It’s a solemn moment during the playing of the Armenian national anthem Friday on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day in Seattle. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Armenians gather in Seattle to mark somber centennial

Some 500 people, many of Armenian heritage, gathered in Seattle’s Westlake Park Friday to call for broader recognition of the genocide perpetrated against their predecessors in what is now Turkey.


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Can 3-way kidney swap ease donor dilemma? Approach helps hard-to-match patients

Six people are recovering from a three-way paired kidney exchange, the first in the Northwest, that took place at hospitals in Seattle and Portland. The donors and recipients were matched with a software program that works like an online-dating site for kidneys.