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Happy Thanksgiving from Little Laos on the Prairie

It’s the season for good cheer, spending time with loved ones and on this particular day — giving thanks. Here are some things we at Little Laos are thankful for. “I’m thankful for the LLOTP writing team (and) I’m thankful for the diaspora and the great lengths we (go to) build community in any part of the world.” – Chanida Phaengdara Potter, editor-in-chief “I’m thankful for friends and family, no matter how far apart we are.” – Jason Rolan, editor “I’m thankful for how time helps communities learn, heal and progress, even beyond our own borders.” – Sai Sisavatdy, managing editor “I’m thankful so many of you get your articles in on time.” – Bryan Thao Worra, co-editor, about the LLOTP writing team “Besides my health, job, friends and family, I’m thankful to have found a place where I can be myself and embrace my culture.” – Savannah Rattanavong, co-editor What are you grateful for?

In the midst of a tight race, OH Senate candidate Tina Maharath shares her thoughts on the journey so far

This past Tuesday was a time full of emotions for many – it was the night of the 2018 midterm elections in the U.S. And we know many Little Laos’ers eagerly cast their ballots. Toward the end of the night, there were a few high profile races facing possible vote recount, something that often only occurs when the results of an election are extremely close. We saw this with Georgia’s gubernatorial race and Florida’s senatorial and gubernatorial races. In my home state of Ohio, Lao American candidate for Ohio Senate District 3 Tina Maharath is also finding that her legislative race could be headed toward recount. Maharath is the Democratic candidate for the race, and she had a somewhat untraditional route to her candidacy that she discusses below. The numbers for Maharath’s Ohio Senate race currently stand at 64,176 and 64,505 for her Republican opponent Anne Gonzales as of Nov. 8. Maharath is down just 329 votes and there are still provisional ballots to be counted. We know many Little Laos’ers have been anxiously awaiting …