15 hrs ago
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.
16 hrs ago
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 .
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Calls for global network of buoys to monitor ocean acidification
Does the nation need a national strategy on rising levels of acidity in the oceans? And can that strategy protect tens of thousands of jobs in the American fishing industry? U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell, Washington and Mark Begich, Alaska, are calling for such a strategy based on data from an expanding network of buoys that will monitor ocean ... (more)
US senators: Lax Canadian mine regulation endangers our salmon
Salmon runs and spawning streams shared by the U.S. and Canada could be threatened by big Canadian mining developments and the lax regulatory climate that led to British Columbia's Mount Polley environmental disaster, two U.S. senators warned Monday.
Small Business Trends
Cantwell Proposes Bill to Aid Women Owned Businesses
If women feel that running a business has been a challenge, there may be some respite coming soon.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Peninsula Daily News
Sen. Marie Cantwell to tour Port Angeles Coast Guard base
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will be in Port Angeles today to tour the Coast Guard base.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Inslee asks Obama for federal fire aid
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday asked President Obama to declare parts of Eastern Washington a major disaster area because of wildfires that have destroyed more than 300 homes this year.
WBCNA asks for support on small business bill that would boost female entrepreneurship
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Women's Business Center of North Alabama is asking leaders to support a new bill that would improve funding and contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses in the U.S. Introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to the Legislature last week, the Women's Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 said the number of ... (more)
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Voters in 4th Congressional District may decide between 2 Republicans in November
For the first time in state history, voters in a Washington congressional contest may choose from two Republicans on the November ballot - leaving Democrats on the sidelines.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Herrera Beutler, Dingethal advance in 3rd Congressional District
Incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, proved establishment Republicans still have sway in Southwest Washington as she garnered more votes than her two opponents, one with Tea Party leanings, in Tuesday's primary for the 3rd Congressional District.
New evacuation advisories issued as fires grow
U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert met with fire officials managing the Chiwaukum Complex of fires burning in Chelan County on Monday.
New Bill To Help Female Entrepreneurs Gain More Loans and Federal Contracts
On the heel of reports that women business owners still lag behind men in accessing loans and federal contracts, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill that would reauthorize the women's business center program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.