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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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September 11, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Paul G. Allen Foundation to give $9 million to fight Ebola

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced Thursday that it is donating $9 million to help fund the effort to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The $9 million contribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Disaster Response Fund will establish emergency operations centers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which…

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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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September 10, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Wednesday Memo: Threats over school threat … March on Bellevue … Want an Apple Watch?

Witnesses threatened: Remember when we told you about that guy who reportedly threatened to shoot up Kingston High School? Well, four people have been arrested for allegedly threatening the kids who reported the original threat. The $15 minimum wage fight comes to Bellevue today: Advocates for a $15 minimum wage are…

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August 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Sunday Memo: Seafair finale … Real-estate bidding wars … Seattle scientists seek Ebola cure

Morning roll-overs: Two separate roll-over accidents on I-5 sent 11 people to the hospital this morning. And state troopers responded to two more. Be safe out there, drivers. More to come. From 3am to now, our troopers responded to 4 separate rollovers this morning in King County. KB #DriveSafe #DriveSober — Trooper Chris Webb (@wspd2pio) More

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