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Women of the Year: Vanessa Waldref working to make sure her appointment as female U.S. attorney won’t be last

Waldref, 41, a Gonzaga Prep alumnus and former United States Assistant Attorney in the office, was sworn in to lead it Oct. 7 after nomination and confirmation in the U.S. Senate. She took the oath with four former U.S. attorneys for the office, her northeast Spokane-bred family and several members of the legal community, including former coworkers that are the workhorses of an office she'll manage.