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Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts girl's hair

Sep. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher's assistant. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Town settles with firefighter who alleged racist environment

Sep. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts firefighter engaged in a yearslong legal fight with the Boston suburb of Brookline over what he said was a racist work environment has reached an $11 million settlement with the town, officials said. The settlement with...

Accreditor: Gwinnett school board members must improve

Sep. 14, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — School board members in Georgia's largest school district must do more to learn their proper roles, a special review mandates, although the district emerged with accreditation intact. Accrediting agency Cognia released its report on Gwinnett County...

No discipline for Democratic lawmaker's racist, sexist slur

Sep. 13, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democrat-led House committee will take no disciplinary action against a Democratic lawmaker who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, officials said Monday. Following a closed-door meeting of the House Ethics Committee on Friday,...

3 minimum-wage jobs needed to make rent in Tampa Bay area

Sep. 12, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Rent increases across Tampa Bay this year aren’t just breaking records. They’re obliterating them. As of late August, asking rents for apartments have increased since the beginning of the year by 21.7 percent, according to data from CoStar Group, a real estate data...

Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers

Sep. 09, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing, and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the white immigrants more for the same type of...

Report: Air Force women, minorities face harassment and bias

Sep. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a third of the female service members in the Air Force and Space Force say they've experienced sexual harassment and many can describe accounts of sexism and a stigma associated with pregnancy and maternity leave, a study released Thursday has found. ...

Colorado county COVID vaccine workers harassed over holiday

Sep. 08, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado county's public health department took its three mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics off the streets after its staff was harassed while providing inoculations over Labor Day weekend, the department's executive director said. Jefferson County...

Bridgeport police face racial discrimination probe

Sep. 08, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An independent investigator will look into allegations of racial discrimination within the Bridgeport police department including unfair discipline of Black officers and a hostile work environment, city officials said. The probe is in response...