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Encyclopedia > Paul Allen
Paul Allen
Image:Paull Allen.BAS
Born January 21, 1953 (1953-01-21) (age 55)
Seattle, Washington
Occupation Chairman, Vulcan Inc.,Charter Communications and Microsoft
Net worth $16.0 billion USD (2007)
Website PaulAllen.com

Paul Gardner Allen (born January 21, 1953 in Seattle, Washington) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. Allen regularly appears on lists of the richest people in the world; as of 2007 Forbes ranks him the fifth richest American[1], worth an estimated $18.0 billion. He is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc. (his private asset management company) and chairman of Charter Communications. Allen also has a multibillion dollar investment portfolio which includes large stakes in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Digeo, real estate holdings and more than 40 other technology, media and content companies. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Paul Allen is an entrepreneur associated with Microsoft. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Seattle redirects here. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Vulcan Inc. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... USD redirects here. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vulcan Inc. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ...


Allen was recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


Allen also owns three professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League, the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association, and the future Seattle soccer franchise in Major League Soccer that will begin playing in the 2009 season. City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... NFL redirects here. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... NBA redirects here. ... Year founded 2009 League Major League Soccer Nickname Stadium Qwest Field Seattle, WA Coach Owner Joe Roth, Adrian Hanauer, Paul Allen, Drew Carey First Game Largest Win Worst Defeat All-time Top Scorer Supporter Groups MLS Cup Supporters Shield The Seattle Major League Soccer team is a professional soccer club... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league sanctioned by FIFA as the top flight of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2007, Allen was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


He currently resides in Mercer Island, Washington. Mercer Island is a city in King County, Washington, U.S. The population was 22,036 at the 2000 census. ...

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Early years

Paul Gardner Allen was born in Seattle, Washington, to parents Kenneth S. Allen, an associate director of the University of Washington libraries, and Faye G. Allen, in January 21, 1953. Allen attended Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle, and befriended Gates, who was two years his junior but shared a common enthusiasm for computers. Allen was a model student in his years at Lakeside School. They used Lakeside's teletype terminal to develop their programming skills on several time-sharing computer systems. After graduation Allen attended Washington State University and was an active member in Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. He dropped out after two years in order to work as a programmer for Honeywell in Boston, which placed him near his old friend again. There Allen later convinced Gates to drop out of Harvard University in order to create Microsoft. Seattle redirects here. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Lakeside School is a private school for grades five through twelve located in the Haller Lake neighborhood at the north city limits of Seattle, Washington, USA. It was founded in 1914 by Frank Moran as the Moran School on Bainbridge Island. ... A teleprinter (teletypewriter, teletype or TTY) is a now largely obsolete electro-mechanical typewriter which can be used to communicate typed messages from point to point through a simple electrical communications channel, often just a pair of wires. ... Alternate uses: see Timesharing Time-sharing is an approach to interactive computing in which a single computer is used to provide apparently simultaneous interactive general-purpose computing to multiple users by sharing processor time. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Phi Kappa Theta (ΦΚΘ) is a national social fraternity with over 50 chapters and colonies at universities across the United States. ... Dropout may refer to: // Education A student who quits school before graduation. ... Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Boston redirects here. ... Harvard redirects here. ...


Microsoft

For more information, see History of Microsoft

With Bill Gates, he co-founded Microsoft (initially "Micro-Soft") in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1975, and began selling a BASIC programming language interpreter. In 1980, Allen spearheaded a deal for Microsoft to buy an operating system called 86-DOS (QDOS) for $50,000. Due to IBM deadlines, Gates and Allen felt that they didn't have enough time to develop an operating system from scratch; they therefore purchased the fully functional QDOS and reworked the code to fit IBM's needs. Microsoft won a contract to supply the finished program for use as the operating system of IBM's new PC. This became a foundation of Microsoft's growth. Microsoft Corporation, is a multinational computer technology corporation. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... “Albuquerque” redirects here. ... This article is about the programming language. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... 86-DOS was an operating system developed and marketed by Seattle Computer Products for its Intel 8086-based computer kit. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... IBM PC (IBM 5150) with keyboard and green screen monochrome monitor (IBM 5151), running MS-DOS 5. ...


In 1983 Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Before resigning from Microsoft to pursue medical treatment, it is alleged that Allen overheard a discussion between Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer regarding Allen's health and talking about how to get Allen's shares back if he were to die.[2] Allen himself has neither confirmed nor denied this allegation and there is no recorded evidence of the discussion. Allen's cancer was successfully treated by several months of radiation therapy and a bone marrow transplant. However, Allen did not return to Microsoft and began distancing himself from the company. Hodgkins disease is a type of lymphoma described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, and characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... Steven Anthony Ballmer (born March 24, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American businessman and has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. ... See stock (disambiguation) for other meanings of the term stock A stock, also referred to as a share, is commonly a share of ownership in a corporation. ... Varian Clinac 2100C Linear Accelerator Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). ... Bone marrow transplantation or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a medical procedure in the field of hematology and oncology that involves transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). ...


In November 2000, Allen resigned from his position on the Microsoft board but was asked to consult as a senior strategy advisor to the company's executives. He further distanced himself from Microsoft by selling 68 million shares. He still owns a reported 138 million shares.


Philanthropy

Much of Paul Allen's success has been dedicated to health and human services and toward the advancement of science and technology. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation was established in 1986 to administer much of the giving. Through the Foundation, Allen awards approximately $30 million in grants annually. Roughly 60 percent of the Foundation's money goes to non-profit organizations in Seattle and the state of Washington and 12 percent to Portland, Oregon. The remaining 28 percent is distributed to other cities within the Pacific Northwest. Allen also contributes through other charitable projects known as "venture philanthropy". The most famous of those projects are Experience Music Project, the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Allen Institute for Brain Science, located in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood at 551 N 34th Street 98102, and the Allen Telescope Array (ATA). The ATA is a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and the SETI Institute and is the first panchromatic, wide-angle, snapshot, radio camera ever built. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is a private foundation located at in Seattle, Washington. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... View of the EMP from the Seattle Center with the monorail traveling through it. ... Sculpture near the entrance of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame bills itself as the worlds premier science fiction museum. ... The Allen Telescope Array (ATA), formerly known as the One Hectare Telescope (1hT), is a joint effort by the SETI Institute and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley to construct a radio interferometer that is dedicated to astronomical and simultaneous search for extra-terrestrial intelligence observations. ...


Although he attended Washington State University and has donated to its music school, Allen instead chooses to mostly donate to the University of Washington. In the late 1980s, Allen donated US$18 million to build a new library named after his father, Kenneth S. Allen. In 2003 US$5 million was donated to establish the Faye G. Allen Center for Visual Arts, named after his mother. Allen also was the top private contributor (US$14 million) and namesake of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering (completed in 2004). Throughout the years, Allen has contributed millions of US dollars to the University of Washington Medical School. In 1997 the Foundation awarded US$3.2 million for prostatitis research, followed by an additional US$1.0 million grant in 2002. Most recently the Foundation contributed US$5.0 million for an early cancer-detection project by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The University of Washington Medical Center is a hospital in the University District of Seattle, Washington. ... Prostatitis is any form of inflammation of the prostate gland. ...


Paul Allen's total lifetime giving as of 2007 is estimated by some sources to be approximately US$900 million. Critics would point out, though, that Paul Allen is the recipient of numerous government handouts. The stadium that his Seahawks play in was paid for with US$300 million of tax payer dollars. King County (Washington state) is paying US$36 million to build a sewage treatment plant whose only customer is Paul Allen's Willows Run Golf Course. The City of Seattle is paying US$22 million to build a streetcar line to connect Paul Allen's Lake Union biotech development project to downtown Seattle. It has been reported in the media that Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc company is lobbying for road improvements in the Lake Union area that would cost Seattle as much as $200 million. If these road improvements occur, they would cause the value of Vulcan's real estate to increase, which causes critics to ask why Seattle (and not Vulcan itself) should bear the cost.


He also has a flower fly named after him for his contributions to Dipterology (see Paul Allen's flower fly). Subfamilies Eristalinae Microdontinae Syrphinae 200 genera about 5,000 species The flower-flies or hover-flies are a family of flies (Diptera), scientifically termed the Syrphidae. ... Suborders Nematocera(Eudiptera) Brachycera Green bottle fly Flesh fly Fannia a lesser house fly (unidentified species) Dolichopodidae (unidentified species) Diptera (di - two, ptera – wings), or true flies, is the order of insects in which the hind wings are reduced to halteres. ... Binomial name Eristalis alleni Paul Allens Flower Fly (Eristalis alleni) is a Flower fly found only in Costa Rican forest. ...


Allen has also funded the purchase of many Jimi Hendrix artifacts (including the guitar Hendrix played at Woodstock) and ensured their public display in the Experience Music Project exhibits. Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Woodstock redirects here. ... View of the EMP from the Seattle Center with the monorail traveling through it. ...


Seattle real estate investment and development efforts

Allen is a key developer and investor in the controversial development of the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle as a biotechnology hub and mixed-use community. Allen is the largest private landowner in South Lake Union and owns nearly 60 acres in the neighborhood. Vulcan's South Lake Union holdings have a development capacity of more than 10,000,000 square feet (930,000 m²) of new residential, office, retail and biotech research space. The South Lake Union redevelopment represents one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the country. This development has been criticized as a city-supported real estate investment for Vulcan Inc. Concerns over the loss of low-income housing are prominent. Allen has made investments estimated at US$200 million as of 2005, and has promoted for city funding of a Seattle Streetcar line from Seattle's Westlake Center to the south end of Lake Union. The Streetcar is a public and private partnership made possible because of a Local Improvement District (LID) supported by businesses and residents along the line. The Seattle Streetcar officially started operation on December 12, 2007. South Lake Union is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, so named because it is at the south tip of Lake Union. ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Vulcan Inc. ... Distribution of U.S. Median Home Values Affordable housing is a dwelling where the total housing costs are affordable to those living in that housing unit. ... Westlake Center is a four-story shopping center and twenty-five story office tower in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. The southern terminus of the Seattle Center Monorail, it is located across Pine Street from Westlake Park, between 4th and 5th Avenues. ... Lake Union from atop the Space Needle Lake Union is a freshwater lake completely within the Seattle, Washington city limits. ...


Other investments

At one time, Allen's Vulcan Ventures owned TechTV, a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. TechTV was eventually acquired by G4. TechTV is also the name of a closed-circuit television network based in Ruston, Louisiana TechTV (May 11, 1998 – May 28, 2004) was a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... G4 is an American cable and satellite television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12–34, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle. ...


Sports involvement

In 1988, Allen purchased the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team from California real estate developer Larry Weinberg for $70 million, and was instrumental in the development and funding of their Rose Garden in 1993. NBA redirects here. ... Larry Weinberg is an American real estate developer who was one of the three founders of the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ...


In 1997, Allen purchased the Seattle Seahawks NFL team when former owner Ken Behring threatened to move the Seahawks to Southern California. He played a large part in the development of the new Seahawks' stadium, Qwest Field, although it was funded largely by tax revenue. The Seahawks captured its fourth consecutive NFC West title in 2007. City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... NFL redirects here. ... Kenneth E. Behring (born June 13, 1928 in Monroe, Wisconsin), is a businessman, philanthropist, and the former owner of the Seattle Seahawks football team. ... Qwest Field is a stadium built for football and soccer located in Seattle, Washington. ...


Since 2006, Allen asked Portland and Oregon officials for assistance in the financing of the Blazers, which he estimated would lose $100 million over the next three years. Portland Mayor Tom Potter rebuffed the requests. On April 2, 2007 Allen announced the completion of the acquisition of the Rose Garden and at the time stated that this was a major milestone and a positive step for the franchise. “My efforts are focused on continuing to support the Trail Blazers and the long-term financial health of the franchise." This article is about the U.S. state. ... Tom Potter is the Mayor of the city of Portland, Oregon in the United States. ...


According to a 2006 issue of Forbes, the Blazers are valued at approximately $300 million.


On 27 April 2007, it was rumored that Allen may launch a takeover bid for English football club Southampton. An apparent close source said "he believes there is long term investment value in UK soccer. Southampton is a sleeping giant, a family-supported club with traditional values, and we see the value in taking the brand global."[3] Allen has since denied those rumors and has expressed that he has no interest in making a bid for Southampton. is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. ...


Allen has been confirmed as part owner of a future Major League Soccer Seattle franchise that will begin play in 2009 at Qwest Field.[4] Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league sanctioned by FIFA as the top flight of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... Qwest Field is a stadium built for football and soccer located in Seattle, Washington. ...


Allen's new found interest in the sports world has been spotlighted by Sports Illustrated.[5] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


SpaceShipOne

Paul Allen (in sun glasses and crimson tie) and Burt Rutan (leather jacket) were presented with the Ansari X PRIZE by members of the X PRIZE Foundation in 2004.
Paul Allen (in sun glasses and crimson tie) and Burt Rutan (leather jacket) were presented with the Ansari X PRIZE by members of the X PRIZE Foundation in 2004.

In 2004, Allen confirmed that he was the sole investor behind Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne suborbital commercial spacecraft. SpaceShipOne was the first privately funded effort to successfully put a civilian in suborbital space and winner of the Ansari X PRIZE competition. Download high resolution version (948x572, 99 KB)Description: A symbolic $10 million check is presented to the winners of the Ansari X Prize on November 6, 2004. ... Download high resolution version (948x572, 99 KB)Description: A symbolic $10 million check is presented to the winners of the Ansari X Prize on November 6, 2004. ... Elbert Leander Burt Rutan (born June 17, 1943 in Estacada, Oregon) is an American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft. ... Scaled Composites (often abbreviated as Scaled), formerly the Rutan Aircraft Factory, is located at the Mojave Spaceport, Mojave, California, United States and is headed by aircraft designer Burt Rutan. ... SpaceShipOne is small, having a three-person cabin and short but wide wings. ... A sub-orbital spaceflight (or sub-orbital flight) is a spaceflight that does not involve putting a vehicle into orbit. ... For other uses, see X Prize (disambiguation). ...


Octopus

Octopus in the Beaulieu Bay in Southern France on 13 May 2005
Octopus in the Beaulieu Bay in Southern France on 13 May 2005

In 2003, the launch of Paul Allen's 127 m (416 ft) Octopus secured its position as one of the world's largest yachts. Its current position is sixth in the list of motor yachts by length. Allen has two other very large yachts. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (986x440, 174 KB) Picture of the Mega Yacht Octopus (owned by Paul Allen) taken in the Beaulieu Bay in Southern France on 13 May 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (986x440, 174 KB) Picture of the Mega Yacht Octopus (owned by Paul Allen) taken in the Beaulieu Bay in Southern France on 13 May 2005. ... Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a seaside resort commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département on the French Riviera, located 6 miles (10 km) apart east from Nice and west from Monaco. ... Octopus in Venice next to San Marco on 30 Aug 2006 Octopus in the Beaulieu Bay in Southern France on 13 May 2005 Octopus is currently the worlds fifth largest superyacht (the fourth largest, Rising Sun, is owned by Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle) and the third largest... A yacht was originally defined as a light, fast sailing vessel used to convey important persons. ... This is a list of the worlds longest motor luxury yachts in order of their length. ...


He is known for throwing huge, celebrity-studded parties on the yachts, such as a 2005 New Year's Eve party in which he and his band played Johnny Cash songs with RnB star Usher.[6] This famous mega yacht is situated at the port of Antibes/French Côte. For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ The 400 Richest Americans - Forbes.com
  2. ^ "PBS: Prisoner of Redmond", PBS.org, 2006-03-30. Retrieved on 2007-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Saints confirm takeover bid received", Daily Echo, 2007-04-27. Retrieved on 2007-04-27. 
  4. ^ Seattle to get expansion MLS franchise for 2009. ESPNsoccernet (2007-11-09). Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
  5. ^ Sports Illustrated(December 2007 Issue
  6. ^ The Party of the Century (Part Two); Answers to Truman Capote « Six Degrees of Paul Allen

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External links

  • Philanthropy
    • Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
    • Allen Brain Atlas A project of the Allen Institute for Brain Science
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NAME Allen, Paul
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Allen, Paul Gardner
SHORT DESCRIPTION Co-Founder of Microsoft
DATE OF BIRTH January 21, 1953
PLACE OF BIRTH Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
South Lake Union is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, so named because it is at the south tip of Lake Union. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... This article details the history of the Seattle Seahawks American Football Club. ... This is a list of seasons completed by the Seattle Seahawks American Football Franchise of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and often referred to as simply The Dome, was owned and operated by King County, Washington. ... 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