Communities are celebrating the achievements of Asian and Pacific Americans.
Restoring and increasing funds for California's human needs programs tops the agenda of many legislators.
Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.
Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.
"The Robin Hood tax, which can raise hundreds of billions of dollars every year paid by Wall Street speculators, is the perfect way to fund this program."
Thousands of union school workers in 60 districts across Washington are staging a "rolling one-day walkout" to protest the Republican-controlled State Senate's refusal to fully fund public schools.
Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.
By mid-day Thursday, at least seven people were dead with more than 200 injured, in the wake of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment.
Nearly 200 Chicagoans rallied in front of the building where Gov. Rauner owns a lakefront penthouse.
"The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history."