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Final steps to remove derogatory names from federal lands underway

Sixty-six of the 67 sites on federal land in Arizona with a name that includes a slur for Native American women are slated to be renamed in September, and the Interior Department is in the final stages of renaming more than additional 660 geographic features.... Read more»

Arizona leaders praise Interior Sec. Haaland's order to remove derogatory names from federal lands

Arizona officials and advocates praised U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland for declaring "squaw" as a derogatory term and ordering that it be removed from any geographic feature on federal lands, which will rename 67 locations in Arizona.... Read more»

Ex-staffer says Hobbs isn’t 'fit to serve' as Az governor after discriminatory firing

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs isn't taking responsibility for her role while she served as Senate Democratic leader in the firing of a policy advisor for what a jury deemed was retaliation for complaining about discriminatory pay, that staffer said.... Read more»1

Black women with children excluded from federal cash assistance program, report finds

Experts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities outline how states can remove restrictive requirements placed on Black families to receive cash assistance for food, bills or rent, after research found that Black women with children were repeatedly excluded from the programs.... Read more»

Ducey joins other GOP lawmakers asking U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, outlaw abortions

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, 11 other Republican governors and more than 200 GOP lawmakers on Thursday filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. ... Read more»1

Cannes Film Festival accused of sexism

The Cannes Film Festival has been accused of sexism, after the jury picked 22 movies made by men for its official selection.... Read more»

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Motherhood and the workplace: Is it getting better?

When Annabelle Kipnis started working in retail 15 years ago, she found that the workplace isn’t always kind to women. ... Read more»