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Poll finds older Americans more likely to believe they face workplace discrimination

A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says about half of Americans think there’s age discrimination in the workplace.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

WSU Spokane researcher Lois James’ study of police bias helps earn her YWCA recognition as a Woman of Achievement

For her study of police bias and nurse fatigue, Lois James will be among several women honored Oct. 4 with the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate

Twitter’s CEO says the company isn’t biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform.


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, …


Oregon man committed to mental hospital after bias crime

An Oregon man who authorities say attacked a restaurant employee with a pipe while calling the worker a terrorist has been found guilty by reason of insanity.


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 …


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. …


A black doctor wanted to save a man’s life. First she had to convince the flight attendant she was an ‘actual physician.’

When Tamika Cross heard a woman screaming for help for her husband who fell ill on a Delta flight last weekend, she sprang to action. The young black doctor, on …


Your thoughts on opinion section

We used to sign the editorials, but many readers believed them to be solely the view of the authors. Editorials are meant to reflect the view of the board, not …


Robert J. Samuelson: Media outlets cater to their consumers’ tastes

Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal …