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President Obama singles out Spokane business owner in remarks about health care bill and small business benefits

Added this morning: video of the president's remarks on Janine Vaughn. She's mentioned at 10:18 mark.

Spokane business owner Janine Vaughn hit the weekly-double this week, in terms of national press attention.

On Friday at a Washington, D.C., event, President Obama highlighted Vaughn's small Spokane business, Revival Lighting, and how last year's health care law has helped her stay in business and keep the business profitable.

Obama singled out Vaughn during a keynote address before a gathering of more than 1,000 health care advocates at a D.C. hotel.

Earlier this week and right after the president's state of the union address, Vaughn was singled out and received prominent mention in the White House blog. The White House blog comments are here.

She's singled out for having a businesswoman's positive view of the new health care law. The blog says: "Janine says that the Affordable Care Act has given her more peace of mind. Before it was signed into law in March 2010, she had to think hard about whether she was going to be able to even offer insurance to her employees in the future, but now, the tax credits remove that worry."

We ran a story on Vaughn in the Spokesman-Review on Sept. 28, taking note of her support then for the state initative to add an income tax for high-worth earners.

That initiative was defeated soundly by the voters.