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UN: Wage gap between women and men will take 70 years to close

It will take at least seven more decades until women earn as much as men if the pay gap continues to narrow at the current pace, the International Labor Organization …


Women in Agriculture Conference to focus on communication styles

A Washington State University conference this month will bring women in agriculture together at 31 different locations in five states.


Supreme Court’s female justices take aim at Texas abortion restrictions

The three women on the Supreme Court led an attack Wednesday on a Texas law that would shut down about three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.


100 years ago in Spokane: City looking for ‘perfect woman’ to be first female police officer

Eleven women took a civil service exam to become Spokane’s first woman police officer but none passed.


Women’s boxing hopes to gain traction from Holly Holm’s UFC victory over Ronda Rousey

Among the millions who watched former boxing world champion Holly Holm outpunch Ronda Rousey to set up a stunning upset was Mauricio Sulaiman. The head of the World Boxing Council’s …


House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

OLYMPIA – The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and prohibit employers from assigning less favorable employment opportunities to …


Generals say women should have to register for draft

The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also …


Obama: Closing pay gap for women, minorities still a work in progress

President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an …


Six men’s teams, 12 women’s qualified for NCAA tournaments

Men Belmont, Ohio Valley Conference Coastal Carolina, Big South Conference


Women’s pay 78 percent of men’s in Washington state

Spokane City Councilwoman Candace Mumm is all too familiar with the conditions that have led women workers in Washington state to make 78 cents on the dollar compared to their …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The designers of the Spokane County Courthouse never imagined that women would serve on juries, so they didn’t include a restroom for women jurors.


Ice queens

Hockey has no age limit. It’s a lifelong sport, so say the women in the newly formed Silver Skaters – a division of Spokane Women’s Hockey League for women age …


Jamie Tobias Neely: Pay gap related to happiness gap

Last week, University of Michigan economist Justin Wolfers came to town. Money actually does make people happier, he told a Spokane crowd. Men in America are happier than women, he …


Rising against abuse

One in three women will be abused in her lifetime. Sarah Foley said that statistic shocks a lot of people.


State laws’ last gender-specific terms targeted

OLYMPIA – In Washington state, dairymen, freshmen and even penmanship could soon be things of the past. Over the past six years, state officials have engaged in the onerous task …


AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women

WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite …


Karr shoots Gonzaga women to win over San Diego

The excitement on Gonzaga’s bench Thursday increased with each 3-pointer Taelor Karr made. Maybe only GU Director of Basketball Operations Michelle (Elliott) Clark was satisfied when Karr stopped at eight.


Spin Control: Female leaders no longer staple of 3rd District

OLYMPIA – When the Washington Legislature opens in January, for the first time in 60 years there won’t be at least one woman from central Spokane sitting at a desk …


Monmouth no match for GU women

It couldn’t have worked out much better for the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday night. The GU women posted a workmanlike 77-51 victory over the Monmouth Hawks, winning their fourth consecutive …


Additions energize Girls’ Day Out

For the eighth year, Girls’ Day Out celebrates the smaller businesses and boutiques in town Friday and Saturday. The shopping event is focused on seven neighborhood shopping districts, and participating …


U.S. women take gold in team gymnastics

LONDON — The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard. There was really no need. That Olympic gold medal was in the …


U.S. women open Olympic soccer campaign against France today

GLASGOW, Scotland – More than 400 miles from center stage, the coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team leaned toward the microphone and gave her own musical opening to the …


Sharapova wins French Open, completes career slam

The picture she posed for at the beginning foreshadowed a mismatch in the making: 6-foot-2 Maria Sharapova standing at the net, towering over an opponent nearly 10 inches smaller than …


Trudy Rubin: U.S. must insist on Afghan women’s rights during negotiations

What will happen to Afghan women? As the United States winds down its presence in Afghanistan and tries to talk to the Taliban, will Afghan women pay the price? Will …


Pentagon rules shift on women in combat

WASHINGTON — Pentagon rules are catching up a bit with reality after a decade when women in the U.S. military have served, fought and died on the battlefields of Iraq …


Gonzaga women hold off Saint Mary’s for victory

Taelor Karr made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 minutes left then added three free throws in the final 31 seconds to help No. 22 Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s 75-70 on …


Science grant to help women

A National Science Foundation grant recently awarded to Gonzaga University is aimed at bringing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, often called the STEM fields. The nearly …


Saint Mary’s women snap Gonzaga’s WCC win streak

It was a surprise party, all right. On the 49th birthday of Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves, Saint Mary’s handed his Bulldogs, ranked No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today …


Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of sexual assault

It’s a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts in domestic violence don’t find it too …


Storm stumble as Mercury win, even WNBA playoff series

Candice Dupree scored 29 points and the host Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 92-83 on Saturday night to even their Western Conference playoff series at a game apiece. Diana …