Stories tagged: discrimination
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. …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle ‘dreamer’
The governors of Mexico are weighing in on the continued detention of a Seattle-area man who was participating in a federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Mexico launches nationwide effort in U.S. to help migrants
The Mexican government is beefing up its aid to migrants in the U.S. through the creation of 50 legal assistance centers in response to President Donald Trump’s measures to curb …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Man arrested over threats to Jewish institutions nationwide
A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York’s Anti-Defamation League, in an …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
WSU conduct board not racially biased, report says
An independent review of Washington State University’s Student Conduct Board found no evidence of racial bias, according to a report completed Feb. 16 and released Wednesday by Lyons O’Dowd, a …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
‘Not In Our Town’ takes shape in Pullman
The local affiliation of Not In Our Town started to take shape Wednesday with a new name, leader and committee at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Not so urgent anymore? Trump’s new travel ban delayed
President Donald Trump was barely in office when he signed an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. There was not a moment to waste, he said, because any …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Hispanic man wins $1.85M judgment over racial abuse on boat
Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban
Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban – mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Hotline set up to report harassment in Seattle
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights had set up a new hotline to report harassment in the city.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Texas court hears case that could dent gay marriage right
The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a Houston case that top Republicans hope will provide an opening to chip away at the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Revised Trump immigration order will not ban citizens from Iraq, sources say
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration will not include a blanket ban on citizens from Iraq, among a host of other revisions meant to allay legal and diplomatic …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Stock plunges, trading halted in owner of Kay and Jared jewelry chains after report
The parent company of Sterling Jewelers, which owns Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers, halted trading in its stock Tuesday after shares plunged to a four-year low.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Activists: ICE officers arrest foreign workers in Oregon
Community activists and union leaders say federal immigration officers stopped two vans carrying workers headed to a forest to pick an ornamental shrub, detained 19 of them and then took …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Salem approves ‘inclusive city’ resolution
The Salem City Council has unanimously approved a resolution declaring Oregon’s capital an “inclusive city.”
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Appeals court won’t put Trump’s travel ban case on hold
A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump’s travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
As Trump immigration crackdown comes into focus, anxiety grows along with anger
Cristina Reyes eyed her daughter toddling about on a patch of grass while waiting for the trolley that would take them to their Lynwood home. The 33-year-old has stuck to …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Tempers flare after calls to separate Native American basketball tournaments from other tourneys
The topic of race entered the Montana high school basketball conversation this week as divisional tournaments begin around the state.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
White nationalist leader booted from CPAC
One of America’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks
The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Trump administration working on transgender bathroom guidelines
The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News
Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur whose comments on race have been assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned Tuesday from his senior editor position at Breitbart News. In recent days, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions. Murray, in his annual …