Stories tagged: policy
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Twitter announced an end Wednesday to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation.
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook’s platform in a “very public way,” an executive …
Fri., March 29, 2019
Amazon, other Washington companies, get perfect scores for LGBTQ policies, but some advocates ask for more
Amazon, along with 10 other Washington-based companies, scored 100 percent this week in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s latest measure of policies and practices that “affirm and include” lesbian, gay, …
Mon., March 25, 2019
President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Harvard University’s secretive admissions process will undergo a rare public dissection in a trial starting this week of allegations that the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-Americans.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said the role of the federal government is to increase choice and competitiveness in the U.S. health care market, while Democrat Lisa Brown urged a push …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
New Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy allows only dogs and cats on leashes or in carriers
Joining several other carriers that have adopted tough new rules on pets, Southwest Airlines is adopting a new policy for emotional support animals in the cabin, allowing only dogs and …
Thu., July 12, 2018
Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches – limiting their wages and job opportunities – under the threat of legal action from …
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018
After being accused of racial profiling, Lowe’s has ended its receipt-checking policy in all stores.
Thu., March 29, 2018
Nearly a week after the Pentagon publicly posted its new recommended policy on transgender troops, the department’s chief spokeswoman refused to clarify portions of the memo or settle confusion about …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months.
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018
Kroger is raising the minimum age to buy guns at its Fred Meyer stores, the third major retailer to place restrictions on gun sales that exceed federal law.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
A Kansas police officer who fatally shot a man in an SUV outside the man’s home six months ago has been fired for violating department policy in the shooting, a …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration’s policy in Afghanistan is working, saying talks between the government and the Taliban are closer than ever before.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Eleven prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention filed a legal challenge Thursday against President Donald Trump, whose administration has not released or transferred anyone from the U.S. base in …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
The Montana Legislature is reviewing its sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
A federal judge in Chicago says he won’t force a suburban school district to suspend a policy that enables transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Here’s a rundown of the Senate’s newly-passed bill as compared to the House of Representatives’ plan, which was passed in November.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the bill the House of Representatives passed in May, now languishing in the Senate, is just a first step in reforming the country’s health care …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Aides to President Donald Trump were in deep talks about how to defuse tensions between Qatar and other Arab nations when the door to the secure room at the White …
Thu., July 13, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that too many students have been treated unfairly as colleges have sought to comply with Obama-era policy on handling sexual assault, but she declined …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017
The White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that’s aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services. …
Sat., May 6, 2017
If the U.S. withdraws from the Paris climate accord – an option gaining favor among top White House advisers – Charming Betsy may be partly to blame. Or, more specifically, …
Sat., April 29, 2017
A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn’t be able to get back in.
Sat., April 29, 2017
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …