July 22, 2003 |
Washington Gov. Gary Locke, who has managed to remain popular in his home state despite its economic woes, announced Monday that he would not seek a third term -- leaving the 2004 governor's race wide open. The country's first Chinese American governor and chairman of the Democratic Governors' Assn., Locke, 53, said in an interview that he and his wife had been "going back and forth" for weeks, and finally made the decision in the last few days.
October 13, 2011 |
The Chinese put up with a lot living in the world's most populous country: standing on over-crowded trains for 40 hours; sleeping outside hospitals to secure a doctor's appointment; waiting more than a year to earn a driver's license. Add getting a U.S. entry visa to the list. Applicants here have waited as long as 60 days to secure an appointment at one of five U.S. consular locations in China that process visas. There, they're often greeted by long lines, followed by a face-to-face interview that can end badly in a matter of seconds.
January 19, 2003 |
Federal agents say the one-time leader of an antigovernment group, arrested for alleged firearms violations, may have been plotting to assassinate Gov. Gary Locke. The FBI was tipped about an alleged plot by James D. Brailey Jr., 43, nearly two years ago, according to court papers.
April 18, 1998 |
Gov. Gary Locke told the Navy he is alarmed at the growing number of fuel spills by warships and disappointed by the lack of cooperation in investigating them. In a letter to Navy Secretary John H. Dalton, Locke said six spills have dumped 10,000 gallons of fuel into Puget Sound this year. Locke said the Navy has refused to let state inspectors board the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.
May 31, 2011 |
President Obama will nominate John Bryson, former chairman and CEO of Edison International, to be his new Commerce secretary, the White House said Tuesday. Bryson is also former president of the California Public Utilities Commission and a former chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board. He co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, a leading environmental advocacy group. If confirmed by the Senate, Bryson would succeed Gary Locke, who was nominated in March to be the new ambassador to China.
June 27, 2013 |
XINING, China -- The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, paid a rare visit to Tibet this week as human rights advocates blasted the Chinese government's policy of luring Tibetan nomads into concrete housing projects with little job opportunities. In meetings with residents and officials, Locke stressed the need to preserve Tibetan culture and urged authorities to allow foreigners to travel more freely in the tightly controlled region, according to the Associated Press. The Tibetan Autonomous Region, as it is known, has been mostly closed to western diplomats and journalists since an uprising in 2008 against Chinese rule.