Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.
A federal appeals court unanimously ruled Thursday that Washington State regulations requiring pharmacies to fill all valid prescriptions, including for contraceptives, should take effect.
A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington returned a sizable grant this week when it was asked by the donor to ensure that no funds would be used to support transgender girls.
In the newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, Daya Diaz must grapple with whether she should give her baby up for adoption or have the newborn go into foster care as she finishes her 36-month sentence. Diaz’s plight reflects the real-life situation of incarcerated mothers around the country.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Eve Andrews, culture editor at Grist, describes some promising efforts to help teens get better birth control in Washington state. Also, the Duggar family drama continues, and the battle over abortion in Wisconsin gets weirder by the minute.
Los Angeles, the country’s second most populated city, will see its minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020 after the city council voted Tuesday for the wage hike, marking a major win for labor groups and working people who have seen the cost of living rocket past their hourly pay.
Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.
The combination of mass incarceration and inflexible foster laws leads to an extraordinary, disproportionate punishment that overwhelmingly affects poor and minority women, an expert told RH Reality Check.
The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage law.