Byron Yee graduated with special honors and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts and business administration. Yee was named an “Outstanding Graduate” by the theatre arts department. He was also selected as the student speaker for his commencement ceremony by the College of Business and Economics. Yee’s rousing and fiery speech received a standing ovation and is currently being used as a promotional tool by the university.
Public Health — Seattle & King County responded to a complaint filed by a patron at Thai Tom restaurant, who saw a cockroach on the counter where food was being served.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A quarter commemorating the U.S. territory of American Samoa is going into circulation.
On June 9, legislation passed by voice vote in the Senate will keep widows, widowers, and orphans of deceased U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, who are currently in the family immigration system, from getting deported.
A free workshop series will be held by the Greater Seattle chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and State Farm Bank on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. The topic will be personal finance and money management.
The National Asian Pacific Center on Again (NAPCA) is searching nationwide for a president and CEO.
On July 14, the city of Seattle announced that it is taking nominations for the Mayor’s Small Business awards.
“In some ways, it is both the best of times and the worst of times,” said Sandip Roy. He is an editor at New American Media, an association representing 2,000 ethnic news organizations. “They are definitely not immune to the pressure on media going on all over the place … but in terms of audience, the interest has never been higher.”
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The problems started when they stole a car. The wrong car. An Asian gangster’s car.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rare lawsuit filed by four North Korean siblings staking claim to their late South Korean father’s fortune is making its way through the South Korean court system, closely watched by legal experts who say it could inspire other families divided by war six decades ago.