SEATTLE—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.
Martin Luther King IIIMINNEAPOLIS—Martin Luther King III expressed hope that the dispute over…
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.