Juno Therapeutics sells the rest of its stock to Celgene in $9B deal

SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) — Biopharmaceutical company Celgene is buying the remainder of Juno Therapeutics Inc. that it doesn’t already own in a deal valued at about $9 billion, which will help it develop medicines for patients with incurable blood cancers. Juno shareholders will receive $87 per share. The Seattle company’s stock soared nearly 27 percent Monday less than three hours before the opening bell. Celgene Corp., which is based in Summit, New Jersey, had owned almost 10 percent of Juno’s […]

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And the winners were: Seattle awards view movies with 20/20 hindsight

SEATTLE — The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are set to be announced in less than a week, on Tuesday, January 23rd. Here in Seattle, the ninth annual 20/20 Awards were announced overnight. These awards use the advantages of time and perspective on Hollywood’s most touted movies from 20 years before. Film professionals from around the world reevaluate past movies, and like the Oscars, they put out their nominations and vote for a winner. The group behind the awards […]

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Gunfight at Everett bar leaves one man dead

SNOHOMISH CO., Wash. — One man is dead after an altercation at a bar on Highway 99. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says that witnesses report it started with an altercation between people inside O’Finnigans Pub in an unincorporated part of the county between Everett and Lynnwood. A 29-year old man left the bar, got a gun from his car and began firing. A 23-year old man was shot. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is expected to recover. […]

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Dog flu on the rise this year; cases found in Washington

SEATTLE — It’s been a rough flu season. There has been a spike in human flu cases in Washington and across the country. The Washington State Department of Health reports at the end of December, there had been at least 29 deaths from influenza. But people aren’t the only one susceptible to the flu. So is your dog. Veterinarians are warning pet owners that a spike in dog flu cases has raced across the country. Canine influenza has been reported […]

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Supreme Court hears Ohio ‘use it or lose it’ case as Wash. seeks to loosen voting rules

As Washington state lawmakers debate how to improve access to voting, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case on one state’s efforts to purge voters from its rolls. In 2015, Larry Harmon went to vote in his home state of Ohio but was turned away, saying his voter registration had been canceled. In Ohio, voters who have not engaged in voter activity for two years are sent address confirmation notices. If a voter returns the notice through […]

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