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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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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Ballard High School, gunshots, Seattle Police Department

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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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fire, Kent

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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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: Allen institute, brain, cells

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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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: ice caves, Mount Rainier

September 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM

More Ebola aid from Paul Allen, World Vision

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the Federal Way-based aid organization World Vision both announced new efforts today to help fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Allen will donate $1.3 million to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, the organization that has provided hands-on medical treatment for most of the people diagnosed with Ebola…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: donations, Ebola, Paul Allen Foundation

September 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Paul Allen gives another $6.6 million to fight Ebola outbreak

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday that he is donating another $6.6 million to help stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa. A $3.6 million grant will be used to distribute 50,000 protection kits in Liberia. The kits, which will be airlifted by UPS, are designed to protect healthy people from contracting the virus…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: donations, Ebola, Paul Allen Foundation

September 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Gates Foundation gives $50 million to fight Ebola outbreak

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. It is the giant philanthropy’s biggest donation ever for a health emergency, said Chris Elias, president of global development for the Seattle-based foundation. The money will be released immediately to United Nations agencies and international aid groups to…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: donation, Ebola, Gates Foundation

August 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Complaint filed over monkey deaths at Everett lab

An animal-rights group has filed a complaint against an Everett research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to Washington from Cambodia. The Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation Now said in its complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that SNBL USA should be “severely punished” for allowing the animals to perish or…

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Comments | Topics: SNBL USA, Stop Animal Exploitation Now

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