Downstate Pre-K programs targeted in new federal grant

Pre-school programs in Kent and Sussex Counties are getting a boost from a new federal grant. Gov. John Carney (D) announced the $7.6 million award Thursday while visiting classrooms at Wilmington’s Latin American Community Center. That cash will be spent over the next five years to increase slots for kids from low-income families south of […]

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State contract to grow ‘life-changing’ Women in Recovery program

As Candida Ulibarri stepped away from a podium Tuesday afternoon in the Oklahoma State Capitol, Gov. Mary Fallin offered a lighthearted analysis of the 33-year-old mother. “I think she’s got a future in politics,” Fallin said with a smile. Ulibarri had just quickly and confidently told her story of abuse, drug addiction and recovery at a […]

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How Truckers, Hotel Workers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

For most of his 20-year trucking career, Antoine Sadler figured if he saw something untoward at the truck stops, travel plazas and motels along his cross-country routes, the police would handle it. But three years ago, Sadler, who drives for Wal-Mart, took a special training course for truckers, which taught him how to identify potential victims […]

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Why I’m fighting for equal pay

In 1996, women and pay equity advocates around the world observed the first Equal Pay Day, a public awareness event that sheds light on exactly how many additional days into the new year women have to work to earn what men earned the previous year. More than two decades later, the battle for pay equity is […]

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New legislature would fight to reduce wrongful convictions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Capitol News Desk) – Alan Crotzer was convicted of a strong arm robbery in 1983 even though he never matched the height or weight first described by the only eyewitness. “From the beginning, I did not fit the description,” said Crotzer. An Innocence Commission study in 2011 found that three out of four people released by […]

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Rep. Drenner appointed to leadership position with NFWL

State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) was recently selected to serve on the 2017 National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) Policy Committee. NFWL is the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at the city, county and state levels of government. “It is an honor to be selected to serve on NFWL’s […]

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Allen intends to tackle equal pay as policy leader with National Foundation for Women Legislators

State Sen. Diane Allen isn’t retired yet. The longtime Republican legislator might have announced plans to retire from politics at the end of her term next year, but she’s planning to keep a busy schedule during her final year and will continue to serve in a leadership post with the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Founded in 1938, the […]

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Fraley-Monillas named to leadership position for national women legislators

Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has been selected to serve in a leadership role for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at the city, county and state levels of government. Fraley-Monillas was recently appointed to serve on the 2017 Nominating Committee for the National […]

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Rep. Briggs King appointed to leadership position for national organization

GEORGETOWN – State Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, has been selected to serve in a leadership role for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at the city, county, and state levels of government. Rep. Briggs King was recently appointed to serve on the […]

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Stephanie Lynch appointed to International Outreach Committee

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch has been selected to serve in a leadership role for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all the city, county, and state levels of government. Lynch was recently appointed to serve on the 2017 International Outreach Committee […]

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