Hansi Lo Wang

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To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Zika, Strike Before They Fly

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cities and towns are preparing for mosquito season and the threat of the Zika virus by spreading pesticides. It worked for the West Nile virus but may not be as effective for controlling Zika.


Refugees Reach Settlement In Legal Fight To Attend N.Y. High School

Friday, May 20, 2016

A federal lawsuit claiming that refugee students in Utica, N.Y., were illegally blocked from attending the local high school may soon come to an end.


In New York City, Former Boxers Find Ways To Support Each Other

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A former boxer started a support group for fellow ex-boxers called Ring 10. They help these former athletes pay bills and figure out their lives after they leave the ring. They also meet once a month for dinner in the Bronx in New York City.


'Awoken' By N.Y. Cop Shooting, Asian-American Activists Chart Way Forward

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Peter Liang, who is Chinese-American, was sentenced to probation for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The ex-NYPD officer's case has sparked activism and debate among Asian-Americans.


Ex-NYPD Officer Gets Probation In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Peter Liang has been sentenced to 5 years of probation and 800 hours of community service for the accidental shooting death of an unarmed man in 2014. The sentencing touched off passionate reactions.


In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Asian-Americans are among the least likely to vote. But with the presidential nominations still up for grabs, campaigns are courting one of the largest Asian communities in the U.S. โ€” New Yorkers.


States Ban Non-Essential Travel To Mississippi Over 'Religious Freedom' Law

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The governors of New York, Washington, Vermont and Minnesota have banned state officials from making non-essential trips to Mississippi in response to the state's new "religious freedom" law. Critics of the policy say it allows groups to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.


Decades After Insults To Jackie Robinson, Philadelphia Extends An Apology

Saturday, April 02, 2016

The city is apologizing to the family of the late baseball legend almost 70 years after he had to endure racist taunts during a 1947 visit. The city will honor Robinson's legacy in April.


California, New York To Raise Minimum Wages To $15 An Hour

Friday, April 01, 2016

California and New York are set to become the first two states in the country to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. The hike has already started to take place in some cities. But it's not clear how increases at the state level would impact jobs and the rest of the economy.


No Joke: N.J. Hospital Uses Laughing Gas To Cut Down On Opioid Use

Friday, April 01, 2016

Physicians at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center say they hope treating ER patients with alternatives to opioid painkillers will serve as a model for cutting down on opioid abuse nationwide.


Elevated Levels Of Suspected Carcinogen Found In States' Drinking Water

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A chemical widely used to make many water-resistant and nonstick items can be found in many community water supplies. But elevated levels of PFOA are turning up in three Northeastern states.


Meet Alphonse Bertillon, The Man Behind The Modern Mug Shot

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon wasn't the first to introduce mug shots to police, but he standardized how they were taken and added the profile shot to zero in on a suspect's unique features.


New York City Enacts Gender Identity Rules For Restrooms, Locker Rooms

Monday, March 07, 2016

In New York City, transgender people are now guaranteed the right to use whatever single-sex restrooms and locker rooms they identify with in city-owned buildings. New York's mayor si...


Restored 'Race Films' Find New Audiences

Friday, March 04, 2016

Some of the earliest movies by African-American filmmakers from the 1910s through 1940s languished in film archives over the years on poor-quality film prints. Now some have been digitally restored.


Refugees Say N.Y. School District Blocked Them From Going To High School

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Utica City School District is facing two federal lawsuits that say it is illegally diverting refugees away from its high school, instead funneling them to other programs, mainly to learn English.


For NYC Firefighters Learning Mandarin, Service Starts With 'Ni Hao'

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Some New York City first responders are taking Mandarin classes as a way to better serve the country's largest Chinese immigrant community during emergencies.


Relatives Of Deceased Push For More Access To NYC Potter's Field

Thursday, February 04, 2016

There's a little-known island that serves as a cemetery for the homeless, stillborn babies and unclaimed remains. But visiting the island is a challenge โ€” even for families of the deceased.


Leaving China's North, Immigrants Redefine Chinese In New York

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Take the train to the Queens neighborhood of Flushing, and you'll find newcomers who are reshaping the largest Chinese community of any city outside of Asia.


Major Snowfall Wreaks Havoc On Nation's Airports

Monday, January 25, 2016

Many on the East Coast are still digging out after a major snowstorm as they start the work week. Some commuters and other travelers are facing delays and cancellations at train stations and airports.


Immigration Relief Possible In Return For Crime Victims' Cooperation

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The road to a U visa is long, and difficult to navigate. Proposed rule changes in New York City may streamline the process, and provide a model for other law enforcement agencies around the country.