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October 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Seattle Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas dies at 92

Dr. E. Donnall Thomas of Seattle, who won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine for his pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation to cure leukemias and other blood cancers, died today, according to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cenrter.  He was 92. Dr. Thomas joined the faculty of Fred Hutchinson in 1974 as its first director of medical…

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April 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Some Snohomish Co. funeral burglary property found

The Associated Press EVERETT — Detectives investigating a series of obituary burglaries in Snohomish County have identified two suspects and recovered some of the property stolen from homes while families were at funerals. The sheriff’s office and Marysville police say some property was pawned at a store in Lynnwood and sold at a store in…

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March 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Former state Democratic Chairman Charles Rolland dies

Political power broker and former chairman of the Washington State Democrats, Charles Rolland, has died. The 61-year-old Seattle man served as state chair from 1993 to 1995. He was deputy chief of staff to former Seatle Mayor Norm Rice and the founder of a parent-led advocacy group called Community and Parents for Public…

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February 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Services set for King Co. Deputy Stan Chapin, 61

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office has corrected the address for St. Brendan Catholic Church. It is: 10100 N.E. 192nd St.  in Bothell. Also, a memorial fund has been set up for Deputy Chapin’s family, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Those wishing to contribute can make a donation to…

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October 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Memorial service set for state Sen. Scott White

A memorial service for the late Sen. Scott White of Seattle is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6, at the University of Washington. Sen. White, 41, a Democrat, died in his hotel room last week of an enlarged heart. He had been attending a leadership conference near Roslyn organized by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber…

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