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President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Business Impact Northwest helped Hood Famous Bakeshop, a small Filipino-inspired dessert bakery, get off the ground. (Lauren Stelling)

SEATTLE – For people dreaming of opening a small business, finding funds can be a problem. Often, large financial institutions won't hand out small-dollar loans to the smallest fledgling companies. Access to capital is even harder for marginalized populations - entrepreneurial women, people of

On Wednesday, a Washington State Senate committee held a public hearing in Olympia on two bills that address the gender pay gap in the state. (SounderBruce/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- At its current rate, the pay gap for women in Washington state compared to men won't close until 2070. As the new legislative session begins, hopes are high that 2018 is the year lawmakers update the state's equal-pay laws and close that gap much sooner. On Wednesday, the Senate

Artists collaborated with the group Forward Together to create cards for Mamas Day, depicting families of traditionally marginalized communities. (Melanie Cervantes/Forward Together)

REDMOND, Wash. – In recent years, groups that represent marginalized communities have given Mother's Day a makeover. "Mamas Day" was started in 2011 as a way to celebrate moms who typically are left out of the "traditional" maternal depiction. The Strong Families campaign of the social-justi

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill to address the wage gap between women and men Washington State. (Rachel Samanyi/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Legislation aimed at closing the pay gap between women and men is once again making its way through the State Legislature - this time with more momentum than ever before. House Bill 1506 would allow employees to discuss wages without retaliation, to help uncover pay disparit

Eastern Washington University has hosted workshops and speeches leading up to International Women's Day. (Candace Martin/Eastern Washington University)

CHENEY, Wash. – Today is International Women's Day, and women across the state and around the world are celebrating and pushing for gender equality. The struggle for women's rights has taken on a new tenor in recent weeks, with the Trump Administration's revised travel ban for six Muslim-major

Midwives provide prenatal care as well as care during labor and delivery. (KManzela/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – Midwives are becoming a larger part of the picture when it comes to childbirth, growing in popularity for many mothers across the country. Ushered to the fringes during the 20th century, the most recent data from the CDC shows midwives were the lead care providers for nearly one in

Bills have been introduced in the Washington state House and Senate that would give workers paid family and medical leave. (Pexels/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Bills have been introduced in both the Washington state House and Senate to give new parents and those who are sick or caring for a loved one paid time off from work. A coalition of legislators, business owners, parents and advocates announced the proposal to bring paid family

Doctors want to open a dialogue with parents about children's vaccination decisions as the school year begins. (Wr52351/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The school year has started, and the State of Washington is asking that school-age children be up-to-date on their immunizations against such highly-contagious diseases as measles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends a number of vaccinations aside from thos

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