discrimination

Politics
4:43 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Mo. official alleges discrimination

The former director of Missouri's unemployment benefits agency is alleging discrimination in her firing by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.

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Politics
5:37 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance

The Kirksville City Council is considering a new anti-discrimination ordinance that would include sexual orientation.

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PM Newscasts
6:10 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Newscast for November 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nonprofit group for family abuse children expanding services to Callaway County
  • St. Louis man convicted of 1983 rape and murder expecting prison release
  • Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits
  • Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average
  • UM Press receives anonymous $10K donation
  • Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition
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Politics
3:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition

Photo from marriage equality rally in St. Louis
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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.

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Politics
8:19 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Springfield council tables ordinance changes

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The Springfield City Council voted to table a proposal to expand the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

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.

Instead, the council voted 7-2 to postpone action on the ordinance.

The city will instead appoint a task force to work toward a compromise on an issue that has created passionate debate for weeks.

Economy
8:08 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Finding a job extra difficult for older workers

The recession has been particularly hard on older workers, and many suspect age discrimination.

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.

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.

Politics
8:43 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Creve Coeur passes anti-discrimination law

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Discrimination because of gender identity and sexual orientation is now illegal in the St. Louis County town of Creve Coeur.

The town'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.

Five other St. Louis-area cities have passed similar measures. They are St. Louis, University City, Olivette, Richmond Heights and Clayton.

Education
5:44 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

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Truman State University’s non-discrimination policy might be changed to include sexual orientation.

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PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Newscast for February 20, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Curators vote to keep MU tuition at 3 percent
  • The Springfield City Council is asked to consider discrimination ordinances
  • January foreclosures spike in Missouri
Politics
4:50 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Springfield group pushes discrimination ban

The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.

The Mayor'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.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Springfield group pushes discrimination ban

The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.

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AM Newscasts
8:54 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Newscast for January 31, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon speaking at an event. His proposed 2013 budget includes deep cuts to higher education.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Black caucus members in Jefferson City fight bill redefining workplace discrimination.
  • MU Chancellor Brady Deaton rails against Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed cuts to higher education.
  • Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swings by Missouri before next month's GOP primary.
Newscasts
6:06 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Newscast for January 30, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Black lawmakers oppose discrimination bill
  • Republication senatorial candidates debate at Branson
  • Santorum coming to Missouri for jobs speech
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