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Bill directs student loans to high-demand fields

Rep. Joe Timmons of Bellingham is prime sponsor

Rep. Joe Timmons talks as he gestures with his hands with a metal water bottle placed in front of him.
Rep. Joe Timmons, a Bellingham Democrat, has a bill that would target low-interest student loans toward people entering high-demand fields such as health care and law enforcement. The bill will get a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 14. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
A $150 million low-interest student loan program in Washington state could be tweaked to focus on wo
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