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SILVERDALE, Wash., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mud Bay's new Silverdale, Washington, location (11467 Pacific Crest Place NW Suite C125) will open on Sunday, July 5th at 9:00 a.m., but instead of hosting opening day festivities, Mud Bay will be matching food donations made at their new store for Kitsap Humane Society's Pet Food Pantry. The donation drive will last through Friday, July 31(st), and Mud Bay is committed to matching all pet food donations pound-for-pound.

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SEATTLE, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) -- The median sale price for luxury homes nationwide dropped 2.3% year over year to $1,099,521 in the 12 weeks ending June 14, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks one of the biggest declines in luxury home prices since at least the beginning of 2015.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, today announced Betsy Atkins, a three-time CEO, serial entrepreneur and founder of Baja Corporation, has joined its Board of Advisors. Having co-founded successful tech companies and having served on a wide variety of corporate boards, Betsy brings a wealth of expertise in leading companies through rapid expansion. As a key adviser, Betsy will provide strategic counsel on corporate governance, risk management, and scaling Icertis' global leadership in the rapidly growth Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) market.

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SEATTLE, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in private loans to further secure its financial stability and future during the COVID-19 recovery period, while balancing the appropriate amount of liquidity. The debt financing will be funded on or around July 2.

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BOTHELL, Wash., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced the pricing of its public offering of 5,175,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $14.50 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. The gross proceeds from the offering to BioLife, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $75 million. The offering is expected to close on July 7, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. In addition, the underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 776,250 shares of common stock from BioLife at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

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SEATTLE, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Accolade, Inc. ("Accolade"), which provides personalized, technology-enabled solutions that help people better understand, navigate, and utilize the healthcare system and their workplace benefits, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,022,726 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $22.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "ACCD" on July 2, 2020, and the offering is expected to close on July 7, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Accolade has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,503,408 additional shares of common stock at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discount and commissions.

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BOTHELL, Wash., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced estimated preliminary revenue for the second quarter of 2020 of $9.6 million to $9.8 million, representing 43% to 46% growth over the same quarter in 2019.

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BOTHELL, Wash., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced it intends to offer shares of its common stock for sale in an underwritten public offering. In addition, BioLife expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of shares to be issued and sold in the public offering on the same terms and conditions. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

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SEATTLE, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideoclick, Inc., the provider of the industry's leading e-commerce optimization platform, today announces the promotion of Jonathan Ferrell to Vice President, Business Development. Ferrell will lead Ideoclick's business development team in the expansion of Ideoclick's service offerings to existing brand manufacturer clients, new clients, and through new partner organizations.

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BREMERTON, Wash., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CHI Franciscan Family Medicine Clinic is proud to welcome its first patient today. The new 27,000 sq. ft. primary care facility offers 30 exam rooms, a state-of-the-art Academic Conference center, and a team of over 60 medical professionals--including 24 medical residents from St. Michael Medical Center's Northwest Washington Family Medicine Residency program. The clinic will provide comprehensive outpatient care including obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports health and addiction treatment.

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SEATTLE, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will announce its 2020 second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2020. A conference call is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time/8:30 a.m. Pacific time. Interested parties may listen to the call via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDeploy, a leading provider of modern endpoint management solutions, today announced two "High Performer" and "Momentum Leader" rankings in the Summer 2020 G2 Grid reports. SmartDeploy was recognized in both the OS Imaging and Deployment Software category and the Endpoint Management category. Summer 2020 marks four consecutive quarters of SmartDeploy receiving these awards.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., July 1, 2020 /CNW/ -- SmartDeploy, a leading provider of modern endpoint management solutions, today announced two "High Performer" and "Momentum Leader" rankings in the Summer 2020 G2 Grid reports. SmartDeploy was recognized in both the OS Imaging and Deployment Software category and the Endpoint Management category. Summer 2020 marks four consecutive quarters of SmartDeploy receiving these awards.

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BOTHELL, Wash., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc., the world leader in point-of-care ultrasound, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), today announced its partnership on the EMF COVID-19 Research Grant program. To support this program, FUJIFILM Sonosite is contributing a $90,000 research grant and soon to be released Sonosite PX point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) systems.

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest who repeatedly refuses to wear a mask or face covering.

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OLYMPIA, Wash., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company" or "Heritage") (Nasdaq: HFWA) anticipates issuing its second quarter earnings release on Thursday, July 23, 2020 before the market opens. The Company has scheduled a telephone conference call to discuss the second quarter earnings on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2:00 p.m. Eastern time).

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) -- Pending sales the week ending June 21 have nearly returned to 2019 levels, down just 3% year-over-year, according to the latest weekly market report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The recovery in pending sales follows a strong recovery in homebuying demand, which is now 30% above pre-pandemic levels. One of the biggest drivers of homebuyer demand right now is mortgage rates, which have continued to fall, hitting historic lows below 3% in mid-June.

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyndrite(TM), providers of the core 3D geometry kernel used to create next generation additive hardware and software, today hosted its inaugural Digital Manufacturing Investor Day (DMID2020) event. This first-of-a-kind event for the digital manufacturing industry enabled 12 of the hottest startups from North America, Europe and Israel to pitch to more than 60 investment firms from Silicon Valley and around the world on June 30 2020. With hundreds of attendees gathered, including experts from top manufacturers within the aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer goods markets, the Dyndrite Investor Day has highlighted the burgeoning interest in additive manufacturing and advancements in the digital manufacturing market.

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GIG HARBOR, Wash., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) today announced six general operating grants totaling $175,000 across its Jane's Fund portfolio, which emphasizes community-based efforts to boost students' access to education, end youth homelessness and develop grassroots leaders in Pierce County.

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Impel NeuroPharma, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative therapies for patients living with central nervous system (CNS) disorders with high unmet medical needs, today announced the publication of positive results from the SNAP 101 study (Safety and Tolerability of Intranasal POD-olanzapine), a Phase 1 double-blind, placebo/active-controlled study evaluating the safety, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic effects of INP105 in healthy adults in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. INP105 is comprised of a powder formulation of olanzapine targeting the upper nasal cavity using the Company's unique propellant-enabled POD® technology. Olanzapine is the most commonly used treatment for acute agitation, but its use is currently limited to intramuscular injection.

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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, to discuss updates on the agency's science activities.

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideoclick, the leading e-Commerce Optimization company, today introduces its data-driven Operational Compliance Dashboard to quickly uncover non-compliance issues for vendors selling on Amazon. The Operational Compliance Dashboard helps Amazon vendors identify non-compliance issues and reduce the related deductions to an acceptable threshold, which is typically less than one percent of COGS (Cost of Goods Sold).

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- COVID-19 has changed healthcare and the experience of being a physician forever. The old normal is gone. Dike Drummond MD, CEO of TheHappyMD.com has this question for healthcare leaders: "Do you believe the health and wellbeing of the physicians and staff will be more important - or less important in the post-pandemic world?"

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Highspot, the sales enablement platform that reps love, today announced its Summer '20 release, delivering robust enterprise capabilities that empower revenue teams to make every customer conversation count. Amidst the shift to long-term digitized selling and virtual enablement, companies worldwide are using Highspot to effectively align sales and marketing on the buyer's journey and increase the performance of their customer-facing teams, leading to Highspot's number one ranking on G2.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K2, the leader in intelligent process automation, today announced the results of the recent Harris Poll "Accelerating Automation: How Businesses are Adapting to a Post-COVID World" survey. The survey reveals how business leaders are adapting to COVID-19, how they are preparing for business continuity in the future and the value of automation technology to meet customer expectations.

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The laser hair removal Seattle offered in the past came in the form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) lasers and others that required localized numbing cream. Older lasers also were not suitable for many skin types and tones, and called for many touch up sessions. The master estheticians at Seattle Plastic Surgery are able to offer pain free laser hair removal through the use of the Allure Laser Epilator. The FDA-approved Allure Laser Epilator is a type of diode laser. Diode lasers were designed for all skin types, which means that the lasers do not specifically target melanin like other lasers. IPL and other lasers could not treat darker skin. This reduces pain and makes the treatment safe for nearly every skin tone.

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SEATTLE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The EndBrainCancer Initiative (EBCI) announced today that GT Medical Technologies, manufacturers of GammaTile Therapy for Brain Cancer Patients, has joined EBCI's roster of corporate partners. According to the EndBrainCancer Initiative, GT Medical Technologies is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with brain tumors through a promising new intervention in the treatment of brain cancer, GammaTile(®) Therapy. Part of EBCI's business model is to partner with other companies that are also offering promising new treatment options to treat brain cancer including metastatic disease to the brain.

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WHITE SALMON, Wash., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagetech Avionics, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of miniature aviation transponders, announced a partnership with Embention, a leading supplier of critical components for unmanned vehicles. Adding Sagetech's transponders to its other aviation solutions, enables Embention to offer its customers full certified situational awareness during the piloting of UAVs.

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SEATTLE, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) -- Just 44% of Black families own the home they live in as of the first quarter of 2020, up from 41.1% in the first quarter of 2019, an increase that may reverse as the coronavirus pandemic upends one of the "most promising economies in recent memory" for Black Americans. For white families, the national homeownership rate is 73.7%, up slightly from 73.2% in the first quarter of 2019. An additional breakdown of metro-level homeownership rates for Black and white families and the gap between them are available in a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.

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POULSBO, Wash., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson, the premier manufacturer of commercial office furniture and public safety dispatch consoles, has launched Olli, a new generation work trolley for its award-winning C9 furniture system. Olli supports personal storage, mobility, and the C9 system's variable density.

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SEATTLE, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As things open up after the pandemic lockdown, we are already seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Will this trend continue in the fall as temperatures start to drop? Are there steps people can take to protect themselves when things like social distancing either aren't possible or just aren't being observed by others?

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SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, BC, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors providing for the purchase and sale of 14,634,146 shares of common stock at a price of $0.41 per share in a registered direct offering, resulting in total gross proceeds of approximately $6 million, prior to deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about July 1, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

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SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, BC, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors providing for the purchase and sale of 14,634,146 shares of common stock at a price of $0.41 per share in a registered direct offering, resulting in total gross proceeds of approximately $6 million, prior to deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about July 1, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunny Bay, a trusted maker of effective pain relief products, today announced the availability of certified level 1 protection disposable face masks. Affordable enough to wear a new mask every day without laundering, these disposable masks comply with states guidelines now requiring face coverings for the nose and mouth. Because they're not intended for medical use, users can feel good about their purchase knowing they aren't depleting necessary supplies required for front-line medical personnel. For a limited time, these high-quality face masks are being offered at a steep discount and come with both free shipping and a complementary heating patch.

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SEATTLE, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) -- Prices of the most affordable third of homes in the U.S. climbed 5.5% year over year during the 12 weeks ending May 31, while prices of the most expensive third of homes increased just 2%, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.

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WASHINGTON, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced today that registration is now open for the NAIC Summer 2020 National Meeting, which will be held in a virtual format over a three-week period beginning the week of July 27 and ending the week of August 10. Registration is available online here: https://www.naic.org/meetings_events.htm

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REDMOND, Wash., June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) ("Microsoft") today announced a strategic change in its retail operations, including closing Microsoft Store physical locations. The company's retail team members will continue to serve customers from Microsoft corporate facilities and remotely providing sales, training, and support. Microsoft will continue to invest in its digital storefronts on Microsoft.com, and stores in Xbox and Windows, reaching more than 1.2 billion people every month in 190 markets. The company will also reimagine spaces that serve all customers, including operating Microsoft Experience Centers in London, NYC, Sydney, and Redmond campus locations. The closing of Microsoft Store physical locations will result in a pre-tax charge of approximately $450M, or $0.05 per share, to be recorded in the current quarter ending June 30, 2020. The charge includes primarily asset write-offs and impairments.

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SEATTLE, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) -- Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, has resumed buying homes through RedfinNow in four additional markets: Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. RedfinNow, which buys homes directly from homeowners and resells them to homebuyers, paused making offers on homes on March 17 due to economic uncertainty at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. On May 7, RedfinNow resumed buying homes in three initial markets: Austin, Denver and the Inland Empire in California.

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SEATTLE, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 Pandemic will change the healthcare industry and the experience of being a physician forever. The "old normal" for a doctor's practice is gone. Yet the future is uncertain. Doctors everywhere are holding their breath, waiting for a "new normal" to emerge from the chaos.

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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stagwell Media LP ("Stagwell") announced today it has proposed a combination with MDC Partners, Inc. ("MDC"). A letter proposing the combination was delivered to the MDC Board of Directors this afternoon and is reprinted below. The combined entity would have generated over $2 billion in net revenue in 2019. Stagwell believes the combined company would deliver a superior value proposition to clients, enhance shareholder value, create attractive synergy opportunities and enhance the pro forma credit profile through strong free cash flow generation.