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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 17:48:00

Justice Department launches investigation into alleged sexual abuse at women's prison in Newport

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that they are launching an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment by what the DOJ terms "multiple members" of the staff at the Arkansas Department of Correction's McPherson Womens Unit in Newport. The investigation will also reportedly look into the treatment of transgender prisoners there.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:35:00

At the legislature: Paid maternity leave bill filed

Rep. Clarke Tucker today filed a bill to provide paid maternity leave up to $500 a week for six weeks for state employees.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 09:24:00

Training set for Arkansas women interested in politics

Women, mark your calendars. The group Women Lead Arkansas has a training session set for women who'd like to get into politics.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 07:05:00

How are women faring in Arkansas? Answer: poorly

The Center for American Progress released a report Wednesday on the status of women, compared on a state-by-state basis.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 15:21:00

UPDATE: Republicans and violence against women

Is it just coincidence that Republicans do so many things offensive to women? Example: Most Republicans voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 07:17:00

'If it's got tits, you got problems': Maynard mayor in police dispute

KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports KAIT provides a report worth it's own special attention (warning: that video is a long clip and action is many minutes in): Connie Cline, a former female police officer in Maynard, recently terminated, talks about a video supplied to the station that shows the mayor making sexist remarks while talking to her husband, police chief, Lonnie Cline.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 14:40:00

A message for Mitt Romney from Lesley Gore and 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham: You don't own me

Thanks to The Atlantic for alerting me to this new video produced by Lesley Gore and Lena Dunham.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 10:35:17

Women in green jackets

Condi Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore have broken the gender barrier at Augusta National Golf Club.

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