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NORTHWEST NEWS

PCC Cascade Expands its Food Pantry for Students

The majority of PCC students are food insecure, with up to 15% homeless

Controversial Washington Lawmaker Spreads Views Across West

Republican Rep. Matt Shea was suspended from the Republican caucus in the wake of a December report that found he was involved in anti-government activities and several lawmakers have called on him to resign, something he says he will not do

2020 Census Begins in Remote Toksook Bay, Alaska

Census takers begin counting remainder of 220 remote Alaska villages as part of national headcount

St. Andrew Parish Presents 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

The awards are given to people whose service embodies the values of Dr. King, who used nonviolence, civil disobedience, and Christian teaching to advance the cause of civil rights in America

NEWS BRIEFS

Bills in Washington Legislature to Allow Sports Betting

The bills would allow owners of the 29 Indian casinos in the state to open Las Vegas-style sportsbooks ...

Labor Commissioner, Senator Announce Bill to Fully Enforce Housing Discrimination

A survey found that more than one in four prospective Portland renters were discriminated against because of race, national origin or...

Washington State Bill to Increase School Staff is Introduced in the Legislature

The bill includes recommendations from a workgroup of K–12 education stakeholders ...

Giant Sea-life Sculptures Wash Ashore at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art exhibit aims to raise plastics awareness for healthy oceans ...

States Sue Trump Administration Over New 3D-Printed Gun Rule

The administration’s latest rule allows 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet ...

Impact from non-stop rain felt around Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The unrelenting rain around Oregon this week is having an impact, with multiple roads and highways closed around the state due to flooding and rockslides.Officials in Yamhill County said a driver was rescued from a flooded vehicle Tuesday morning near Amity after the...

Carbon monoxide leak at vacation rental sends 25 to hospital

DONNELLY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say 25 people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at a vacation rental home in an Idaho mountain town. Donnelly Rural Fire Protection Chief Juan Bonilla says firefighters were called to the vacation home in Donnelly about 6:30 a.m....

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations.Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor...

LSU's Burrow, Auburn's Brown named AP SEC players of year

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team.The top-ranked Tigers also have the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron and the newcomer of the year in freshman cornerback Derek...

OPINION

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

How Putting Purpose Into Your New Year’s Resolutions Can Bring Meaning and Results

Only 4% of people report following through on all of the resolutions they personally set ...

I Was Just Thinking… Mama in the Classroom

I wrote my first column in 1988 for a local newspaper about a beloved Dallas guidance counselor and teacher that most students called “Mama” ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring...

Buttigieg thanks staffers of color for voicing grievances

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded Tuesday to a report that campaign staffers of color had expressed frustration, thanking them for feeling able to voice their grievances. “That may not be something that’s typical or has happened a...

Did Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar.Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s...

ENTERTAINMENT

Yiyun Li and Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Yiyun Li and essays by Leslie Jamison and Eve Babitz are among the finalists for honors presented by PEN, the literary and human rights organization.On Tuesday, PEN announced nominees in categories ranging from science and poetry to translation and debut novel....

Grandson’s pitch coaxes Redford out of retirement, briefly

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a car and hollered to his grandson. The 28-year-old Dylan Redford was later that evening to premiere at Sundance a film he co-directed. “OK, Dylan. This is your...

'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in .5M sale

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents. The indie distributor Neon and the streaming service Hulu bought “Palm...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr....

Budget deficit to break jumi trillion despite strong economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through...

Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim's dad's ID info

SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook...

Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent,...

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American...

Netanyahu to push West Bank annexation plan on Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman says the Israeli leader will ask his...

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By The Skanner News

Wells Fargo has lent more than $25 billion to women business owners since establishingitsWomen's Business Services program in 1995.

With an average loan size just under $40,000, Wells Fargo has extended more than 600,000 loans to women business owners in the last 10 years.

"It is very exciting that we have arrived at a point where women business owners are recognized and appreciated for the very important contributions they make to the U.S. economy," said Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo's Small Business Segment.

"Wells Fargo recognized early on the power, drive and potential of women entrepreneurs," she said. "Surpassing the $25 billion mark is a tribute to women business owners who have allowed us to be a part of their amazing success. The last 10 years have been a great journey, and we can't wait to see what the next 10 will bring."

Wells Fargo's Women's Business Services program was established in September 1995 to build relationships with women business owners and provide them with increased access to capital and financial services.

According to the latest economic census data, between 1997 and 2002, the number of women-owned businesses grew 20 percent, nearly twice the rate of all privately held businesses.

To learn about the evolving landscape of the women business-ownermarket, Wells Fargo partners with organizations like the Center forWomen'sBusiness Research. Wells Fargo is a leading advocate in sponsoring industry research that examines the financial and personal characteristics of women business owners.

"Wells Fargo transformed the world of finance for women business owners when it launched the first-ever business services program for women-owned businesses," said Marjorie Alfus, chair of the Center for Women's Business Research. "As the history of women's entrepreneurship is written, Wells Fargo always will be honored for bringing economic credibility to women business owners — not only in the financial industry, but throughoutcorporate America."

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