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Jeremy Field: Journey for women entrepreneurs full of risk, determination and support

Imagine being a business owner applying for loan and being told in order to qualify for financing you need a male co-signer. Believe it or not, this was legal in some states as recent as the 1980s until the passage of The Women’s Business Ownership Act in 1988. It’s hard to believe practices like this have existed in our lifetime. But if you listen to women entrepreneurs, stories like this are common. They demonstrate the journey for women entrepreneurs is challenging and requires strength, grit and perseverance. During Women’s History Month, we salute women entrepreneurs who take risks in pursuit of their passions and who see setbacks as steps to something bigger and better.
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David Condon and Ben Stuckart: Time to come together for WSU Health Sciences

The WSU Health Sciences campus is a place where Spokane’s past and future meet. Once a rail yard, the campus is now the flagship of a statewide health sciences enterprise where more than 1,600 students study medicine, nursing and pharmacy. It’s the workplace for some 940 faculty and staff, and the colleges located there brought in $32.5 million in external research funding last year.
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Don Brockett: State leaders wrong on I-1639

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Recently, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter to gun dealers about the provisions of Initiative 1639. Ferguson previously criticized sheriffs who are resisting the passage of the initiative. The sheriffs are correct; the governor and attorney general are wrong.

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