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Well-known and involved Lowellian to take on indicted incumbent

A former aide for U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, who moved to the United States from Cambodia, announced Wednesday she will run for state representative in the 17th Middlesex District, challenging longtime and indicted incumbent David Nangle.

Cambodia ambassador impressed with Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College recently welcomed W. Patrick Murphy, the United States ambassador to Cambodia, to the college’s Nesmith House during a visit to Lowell.

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia sits for edit board with Sun

Hundreds of Americans were on the Westerdam cruise ship but with fears of the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, gripping the region, the boat was turned away from dock after dock.

Deported Cambodian returns home to Lowell

The first time Thy Chea ever got to hold his 1-year-old son in his arms was at the baggage claim in Terminal A of Logan Airport.

Lowell man facing deportation from his home of nearly 40 years

Vibol Sok was 5 when he came to America, legally, as a refugee.

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association celebrates 35 years

Rady, a fourth-grader, slams down a checker piece to win the game. He and his opponent, third-grader Eden, are all smiles.

Local basketball players look to make impact at international games, reconnect

Lee Hok sprints back-and-forth, elbow-to-elbow at the Collegiate Charter School Saturday morning. Sweat is dripping down the forehead of the 20-year-old Cambodian basketball player from Chelmsford.

For those facing deportation, know your rights

It’s the right of every American citizen – and noncitizen — to peacefully protest against any government policy, especially those they believe unjustly target certain ethnic groups.

Cambodians march for democracy

Nov. 9 marks the 66th anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from France. The date also marks what will be an attempt to bring democracy back to the country currently enveloped in corruption, said Sam Rainsy, president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.

Event will raise money for temple’s final piece

When the first wave of Cambodian refugees settled in Lowell during the early 1980s, they used a small apartment located in the Acre neighborhood as a makeshift Buddhist temple.

Lowell High School duo named recipients of Tsongas Scholarship

Lowell High School recently awarded two graduating seniors with the Tsongas Scholarship, named for the late Paul Tsongas, who served as a Lowell city councilor and a U.S. senator.

Through these doors, a path to citizenship

At CMAA in Lowell, legal experts help immigrants take that big step.

Debate grows over bid to rename Lowell park

For years, members of the Cambodian community have gathered in the park near the intersection of Middlesex and Branch streets for community festivals and games of volleyball or bocce.

Decades after Khmer Rouge terror, some justice

Greater Lowell Cambodian-Americans find healing with conviction of regime's leaders.

From Lowell start, D.C. news anchor reports at Radio Free Asia

Nareth Muong guesses he's filed hundreds of stories since he began working for Radio Free Asia two years ago.

‘Rain and Life’ flow across LHS stage

Roselynn Soung and seven other barefoot dancers took center stage Wednesday evening at Lowell High School's Cyrus W. Irish Auditorium.

‘Farfetched dream,’ Cambodia to Harvard, comes true

The teacher asks then-9-year-old Pechthida Kim, "What's 4 times 3?" The Greenhalge Elementary School student, hearing the word "times," looks up at the clock.

Lowell City Council passes motion backing effort to support democracy in Cambodia

Many city residents have relatives and friends in Cambodia -- where people are being silenced, jailed and beaten.