Business & Tech, Featured Soul food and the African diaspora for lunch hour: Sweet Home Café ends Black History Month on a sweet note The sizzling and spattering of hot oil could be heard from the other side of the kitchen as chef Jaycee Couch laid silver-hued mackerels on a cooking range one by one.  Nearby, the soothing sound ... CONTINUE READING Business & Tech, Featured New Regional Small Business Administration Leader Was Influenced By His Restaurateur Father In Spokane (And Maybe Fruitcake) Mike Fong’s interest in public service may have begun with a fruitcake. Every year during the holidays, Fong’s great grandfather, Jack Eng, who lived in Spokane, would hand-deliver a fruitcake to his congressman, Tom Foley. Foley – ... CONTINUE READING The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Business & Tech, Featured, Health New FDA program could boost drug development for rare diseases WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies say they’re hoping to improve drug development and approval for rare diseases, the majority of which lack FDA-approved treatments. There are over 7,000 rare diseases in ... CONTINUE READING Business & Tech, Featured Minority business leaders make case for increased access to federal infrastructure contracts at House hearing Minority and women-owned businesses risk being sidelined in federal contracts, awarded to implement the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that Congress passed last year, unless deliberate action is taken to ensure they have equal access to succeed ... CONTINUE READING


Appeals Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Can Continue Operating Without a Key Permit

A federal appeals court  is allowing oil to continue to flow through the Dakota Access pipeline,  upheld most of a lower court ruling that said  oil can continue to flow through the pipeline, but confirmed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did violate the National Environmental Policy Act in 2017 when it approved the pipeline easement without an environmental impact statement.

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