Stories tagged: women
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders
Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea
Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
NPR chief placed on leave after sex harassment accusations
The chief editor at National Public Radio, Michael Oreskes, was placed on leave Tuesday after a published report that he abruptly kissed two women who were seeking jobs while he …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Saudi Arabia, which denies women equal rights, makes a robot a citizen
Sophia, the advanced artificial intelligence robot – which looks like Audrey Hepburn, mimics human expressions and may be the grandmother of robots that solve the world’s most complex problems – …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Panel set to give ‘a man’s point of view’ on women canceled
A New Jersey-based magazine owned by women has canceled a women’s empowerment panel following criticism because the participants were all men.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Former Twitter engineer seeks to show women can climb only so high
The way Tina Huang tells it, the path to her resignation from Twitter was a Kafkaesque experience: She was denied a promotion, led to believe her coding skills were inferior, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Women who own businesses find bank loans harder to get
Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Women ID as assault, harassment victims with ‘me too’ tweets
Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
For GOP women in politics, a needle that’s not moving
While a tide of anti-Trump activism has led thousands of Democratic women to consider runs for office, their Republican counterparts are where they were before the 2016 election – with …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Was Hefner oppressor or liberator? Women debate his legacy
Oppressor or liberator? Feminist in a silk robe, or pipe-smoking exploiter? Opinions were flying a day after Hugh Hefner’s death over just what he did – and didn’t do – …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Saudi Arabia government says it will allow women to drive
Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the kingdom, according to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday that overturned one of the most widely criticized …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
A first: Marine Corps expects to have female infantry officer among its ranks
In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Middle class comes plodding back
People are reassured, because the economy’s steady, if plodding, performance seems to embody middle-class virtues: order, predictability and hard work.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Cottage housing for homeless women, children planned for Spokane’s Audobon-Downriver neighborhood
Walker Construction was issued more than $2.2 million in permits this week to begin construction on a transitional housing project for women and children. The development, at 2176 W. Fairview, …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Montana prison program helping women recover from trauma
In a campus near the river, a program that focuses on helping women who have suffered trauma is seeing success a year and a half after its inception.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
March in Lewiston will honor suffragettes
A celebratory march commemorating the women’s suffrage movement and Women’s Equality Day takes place in Lewiston on Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
Navy: Only woman in SEAL training pipeline drops out
The only woman in the Navy SEAL training pipeline has dropped out, a Navy special warfare official confirmed Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
War college holds conference about women, peace and security
An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics
Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:03 a.m.
Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training
The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
New Zika testing recommendation issued for pregnant women
Federal health officials are changing their testing recommendations for pregnant women who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or sex or because of where they live.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Trump pledges $50 million to help women entrepreneurs
President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
To escape sexual violence at home, female migrants must risk sexual violence on the way to Europe
Despite the known risks on the journey to Europe, migrant women are still willing to risk their lives to escape equally dire sexual violence at home.
Tue., July 4, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Civil Rights Act, July 5, 1964
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7 a.m.
A pattern for success: Shirtmaker stitches a survival story through sexism, recession and casual Fridays
Not due to any lack of skills. Nancy Gold found that her only shortcoming was her gender: It was the 1960s, and custom shirt makers in the United States were …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 3 a.m.
Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce?
For half a century after World War II, women barreled into the job market in numbers that surged higher every year. They drove most of the rise in real household …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Women-only screenings planned for ‘Wonder Woman’
Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Front Porch: Sexism in society lingers behind a smile, Stefanie Pettit writes
With major news events happening rapid-fire and assaulting our brains daily, it’s hard to keep track of what went on even a few days ago, no less a few weeks …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Planned Parenthood will be defunded for one year under GOP health bill
In passing their health-care bill, Republicans have also taken a first step toward dramatically slashing federal dollars for Planned Parenthood clinics. The women’s health provider stands to lose roughly 30 …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families
A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”