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'Womenomics' makes small chips in Japan's glass ceiling

...medium companies contend they cannot afford to make such changes, he said.In August, Japanese lawmakers approved a law requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women to management positions. Taking effect...
Nation and World
Meals with moms

...feeding or pump breaks, unaware of laws in place for such privileges.Break Time for Nursing Mothers is a federal law requiring companies with at least 50 employees to provide time and a private space, not just bathroom stalls, for feeding or...
Lawmakers debate requiring constitutional education

...Federalist Papers and the first state constitutions.Arizona and North Dakota legislators last month adopted GOP-backed laws requiring high school students to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test to receive a diploma. Lawmakers in...
State | AK legislature
State will appeal school funding decision

The state of Alaska will appeal a landmark Alaska Superior Court decision that threw out a state law requiring municipalities to contribute a minimum amount annually to schools.In November, Judge William Carey ruled that the minimum requirement...
State | AK legislature
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...S. military and seven years before the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that ruled state laws requiring segregated public schools were unconstitutional."Baseball must continue to be more than just a game on the field...
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment serve on that board.Minority Senate Democrats called on Parnell to withdraw Rabinow's name, citing a state law requiring appointees to boards or commissions of state government to be and have been before the last general election registered...
State | AK legislature
Fairbanks schools seek 180-day requirement waiver

...Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will appeal to Education Commissioner Mike Hanley for a waiver from the state law requiring schools to be open for at least 180 days.Fairbanks schools Friday closed for a fourth day this school year. To meet...
Hearings not required on oil tax referendum

...planning public hearings on a referendum to repeal Alaska's new oil tax because such measures do not fall under a law requiring hearings for ballot initiatives, his spokeswoman said.Some lawmakers have talked about possible legislation to include...
Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments

...the AGDC.Chenault, R-Nikiski, said it was an oversight to have not specifically exempted the AGDC from a state law requiring that individuals appointed to boards or commissions of state government be registered Alaska voters. He said testimony...
We must fix the criminal justice system

...shootings or other officer-involved assaults are investigated.State legislators can make a good start: Pass a slew of laws requiring more accountability from police officers and agencies, and some commonsense measures that protect citizens and officers...


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