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ACEEE: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient State, While Arkansas, D.C., Kentucky, and Wisconsin are Most Improved

Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save...

Oct 21, 2014, 15:28 ET

WSNA Calls for Immediate Actions to Increase Ebola Preparedness

In response to a recent survey of registered nurses in Washington, the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) is calling on hospitals to take...

Oct 20, 2014, 17:02 ET
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust to Relocate to 1775 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust To Relocate Corporate Headquarters To Washington, DC

 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (Washington REIT) (NYSE: WRE), a leading owner of commercial and multifamily properties in the...

Oct 20, 2014, 12:27 ET

Which States Are America's 2014 Energy Efficiency Leaders?

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will hold a phone-based national news event at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October...

Oct 17, 2014, 07:00 ET

Washington State's Veterinary Association Announces Annual Award Winners

 The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association held its Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Yakima, Wash., Sept. 26-28. ...

Oct 10, 2014, 10:46 ET

Architect Michael Green Talks about Why We Should Build With Wood

Emerging wood technologies will revolutionize the way our cities are built, says acclaimed Vancouver, B.C., architect Michael Green in a new video...

Oct 01, 2014, 17:21 ET
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, Spring Valley Retail Center (PRNewsFoto/Washington Real Estate...)

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Acquires Spring Valley Retail Center In Washington, DC

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (Washington REIT) (NYSE: WRE), a leading owner of commercial and multifamily properties in the Washington,...

Oct 01, 2014, 13:58 ET

New report on hospital sticker prices reveals tremendous variation among hospitals for similar procedures and treatments

The Washington Health Alliance (the Alliance) announced today the publication of a new report that details tremendous variation in billing prices...

Sep 30, 2014, 07:10 ET
Insights from Survivors: Managing the Personal, Emotional and Financial Impact of Cancer. (PRNewsFoto/WN Institute for Wellness)

Cancer Survivors Face Lasting Financial Struggles Long After Treatment Ends, New Study Reveals

 The majority (62%) of America's middle-income cancer survivors say they were not financially prepared for cancer diagnosis and treatment,...

Sep 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

Washington Premier Consulting Lobby Firm Expands Professional Services

Washington Premier Consulting, a public, policy government relations firm has grown to add new services and associates.  Tonya Saunders-Speed,...

Sep 26, 2014, 08:15 ET
HydroSense, a team of students from the University of Washington, won the 2009 Environmental Innovation Challenge with a water-usage monitoring technology. HydroSense was acquired by Belkin in 2010. (PRNewsFoto/Michael Foster Schl of Business)

Innovation takes flight as Alaska Airlines sponsors environmental entrepreneurship competition at University of Washington

 Today, the University of Washington Foster School of Business announced Alaska Airlines as the naming sponsor of its annual Environmental...

Sep 24, 2014, 14:00 ET

First statewide report in nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds overuse and widespread geographic variation

The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds that patients in Washington may be exposed to care...

Sep 23, 2014, 14:41 ET
Brian Seppi, MD (PRNewsFoto/Washington State Medical Assoc.)

Spokane Internal Medicine Physician Named President Of State Medical Association

Brian Seppi, MD was elected president of the Washington State Medical Association at the association's annual meeting in Seattle, Saturday,...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:13 ET

Washington Prime Group Inc. to Host Transaction Update Call

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will host a conference call on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:00 ET

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 3rd Quarter 2014 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (Washington REIT) (NYSE: WRE), a leading owner of commercial and multifamily properties in the Washington,...

Sep 17, 2014, 09:15 ET

Washington Wealth Management Announces Addition Of Two Successful Former Wirehouse Advisors In Salt Lake City, Utah

Washington Wealth Management LLC (WWM), an independent hybrid Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) supporting fee and commission-based independent...

Sep 16, 2014, 08:30 ET

Washington Prime Group Inc. to Acquire Glimcher Realty Trust for $4.3 Billion in Stock and Cash Including the Assumption of Debt

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) and Glimcher Realty Trust ("Glimcher") (NYSE: GRT) today announced that they have entered into a definitive...

Sep 08, 2014, 09:00 ET

Washington Prime Announces Addition of Butch Knerr to Executive Team

Washington Prime Group (NYSE: WPG) announced today that Butch Knerr will join Washington Prime Group (WPG) as Executive Vice President and Chief...

Sep 05, 2014, 20:16 ET

SIPC Issues Statement on SEC Decision Not To Pursue Stanford Appeal

 The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) today issued the following statement in the wake of the decision by the U.S. Securities...

Sep 03, 2014, 17:05 ET

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust ("Washington REIT" or the "Company") (NYSE: WRE), a leading owner of commercial and multifamily...