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Gates give Evergreen College $1 million

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Olympia The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given Evergreen State College $1 million as seed money for a major fund-raising campaign, the college president said.

“It’s an extraordinary level of support for the college and the work we do,” said Evergreen President Les Purce. “We will use it very wisely and make sure that it comes back to us.”

College officials said they expect to spend the next two years setting fund-raising goals and strategies and reaching out to potential donors. Purce said he expected the campaign would go toward financial aid

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in deaths

Crater Lake, Ore. A married couple camping at Crater Lake National Park were found dead in their tent this weekend, and carbon monoxide poisoning is the suspected cause, the authorities said. The bodies of Tory Christensen, 27, and Aleathia Christensen, 25, of The Dalles, were found by a Mazama Campground employee Saturday afternoon, said Dave Brennan, chief ranger. A cause of death has not been determined, but the couple’s tent was tightly closed and a propane camping lantern had been burning inside, Brennan said.

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