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PHOTO: Women from around the state are gathering in Helena today and Saturday for the annual Women's Policy Leadership Institute. Photo courtesy of Montana Women Vote.

HELENA, Mont. – Today kicks off the annual Women's Policy Leadership Institute in Helena. Women from around the state will be discussing equal pay, domestic and sexual violence, LBGTQ concerns and issues in Indian Country. One workshop will offer advice on how Montana women can learn to ne ...Read More

PHOTO: A new index that tracks how kids are doing in Montana breaks it down by race and ethnicity. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

MISSOULA, Mont. - A new index that tracks how kids are doing in Montana breaks it down by race and ethnicity. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report tabulates milestones and situations connected with child well-being, such as preschool attendance, math and reading test scores, health, and neighborhood ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report that compares how children are progressing on key milestones by state across racial and ethnic groups shows Massachusetts in the forefront in some cases, lagging in others. Photo courtesy Kids Count.

BOSTON - Massachusetts is in the forefront in some measures of children's development across racial and ethnic groups, but lagging in others, according to a new report. The report from The Annie E. Casey Kids Count data center shows white children in Massachusetts at the top of a national index of ...Read More

PHOTO: A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report on obstacles to success facing children of color finds Asian students in California are more than five times as likely as African-American students to score at or above proficient in eighth-grade math, and white students are more than three times as likely as African-American students to be reading proficient in fourth grade. Credit: University of California.

LOS ANGELES - California's African-American, Latino and American Indian children lag far behind white and Asian kids when it comes to access to health and education opportunities. Those are the findings of a new Kids Count policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that measured data such as b ...Read More

PHOTO: About 23,000 Montanans have enrolled for coverage in the health insurance Marketplace, and today is the final day to sign up, with some exceptions. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BILLINGS, Mont. - This is deadline day for most Montanans to begin the sign-up process for the health-insurance requirement under the Affordable Care Act. About 23,000 Montanans have inked deals so far, according to Jen Gross at Planned Parenthood of Montana, who is a Certified Navigator for the Mar ...Read More

PHOTO: People of color are predicted to make up nearly 30 percent of Minnesota's population by 2040, compared with just four-percent in 1980. Photo credit: DryHundredFear.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota continues to grow more diverse by the day, a new analysis finds that closing racial gaps in income, education and health is not only a moral imperative but a matter of economics. Action is needed now because the inequalities mean the state loses out on billions of dol ...Read More

PHOTO: The Utah Legislature has approved a resolution acknowledging "atrocities" committed against Native Americans. Photo courtesy of the Utah Office of Tourism.

SALT LAKE CITY - Lawmakers in Utah have passed a resolution that recognizes "atrocities" committed against Native Americans and calls on Congress to build a national museum that also would recognize the atrocities. Rep. Jack Draxler is the House sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR 1). He said ...Read More

A new study finds California’s largest banks buy few goods and services from minority-owned businesses.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - People of color make up 60 percent of the Golden State's population, yet California's largest banks do business with precious few of them when it comes to purchasing goods and services. That's according to a first-of-its-kind study from The Greenlining Institute. It found less t ...Read More

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