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November 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Tacoma school trip to Madagascar canceled

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Tacoma school district has canceled a planned student trip to Madagascar in January because of concerns about Ebola and political unrest in Africa. About two dozen students from the School of the Arts and Science and Math Institute had planned to take part in the trip. The News Tribune reports some parents…

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October 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Portland health officials: Woman back from Africa tested for Ebola

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Oregon health officials say a woman who visited West Africa has been hospitalized in isolation after reporting a fever and is undergoing Ebola tests as a precaution. Officials said Friday that the woman had no known contact with anyone affected with the virus and is considered a low risk for contracting the…

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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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October 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

American Ebola patients could be airlifted to Harborview

Harborview Medical Center is one of five hospitals across the country that have agreed, if needed, to accept American Ebola patients airlifted from West Africa. At a news conference Monday, Dr. Timothy Dellit, Harborview’s associate medical director, said patients accepted for treatment at  the hospital likely would be residents of the Northwest or have other strong…

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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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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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