The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra raised $67,000 at their Spectacularly SYSO Gala on June 8. The event, which included a performance and silent auction, was hosted at the Museum of History and Industry and was attended by approximately 150 people. Yoshi Minegishi, Celebrate Asia committee member, donated $10,000. (end)
Shari Song, a real estate broker and current candidate for King County Council, held her campaign kickoff on May 21 at the Renton Community Center. She is running for Position 9, currently held by former Republican candidate for Attorney General Reagan Dunn.
Maria Bea Querido, a current Leadership Discovery participant with the Executive Development Institute (EDI), has been selected for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program. She is one of 10 participants chosen from the United States and Guam.
Sen. Maria Cantwell presented the Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award to the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) for the performance of Ernestine Anderson Place on May 22 in Washington, D.C. Pearl Leung, who serves on the LIHI Board of Directors, accepted the award.
Holly Woo received a Living Our Legacy Award on behalf of Bill Sellars, a long-time supporter of The Arc of King County.
By Staff The Associated Press BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Federal transportation regulators ordered a discount bus service between Boston and New York to shut down June 6, saying its vehicles and drivers were a threat to public safety and that it once dispatched a bus with a large hole in the bottom.
By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It may not have been Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Cold War walk by a frozen lake in Switzerland.
By Staff New America Media Two schools in San Francisco will be scaling back courses and other programs for newly arrived Chinese immigrants starting next year, reports the Sing Tao Daily. While the decision has caused alarm among parents and teachers, district officials say it will ultimately benefit students struggling with the English language.
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Assembly approved a bill on June 7 making it a crime to deny that atrocities were committed by the country’s genocidal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, a law that critics allege will be used as a weapon against the political opposition.
By Julie Watson The Associated Press SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — Japanese troops will converge on California’s southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country’s amphibious attack abilities.