAS VEGAS — An extensive lion and dragon dance and burst of firecrackers marked the official opening of Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in this city over the weekend. Unlike regular grand openings with a lineup of speeches, the ceremony … Continue reading

December 08, 2016

Former Nevada Attorney General Cortez Masto becomes first Latina in US Senate

Democrats win key seats in Southern Nev. Former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate beating out Republican Rep. Joe Heck in what was one of the tightest races in the nation … Continue reading

November 09, 2016

Filipina-American philanthropist denies plot to oust Duterte

A FILIPINA-American philanthropist and community leader based in New York has denied allegations that she is spearheading a plan to remove Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from power. Loida Nicolas Lewis brushed the president’s accusations off as “a complete fabrication and … Continue reading

November 08, 2016

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