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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum

Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

Spokane schools won’t adopt Planned Parenthood sex education plan

Spokane Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.


Editorial: Politics infecting science, public health

We applaud the winners of this year’s Lasker prizes, but can’t help but wonder how much more could be achieved if science and public health could be inoculated against politics.


Lasker Awards honor Planned Parenthood and research on preventing and fighting cancer

Planned Parenthood, the embattled nonprofit health provider that specializes in reproductive health, has won the 2017 Lasker Award for public service.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

Spokane school board flooded with emails after sex education vote delayed

Spokane school board members have been inundated with automated emails following a controversial decision to postpone voting on a new sex education curriculum.


Robin Pickering: Sex-education curriculum reflects reality

These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Spokane school board gets a sex ed lecture

Sex was on everyone’s mind at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. During an hour-and-a-half of public testimony, community members expressed concerns, support and at times outrage toward a proposed middle …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Spokane schools delay sex ed plan amid concerns about Planned Parenthood

School administrators have delayed making a divisive decision on sex education curriculum.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill

The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.


President’s 2018 budget to include family leave plan

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.


Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics after funding cut

Planned Parenthood on Thursday announced it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa, after the new Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding this year.


Whitworth’s Planned Parenthood decision is needlessly political

Whitworth a neutral player achieved the opposite, placing Whitworth in the center of polarizing American politics, fixating on abortion alone.


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 …


Sarah Lawrence: Defunding scheme jeopardizes health of red-state women

Without the services these clinics provide, the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections will surge. Abortions and preventable deaths will increase.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money

President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …


Shonda Rhimes joins national Planned Parenthood board

“Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is joining the national board of Planned Parenthood.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017

Pence casts tie-breaking vote to let states withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans needed Vice President Mike Pence to dash to the Capitol twice on Thursday to cast tie-breaking votes to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

Felony charges for two who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies.


Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner to do live reading of `Juno’

Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in “Juno” during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment …


Goodman/Moynihan: Women engaged, enraged, organized

The women of the world and their male allies are judging Trump not on his words but on his deeds.


Fact check: Schumer’s claim that ‘millions of women turn’ to Planned Parenthood for mammograms

Fact-checking Sen. Charles Schumer’s, D-N.Y., claim that ‘millions of women’ turn to Planned Parenthood for mammograms


Group introduces bill covering abortion laws in Idaho

A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle.


Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning after Trump pulled funding

Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus

Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

GOP members of Congress, including McMorris Rodgers, face Trump foes back in district

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not attend a “town hall” event held in Spokane on Wednesday night that saw disaffected citizens criticizing her for her ties to President Donald Trump …


Texas cannot oust Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, federal judge rules

A federal judge Tuesday indefinitely blocked Texas officials from ousting Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider, dealing another blow to Republican-led efforts to enforce stricter abortion-related regulations and …


GOP plan for chaotic town halls: Avoid them

Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall last week marked a high point for the progressive “resistance,” with voters flooding a Utah high school gym, demanding answers on the GOP’s agenda, and …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

The House has voted to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions.