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November 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Former King County health chief joins nonprofit PATH

Dr. David Fleming, who stepped down in August from his job as director of Public Health – Seattle  & King County,  is joining the Seattle-based PATH, a global health organization. Fleming will lead the nonprofit’s Public Health Impact Division, which includes programs to boost maternal, child and reproductive health in the developing world and programs to…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: global health, PATH

October 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

SPD searching for bank robber in Wedgwood area

Seattle police are searching a Northeast neighborhood for a suspect in a bank robbery. The robbery occurred around noon in the 7300 block of 35th Avenue Northeast, in the Wedgwood area, according to tweets from the Seattle Police Department. The suspect is a man in his 50s, about five feet, four inches tall. He was wearing a…

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October 30, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Amber Alert canceled: Child found safe in Olympia

UPDATE, 10:55 a.m. | The abducted child has been located safely in Olympia, according to a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office tweet. The Amber Alert has been canceled. ORIGINAL POST | The Thurston County Sheriff’s office has issued an Amber Alert after an 18-month-old was allegedly abducted by his estranged mother. Cassandra Wilhelm, 34, is driving a 2012…

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October 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Some Mercer Island restaurants may reopen today

Four restaurants on Mercer Island have been cleared to reopen Friday,  serving limited menus of prepackaged foods that don’t require water. Several more may get the go-ahead later in the day, said Sharon Bogan, of Public Health – Seattle and King County. The boil-water alert instituted Thursday remains in effect for the island’s 23,000 residents. But test results…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: E. coli, Mercer Island, Public Health - Seattle & King County

October 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Ballard High School ‘shelters in place’ after gunshots heard

After a report of shots fired in the neighborhood, Ballard High School went briefly into “shelter in place” mode Friday morning, locking the doors and stationing a person just inside, said Stacy Howard, spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools. Seattle police investigated and found no cause for concern, she said. “Unfortunately, this has happened a lot lately in…

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October 3, 2014 at 4:36 AM

2 injured escaping from Kent apartment fire

  Updated at 8:24 a.m.: Firefighters are still mopping up an apartment fire in Kent where two people were injured early Friday when they jumped from a third-floor balcony to escape the flames. At least six families were displaced by the fire, said Deputy Fire Marshall Don Barberie. Several other apartments may be affected by smoke…

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September 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Allen Institute lands $4.75 million grant for brain cell research

The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle was awarded a $4.75 million grant Tuesday under President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, one of 58 new projects announced by the National Institutes of Health. Founded in 2003 by the billionaire Microsoft co-found Paul Allen, the institute has specialized in detailed mapping of both human…

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September 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Reporter’s Notebook: Too much adventure in Rainier’s ice caves

I didn’t want to climb Mount Rainier again. I went up the mountain once, in 1999 — for a story on a French volcanologist. The climb scared me to death. It very nearly killed the photographer with me, who developed cerebral edema and had to be helicoptered off the summit. I vowed that the only thing…

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