Washington senators push to keep Ex-Im Bank
Washington's U.S. Senators - Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray - have joined onto proposed legislation to give the U.S. Export-Import Bank another five years of life.
Women business owners face gender gap, report says
Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.
NVCA Supports Legislation to Increase Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs
"The venture capital community is committed to identifying and implementing solutions to provide women in the startup community with greater access to capital," said , President and CEO of NVCA.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Wahkiakum County Eagle
PUD: Varied business calling for attention
The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, July 29 for regular business.
Manchin drops coal provision from Ex-Im Bank bill
Sen. Joe Manchin introduced his bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank's charter Wednesday evening without a controversial provision to roll back the bank's restrictions on financing overseas coal plants.
In Our View: Oil Trains Already Here
The need for new safety regulations on oil-bearing trains can be found in the discussion surrounding a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Senators: Obama must be consistent on pot
Mike Boyd shows off the marijuana he bought after being the first in line to legally purchase it at Spokane Green Leaf on July 8 in Spokane.
UW student in Gaza: 'Today was bloodiest'
The sound of bombs and families crying continue in Gaza, as they have for 22 days.
As SBA pleads Export-Import Bank's case, Ex-Im official pleads the Fifth
Bobby Patton, CEO of Patton Electronics in Gaithersburg, Md., talks about the importance of the Export-Import Bank's credit insurance to his company at a Capitol news conference as Sen. Ben Cardin and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet listen.
Whelpley gets newspaper endorsements in 21st District
Both The Herald and The Seattle Times have endorsed Democrat Scott Whelpley to replace retiring 21st District Democratic State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Gender Gap Seen in Business Loans
Starting and running a small business is challenging enough, especially right now, with the economic recovery still struggling to find its footing.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Expects Export-Import Bank to Be Reauthorized
When Congress returns from its August recess in early September, members will have just a few legislative days to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the entity responsible for providing loans to American businesses to help them sell their products around the globe.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Colorado, Washington senators seek uniform US guidelines on recreational pot
Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Estakio Beltran looks to be 'effective voice' in 4th Congressional District
Estakio Beltran was fresh out of college with little knowledge about politics when he packed his car and went to Washington, D.C. Then 20, Beltran doesn't know what drove him to stop by Sen. Maria Cantwell's office for a coffee break with her constituents other than his passion for speaking out on behalf of his community.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
USDA will continue to use Paterson field
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving forward with proposed changes at its Prosser Agricultural Research Service lab, but expects to keep using the research acreage.
Women business owners face gender gap, report says
Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report indicated last week.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
BMW shows off i8 hybrid made with Moses Lake carbon fiber in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Sen. Jim Risch and BMW North America CEO Ludwig Willisch with a BMW i8 in Washington, D.C. BMW builds the i8 with carbon fiber made in Moses Lake, Wash.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Sewage treatment "will happen," says B.C. premier, doesn't say when
Treatment of Victoria's sewage "will happen," British Columbia Premier Christy Clark promised members of Washington's congressional delegation in a terse letter.
Female Entrepreneurs Still Lag Behind Male Counterparts Cites Congressional Report
Significant barriers still exist for women entrepreneurs more than 26 years after enactment of groundbreaking legislation to improve access-to-capital, federal contracting, and counseling and training for female business owners, according to a Congressional report released Wednesday.
Herrera Beutler faces two challengers in the 3rd Congressional District
Political experience: Appointed in 2007 to serve as state representative for Washington's 18th Legislative District, and elected in 2008.