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2011-04-19 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that, in alliance with locally owned and operated Grays Harbor Paper of Hoquiam, Wash., the technology company will switch to 100 percent post-consumer recycled printing paper in all its Puget Sound facilities, including its Redmond headquarters. Beginning April 22, Grays Harbor Paper will begin supplying Microsoft with a complete rollout of the product line to follow in the ensuing months. The move will replace...

2011-04-04 10:00:00

SEATTLE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than nine million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year. Aside from the violation of privacy and inconvenience, identity theft is becoming more expensive for consumers and financial institutions. According to a recent study, the average out-of-pocket cost to an identity theft victim in 2010 was $631, and total losses were estimated at $37 billion. To help prevent identity theft in the Puget Sound area, BECU, Washington's largest...

2011-03-17 17:59:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends of Quadrant Homes, a social network started by Quadrant Homes, is launching a 90-day Sustainability Challenge to encourage commitments to sustainable practices throughout the Puget Sound region. Quadrant will award grants of $2,000 to two Homeowner Associations (HOAs), one urban (located in either City of Seattle or City of Tacoma) and one suburban (suburban locations in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish or Thurston counties)....

2011-01-24 13:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) announced today that Washington state based Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has awarded a five-year contract to InfraSource LLC, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, to provide construction and maintenance services across the utility's six-county natural gas service area. The contract is expected to produce approximately $400 million in revenues for Quanta during its five-year term. "Quanta Services shares PSE's vision of...

2011-01-17 13:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing (NYSE: BA) Puget Sound has elected a new slate of board trustees for 2011. Pictured from left to right: (first row) Patty Rhodes, first-year trustee; Joyce Nugent, secretary; Andrea Hutchins, first-year trustee; and Bob Malone, treasurer; (second row) Sukari Mdogo, vice president; Robley Evans, president; Renard Burnett, first-year trustee; and Dave Hopkins, first-year trustee. Serving for two years, ECF...

2011-01-13 00:00:41

Hammes Company is using several innovations to help the Seattle-based, non-profit health system achieve speed to market, reduce costs and preserve capital Seattle (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Population growth, demographic shifts and rising patient volumes confirm that demand for healthcare services is increasing in the Seattle suburbs. Local healthcare providers have been challenged to identify the best options for quickly and cost-effectively satisfying that demand in this uncertain...

2010-12-31 00:01:01

ConnectMD's Medical Network Enables Innovative Remote Allocation for Blood Distribution Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 29, 2010 GCI ConnectMD (ConnectMD) is making a new blood-distribution process possible for the Puget Sound Blood Center (the Blood Center), increasing patient safety and hospital efficiency. ConnectMD, the premier provider of telehealth connectivity and services throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, partnered with the Blood Center, the recognized leader in transfusion...

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2010-12-13 10:17:30

Hannah Hickey, University of Washington Harnessing the power of ocean tides has long been imagined, but countries are only now putting it into practice. A demonstration project planned for Puget Sound will be the first tidal energy project on the west coast of the United States, and the first array of large-scale turbines to feed power from ocean tides into an electrical grid. University of Washington researchers are devising ways to site the tidal turbines and measure their environmental...

2010-10-22 14:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BECU, Washington's largest credit union, is launching a community initiative to help prevent identify theft, offering educational tips plus paper-shredding, hard drive erasure and secure computer recycling services at select Puget Sound locations on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am - 1 pm. The events are free of charge and open to everyone. Event details include: BECU Tukwila Financial Center parking lot, 12770 Gateway Dr.Paper shredding, hard drive...

2010-07-16 17:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Vigor Marine LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, will purchase the assets of Marine Industries Northwest, Inc. (MINI) in Tacoma, WA. The transaction is expected to close on or about August 6, 2010. "We are excited about the opportunity to grow our company presence in the Puget Sound," said Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor Industrial. "We already have operations in Bremerton and Everett. This acquisition will allow us to...


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Symbol: GRIN Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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