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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...man and one woman. He compared her willingness to accept imprisonment to what Martin Luther King Jr. did to advance civil rights."Kim Davis represents the best of us and everyone should lament and mourn the fact that her freedom has been taken...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-04/kentucky-clerks-license-marr
Nation and World
Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

...age, or disability. Those underlying provisions already are in effect.Jocelyn Samuels, head of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, said the rule does not explicitly require insurers to cover gender transition treatment, including surgery. But...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-04/plan-targets-health-care-bia
Nation and World
Parents want son with Down syndrome to attend local school

...the relationships that can be formed within the community and a sense of belonging," the Killorans say in a federal civil rights lawsuit. They are seeking a court order forcing the Westhampton Beach school district to allow Aiden to attend classes...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/parents-want-son-down-syndro
Nation and World
Alaska civil rights leader touted for new $10 bill

...ANCHORAGE - State officials are promoting an Alaska Native civil rights leader to grace the redesign of the $10 bill.Gov...1945, nearly 20 years before Congress approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Walker called Peratrovich a "true hero...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/alaska-civil-rights-leader-touted-new-1
State
Harry Edwards is in Chip Kelly's corner

...talk-radio and those ESPN screamfests that specialize in ersatz debate, here comes one of the country's most outspoken civil-rights activists defending Kelly, asserting that he does not believe Kelly has exhibited any racism and never would.Remember...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-07/harry-edwards-chip-kellys-corner
Sports
What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

...early 1963, Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor was directing the use of fire hoses and police dogs on civil rights activists."White people were coming out of the theater feeling good about Atticus and... blocks away you had black...

http://juneauempire.com/actor/2015-07-22
Art
Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

...Louis. Authorities planned to release them on a promise to appear later in court.Among those arrested was scholar and civil rights activist Cornel West.That protest, like other commemoration events over the past few days, was largely peaceful...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/police-shooting-protests-put-ferguson
Not For Web
Tlingit civil rights hero William Paul Sr. remembered

...memories and impressions of Tlingit civil rights activist and lawyer William Paul...the country's first Native civil rights organization, he worked to secure a wide range of civil rights for Alaska Natives beginning in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/breathing-life-history-locals-gather-reme
Art
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

...Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of...determine whether any prosecutable civil rights violation occurred."It's not...threshold for bringing federal civil rights charges against police officers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/justice-dept-opens-baltimore-police-p
Not For Web
Justices boost workplace religious protections

...The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees...opinion for seven justices.Federal civil rights law gives religious practices...religion, Scalia said. The federal civil rights law known as Title VII requires...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/justices-boost-workplace-religious-p
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