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Minnesota House passes women's equity pay measure
ST. PAUL –- The fight to close Minnesota’s gender pay gap passed a major hurdle Wednesday when the state House passed the Women’s Economic Security Act. Supporters said the bill that passed 106-24 would advance their cause by requiring many businesses dealing with the state to pay women and men equally, and better accommodate pregnant women and new mothers.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service, INFORUM - First News

President Obama vows zero tolerance on gender wage gap
With midterm elections on the horizon, President Obama today took aim at the country’s persistent gender wage gap — an issue Democrats see as key to winning-over women voters.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - ABC News - News

Paula Deen closes restaurant at center of harassment lawsuit
ATLANTA - Celebrity chef Paula Deen's popular Savannah, Georgia, restaurant, which was at the center of a racially charged lawsuit against her, abruptly closed on Thursday after a decade in business.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - Reuters Media - News

Bill aims to increase pay for women in Minnesota
ST. PAUL –- A bill that aims to improve working conditions and pay for women is scheduled to be heard in a committee in the Minnesota House.
Thursday, March, 20, 2014 - Tom Scheck, MPR News 90.3 FM, INFORUM - First News

Ex-Minnesota golf coach proved discrimination
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Hennepin County judge has found that a former University of Minnesota women's golf coach was discriminated against because she's a lesbian.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Associated Press - First News

Disney to pull Boy Scouts funding by 2015 over policy banning gay leaders
(CNN) -- The Walt Disney Company has given notice to the Boy Scouts of America that it will pull all funding to the group starting in 2015 because of a BSA membership policy that bans gay leaders, the entertainment company said Friday.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Devon M. Sayers, CNN - News

Gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea, raise Russian flag
KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) -- Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament in Ukraine's southern Crimea region Thursday and raised the Russian flag in a challenge to the Eastern European country's new leaders.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - CNN - First News

Deposed library dean still on NDSU's dime
FARGO - North Dakota State University wanted to fire its library dean. Instead, on the same day it prepared to fire her, it agreed to pay her nearly $300,000 over two years, though she is no longer the dean.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

New NYC mayor dropping stop-and-frisk appeal
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (dih BLAH'-zee-ohz) administration has filed court papers seeking to drop an appeal of a judge's decision ordering major reforms to the police department's stop-and-frisk policy.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - Associated Press - News

Highlights of Obama's State of the Union Address
(Reuters) - The following are highlights from U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in Washington on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

Pa. pastor defrocked after performing gay wedding
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Church officials have defrocked a United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts.
Thursday, December, 19, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Stenehjem requests that Cobb complaint against him be dismissed
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked the Department of Labor to dismiss a complaint made by white supremacist Craig Cobb.
Tuesday, December, 10, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Companies using Obamacare rules to punish smokers and overweight workers
For years empoyers encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. Companies are taking advantage of new rules under Obamacare healthcare overhaul in 2014 to punish smokers and overweight workers.
Wednesday, November, 13, 2013 - Reuters - News

Fargo City Commission taking steps to make sure LGBT community is welcomed
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Fargo city commission is taking a step to make sure the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is being welcomed with open arms.
Wednesday, October, 30, 2013 - WDAY - News

Grand Forks sets stricter rules on who is eligible for aid to nonprofits
Several nonprofits in Grand Forks will have to secure money for arts activities from sources other than a city-funded program after a Monday night City Council decision.
Tuesday, October, 22, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

UND's Diversity Town Hall meeting discusses conflicts in Syria
Conflicts in Syria were just some of many topics discussed at the University of North Dakota's Diversity Town Hall meeting Wednesday. The diversity town hall meetings are held once a month at the Era Bell multi-cultural center.
Thursday, October, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Shutdown could cut help to violence victims in Grand Forks
Grand Forks’ Community Violence Intervention Center may have to cut services and staff by the end of the month if the ongoing federal government shutdown is not resolved.
Wednesday, October, 09, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Rental discrimination ban approved in Grand Forks
In front of a standing-room only crowd, the Grand Forks City Council passed a law Monday banning housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the city.
Tuesday, October, 08, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Grand Forks, the first city in ND to ban discrimination of sexual orientation when it comes to housing
Grand Forks is officially the first city in the state of North Dakota that has banned the discrimination of sexual orientation when it comes to housing.
Tuesday, October, 08, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Obamacare launch hits early hitch as web traffic snarls up sites
The U.S. government launched the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform on Tuesday, opening online insurance marketplaces across the country for millions of uninsured Americans, but technical glitches prevented early access for many.
Tuesday, October, 01, 2013 - Reuters - News

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