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100 years ago in Spokane: Journalism professor encourages newspapers to hire women

Miss Grade Edgington, a professor in the University of Washington’s department of journalism, said that newspapers can and should hire women to ease the wartime labor shortage.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

All-female firefighter crew is a milestone for Fire District 10

Spokane County Fire District 10 has been trying to organize an all-female crew for months. Last week, it pulled it off.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Women suing Microsoft did not prove companywide bias practices, judge says

Two women suing Microsoft over gender discrimination did not prove that performance reviews were conducted so uniformly across the company that thousands of other women could join the bias case, …


Saudi women in driver’s seat as longstanding ban is lifted

Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted

Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban …


Women’s group in EU presses for more representation in government, business

With less than a year to go before EU legislative elections, Women Enablers Change Agent Network plans Tuesday to kick-start a campaign to push for women in top EU posts …


Women look back at 30 years of inclusion in Rotary International

For more than a century, a global network of philanthropic individuals has been instrumental in funding and facilitating community growth. But it was only last year when Rotary International celebrated …


First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some …


Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Women make history in Idaho’s primary

Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its …


‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave

In spring 2016, Microsoft was ready to go public with some important data: The company said it had nearly eliminated the gender gap in pay among its employees. But at …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

AP: Record number of women file to run for US House seats

The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies …


Hillary Clinton explains comments about women voters

Hillary Clinton says she meant no disrespect when she said some women voters are more swayed by men.


Buffalo women get first NCAA Tournament victory

Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and No. 11 seed Buffalo got its first women’s NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated sixth-seeded South Florida 102-79 in a first-round Albany …


Quinnipiac women oust Miami for second straight year

Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac offense with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami 86-72, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women’s NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season. …


Thomas leads third-seeded Florida State women over Little Rock

Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and third-seeded Florida State defeated No. 14 seed Little Rock 91-49 in a women’s NCAA Tournament first-round game. It is a tournament high for Thomas, …


Central Michigan outlasts LSU for first women’s tourney win

Tinara Moore scored 25 points to help 11th-seed Central Michigan get its first women’s NCAA Tournament win with a 78-69 victory over No. 6 LSU in the opening round. The …


Odom’s career-high 25 points lead Duke women past Belmont

Leaonna Odom scored a career-high 25 points, including nine in Duke’s dominant third period, and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils beat No. 12 seed Belmont 72-58 in the first round of …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

Scientists who investigated the unusually shaped skulls say they provide evidence that women also migrated long distances across medieval Europe, not just men.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Int’l Women’s Day: Protests, a strike, a Russian’s apology

A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Texas primary turnout buoys Democrats’ hopes again

Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation’s primary election season with their biggest midterm turnout in more than a quarter-century.


GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges

The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the …


‘Lady Doritos’? It’s not happening, PepsiCo says

Don’t expect to see “lady Doritos” on store shelves. The company behind the cheesy chips said Tuesday that it’s not developing a line of Doritos designed specifically for women, despite …


Kesha snubbed at Grammys. So was SZA. Academy’s solution? Women need to ‘step up.’

In an award season where the focus is on equality for women, you would think that all award show producers would have some killer quotes ready when they’re inevitably asked …


Citigroup says it will use raises to narrow pay gap

Citigroup says it will slightly raise pay for women and minorities to close a gap with men and whites.


Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve faced discrimination

As Silicon Valley’s workplace diversity wars play out, a Pew Research survey finds that half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced some …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

German police union chief slams NYE ‘safe zone’ for women

A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist

The scholarship, established at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Center for Arab American Philanthropy with money from Adawia Alousi’s family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind for Muslim-American …


Women raise their profile in the auto industry

About 28 percent of jobs in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry are held by women, and about 21 percent of dealerships’ employees are women, according to the U.S. Labor Department.