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Transgender Woman Faces Trial

The transgender woman banned from the Lewiston Rosauers for using the women's bathroom will stand trial today for allegedly battering a woman after a confrontation in a downtown bar. The case is unrelated to the Rosauers incident, but it still involves Alberto (Ally) Robledo's gender identity, said her defense attorney, Joanna McFarland. The woman Robledo is accused of punching in the face is alleged to have started the fight and earlier used gay slurs against Robledo, McFarland said. In addition to the charge of battery, Robledo is charged with reckless driving and resisting or obstructing officers in connection with the March 23 incident. All the charges are misdemeanors, and Robledo faces up to two years in jail and $3,000 in fines if convicted/Joel Mills, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Should this case be prosecuted?

Clark: Rosauers Shows Heart

Philipps is the 53-year-old CEO of Rosauers Supermarkets, a Spokane-based chain with 21 outlets spread across the four states of the Inland Northwest. Two Saturdays ago, Philipps and his management team gathered at a North Side pizza joint, along with employees whose lives had been in turmoil since Dec. 29. That’s when a massive buildup of snow collapsed the roof of the Rosauers at Five Mile.None of the 40 customers or 40 workers who was inside when the sky fell that early evening was hurt seriously. One employee suffered a few minor injuries when the avalanche force of descending snow and ceiling literally blew her out the front door. That was the good news. The bad news was that this was no clean up on Aisle 12. The roof was burnt toast. Building a new one will take four to six months. And so the 120 employees affected had steeled themselves for unemployment checks and less-than-certain futures. Then Philipps dropped the bombshell.No lost jobs. No unemployment checks. The decision had been made to keep every worker/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Have you heard of another company doing something as magnanimous as this?

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