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State public defender agency settles gender pay-gap lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public...

Biden admin extends protections to transgender students

Jun. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. June 15, 2021. Editorial: Severe flooding is destroying NC towns, ruining lives. These bills would change that North Carolina is in urgent need of flood prevention legislation. Increasingly, rural communities are bearing the brunt...

Southern Baptists' new leader: long career as bridge builder

Jun. 15, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

As ideological divisions wracked the Southern Baptist Convention this year ahead of a pivotal national meeting, one of the leading candidates for its presidency, Ed Litton, embraced a role as the man best equipped to build bridges and promote unity. “From time to time,...

Want a job? Employers say: Talk to the computer

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

A day after her interview for a part-time job at Target last year, Dana Anthony got an email informing her she didn't make the cut. Anthony didn't know why — a situation common to most job seekers at one point or another. But she also had no sense at all of how the...

House accedes to Senate on 'divisive concepts' budget insert

Jun. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House budget negotiators on Tuesday went along with the Senate version of a provision that would prohibit teaching school children or public employees that one race is superior to another or that one inherently discriminates against another. The...

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

Jun. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy...

WVa judge halts implementation of payroll deduction law

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge on Monday sided with labor groups in halting implementation of a new state law that prohibits union dues or fees from being automatically deducted from state employee paychecks unless they provide written consent. Kanawha...

Ku Klux Klan ruled Denver a century ago; legacy still felt

Jun. 13, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nora Flaherty saw the cross burning in front of St. Dominic Catholic Church in north Denver and ran to her home a block away to get her husband. He grabbed an ax and helped put the fire out, but the Ku Klux Klan members who constructed the symbol of hate...

NY lawmakers wrap up 2021 work, but could return

Jun. 11, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers wrapped up this year's legislative session this week, but legislative leaders said they may return. The state Assembly continued its work into the early morning hours of Friday, ending a legislative session marked by the...