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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

6 women file lawsuit alleging ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’

Six women sued Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, targeting companies he worked at by likening the “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise” to an organized crime group that relied on film agents, producers and …


Washington women take narrow path out of homelessness

Stories of Kitsap County women who lost their homes and worked to find homes again show the narrow path back to having a place to call home.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims …


Post Falls native named Pacific Northwest regional ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, plans CdA event

A woman who grew up in Post Falls is returning to the area after being named an ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and has organized a conference for local entrepreneurs …


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 …


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

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 …


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 – …


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

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

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

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 …


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 …


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

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

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.


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.


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, …


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

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

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

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

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 …


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 …


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

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 …


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.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Civil Rights Act, July 5, 1964


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 …


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 …