Not all sexual abuse allegations against Oregon prison nurse made it to local prosecutors
Several women at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility who made allegations of sexual abuse to detectives never had their accounts considered by local prosecutors, raising questions about how seriously authorities took the case.
Remembering Betty Roberts, an Oregon icon who flew with her own wings
Oregon's trailblazing legislator and judge, Betty Roberts, would have turned 100 on February 5, 2023.
Artists Rep welcomes Portland theater company’s first BIPOC female leader
Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland’s oldest-running theater company, has a new artistic director who’s not only the company’s first female leader, but also its first artistic director who identifies as Native American.
OHSU research: The first known count of human clitoral nerve tissue has found 10,000 nerve fibers
New research from OHSU looked at human tissue to try to understand how many nerve fibers are contained in the clitoris. It seems to be the first time that this has ever been studied (a previous estimate was made using bovine tissue). The study found over 10,000 nerve fibers, which is roughly 20% more than previously thought.
Increasing women police recruits to 30% could help change departments’ culture
Departments across the country have pledged to recruit more women in order to diversify their staffs and potentially reduce use of force by police. It's called the 30x30 initiative.
Gear up and learn: Camp gives young women a taste of possible career as firefighter
Three-day camp allows women to have hands-on experience, gain confidence, and explore a possible career in firefighting.
Oregon lawmakers push to look at gender inequities in prison
National data has shown it’s common for women in prison to land there after being sexually or physically abused. Many women are also the primary caregivers before entering prison and once again when they are released. A bill working its way through the Oregon Legislature, acknowledges that women often face unique challenges while serving time — challenges that researchers haven’t fully explored.
Shifting gears: Northwest women promote inclusive cycling
When two Northwest women encountered barriers to feeling confident as cyclists, they teamed up to conquer them and help others do the same.
Oregon’s February unemployment rate barely moved. Still, the data has bright spots.
Women have been returning to Oregon's labor force. And restaurants, gyms and hotels are hiring again.
University of Oregon professor’s equal pay lawsuit can proceed to jury trial
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion Monday partially sided with UO psychology professor Jennifer Freyd. The university said in a statement that it will decide over the next few days whether to appeal or proceed to trial.