Seattle Times wins Pulitzer for Oso landslide coverage

The Seattle Times has been honored for its coverage of the devastating landslide in Oso, which took 43 lives.

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Bitten by 200 mosquitoes: Seattle volunteers bare arms in malaria test

On Wednesday, Dr. Rafael Hernandez will roll up his sleeve and offer his forearm to 200 ravenous, malaria-infected mosquitoes. If he’s lucky — and the Seattle scientists who cooked up the experiment are right — Hernandez won’t get sick. Nor should any of the nine other volunteers participating in early tests of a vaccine against...

How Ebola doctor helped save two lives with drug for one person

Dr. Lance Plyler prayed. He had a choice to make. Two colleagues at a hospital in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were battling the deadly Ebola virus. The air ambulance had turned back with a mechanical problem, and Plyler feared they wouldn’t survive much longer. Against the odds, the medical missionary from North...

The Paramount’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ is a rare survivor of the silent movie era

BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / THE SEATTLE TIMES Organist Jim Riggs plays for the silent film "Feel My Pulse" starring Bebe Daniels (on screen). "Feel My Pulse" was played at the Paramount Theatre's opening night March 1, 1928, with the same Mighty Wurlitzer organ used to accompany the film. The experts' favorite silent movies University of Washington...

Guest: Fund the National Institutes of Health to fight infectious diseases

IN a global age, as our planet becomes ever more closely connected, many of the world’s most challenging health threats no longer exist only in other geographies — as demonstrated by the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus and its untrammeled journey along Africa’s west coast and beyond, including to the United States. Yet, while...

Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

At first, Dr. Martin Salia thought he had malaria or typhoid. A surgeon working in Sierra Leone, he told his wife back in Maryland that he had a headache and fever. He had two negative tests for Ebola, his wife said. Then the third came back positive.

Holiday recipes: Seattle chefs put a twist on the classics

While we all become chefs for the holidays, even the most accomplished restaurant professionals turn into dutiful home cooks when it comes to these family meals. We reached out to Seattle culinary names such as Maria Hines, Nathan Lockwood, Josh Henderson and others to get their takes on traditional favorites from trusted sources such as...

Gates Foundation boosts aid to stamp out malaria

Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic.