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Going Public: How Asian American Vote Could Impact Presidential Election

Sep 16, 2016
Courtesy of Alton Wang

 A 2012 census bureau report showed Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the nation. But with election season in full swing, Asian American voices are largely being left out of the political conversation. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Alton Wang, a Communications and Development Associate from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote--or APIAVote to explain why this is.

Lewis-Thompson: Why are we missing out or just not hearing from Asian American voices this political season?

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Falls Short of Win For Governor in Primary Race

Aug 3, 2016
Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder fell short of clinching the Republican nomination in the race for governor. To a large crowd Tuesday night, Kinder delivered an impassioned speech, praising his supporters and staff for their hard work and contributions to his campaign.

“I am filled with an emotion that is very hard to express tonight with overwhelming gratitude,” Kinder said.  

Although he did not come out on top in his seventh political race, Kinder said he ran an honest campaign that did not stoop to what he calls “mudslinging.”

Local Lawmaker Endorses Controversial "Religious Shield" Legislation

Apr 10, 2016
Missouri House of Representatives


The disputed Missouri legislation that would provide protections for clergy members and business owners from being penalized for their refusal to take part in same-sex weddings has a new supporter. Sen. Wayne Wallingford spoke with KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson to explain why he pledged his support.

Lewis-Thompson: Welcome Sen. Wallingford.

Wallingford: Thank you.

Update: The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office officially decided not to file charges against Donald Trump, North Carolina TV station WRAL reports:

West Miami is a small town of around 6,000 people. Among the many residences is a middle-class home with a basketball hoop in front of it. On the hoop is a sticker for Marco Rubio, which comes as no surprise, since this is Marco Rubio’s house.

“He has a very nice home, among other homes in the area,” said Eduardo Muhina, mayor of West Miami. Most of the houses in West Miami are smaller, his house is one of the newest house in West Miami. It was built, I wanna say 10 years back.”