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October 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Komen organization to award $600K for local breast-cancer research

The Susan G. Komen organization announced Wednesday it will fund $600,000 in grants for breast-cancer research at two Washington institutions. The funding will go toward investigating inherited breast cancer, novel therapies and disease recurrence by searchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. The grants are three of more than 50…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: breast cancer, Susan G. Komen

June 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Sunday memo: Bridge closed . . . Barbecue competition . . . Komen Race for the Cure

Still closed: Both directions of the Highway 520 floating bridge and  all ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 in Bellevue are closed until 5 a.m. Monday for construction work. What’s cooking: In Fremont today, it’s barbecue. The Fremont BBQ Extravaganza, touted as Seattle’s largest BBQ competition, runs from 10 a.m. to 11…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: barbecue, cancer, Chris Gregoire

June 3, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Komen participation down 40 percent; donations down $500,000

About 8,500 people walked and ran in Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,  40 percent fewer than last year. The Seattle event raised $1.1 million for breast-cancer research and health services, half a million dollars less than in 2011. Officials blame the controversy over Komen’s decision earlier this year to cut off funding…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: donations, planned parenthood, Race for the Cure

June 3, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Morning Memo/ Sunday: Seattle homicides … UW crew … Paul Allen’s mother dies

Weather: We might catch a break from the rain today and see a bit of sunshine this afternoon, with highs in the low 60s. But don’t expect any potentially good weather to stick around, as more rain is expected throughout the region on Monday.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The 520 bridge…

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Comments | Topics: homicides, june 3, Morning Memo