Stories tagged: discrimination
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 …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says
Guess what? It did get better for gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers when the states they were growing up in changed their laws to allow same-sex marriage, a new …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Up to 200 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Missouri
As many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery were toppled over the weekend here in a case that is making national headlines. Anita Feigenbaum, executive director of the Chesed …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Montana committee tables LGBT rights bill
A legislative committee has tabled a bill that sought to extend civil rights protections to gays, lesbians and transgender people across the state.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Trump visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture
President Donald Trump paid a visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a nod to a constituency that voted overwhelmingly for his Democratic …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Trump denounces ‘horrible’ threats against Jewish centers
President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible” and “painful.” He said they are a “very sad reminder of the work that still must …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
FBI: White felon bought gun for Dylan Roof-style attack
Authorities say a 29-year-old white supremacist and convicted felon bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent in South Carolina that he said he wanted to use in “the spirit …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
U.S. prosecutors: Arrested Seattle ‘dreamer’ admits gang ties
The Justice Department says a Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children has …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Detained Mexican in Seattle pushed into immigration debate
Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week morning when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father, who authorities described …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Federal agents conduct sweeping immigration enforcement raids in at least 6 states
U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Donald …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Trump travel ban case: A look at what comes next
A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling …