Stories tagged: discrimination
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:53 a.m.
New law targets discrimination against low-income renters
Washington landlords can’t turn down prospective tenants or evict current ones for paying some of their rent with vouchers or other government aid, a new law says.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Homelessness bill bans discrimination against those on aid
Legislators are advancing a bill that would prohibit landlords from turning away tenants who rely on Section 8 vouchers, Social Security or veterans benefits.
Thu., March 1, 2018
State uses sting operation to fine companies accused of veteran housing discrimination
Three Spokane-area rental companies illegally discriminated against veterans who use federal housing vouchers, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Romanian PM who called rivals ‘autistic’ cleared of bias
A government council cleared Romania’s prime minister Monday of wrongdoing for using the word “autistic” to describe political rivals.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Then and Now: The Harlem Club
Ernest James “Jim” Brown, born around 1891 in Tennessee, arrived in Spokane in the mid-1920s as the chauffeur for H.D. Lee, the businessman responsible for Lee overalls. By the early …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
Cincinnati area shaken by racial taunts, insults in schools
From a middle-school teacher’s warning to a black student that he could get lynched to derogatory chants by students at a high school basketball game, racial issues have triggered an …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers
A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve faced discrimination
As Silicon Valley’s workplace diversity wars play out, a Pew Research survey finds that half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced some …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Spokane City Council votes to ‘ban the box’ for private employers, fines delayed one year
A five-vote supermajority of the Spokane City Council voted Monday night to “ban the box” and potentially impose fines on noncompliant businesses beginning in 2019. The law will take effect …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
Spokane City Council may ban businesses from asking for job seekers’ criminal backgrounds on applications
Three years after eliminating the question about criminal history from applications for jobs at City Hall, lawmakers are proposing a measure that would extend to all employers within city limits. …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued, judge says
Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Immigration crackdown could hurt Idaho industries
Idaho’s food and agribusiness industry brought in $1.51 billion in 2011, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Saudis far from unanimous over allowing women to drive
The morning after Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in opening its roads to female drivers, the top-trending hashtag among the kingdom’s Twitter users wasn’t supportive.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Mississippi gets more time in lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag
JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court said …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL
President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama – personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Appeals court allows more of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law
Texas can require law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
New travel ban leads Supreme Court to cancel Oct. 10 hearing
Supreme Court justices on Monday canceled the scheduled Oct. 10 argument in the Trump Administration travel ban case and asked both sides to explain whether the matter has been overtaken …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Tom Brady on Trump: ‘I certainly disagree with what he said’
When the time came for the national anthem Sunday, one of the biggest questions of the day concerned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
NFL’s top sponsors stay quiet after Trump call for boycott
As NFL owners and players rushed to defend their right to protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s criticism, one group of stakeholders has remained largely silent — the …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Trump adds to rollback of Obama legacy with anti-gay measures
Early on, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seemed to be exempted from Donald Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric. He was the first Republican presidential nominee to mention LGBT people in …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin
Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory on the island of St. Martin are expressing anger at a perception that white tourists have been given priority during …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Lawmaker wants Confederate statues removed from U.S. Capitol
On the heels of a clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Virginia last month, Rep. Barbara Lee wants statues of Confederate heroes removed from the U.S. Capitol.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change
Two LGBT-rights organizations asked a federal judge in Washington on Thursday to bar President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
ACLU sues Trump over ‘political’ ban on transgender soldiers
President Donald Trump was sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle about a directive from …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Trump sign at Oregon dry cleaners draws praise, criticism
La Grande Dry Cleaning has become an unlikely front in the battle over Donald Trump’s presidency.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta
A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Courthouse removes flag after white supremacists display it
An Oregon courthouse has taken down a flag that began as a way to honor fallen police officers, but has turned into a controversial symbol after white supremacist demonstrators in …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Historians warn against rushing to take down statues
The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the …