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October 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has upped his pledge in the fight against expanding Ebola crisis to $100 million, and the Seattle billionaire urged other philanthropists to quickly follow suit. “Ebola is not somebody else’s problem. It is ours,” Allen wrote on his website this afternoon. “The entire global community needs to step up now with resources…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: donation, Ebola, Microsoft

May 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually elder who fought for treaty rights, dies

Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday. Mr. Frank was 83. “We are all stunned and not prepared for this,” said W. Ron Allen, Jamestown…

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| More in Environment, General news | Topics: Billy Frank Jr, Native American fishing rights, Nisqually River

May 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Motorcyclist, 24, killed in crash in Everett

A 24-year-old man died early Sunday evening after the motorcycle he was driving crashed on Highway 526 in Everett, police said. The motorcyclist was among a group of three motorcyle riders who were traveling east on the highway between Seaway Boulevard and Airport Road about 6:22 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to…

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Comments | Topics: crash, Everett, motorcycle

May 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Nine people injured in two-car accident near Kent

Nine people were injured, one seriously, in a two-car accident near Kent about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. Two vehicles collided near the intersection of South 277th Street and Star Lake Road, sending nine people, including one child, to area hosptials, said Captain Kyle Ohashi, spokesman for the Kent Fire Department. A van carrying an unknown number of people hit a…

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Comments | Topics: car accident, injuries, Kent

May 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Pierce County man accused of putting infant in freezer to stop it from crying

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after his girlfriend said he put their baby in a freezer to stop it from crying, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said a 22-year-old woman called authorities about 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon to say she returned to her home after being away only…

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| Topics: baby, Pierce County sheriff

May 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Four killed in Grant County after crash sends SUV into irrigation canal

Four people were killed Sunday morning in a two-car accident in Grant County after one of the vehicles wound up in an irrigation ditch. Two children and two adults, all in a full-size SUV, all died after their vehicle collided at the intersection of Beverly-Burge Road Southwest and County Road One with a compact hatchback about 9…

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Comments | Topics: car accident, children, Grant County

May 17, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Woman slashed in face, stabbed in abdomen in South Seattle

A 37-year-old woman was slashed in the face and stabbed in the abdomen on Rainier Avenue South near South Austin Street about 5:15 a.m. Friday. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center but her injuries did not appear life-threatening. “She was conscious and alert and outside walking and talking…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department, stabbing

May 17, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Man shot behind car rental shop on Aurora faces life-threatening injuries

A man in his 30s suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in the chest Thursday night in a parking lot in North Seattle. The shooting took place behind a Hertz car rental building in the 14300 block of Aurora Avenue North just before 11 p.m., Seattle police said. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Officers are still searching…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Aurora Avenue, aurora avenue north, North Seattle

May 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Power outage affects 2,200 in South Lake Union

A 26,000-volt underground feeder line that carries power between neighbors failed at John Street and Yale Avenue Sunday evening, leaving 2,178 people without power. The failure caused a small explosion, which blew a manhole cover off the street and sent smoke wafting up near Seattle’s flagship REI building about 7:15 p.m. Peter Clarke, spokesman for Seattle City Light,…

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Comments | Topics: fire; power outage; electricity; Seattle

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