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Childcare subsidies: Coalition cautious on mean-testing recommendations 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government also plays down Productivity Commission's suggestion money earmarked for paid parental scheme be diverted to childcare

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She The People: Obama announces $100 million expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ 22.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics

President Obama on Monday announced an additional $100 million in funding for his racial justice initiative “My Brother’s Keeper,” a public-private program that focuses on the unique challenges faced by young men of color.  In all, the program has attracted $300 million in funding for an effort that the president has said will continue long after he has left the White House and will make up much of his post-presidential work.

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Economics Daily Digest: What young women voters want 21.7.2014 Daily Kos
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Not Your Father's Electorate ( Richard Heffner's Open Mind ) Roosevelt Institute Vice President of Networks Taylor Jo Isenberg discusses the issues that young female voters are focused on today, zeroing in on economic concerns like paid leave. The FCC Wants to Let Cities Build Their Own Broadband. House Republicans Disagree. ( Vox ) Timothy B. Lee draws on Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford's work to explain why municipalities should be allowed to build publicly-owned high-speed Internet networks. The Bad Boss Tax ( In These Times ) Sarah Jaffe looks at the "bad business fee" plan developing in Minnesota, which would fine employers for the de facto subsidies they receive when their workers are on public assistance. Republicans Want to Control, Not End, the Fed ( WaPo ) A GOP proposal would force the Federal Reserve to choose a mathematical rule ...
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This Week in Pantsuit Politics: Lucy Flores Speaks Out About Abortion and Renee Ellmers Calls Women Way Dumb 21.7.2014 The Moderate Voice
One need only look at the Oval Office to see that when it comes to politics, we’ve got a bit of a gender discrepancy. In this weekly roundup, we focus on powerful political women in the news who are creating (or sometimes preventing) new cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling of policy-making. Politicos, move aside. [...]
University of Connecticut settles sex assault case with five women 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

School pays out $900,000 but does not admit wrongdoing
Students say their claims were met with indifference

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APNewsBreak: UConn settles sex assault lawsuit 18.7.2014 AP National
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference....
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APNewsBreak: University of Connecticut settles suit over handling of sexual assault complaints 18.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Friday Opinuendo: On transitions, adventure, mercy and more ... 18.7.2014 Twincities.com: Opinion
Two education leaders We appreciate the work of two east metro women -- both education leaders -- making important transitions this summer: --
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In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image 18.7.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for $1.2 million — to improve news coverage of the...
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Australian teens leading charge in eschewing drinking and smoking 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Young people are waiting until nearly 16 to try their first cigarette and delaying first drink by nearly a year compared with 1998 figures, study shows

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4 vie for lone Steamboat School Board vacancy 17.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Four women have submitted letters of interest for the Steamboat Springs School Board’s lone vacancy since Rebecca Williams resigned June 16. The School Board will interview the women and choose who to appoint at its special meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the George P. Sauer Human Services Building on Seventh Street. Interviews are set to start at 6:30 p.m., and public comment on the candidates is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The four who are seeking appointment are Chris Johnson, Tami Havener, Sherri Sweers and Kim Schulz. Each candidate submitted a letter of interest to the School Board and filled out a questionnaire, all of which can be found at the district's website . Johnson is a former software engineer, according to her letter of interest, who has four children currently attending school in the district. “I'd like to be on the School Board because I'm passionate about education, and I see this as a way that I can contribute and give back to the community,” Johnson wrote in an email. Johnson wrote in her ...
She The People: In cabinet shuffle, British leader promotes women to top positions 16.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
British Prime Minister David Cameron, a Conservative, tossed out his education secretary and promoted two women to his full cabinet and 10 women overall in a major cabinet reshuffle on July 15. Cameron’s promotion of Nicky Morgan and Elizabeth Truss to his cabinet and his decision to allow employment minister Esther McVey the right to attend cabinet meetings means that five of the 17 full cabinet members and eight of the 27 members of his Conservative leadership team are women. Cameron pledged during his 2009 campaign that women would make up one-third of his administration. (He formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats following the May 2010 ...
This Is What Happened When I Took the MTA Bus to Pick Up Food Stamps 16.7.2014 American Prospect
Mr. Brown folded his large hands and gleamed at me with a placid smile. Then, suddenly, he said, “You have to work!“ His tone was that of a father scolding an errant teenager. “If we give you money, you have to work!” I managed the seething anger brought on this exchange, and compounded by the hunger I felt after having waited a few hours for my turn at this encounter, not to mention the set of events that led up to me applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP, a.k.a. food stamps) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). “I have a job,” I managed to say, “it’s part-time and I’m actively looking for a full time job.” I pointed to the printed e-mails of interview appointments, job applications and cover letters. He waved away my evidence and continued down his checklist. I could tell that he gave this speech regularly and had no interest in a rebuttal. I slumped down in the chair, defeated, feeling solidarity with the woman who was escorted out of the Brooklyn Human Resource ...
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In appearance with father, Liz Cheney accuses Democrats of 'paternalistic' attitude toward women 16.7.2014 Daily Kos
For her next trick, Liz will author a book on positive sibling relationships In case you were hoping that the Cheneys would give up on their rehab tour, I bring bad news: It will never end. The latest: Dick, Lynne, and Liz Cheney at a Politico event, interviewed by gossip columnist Mike Allen. The New York Times captures the scene : Most of the questions during the hourlong interview on Monday were directed at Mr. Cheney, and his daughter rarely stepped in, glancing at her father or the standing-room-only crowd and jumping in only once or twice to make a point. And in between lectures from her father, what was the most pointed of Liz's points? “The idea that you’re going to say to a woman, ‘Let me talk to you about some woman’s issues, and you must feel this way about this issue or that way about that issue because you’re a woman.’ ” Ms. Cheney said. “As a woman, I find that really offensive. I think it’s really paternalistic, and I think it’s not going to serve Democrats well in the long run.” Yeah, you ...
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Victorian prison overcrowding under scrutiny as rehabilitation suffers 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Surge in jail population has impeded access to vital programs that help offenders adjust once released

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Scores Of Kansas Republicans Endorse Democratic Ticket For Governor 16.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Yes, those are Kansas Republicans putting their enthusiasm behind the Democrats looking to shovel Sam Brownback out of office. It looks like Kansans don't appreciate it when billionaires shove education cuts and austerity down their throats. From their press release : The group pointed to Brownback’s experimental tax plan, severe cuts to schools, and fiscally irresponsible budgeting as reasons for their historic decision. They also praised Davis’s moderate, commonsense leadership and his focus on proven solutions. “We support Paul Davis and Jill Docking for many reasons, the first of which is their steadfast support for our public schools. Paul has been a champion of schools for his entire career,” said Carol Rupe Linnens, former member of the Kansas State Board of Education. “One of the unique values most Kansans share is a strong commitment to our schools and our top-notch education system. It is clear Sam Brownback does not share this Kansas value.” Republicans for Kansas values strongly endorsed ...
Mitch McConnell says he's such a huge feminist that he wants women to get paid more than men 15.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Feminists for Mitch McConnell Coalition press conference Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explains that he's the true champion of working women because he wants to... ...put an end to an outdated law that prevents women from getting paid more when they outperform their male colleagues. Right off the bat, that should sound a little fishy, because the big problem women face with compensation isn't that employers refuse to pay them more than men, it's that they don't get paid as much as men for the same work—and McConnell opposes legislation to try to fix that problem. Moreover, even if Mitch had correctly diagnosed the problem, there is no law that explicitly forbids women from getting paid more than men. Even if there were such a law, the proposed legislation he cites wouldn't have any impact on it, because the legislation is merely designed to drive a wedge between unions and their members—or, in the case of right to work states, to allow employers to give employees an incentive to not join a ...
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Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping 15.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago.
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Feminism and Prisons: Why "Add-Incarceration-and-Stir" Doesn't Cut It 15.7.2014 Truthout.com

Many mainstream feminist and prochoice groups have been reluctant to adopt intersectional approaches and to declare common cause with other progressive movements. Yet the advent of mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex makes clear that securing women’s reproductive health and rights requires our full-on and intersectional engagement. We must reject an “add prisons and stir” approach for advocacy in favor of making dismantling mass incarceration central to our efforts.

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Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping 15.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.
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