Stories tagged: discrimination
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Pepe lives: Cartoonist resurrecting frog hijacked by trolls
Pepe the Frog is coming back from the dead. Cartoonist Matt Furie told the Associated Press that he intends to resurrect the character he killed off last month in what …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism
The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments
Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Google intensifies campaign against online extremism
Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
Sun., June 18, 2017, noon
Experts: Uphill fight against age-related job discrimination
Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates have told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Education officials investigate Missoula schools complaint
MISSOULA – Federal education officials are weighing a complaint of gender discrimination against Missoula County Public Schools for allegedly not supporting Sentinel High School’s softball team. The U.S. Department of …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
State Supreme Court hears case to remove controversial judge
An Oregon judge known for refusing to marry same-sex couples is continuing his battle to stay on the bench.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Skittles ditches rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’
Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Transgender man files restroom complaint against library
A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Justices strike down gender differences in citizenship law
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual immigration law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Police: Gay pride flag burned outside Boise home
Law enforcement officials say they are investigating after a gay pride flag was found burned in front of a Boise home.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Portland man stabbed on train remembered as courageous
The mother of a young man killed aboard a Portland light-rail train assured mourners at a memorial service in their hometown that he did not die in vain.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Labor secretary defends merging anti-discrimination agencies
Cutting and merging two agencies that investigate workplace discrimination won’t reduce the government’s enforcement power, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Wednesday. But Democrats pointed to what they say is President …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Crime up in Pullman, an officially welcoming city
The Pullman City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night reaffirming Pullman’s commitment to being a welcoming city after language regarding immigration laws in the original proposal considered one month ago …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Uber dismisses over 20 employees after law firm’s probe
The law firm, which was hired to assist former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s firm Covington & Burling in its investigation of Uber’s workplace practices, told Uber’s more than 12,000 …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Anti-Semitic signs found hanging over Oregon highway
Two signs claiming that Jewish people were responsible for 9/11 were found hanging over an Oregon highway this past weekend.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Supreme Court affirms North Carolina legislative districts as racial gerrymanders
The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down 28 state House and Senate districts in North Carolina because they violated the rights of black voters. But …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again
President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Trump criticizes his Justice Department over ‘watered down’ travel ban
President Donald Trump criticized his hand-picked Justice Department leaders on Monday, tweeting that they erred in asking the Supreme Court to review a “watered down” version of his order banning …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Oregon hiking trail marred by swastikas, other graffiti
A horseback rider discovered swastikas and other offensive graffiti along a popular trail at Crooked River Ranch in Central Oregon.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry
Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most heavily policed neighborhoods and found …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers aim to increase protections of immigrants
Public bodies in Oregon would be prohibited from disclosing a person’s immigration status and details like addresses, except when required by law, under a bill filed Wednesday in the Legislature.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law
Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to update their birth certificates away from public view beginning next year.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
ACLU files racial discrimination complaint against school district
The ACLU of Montana has filed a discrimination complaint on behalf of four Native Americans who said they were denied early entry to a high school basketball game in Reed …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’
President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids
Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Lawmaker apologizes for using ‘lynch’ over Confederate statue removal
A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Fox News fires liberal commentator Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark
Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.