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Oct 02, 2015, 12:29 ET

WGU Washington and Scholastic Helping Teachers Stock Classrooms

 With the academic year underway, schools and their teachers are working to keep classrooms stocked with the materials needed to help students...

Oct 01, 2015, 08:52 ET

Estate Planners to Discuss How to Protect Seniors and Plan for the Aging Population at 2015 Estate Planning Seminar

 Near the time of their deaths, two well-known names made the news locally as a result of disputes with family members. The children of radio...

Sep 30, 2015, 09:35 ET

Washington Homeland Security Roundtable Launches 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy

 The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) today announced the creation of the 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy. ...

Sep 29, 2015, 13:00 ET

NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to address 2016 Washington Auto Show

 Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will deliver the annual government keynote address...

Sep 28, 2015, 15:07 ET
Ray Hsiao, MD is president of the Washington State Medical Association, which represents physicians, resident physicians, medical students and physician assistants throughout Washington state. He is a child psychiatrist and addiction specialist from Seattle.

Seattle Psychiatrist Named President of State Medical Association

Dr. Ray Hsiao was elected president of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) at the association's annual meeting in Spokane, Sunday,...

Sep 28, 2015, 12:00 ET

Senator Frockt Honored By State Medical Association

Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) has been named the Washington State Medical Association's 2015 Legislator of the Year for his efforts to address...

Sep 25, 2015, 11:23 ET

DOL Rule Banning Conflicted-Advice Embraced By Attorneys Who Have Represented Tens Of Thousands Of Investors

 Should the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) fail to move ahead with a strong fiduciary rule "investors will continue to be harmed by this...

Sep 22, 2015, 15:31 ET

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Receive George Washington Book Prize Special Achievement Award

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright, lyricist, composer, and star of the groundbreaking hit musical Hamilton will be honored with a Special...

Sep 22, 2015, 11:21 ET
Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown has completed a floor-to-ceiling remodel of its spacious suites, featuring new carpets, wallpaper, window coverings, furniture, artwork and bedding. For information, visit or call 1-202-898-1100.

Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown Completes Extensive Suite Renovation

Making travelers' stays even more chic, Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown has recently completed a floor-to-ceiling renovation of its 202 guest...

Sep 17, 2015, 12:46 ET
Washington Health Alliance

New report finds disparities in health care a continuing problem in Washington state

The Washington Health Alliance released today a new report revealing disparities in how health care is delivered across race, ethnicity and...

Sep 17, 2015, 11:53 ET

IPI Survey: Faced With Crush of Student Loan Debts, Only 2 in 5 Millennials Save For Retirement, Many Delay Major Steps in Life

Half of millennials are carrying student loan debt and the resulting financial pressures are so severe that fewer than two in five are saving for...

Sep 16, 2015, 16:15 ET
Washington REIT

Washington REIT Enters Into $150 Million Unsecured Term Loan

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

Sep 16, 2015, 09:19 ET
Kai Fang, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Washington

Ogilvy Washington Hires Kai Fang as Executive Creative Director

 Ogilvy Washington (Ogilvy) announced today that Kai Fang joined the agency as Executive Creative Director, effective immediately. He will...

Sep 15, 2015, 16:01 ET

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 3rd Quarter 2015 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information

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

Sep 10, 2015, 16:30 ET
Hunting Works for Washington

Sportsmen, Retailers, and Business Leaders Join Forces to Promote Hunting

 A group of local and regional leaders representing sporting organizations, chambers of commerce, small businesses and retailers announced a...

Sep 09, 2015, 17:32 ET

WTIA Launches First Ever Registered Tech Apprenticeship Program

 Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), Washington state's unifying voice for the technology community, set a new industry...

Sep 09, 2015, 07:02 ET

Dan Marsh of Avail Partners Selected for Advisory Board of New University of Washington Cloud Curriculum

 Dan Marsh of Avail Partners (, a national technology agency, has been chosen to shape a new University of Washington...

Sep 08, 2015, 17:01 ET

DC Habitat To Dedicate 11 New Homes, Completing Final Phase Of Ivy City Build

The following is being released by Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC: WHAT: As Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC (DC Habitat)...

Sep 08, 2015, 12:00 ET

Experts: Millions Of California Residents Are One Financial Crisis Away From Needing S.B. 308's Protection Of Their Homes

 With nearly half of California adults – some 14 million consumers – having no savings to weather a financial crisis, S.B. 308 is...

Sep 05, 2015, 12:00 ET
Surrounded by a crowd of 250 faculty, friends and family members, forty UW School of Medicine students training in Spokane as part of the five-state WWAMI program were robed in White Coats during a special ceremony to mark their transition from preclinical to clinical health studies and readiness to interact with patients.  The Friday night event in Spokane was one of six ceremonies held recently by WWAMI partners in Seattle, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho to robe 246 students with white coats.

UW School of Medicine Students Robed with White Coats

Surrounded by a crowd of 250 faculty, friends and family members, forty UW School of Medicine students training in Spokane as part of the...