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Republican legislator and obstetrician who backed state health care...
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. As a physician, John Moyer had a soft voice and a calm bedside manner that brought thousands of Spokane's babies into the world.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Senator targets small business loan gender gap
Senator targets small business loan gender gap Women still have a hard time getting small business loans.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Miami Herald
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul.
KEPR CBS 19
Sen. Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap
Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.
The Miami Herald
A bio snapshot of Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell
CAREER: U.S. senator since 2001, chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship since February.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
MNGOP feigns outrage over lame Al Franken cone boob video
In April, then-U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman , distributed an absurd petition calling for Al Franken to apologize for a secretly recorded 2012 video showing him joking around in an Arizona driveway with traffic cones.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Should Washington State Eliminate Our Statute of Limitations on Rape Charges?
Last week, Democratic nominee for Texas governor and serial badass Wendy Davis announced her desire to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sexual battery in Texas.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Sens. Murray and Cantwell 'undeserving bimbos.' GOP House candidate says
Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., occasionally play on the national stage, where they have drawn the attention of a blogger who dubs himself "Mr. Conservative" and is a Republican nominee for Congress in Minnesota.
Republican House candidate on female senators: 'bimbos in tennis shoes'
You really have to hand it to Republicans. Their ability to dredge up the worst sort of people to run for office just keeps getting more impressive .
Mud, Slides Close Roads, Trap Motorists in Wash.
Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash floods and mud slides Thursday night that damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded some motorists, officials said.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
State’s women-owned firms missing out on SBA loans, federal contracts
Washington women own almost 29 percent of all small businesses in the state, but they face a larger gender gap than women nationwide in access to business loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Cantwell Calls for Extension of Key Tool to Support Washington Wine Exports
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell joined winemakers from the Walla Walla Valley in calling on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which has supported exports of more than $70 million of Washington state wine since 2007.
Group Of Senators Weigh In On Biogenic Carbon Regulations
On August 7, 2014, a group of nine Democratic Senators led by Senator Tom Harkin sent a letter to the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, on the treatment of biogenic carbon emissions from stationary sources.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Securing funding a challenge for female entrepreneurs
When Lisa Harris Jones launched her law firm 14 years ago, she used the only money she saw as an option - her own.
The News Tribune
A disaster that's not bad enough
This can be awkward, asking the government for help. Gov. Jay Inslee recently asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA – that our charred segment of Washington be declared a major disaster and therefore eligible for various forms of federal assistance.
In Our View/Tackling ocean acidificaton: Preserving shellfish a " and us
The challenge of galvanizing support for cleaning Puget Sound is undercut by the illusion of beauty.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Oil, railroad, coal port money gushes into races for Legislature
A sight that won't be stopped by sit-ins and City Council resolutions: A coal train passes an oil train after tanker cars derailed in Magnolia this morning.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Women and the Small Business Workforce
From Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to Ursula Burns at Xerox and PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi, women capture an ever-growing number of top spots at leading corporations -- internationally and in the United States.
Demolition starts at Boeing 777X wing plant site
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner and City of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson swing sledgehammers at the ceremonial demolition of older office buildings at the Boeing Everett site that are being torn down to make way for the construction of the new 777X Composite Wing Center .