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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 7, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting is messy, but Nebraska legislators must find sensible compromise Nebraska’s Legislature is officially nonpartisan, but over the years, it by no means has been immune from ugly warring over...

Alleged sex assault on school band trip prompts legal split

Aug. 31, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The full panel of 15 appellate judges in Richmond has narrowly upheld a former northern Virginia high school student's appeal to have her lawsuit against the school system reinstated after an alleged sexual assault on a band trip. The narrow 9-6...

Appeals court gives mixed ruling on N.C. school's dress code

Aug. 09, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a lower-court ruling that banned a North Carolina charter school from requiring girls to wear skirts. But the 2-1 ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, also opens up...

Tennessee sued over 'bathroom bill' for public schools

Aug. 03, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year. The federal lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Campaign challenges...

Nebraska largely scraps gender identity lessons after uproar

Jul. 29, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate for children. The new draft...

47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

Jul. 25, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either...

Lawsuit against Liberty alleges mishandling of sex assaults

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twelve women filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of a pattern of mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment, and fostering an unsafe campus environment. The federal lawsuit filed in New...

Ducey OKs bill shielding small business owners from new tax

Jul. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation banning state or local governments from requiring training in “critical race theory” and a bill creating a new small business income tax category that will allow small business owners to avoid paying any of the 3.5%...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 3, 2021. Editorial: Should Ohio lawmakers bar schools from allowing transgender athletes to compete? In early February, two Ohio legislators introduced the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” Ohio House Bill 61. It would...

Arizona GOP advanced conservative agenda in Legislature

Jul. 01, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Arizona lost seats in last year's election and entered the 2021 legislative session with the smallest House and Senate majorities they have seen in years. Yet despite shrinking numbers and Democratic ascendancy at the ballot box,...