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Biden defends his behavior with women

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he doesn’t believe he ever acted inappropriately toward women but will “listen respectfully” to suggestions he did


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Women’s national soccer team players sue for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women’s national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts.


Does that medicine work for women? Why signing up for a medical study could be your next feminist move

Women’s participation in medical research studies continues to lag, creating a scientific data gap that has an impact on development of new medicines and treatment protocols, as well as accurate …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Finding her range: Gonzaga’s Katie Campbell has settled into do-it-all role on, off the court

When you’re among the best long-range shooters in college basketball, expectations can get a bit surreal.


In Texas, 17 new judges bring ‘Black Girl Magic’ to courthouses

On Tuesday, the newly elected judiciary for Harris County was sworn in, including the 17 women who were part of the “Black Girl Magic” campaign.


Women get board seats mostly when it’s required by law

A new study by Egon Zehnder points out that among countries that average three or more women on large company boards – thought to be the threshold at which diversity …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Portrait exhibit casts light on women’s underrecognized military service

In the past decade, Stacy Pearsall has taken portraits of about 7,500 veterans in 29 states, a sprawling, ongoing undertaking called the Veterans Portrait Project.


Microsoft reports modest increases in workforce diversity

Microsoft showed a small increase in the proportion of women in its employee ranks, rising 1.1 percentage points to 26.6 percent, from 25.5 percent last year.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is …


After men’s razors, Harry’s launches shaving brand for women

Harry’s has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick.


New leadership for NORML Women of Washington

Chrissy Knox has a new hat to wear.


California becomes first state to require a woman on corporate boards

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

California is first state to require women on corporate boards

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Gov. candidate Jordan expects ‘women will be attacked’ by restrictive policies if Kavanaugh is confirmed

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan said Friday she is worried about the state’s protections for women and minorities, especially if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme …


Author Elizabeth Gilbert gives an eloquent empowering speech at NAWBO conference

Eat, pray, love are the words many women associate with Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of the book with the same name. But Gilbert had three different words for more than …


Many women line up in support of Kavanaugh pick

As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country.


More Idaho women start businesses. Fewer work part-time. But men are still paid more

The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise in Idaho. Women’s wages are increasing at a faster rate than men’s are, and state labor officials say women are entering …


Appeals court will consider class-action question in Microsoft gender-bias case

Women suing Microsoft alleging widespread gender discrimination will get another chance to convince a court that their claims should be considered together as a class, after the Ninth Circuit Court …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Ashley’s disappearance is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases …


The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right now

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.


Nearly every Native American woman in Seattle survey said she was raped or coerced into sex

In the survey of 148 Native American and Alaska Native women, more than half the women — 53 percent — were homeless at the time they answered the questions.


Systemic challenges face would-be women CEOs of color

When asked in an interview with Freakonomics Radio earlier this year why there are so few female CEOs leading big corporations today, outgoing PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi pointed largely to …


Women’s magazines prioritize political coverage

No one can predict with certainty the direction of women’s magazines, which have struggled to maintain print circulation as newsstand sales fell. But if you’re placing bets on a strategy …


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 …