discrimination http://kbia.org en Mo. official alleges discrimination http://kbia.org/post/mo-official-alleges-discrimination <p>The former director of Missouri's unemployment benefits agency is alleging discrimination in her firing by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:43:31 +0000 Associated Press 42850 at http://kbia.org Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-considers-new-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p>The Kirksville City Council is considering a new anti-discrimination ordinance that would include sexual orientation. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:37:11 +0000 Andrew Nichols 36160 at http://kbia.org Newscast for November 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-13-2012-0 <p> Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nonprofit group for family abuse children expanding services to Callaway County</li><li>St. Louis man convicted of 1983 rape and murder expecting prison release</li><li>Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits</li><li>Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average</li><li>UM Press receives anonymous $10K donation</li><li>Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition</li></ul> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:10:41 +0000 Wendy Mader 24481 at http://kbia.org Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition http://kbia.org/post/missourians-equality-pushing-discrimination-petition <p>A Missouri group may start circulating petitions for a ballot measure aimed at making it illegal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:00:28 +0000 Associated Press 24459 at http://kbia.org Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition Springfield council tables ordinance changes http://kbia.org/post/springfield-council-tables-ordinance-changes <p>The Springfield City Council voted to table a proposal to expand the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.</p><p>The city is considering prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The council was considering Monday night whether to vote on the issue or put it to a public vote.</p><p>Instead, the council voted 7-2 to postpone action on the ordinance.</p><p>The city will instead appoint a task force to work toward a compromise on an issue that has created passionate debate for weeks.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:19:26 +0000 Associated Press 20148 at http://kbia.org Springfield council tables ordinance changes Finding a job extra difficult for older workers http://kbia.org/post/finding-job-extra-difficult-older-workers <p>The recession has been particularly hard on older workers, and many suspect age discrimination.</p><p>Among them is Larry Wilson, a 57-year-old resident of St. Charles County. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he long ago stopped counting the number of rejected employment applications and is resigned to the fact he may never find a full-time job again.</p><p>The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployed job-seekers over 55 typically wait 56 weeks to find a job, far more than the 38-week average for the rest of the unemployed population.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:08:49 +0000 Associated Press 19291 at http://kbia.org Finding a job extra difficult for older workers Creve Coeur passes anti-discrimination law http://kbia.org/post/creve-coeur-passes-anti-discrimination-law <p>Discrimination because of gender identity and sexual orientation is now illegal in the St. Louis County town of Creve Coeur.</p><p>The town&#39;s city council voted unanimously Monday to update a non-discrimination ordinance. The amendment prohibits discrimination in matters such as housing, employment and use of public spaces.</p><p>Five other St. Louis-area cities have passed similar measures. They are St. Louis, University City, Olivette, Richmond Heights and Clayton.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:43:28 +0000 Associated Press 18089 at http://kbia.org Creve Coeur passes anti-discrimination law Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-consider-adding-sexual-orientation-non-discrimination-policy <p>Truman State University&rsquo;s non-discrimination policy might be changed to include sexual orientation. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:44:59 +0000 Marie Mandelberg 16175 at http://kbia.org Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy Newscast for February 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-20-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</span></p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:42:05 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9156 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 20, 2012 Springfield group pushes discrimination ban http://kbia.org/post/springfield-group-pushes-discrimination-ban-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Mayor&#39;s Commission on Human Rights sent three proposed ordinances to the city council that are designed to work together to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:50:39 +0000 Associated Press 9152 at http://kbia.org Springfield group pushes discrimination ban http://kbia.org/post/springfield-group-pushes-discrimination-ban <p>The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:46:27 +0000 Associated Press 9144 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 31, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-31-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>Black caucus members in Jefferson City fight bill redefining workplace discrimination.</li><li>MU Chancellor Brady Deaton rails against Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed cuts to higher education.</li><li>Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swings by Missouri before next month's GOP primary.</li></ul> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:54:20 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8004 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 31, 2012 Newscast for January 30, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-30-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li class="p1">Black lawmakers oppose discrimination bill</li><li class="p1">Republication senatorial candidates debate at Branson</li><li class="p1">Santorum coming to Missouri for jobs speech Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:06:52 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 7982 at http://kbia.org