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UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Washington takes lead in #MeToo campaign against on-the-job harassment

Washington laws take aim at sexual harassment on the job, equal pay and expanded health care coverage for women.

Barbra Streisand says she’s never suffered sexual harassment

Barbra Streisand said she’s never suffered sexual harassment but has felt abused by the media.

Three women on record accusing Sherman Alexie of sexual harassment

Three women have gone public with their accusations of sexual harassment by popular author Sherman Alexie.

No dress code, but plenty of references to MeToo at Oscars

There was no #MeToo or Time’s Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one’s surprise, a major theme of the evening – from …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term …

Workplace romances get complicated for employers in wake of #MeToo revelations

Companies have changed the way they approach the often inevitable workplace romance since the #MeToo movement caught fire last fall on social media.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide’s exit

President Donald Trump on Saturday seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination, adding to the tumult that has engulfed …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims’ fears

When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children

The ongoing spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual assault has many parents wondering: Are there age-appropriate ways to talk to children about what they might hear or experience? What are …

French film distributor comes to Woody Allen’s defense

Woody Allen’s French film distributor has defended the American director against sexual abuse claims, saying he has been unfairly caught up in the fallout surrounding the #MeToo movement.

Lawmakers sending their own messages during Trump’s speech

President Donald Trump won’t be the only one trying to send a message when he delivers his first State of the Union address; other lawmakers will be using the speech …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the …

Tod Robberson: Matt Damon’s hard lesson tangling with the Team America: Word Police

Scientists have finally discovered a cure for that dreaded condition known as Male Answer Syndrome. It’s called the #MeToo movement. Men, it’s now our turn – to shut up. A …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers undergo anti-sexual harassment training

Hundreds of Idaho legislators, Statehouse staffers, reporters and lobbyists underwent “respectful workplace” training on Tuesday, and top legislative leaders vowed that harassment is “never acceptable in the Idaho state Capitol.”

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Four women accuse filmmaker Paul Haggis of sexual misconduct

A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who …

Christine Flowers: Franken shouldn’t have folded to hysteria

This #MeToo moment has gotten unwieldy and unforgiving, mixing all sorts of conduct together and retroactively stigmatizing acts that were considered boorish and brutish but not capital offenses.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

‘Silence Breakers’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

The “Silence Breakers” – those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment – have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

‘Silence Breakers’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

The “Silence Breakers” have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women – and some men – who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now …

Spin Control: We need a better policy to fight sexual harassment, women tell top lawmakers

Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members say it’s time to really have zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Otter urges end to sexual harassment amid lawsuits

Gov. Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter said Friday they are working to bring awareness to stop sexual assault and harassment and are encouraging Idahoans to step up their …

Heidi Stevens: It’s not about flirting, sexy clothing

Weinstein stands accused of multiple rapes and a growing list of skeezy, sexually charged power grabs. There’s zero evidence his victims flirted with him. It could not matter less what …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Spokane residents join #MeToo social media campaign bringing awareness to sexual harassment

Spokane victims of sexual harassment and assault share experiences with #MeToo posts.