The Northwest business that has investors buzzing right now is the Seattle biotech company Juno Therapeutics. It’s going public Friday morning and hopes the IPO will raise more than $200 million. It will trade on the Nasdaq under JUNO.
Juno Therapeutics specializes in immunotherapies to treat leukemia and lymphoma. This involves taking a person’s T-cells, the ones that fight infections in our bodies, and reengineering them to become stronger.
Seattle police will soon have new uniforms and a pilot project on body cameras is about to begin.
The two-tone light and dark blue uniform will be replaced with a solid dark blue outfit, which will also bear an updated patch.
Garfield High School's administration submitted a staffing plan to Seattle Public Schools Thursday that's strategically designed to prevent a teacher from moving out of the building for the second half of the school year, according to a leader of the school's PTSA.
District officials had asked the school's administrators to identify the equivalent of one full-time teacher who would move to another school at the end of the first semester. They said Garfield High School's final enrollment numbers came in well short of predicted levels and the teacher is needed elsewhere.
But instead of identifying one teacher, Garfield High School PTSA co-president Kirk Wohlers said the school named five teachers who could each leave the school for one class period each.
New York's ban comes six years after the state placed a temporary moratorium on fracking to study the gas drilling technique.
Northwest farmers and orchardists are among the potential beneficiaries if the U.S. and Cuba normalize their relationship and the trade embargo ends.
They're among many still trying to sort out what President Obama's announcement Wednesday of changes in Cuba policy could mean for them.
Why? Because a lot of people were at the market, buying fish.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the law, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, will now ensure that workers who sue over discrimination in the workplace will get fair and consistent treatment.
But this could prove awkward for Venezuela, which has been Cuba's closest ally and a fierce critic of Washington.
In public, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is praising the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba.
The recent surge in demand has the company scrambling to fill orders, upgrading its manufacturing equipment and adding a third shift at its Maine boot factories.
Its Brunswick, Maine, factory is bustling at around midnight recently as workers make the company's signature boots. Manager Royce Haines says L.L. Bean hired a hundred new employees and added a night shift to meet the demand.
The U.S. Census Bureau has projected that migration to the U.S.
"It is time to reinvest in Washington," Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.
The scientists were trying to modify the MERS virus so that it's better able to sicken mice. Their goal is to make a lab model that would let them test vaccines and drugs against this disease.
Spokesman Josh Earnest says the matter is still under investigation.
"Regardless of who is found to be responsible for this, the president considers it to be a serious national security matter," Earnest says.
President Obama is holding daily meetings with his homeland security advisers and cyber coordinators to determine who is responsible and how to respond.
1. Cuban cigars are expensive, even in Cuba.
As NPR's Tom Gjelten tweeted, the new permission to bring back $100 worth of tobacco (or alcohol) allows you at the most four good cigars. Tom says he hasn't been back to Cuba for six years, but the last time he was there, a single Cohiba or Uppman "set you back at least $25."
Photographer Ian Tuttle was driving when he saw three backpackers resting under a tree near the Pacific Crest Trail in California.
He pulled over. Did they need water or a ride somewhere? Maybe a beer? Just the beer, the hikers told him. And so Tuttle ended up spending the next hour with them, talking over beers and taking their photos.