02 28 2015
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Health Coalition Launched

Executive Ron Sims and other leaders plan for flu epidemic

King County Executive Ron Sims this week joined with health care leaders to launch a Health Care Coalition for emergency preparedness.


The coalition includes 20 organizations that together encompass a broad swath of the area's public and private health care system.


As its initial charge, the coalition is coordinating an effort to prepare for the severe impacts that a pandemic flu could have on the local health care system.


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Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Author Dies at 58

Octavia Butler's works examined race and gender in modern life

Octavia E. Butler, considered the first Black woman to gain national prominence as a science fiction writer, died after falling and striking her head on the cobbled walkway outside her home, a close friend said. She was 58.


Read more: Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Author Dies at 58

Walk On

Tyson, left, and his human friend Diana C. sign up to participate in the Puget Sound Pi Beta Phi Collegiate and Alumnae Chapters Walk for Literacy Feb. 25 at Greenlake.


Read more: Walk On

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