- Ohio seeks adjusted contract rules for minority companies Updated: Apr-30-16 10:51 am
CLEVELAND - Ohio transportation officials are asking the federal government to adjust rules used to award highway design and construction contracts in hopes that it will give more work to minority-owned companies.
- Diversity language cut from judge application Updated: Apr-25-16 1:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah legislative panel that picks state court judges will remove a nod to toward diversity in its judicial application after lawmakers declared gender and race should not influence how judges are selected.
- Boise's refugee resettlement program seen as a success Updated: Apr-22-16 5:36 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The success of Boise's refugee resettlement program has attracted international attention.
- Legislature votes to strip funding from UT diversity office Updated: Apr-21-16 9:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers voted to send a message that they don't agree with the sexually open and progressive views of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion on the University of Tennessee campus. So the Legislature on Thursday passed a bill stripping it of state funds - a total of nearly $337,000. The money will be used to fund minority scholarships instead.
- Tennessee lawmakers work toward winding down session Friday Updated: Apr-21-16 7:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers got off to a quick start in January by dismissing a bill seeking to have Tennessee opt out of the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Then things got complicated.
- Clemson diversity officer: School is committed to improving Updated: Apr-21-16 7:22 am
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Clemson University's newly hired chief diversity officer says the school's administration is committed to improving the racial climate on campus.
- Lawmakers fail to conclude Tennessee legislative session Updated: Apr-20-16 9:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A lengthy debate over a proposed veto override, partisan squabbling and a disagreement over a tax cut have delayed the planned conclusion of the legislative session.
- Study: MLB teams could do better hiring minorities, women Updated: Apr-20-16 11:44 am
Major League Baseball teams could do a better job of hiring minority candidates for managing and GM posts or women for VP and other administrative positions, according to an annual report released Wednesday.
- Judge says lawsuit to integrate SC war monument can proceed Updated: Apr-18-16 11:03 am
GREENWOOD, South Carolina - A South Carolina judge says members of the American Legion can press their lawsuit seeking to bring long-delayed integration to a World War I memorial that separates the soldiers' names by race.
- State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight Updated: Apr-17-16 6:46 pm
ATLANTA - Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.
- China blasts US human rights in tit-for-tat report Updated: Apr-14-16 8:25 am
BEIJING - China on Thursday blasted U.S. human rights record in its annual tit-for-tat report, saying money and family connections are corrupting politics and calling U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq a "gross violation of other countries' human rights."
- Lawsuit to challenge protections for Minnesota teachers Updated: Apr-13-16 9:21 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Education reform groups say they plan to file a lawsuit Thursday challenging Minnesota tenure and dismissal laws that protect teachers.
- House GOP targets teacher diversity in budget plan Updated: Apr-12-16 6:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House want Minnesota's teacher workforce to better reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity makeup of the state's school districts and also increase spending toward early childhood learning and literacy programs.
- Study: Cops stopped more black drivers than white drivers Updated: Apr-12-16 1:24 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - An analysis by two college professors has shown racial disparities in the discretionary actions of Burlington police officers conducting traffic stops.
- NYPD recruits most diverse class in city history Updated: Apr-08-16 6:15 pm
NEW YORK - A new class of New York City police recruits is the most diverse class in the department's history.
- College sports get overall B in hiring of minorities, women Updated: Apr-07-16 3:49 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Racial and gender hiring practices in college sports have improved slightly from a year ago but still lag behind those in professional sports, according to a diversity report released Thursday.