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SEATTLE, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Steven Quay, MD, PhD, author and physician-scientist, announces the availability of his 158-page book, "Your COVID-19 Survival Manual: A Physician's Guide to Keep You and Your Family Healthy During the Pandemic and Beyond," in paperback and eBook format on his website, www.DrQuay.com, beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. Proceeds from the book will go to military veterans performing COVID-19 relief work in their communities.

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SEATTLE, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Swag Kennels (https://swagkennels.com/) recently highlighted the importance of dispelling the myth that Pitbulls/American Bullies were naturally mean and unfit for adoption as loving pets. A top-class breeder of both dogs, Swag Kennels is in a position to speak authoritatively on the subject, and specifically breeds its puppies with the intention of placing them in family homes that often include infants and children. Offering the best temperaments and award-winning bloodlines - including Merle Bullies, Tri Pit Bulls, Fawn Pit Bulls, and Red-Nose Pit Bulls - Swag Kennels maintains dogs that are extremely people-oriented. The kennel also fosters an open atmosphere, sharing puppy pictures and videos with clients online to showcase their kennel approach.

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SEATTLE, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "The current phase of responding to the novel virus COVID-19 requires a concerted effort to mitigate community spread this summer and into the fall. The CDC has provided guidance for reopening that includes screening employees, visitors and residents (or patients) as they enter or leave facilities to help avoid unnecessary contact and spread of COVID-19. We are introducing the Tryten Screening Assistant to help capture temperature and facilitate the collection of screening questions," said Dr. Deborah A. Jeffries, Global Director of Healthcare at Tryten.

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SEATTLE, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuWave Technology launched ObeEnd, an innovative personal health device that monitors fitness and stimulates the nervous system, with the goal to reduce body weight via appetite control. The company is based in Washington State, and aims to develop safe, effective, and user-friendly healthcare devices to help improve people's lives.

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SEATTLE, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After sustained growth since mid-April, newly pending sales and new listings fell last week, Zillow's Weekly Market Report shows. The slowdown could have been driven by the Memorial Day holiday -- pending home sales often see a temporary dip during summer holidays such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Both pending sales and new listings remain well up from the previous month when the market was bouncing back from a slowdown in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Experts surveyed by Zillow expect the sales lost during that period to be recouped in full over the next few years.

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BOTHELL, Wash., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc., the world leader in point-of-care ultrasound, has announced the election of Rich Fabian, the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Life Science Washington, a statewide industry association whose mission is to stimulate life science innovation, job creation and ecosystem vibrancy across Washington. Fabian has agreed to serve as Vice Chair of the LSW Board through December 31, 2021.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the urgent need to provide leading-edge care for the country's most vulnerable seniors. As one of the nation's most established providers of assisted living and memory care services, Aegis Living recognizes the long-term implications of the virus on the safety, health and wellness of its residents, families and caregivers. The company is taking bold, new steps guided by the latest clinical expertise to keep its residents and staff safe and healthy during this unprecedented health crisis and beyond.

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SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.6 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver lifesaving vaccines to the world's poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Global Vaccine Summit 2020, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom.

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SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JetClosing, the leader in digital real estate title and escrow settlement transactions, today announced the launch of its digital mortgage refinancing solution - designed for lenders, agents and homeowners - called JetClosing Refinance. The expanded offering is now available in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Washington.

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SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, today released fund performance data through 3Q 2019 from its stand-alone performance measurement product, PitchBook Benchmarks. The comprehensive performance data is designed to help limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs) better understand private market fund performance relative to broader asset classes and other PE and VC strategies. The previous installment of PitchBook's Basics of Cash Flow Management series investigated capital call rates across the private market strategies to provide insight into how LPs can better manage the uncalled portion of their private capital commitments. Contributions are only one side of the equation and to maintain an allocation over time, LPs must also grapple with the challenge of reinvesting capital as it is distributed. In this edition, PitchBook provides targeted analysis of distributions for venture capital, private debt, real assets, funds of funds (FoF) and secondaries.

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SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Athira Pharma, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing innovative first-in-class regenerative therapies with the potential to restore brain function, today announced the closing of an $85 million Series B financing. The financing round was led by Perceptive Advisors and included participation from new investors RTW Investments, Viking Global Investors, Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners, Franklin Templeton, Rock Springs Capital, LifeSci Venture Partners, Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), Highside Capital Management, Logos Capital, funds managed by Janus Henderson Investors, Sofinnova Investments, Avidity Partners, and existing investors including Rick and Suzanne Kayne and Sahsen Ventures.

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SEATTLE, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Development Resources (BDR), the training authority for home services professionals, announced a series of virtual training sessions June through September to help contractors prosper during the current pandemic. The training sessions are all-day or multi-day workshops with the same material and access to instructors that attendees would get from in-person training, but from the comfort and convenience of their own desks.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast implants are one of the most commonly sought and studied medical devices in history. Similarly, breast augmentation is one of the plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Craig Jonov of The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs most frequently. Many patients did not want traditional breast implants or were not candidates due to their health or anatomy. This led Dr. Jonov to spearhead the use of the auto augmentation. This breast augmentation procedure is performed in conjunction with a breast lift to provide a natural looking augmentation with a patient's own tissues.

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REDMOND, Wash., June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar Corporation and a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of construction of LMC Marymoor, a luxury mixed-use apartment community located just northeast of popular Marymoor Park.

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SEATTLE, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC Biologics, a global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has announced that it will partner with Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, on large-scale GMP production of a critical component of Novavax' coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. AGC Biologics will manufacture Matrix-M(TM), the adjuvant component of the vaccine, in order to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. NVX-CoV2373 is a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax' proprietary nanoparticle technology. AGC Biologics will optimize process development for scaled-up production of Matrix-M to significantly increase Novavax' capacity to deliver doses in 2020 and 2021.

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SEATTLE, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As plastic surgeons in Seattle are allowed to open their doors with caution following the state-wide stay-at-home order, Seattle Plastic Surgery has seen the amount of BOTOX and facelift consultations double in volume. With injectable and surgical appointments now allowed to go ahead, patients come to Seattle Plastic Surgery with new outlooks and goals following COVID-19 lockdown and quarantine.

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SEATTLE, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Maker Mask, a nonprofit, rapidly-growing grassroots ecosystem and digital platform response to the COVID-19 crisis organized by leaders in technology, industry, and government, today announced new versions of the Maker Mask and a patent-pending 3D printable design for a Maker Mask Ventilator. The Maker Mask global network of small batch production sites, which has delivered an estimated 100,000 masks to protect people from the COVID-19 virus, continues its expansion with members now in more than 156 countries.

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ORONDO, Wash., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Pond Estate Winery, the up-and-coming Washington producer crafting wines from their beautiful riverside and lakeside estate vineyards, is announcing a major advancement by adding an experienced Chef to develop a cutting-edge culinary program to further elevate and expand their highly regarded wine experiences.

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SEATTLE, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting June 9th, get ready for the summer indoor golf tournament that could land you a $10,000 USD grand prize! This 10-week tournament also offers a chance each week to win $1,000 USD and other great prizes.

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SEATTLE, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Funnelback Inc. announced the general availability of the Funnelback Program Finder, built from over a decade's experience in higher education search and navigation and optimized to meet the UX demands of modern students and prospects. With options to browse, use filters, and search, the program finder serves an institution's majors and programs in an attractive and user-friendly layout. The Funnelback Program Finder uses Funnelback's proprietary search algorithm to index contest from existing course catalogs, whether stored in the CMS, a third-party tool such as Acalog, or amongst siloes of various webpages.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, today announced the finalists for its 2020 Nintex Solution Innovation Awards program across 13 categories. The awards recognize commercial enterprises and government agencies from around the world who have standardized on the Nintex Process Platform to manage organizational-wide business processes and to automate mission-critical workflows.

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KIRKLAND, Wash., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high-performance power solutions, today announced that the company is entering into a distribution agreement with Farnell Electronics, a global, online distributor specializing in high-service distribution of technology products, services, and solutions for electronic systems design. This partnership will give customers access to MPS's extensive portfolio of high-performance, highly integrated power solutions in industrial applications, telecom infrastructures, cloud computing, automotive, and consumer applications. MPS's patented technologies integrate the maximum number of components into a single package, providing an entire power system in one device and accelerating customers' time to market.

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SEATTLE, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander Sobel, DO, FAACS, of Bellevue, is pleased to announce that the fourth annual WISE (Women in STEAM Excel) Scholarship is now accepting applications. Created in 2016, the WISE Scholarship was designed to support women who live in Washington as they pursue a degree in a STEAM-related field.

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SEATTLE, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For men and women in the United States, hair loss is an increasing concern. Thinning hair, male pattern baldness, and aging all contribute to losing hair. Many think that the only effective treatment for hair loss is hair transplant surgery. However, Dr. Javad Sajan, a plastic surgeon at PRP In Seattle uses a unique blend of platelet rich plasma, donated placental growth factors, and stem cells derived from pig bladders to provide a unique non-surgical hair restoration treatment.

SEATTLE, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Alaska Airlines customers and members of the award-winning Mileage Plan have three new promotions to enjoy. In addition to guaranteeing 2020 elite status through 2021, the airline is extending a 50% bonus of elite qualifying miles for flights taken through the end of the year. Plus, for the first time ever, Alaska Airlines Visa(®) cardholders can use their card to earn elite qualifying miles, and consumer cardholders can earn double miles for qualifying restaurant purchases.

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SEATTLE, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSecHelp (https://infosechelp.net/) announced the official launch of its webpage and multimedia security services created to help keep people secure in the growing ubiquity of an unsafe, digital world. Founded by long-time computer specialist Siggi Bjarnason, who has been working online since the early 1980s, InfoSecHelp is a hub of helpful educational materials developed specifically with the layman in mind. As an internet and computer veteran, Bjarnason has spent most of his career helping others to navigate the digital universe, authoring a popular book on the subject that addresses relevant security issues: "Your Safety and Privacy Online: The CIA and NSA."

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SEATTLE, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LEVL, an FDA registered device that allows users to calculate, monitor and predict fat loss through a single breath, is working with CoachCare to further their service integration to address the increased consumer interest in telemedicine and virtual health in light of COVID-19. LEVL's fat metabolism insights seamlessly integrate with CoachCare's custom patient mobile app, clinical dashboard, and proprietary scales and trackers that deliver 24/7 insight into a patient's progress to monitor all aspects of their weight loss program.

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SEATTLE, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board has invalidated King County's controversial Adult Beverage zoning ordinance in a strongly worded, unanimous May 26(th) Order, in response to a motion filed by Friends of Sammamish Valley and other petitioners. The Board's Order cites a dozen grounds for invalidation under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and the Growth Management Act (GMA) and faults the County repeatedly for ignoring the ordinance's potential environmental harm and impacts on infrastructure. Despite strong opposition from farmers, rural and urban residents, environmental and community groups, and local businesses, the King County Council nonetheless adopted the ordinance by a 5-4 vote, after intensive lobbying by a handful of illegally operating adult beverage businesses, supported by ordinance sponsor Councilmember Kathy Lambert.

SEATTLE, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today announced that it has enrolled the first patient in the Phase 3 PRE-VENT trial (NCT04404361) of pacritinib in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19. PRE-VENT, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study, will compare pacritinib plus standard of care versus placebo and standard of care in 358 hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19, including patients with and without cancer. The primary endpoint of the trial will assess the proportion of patients who progress to invasive mechanical ventilation and/or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or die by Day 28.

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), parent company of Heritage Bank, has named Tony Chalfant to succeed Dave Spurling as Chief Credit Officer ("CCO") of Heritage Bank effective July 1, 2020. Spurling will continue to assist with the Bank's credit needs until his retirement on July 31, 2020. Chalfant has held the title of senior vice president and deputy chief credit officer of Heritage Bank since July 2019. Prior to that appointment, Chalfant served as the regional credit officer since January 2018 when Heritage acquired Puget Sound Bank. Chalfant served as the chief credit officer for Puget Sound Bank for 13 years and prior to joining Puget Sound Bank he held commercial lending and leadership positions with U.S. Bank for 11 years. Chalfant started his career with the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency working there for eight years.

SEATTLE, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- This week brought more evidence of buyers and sellers returning to the market as newly pending sales and new listings are up from the previous week. Inventory continues to be incredibly tight -- one reason list prices are growing faster than they were in April. Partly on the strength of that rebound, Zillow's forecast now shows an expected 1.8% drop in home prices through October, up from the 2.7% drop expected just weeks ago.

REDMOND, Wash., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) ("Microsoft") today announced the expiration of its offers to (i) exchange (the "Pool 1 Offer") the ten series of notes described in the table below (collectively, the "Pool 1 Notes") for a new series of Microsoft's 2.525% Notes due June 1, 2050 (the "New 2050 Notes") and a cash payment, as applicable, and (ii) exchange (the "Pool 2 Offer" and, together with the Pool 1 Offer, the "Exchange Offers") the four series of notes described in the table below (collectively, the "Pool 2 Notes" and, together with the Pool 1 Notes, the "Existing Notes") for a new series of Microsoft's 2.675% Notes due June 1, 2060 (the "New 2060 Notes" and, together with the New 2050 Notes, the "New Notes") and a cash payment, as applicable.

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspiring stories of companies supporting their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic are told around the globe, and today there's one coming from the heart of Seattle's Eastside. Bellevue LifeSpring announced it received a generous donation from The Bellevue Collection equating to 56,650 meals. The gift is a result of The Bellevue Collection's Dining District, a long-time Bellevue LifeSpring supporter, executing its "Do Good with Delivery" program to feed families struggling with food insecurity during COVID-19 and to support its restaurants' take-out programs.

SEATTLE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today reported first quarter results, which reflected the Company's actions to strengthen its financial flexibility through inventory and overhead cost reductions and position the business for the long-term through an acceleration of its strategic initiatives.

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Scientific, the leading US blockchain hosting provider, and Bitmain, the industry-leading fabless manufacturer of computing chips, today announced the launch of the new Dalton, GA based Ant Training Academy (ATA) location, the first outside China. The new location was created to allow more North American based participants access to the same highly regarded training and certification services of the China based Academy, without having to travel outside North America. Courses are expected to begin in fall 2020.

SEATTLE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabana, a new travel-tech startup that is reinventing how people travel through its customized fleet of comfortably-equipped campervans, recently closed a $3.5 million seed funding round led by Craft Ventures, a San Francisco firm that makes early-stage venture investments. Goldcrest Capital, Travis VanderZanden, CEO & Founder at Bird, and Sunny Madra, Vice President Ford X at Ford Motor Company, also invested in the round.

SEATTLE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is inviting guests to rediscover "Extraordinary Worlds" and take advantage of additional savings with its new "Early Bonus Savings" promotion. Guests who pay their booking in full by July 31, 2020, will receive an additional 10 percent savings off the base cruise fare. The promotion applies to select voyages through 2021 on the line's award-winning fleet of ultra-luxury ships.

SEATTLE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kleard, an award-winning real estate tech company, is excited to announce its new Patent Pending Self Tour Technology & App for Real Estate called Kleard Now that allows verified buyers the ability to self-tour homes for sale in the U.S. in a safer and more streamlined way. Property access works via the app (available on iOS and Android) and compatible smart locks.

SEATTLE, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces released a report analyzing which states have the speediest and most accident-prone drivers to see where roads could be most dangerous during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

POULSBO, Wash., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson, the premier manufacturer of commercial office furniture and public safety dispatch consoles, has launched the Screen Collection, an assortment of acrylic desk screens and partitions meant to bring a higher degree of safety to the office during the time of COVID-19.