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Eighth-graders learn Keys to Success in high school 6.5.2016 Durango Herald
The move to high school can be daunting – more students, more freedom, more choices and more responsibilities. So the Women’s Resource Center, Durango School District 9-R, the Mankind Project and the Sexual Assault Services Organization partnered to help eighth-graders make the transition through the Keys to Success...
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Social conservative group files suit to block transgender student's access to locker room 6.5.2016 Daily Kos
The anti-LGBT legal group Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit Wednesday on behalf of dozens of families to block a Chicago school district from allowing a female transgender student to use designated areas within the girls’ locker room. Reuters reports : Fifty-one families in the Palatine, Illinois, area sued the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Justice Department and Township High School District 211 for agreeing last December to provide a changing area in the girls’ locker room for transgender students. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to prevent enforcement of that agreement. That deal stemmed from a complaint filed in 2013 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on behalf of a transgender student who was born male and identifies as female.  The compromise between District 211 and the Department of Education (DOE)  was forged after nearly three years of turmoil over the matter. District 211 is one of three agreements negotiated by the DOE related to transgender student rights, ...
How to Bring More "JOY" To Work 6.5.2016 Inc
In this mini-podcast, the real-life heroine of JOY shares thoughts on women, success and being an entrepreneur.
North Carolina says it will defy Justice Department over LGBT law: 'We're not going to get bullied' 6.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A political showdown between North Carolina and the federal government loomed Thursday as Republican state leaders vowed to defy the U.S. Justice Department’s deadline to repeal the state’s contentious new bathroom law.

The Justice Department notified Gov. Pat McCrory in a letter Wednesday that...

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North Carolina says it will defy feds over LGBT law; 'We're not going to get bullied' 5.5.2016 LA Times: Nation

A political showdown between North Carolina and the federal government loomed Thursday as Republican state leaders vowed to defy the U.S. Justice Department’s deadline to repeal the state’s contentious new bathroom law.

The Justice Department notified Gov. Pat McCrory in a letter Wednesday that...

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What can be done to help Utah's working women? Flexibility, says U. commencement speaker and 'Why Women Still Can't Have It All' author 5.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Child care may be far from students’ minds as they prepare to graduate from the University of Utah on Thursday. But their commencement speaker wants to bring it to the forefront. Women in the Beehive State and across the nation won’t be on equal footing with men, maintains “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” writer Anne-Marie Slaughter, until mothers and fathers share the burden of caring for children and aging family members. And Utah’s female workers have ground to gain. They are behind most... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Free Code Camp survey reveals demographics of self-taught coders 5.5.2016 TechCrunch
 If you’ve ever wondered who exactly is signing up for all these free learn-at-home coding classes and tutorial websites, Free Code Camp (which is one of them) has kindly surveyed 15,624 users with regard to various basic demographics and some more code-centric items. Read ...
Student Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By Man Who Said She Was ‘Too Cute To Be A Lesbian’ 4.5.2016 Think Progres

A college student's brother wrote an open letter to Kenyon College about its handling of his sister's sexual assault case.

The post Student Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By Man Who Said She Was ‘Too Cute To Be A Lesbian’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Virginia school board appeals in transgender bathroom case 4.5.2016 Washington Post
Virginia school board appeals in transgender bathroom case
Chris Christie Vetoes Equal Pay Bill, Calling It ‘Business Unfriendly’ 3.5.2016 Think Progres

Christie also called the equal pay bill, which would have been among the strongest in the country, "nonsensical."

The post Chris Christie Vetoes Equal Pay Bill, Calling It ‘Business Unfriendly’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Limiting Access to Birth Control and Abortions Hurts the Economy 3.5.2016
Our nation's economic health and reproductive health are linked. (Photo: UCI UC Irvine ) Reproductive health isn't just about abortions , despite all the attention they get. It's also about access to family planning services, contraception, sex education and much else. Such access lets women control the timing and size of their families so they have children when they are financially secure and emotionally ready and can finish their education and advance in the workplace. After all, having children is expensive , costing US$9,000 to $25,000 a year. And that's why providing women with a full range of reproductive health options is good for the economy at the same time as being essential to the financial security of women and their families. Doing the opposite threatens not only the physical health of women but their economic well-being too. The Supreme Court acknowledged as much in 1992, stating in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey: The ability of women to participate equally in the ...
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Jury: School failed to protect girl who says she was raped 3.5.2016 AP National
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii&apos;s public school system failed to protect a special education student who says she was raped by a classmate, a jury determined Monday....
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'Peace matters to women': Helen Clark launches campaign to lead UN 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Former New Zealand PM, who wants to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary general, says women are a vector for stability

New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark has started her campaign to become the first woman to lead the United Nations, saying in Paris that “peace really matters to women”.

Clark, 66, said she “never asked for supporters because I’m a woman,” but acknowledged that “Of course I am a woman, and I bring that perspective to a job.”

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Florida man arrested in FBI sting over “weapon of mass destruction” synagogue bombing plans 3.5.2016 Boing Boing
A man in Florida was arrested last week for planning to use “a weapon of mass destruction” at a synagogue near Miami, federal authorities said today. The ill-fated words that James Gonzalo Medina reportedly uttered to the undercover FBI agent who sold him a fake explosive device, words which will likely seal the suspect's fate: “I’m ready, ...
Drowning In Debt, Puerto Rico Is Struggling To Battle Zika 2.5.2016 Think Progres

Nearly 700 Puerto Ricans have tested positive for Zika, including 65 pregnant women, and one man has died from Zika-related complications.

The post Drowning In Debt, Puerto Rico Is Struggling To Battle Zika appeared first on ThinkProgress.

50 teams compete in coding contest for girls 2.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A coding competition for middle and high school girls aims to get more young women involved in technology.
Health briefs: Cooking class will feature smart foods for kids 1.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Cooking class will feature smart foods for kids Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host "Smart foods for smart kids" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the store, located at 335 Lincoln Ave. According to the event description, children's brains require specialized, smart nutrition. Their daily diet can help support a healthy attention span, give them stable energy levels throughout the day and provide their bodies will all foods necessary for a healthy, growing brain. The event is a cooking class that will teach recipes and tricks. Mother's Day themed coffee at Casey's Pond Casey’s Pond will be host a special Mother’s Day Free Coffee event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at Casey's Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail, in partnership with Steamboat Springs Coffee and Tea Company. Treat mom to tasty coffee, yummy treats from Chef Charles and special mini manicures provided by the Comb Goddess. Parkinson’s Support Group helps patients, caregivers The Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support ...
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Story of Incarcerated Teen Shows Injustice of Juvenile Imprisonment 1.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Ig Publishing)By the time Karter Kane Reed became a teenager, his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts, had been dubbed "the most violent place in New England" by the FBI. Unemployment and poverty were endemic, leaving most residents of the hardscrabble town -- including the Reeds -- struggling. By all accounts, Reed's family life was also difficult. His dad was in jail, serving an 18 to 20 year sentence for attempting to sell cocaine to an undercover officer, and his mom was drinking heavily and providing little guidance to her son. Not surprisingly, Reed was floundering in school, rootless, angry and unsure of himself. He was also a target, a slightly built boy who had been jumped five times before entering high school. Karter Reed's response to these attacks was to carry a buck knife, and Trounstine reports that he kept the blade open at all times as he moved between classes at the New Bedford Vocational Technical High School. Still, he was rarely in serious trouble and attracted little ...
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AmeriCorps Becomes New Target for Anti-Abortion Legislators 1.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A recent investigation found that six AmeriCorps members were trained as abortion doulas to give emotional support to patients. Now, Republican Rep. Tom Cole and other anti-abortion lawmakers are calling for a larger investigation into government-funded community health centers. Chelsea Stevenson, an AmeriCorps member, writes numbers on new mattresses at the ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, in Seattle, Washington. An investigation found AmeriCorps in violation of the Serve America Act for having six volunteers trained as abortion doulas to provide emotional support for patients. (Photo: Matthew Ryan Williams / The New York Times) Republican lawmakers intent on relentlessly investigating any organization that receives public funding and has ties to abortion services have now set their sights on AmeriCorps. An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which runs AmeriCorps, found the program in violation of the Serve America Act last week ...
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How Donald Trump scored a win in Texas border country 1.5.2016 LA Times: Nation

Patti Magnon grew up on the other side of the Rio Grande — in the adjacent Mexican city known as Nuevo Laredo.

But the border here has never been a barrier, and Magnon, who has lived on the U.S. side now for years, feels at home in both. “Proud to be an American & a Catholic!” proclaims her bio...

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