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SEATTLE (AP) - Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft's big break came five years later, when IBM Corp. decided to move into personal computers. IBM asked Microsoft to provide the operating system. Allen, an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 46-year-old Washington state man is accused of fatally stabbing another Washington man in Alaska. John Stapleton Sr. of Kent, Washington, is charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old John Fergerson of Bremerton, Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle officials say the Trump administration has agreed to give grant money to the city after threatening to withhold it in retaliation for its immigration policies. The Seattle Times reports Seattle and nearby jurisdictions have been approved for $657,975 in Justice Assistance Grant funds, the U.S. Department of Justice said in an Oct. 10 letter to the city.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The latest campaign finance report for eastern Washington's U.S. House seat shows that Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $9 million between them. By Sept. 30, McMorris Rodgers had raised $5.1 million and Brown has raised a total of $4.6 million.
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