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Idaho women gain ground in Statehouse after Election Day

For the second time in nearly two decades, 31 members of Idaho’s state lawmakers are women.


‘Women’s March on Washington’ planning for big crowds on inauguration weekend

Women and men across the country plan to participate in a “Women’s March on Washington” in the nation’s capital the day after the inauguration as a rebuke to President-elect Donald …


Trump considering woman, openly gay man for leadership posts

President-elect Donald Trump is considering a woman and an openly gay man to fill major positions in his new leadership team, history-making moves that would inject diversity into a Trump …


Trump under fire after sending tweets about ‘disgusting’ ex-Miss Universe

Donald Trump came under intense scrutiny Friday after he disparaged former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of scathing early morning statements on Twitter, including an accusation that she …


Trump says he’ll do more for women as president than Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to make the case Saturday that he’d do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a lifelong champion …


Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram

International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram …


Froma Harrop: Trump can’t charm female voters

Trump’s problem with many Republican women is not political incorrectness. It’s not some largely harmless bit of ribaldry. It’s that any woman who’s been around the block once or twice …


Why are women losing the battle of the bulge?

After a national report this summer showed that women have surpassed men in obesity rates, doctors and obesity researchers are searching for answers to why women are struggling more than …


‘From trails to cocktails,’ active wear hot at outdoor show

Once an afterthought in the historically male-dominated outdoor retail industry, women have become a sought-after force with companies vying to tap into a market that has grown to $4.6 billion …


Male newscasters, bare those arms

Just as serious female journalists are now broadcasting in form-fitting dresses, let’s encourage the men sitting next to them to show what’s underneath all that constrictive fabric.


Ask Doctor K: Longevity in men and women has many factors

Ask Doctor K column for Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hoopfest championship teams have EWU flavor

A team of made up mostly of former Eastern Washington players won the Hoopfest women’s elite division championship 20-19 when Aubrey Ashenfelter sank a free throw to defeat team Every …


100 years ago in Spokane: At women’s school commencement, professor warns against equal rights

From our archives, 100 years ago Francis M. Thomson, the Washington State College chair of the mining and engineering department, delivered an eyebrow-raising (by today’s standards) commencement address at Spokane’s …


Breast cancer diagnoses could be prevented or delayed, study shows

Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …


In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he’ll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, …


GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …


Vatican tamps down expectations over women deacons

The Vatican is tamping down any expectations that Pope Francis is about to let women serve as deacons in the Catholic Church.


Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018

Women would begin signing up with Selective Service in January 2018 under a measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, another step toward a day when young Americans of …


Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s …


Women’s golf: Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan finishes near-perfect first round with 5-under 67 to lead NCAA regional in Texas

Playing on her own suited Gonzaga freshman Bianca Pagdanganan to a tee Thursday in the first round of the NCAA women’s golf regional in Bryan, Texas.


House committee votes to require women to register for draft

Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat …


Robert J. Samuelson: Real gender pay gap much smaller

When measured as equal pay for the same work, the pay gap between genders shrinks significantly.


Should woman go on $10 bill or $20 bill?

Should Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?


N.Y. to become latest state to exempt tampons from sales tax

New York is poised to become the latest state to repeal its sales tax on tampons in response to a national and international push to abolish it.


Thai leader says women in skimpy dress are like unwrapped candy

BANGKOK – Thailand’s blunt-speaking prime minister had some advice Tuesday for his country’s young women: Don’t dress too revealingly, or you will be shunned like a piece of toffee without …


100 years ago in Spokane: Teaching most popular career option for girls at Lewis and Clark

Each girl at Lewis and Clark High School was asked to name her chosen future vocation; only three replied “to be married.”


Kathleen Parker: It’s a war on women, after all

Once upon a time, I protested the Democratic trope that the GOP was waging war on women. … Sue me if you must, but I’ve changed my mind.


Hillary Clinton’s Trump card: Female swing voters

More Republican women view Trump more negatively than positively, according to Gallup. And in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found this month that Trump …


Tampon tax: Does being female in the US carry unfair costs?

NEW YORK – Margo Seibert and Natalie Brasington don’t think women should have to pay a “period tax,” and like a growing number of other women, they are publicly questioning …


More than 63 million girls out of school, UNESCO says

The U.N. cultural agency says girls are the first to be excluded from education, with more than 63 million out of school in more than 200 countries across the world.