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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 10, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 4, 2024. Editorial: No hostility to voting in Minnesota, please Legislature should pass Voting Rights Act to counteract efforts to suppress participation. Minnesota is known for its relatively high voter participation...

Norway's top authority revokes a decision by a city to only take Ukrainian refugees

Apr. 09, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A top authority in Norway said Tuesday that it was revoking a decision by a city council to only take Ukrainian refugees and not others, saying it was contrary to the Norwegian Constitution and the Scandinavian country's discrimination laws. The office...

As two women vie for Mexico's presidency, why are there questions about their ability to govern?

Apr. 06, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Are Mexicans ready for a woman president? As two female candidates lead in Mexico’s presidential race, the question has appeared in polls, debates, media and conversations across Mexico. But it is also a sample of the sexism and “macho” culture that...

An Argentine judge recognizes gender abuse suffered for years by 20 nuns in a breakthrough ruling

Apr. 05, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

BUNEOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine judge on Friday ruled that 20 cloistered nuns had suffered abuse for more than two decades at the hands of high-ranking clergy in the country's conservative north, and ordered the accused archbishop and church officials to undergo psychological...

Hawaii police officer who alleged racial discrimination by chief settles for $350K, agrees to retire

Apr. 04, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A county in Hawaii has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the police chief of discriminating against a captain for being Japanese American, including one instance when the chief squinted his eyes, bowed repeatedly and said he couldn’t trust Japanese people. ...

Chinese signatures on graduation certificates upset northern Virginia police chief

Apr. 03, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia town has been excluded from a countywide police training academy after the town's chief complained about Chinese signatures on trainees' graduation certificates. Herndon Police Chief Maggie DeBoard complained that the academy director, Maj....

Iowa repeals gender parity rule for governing bodies as diversity policies garner growing opposition

Apr. 03, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An explicit requirement that Iowa’s state, county and local decision-making bodies be balanced by gender was repealed Wednesday, a move that Gov. Kim Reynolds said was common sense but which critics warn may lead to fewer opportunities for women. Before...

States move to shore up voting rights protections after courts erode federal safeguards

Apr. 01, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An appeals court ruling that weakened a key part of the Voting Rights Act is spurring lawmakers in several states to enact state-level protections to plug gaps that the ruling opened in the landmark federal law aimed at prohibiting racial discrimination in voting. ...

The Trump camp and the White House clash over Biden's recognition of 'Transgender Day of Visibility'

Mar. 31, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is facing criticism from Donald Trump's campaign and religious conservatives for proclaiming March 31 — which corresponds with Easter Sunday this year — as “Transgender Day of Visibility.” The Democratic president issued the...

French soccer federation limits support for players' Ramadan observance. Critics see discrimination

Mar. 29, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

For Muslim soccer players in deeply secular France, observing Ramadan is a tall order, and this is not about to change. Wielding the principle of religious neutrality enshrined in the French constitution, the country’s soccer federation does not make things easy for international...