Stories tagged: discrimination
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Anti-fascists, neo-Nazi protesters exchange shouts in Oregon
Springfield Police made no arrests after monitoring a chant exchange between a group of self-professed neo-Nazis and a group of anti-fascist counter protesters in Oregon.
Sun., April 23, 2017, midnight
Eye on Boise: Public comments from throughout Idaho favor climate change standards that lawmakers rejected
In Boise, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene last week – just like at earlier public meetings in Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Fort Hall – Idahoans turned out in force to …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Oregon high school changing mascot from Indians to Mustangs
The Marcola School Board voted Wednesday night to drop the Indians nickname and mascot at Mohawk High School. Final approval of the mascot change is scheduled for the board’s May …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Justice Deptartment drops federal lawsuit over North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’
The Justice Department on Friday said it was dropping a federal lawsuit filed last year against North Carolina over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which restricted the public bathrooms transgender people …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 4:52 a.m.
Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya
International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says
day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ are real binders after all
It turns out Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” are actual binders after all – filled with the resumes of women who hoped to land jobs in his administration as …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families
Parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally generally can remain together, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday, in a partial reversal of previous comments.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Border agency fields pitches for Trump’s wall with Mexico
One bidder wants to cover President Donald Trump’s border wall with solar panels. Another suggests building a wall large enough for a deck that would offer tourists scenic views of …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Historical marker dedicated to MLK at Memphis airport
A yearlong series of events taking place ahead of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, kicked off Monday with the unveiling of a historical …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Seattle mayor, council seek to create immigrant legal fund
Seattle’s mayor and two councilmembers plan to create a $1 million legal defense fund to help immigrants and refugees.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
North Carolina is flushing its bathroom bill. What’s next?
North Carolina’s General Assembly passed a measure on Thursday to repeal the “bathroom bill” that has provoked an economic backlash since its hasty enactment a year ago. Republican leaders and …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Trump appeals Hawaii judge’s new ruling blocking travel ban
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday appealed the latest court ruling against his revised travel ban to the same court that refused to reinstate the original version.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Montana lawmakers vote against transgender bathroom bill
A Montana legislative panel has rejected a bill that called for a statewide vote on whether to bar transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Judge won’t release Mexican man jailed near Seattle
A federal judge has affirmed an earlier decision not to release a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program meant to protect those brought …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76 bill, study shows
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Threats lodged against Hawaii judge who ruled against travel ban
The Hawaii federal judge who brought President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to a national halt last week has become the target of threats.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination
A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away
The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses, saying it’s “deeply troubling” that lawyers …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
University of Oregon professor sues school over gender discrimination
The University of Oregon has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its psychology professors over claims that she is being paid substantially less than several of her less-experienced …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Bill seeks voter referendum on transgender bathroom use
A Montana lawmaker introduced a bill Friday calling for a voter referendum on whether to ban transgender people from school and public restrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Proposal would prohibit Spokane landlords from discriminating against renters for using subsidies
Tenants could not be discriminated against for accepting housing vouchers under a new human rights legislative package the City Council will consider later this month, which also addresses government surveillance, …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Kay and Jared jewerly giant dispute claims of sex harassment
Sterling Jewelers, the Kay and Jared retail-jewelry conglomerate now facing a massive class-action arbitration case, on Thursday dismissed hundreds of former female employees’ allegations that the company fostered a culture …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Anti-Defamation League, Jewish centers get more threats
The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country got a new round of bomb threats Tuesday, prompting a school in Chicago to evacuate and adding to the …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
100s attend Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom bill vote
A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Supreme Court rules race bias among jurors may require a new trial
The Supreme Court took a strong new stand against racial bias in jury rooms, ruling for the first time that reports of racist comments by jurors may require setting aside …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 10 a.m.
Sikhs respond to shooting near Seattle with fear, disbelief
Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him in …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights
The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 5 a.m.
A transplant-ethics fight for the mentally disabled
Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. But Corby, who lives in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is autistic, suffers from several psychological conditions and takes 19 medications. …