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Public News Service - MN: Women's

Federal law allows 60 percent of the U.S. workforce to take unpaid time off to care for a sick family member or new child, but many workers in rural communities can’t afford to skip a paycheck.(Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U. of Minn.)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol debate a paid family and medical leave policy, a new report from the University of Minnesota says the state's rural residents face the greatest need for this type of benefit. Report author Debra Fitzpatrick says multiple trends

Helping families with the cost and availability of child care and health care is the focus of the first three bills filed in this year's Minnesota Legislature. (yohoprashant/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Taking care of children is labor intensive, which means it's also expensive, and that's why children's advocates say a bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature is needed urgently. Known as the Great Start for All Minnesota Children Act, it would invest in prenatal care, home v

The three dozen women newly elected to the U.S. House last week surpassed the 24 female newcomers elected in 1992, the last time political pundits declared it the “Year of the Woman.” (express.co.uk)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Votes are still being counted, but we already know the number of women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last week is a record high. Nonetheless, when they take office in January, they'll represent only one-quarter of the 435 House members. Louisiana State Univer

As many as 8 in 10 women experience sexual harassment in their lifetimes, which can lead to clinical depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and long-term physical health problems. (Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The global MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and assault, and a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research calculates the economic impacts in the workplace. Elyse Shaw, the report's co-author, says harassment places a significant burden

New policies and a special task force are being promised following a report by the Star-Tribune that found police never assigned an investigator in 25 percent of the sexual-assault cases reported over a two-year period. (pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A policy designed to improve sex-assault investigations across Minnesota is now being promised by the chairman of the state's police licensing board following a newspaper report that documented extensive failings in police work on rape and other sexual assaults. Chairman Ti

Minnesota was the 26th state to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment before the effort fell short, when not enough states ratified it by the 1982 deadline set by Congress. (eramn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's National Organization for Women and other supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are using strategically placed billboards to launch an awareness campaign, aimed at getting ERA legislation passed by state lawmakers. An Equal Rights Amendment to the Minnesota C

A subcommittee on workplace safety and respect still plans to meet next week to discuss Minnesota Statehouse sexual harassment policies. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

ST. PAUL. Minn. – A bill aimed directly at combating sexual harassment in the Minnesota Legislature won't be coming up for a vote this session. House File 3728 had until last night to pass at least one committee in order to move forward. The bill would have created a citizen-led committee to

An estimated 100,000 demonstrators showed up at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Jan. 21, 2017. (Dan Luke)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Donald Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017. More than 100,000 Minnesotans remember Jan. 21, 2017 as the day they marched for women's rights. Most rallied at the State Capitol, but there were protests in Greater Minnesota, too. Demonstrations this weekend will

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