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Paul Allen invested in Seattle the old-fashioned way

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Allen made his mark all over Seattle, not least on the economy. It was vital to the city's health and prosperity.

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