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Leigh Moody and Anchor | September 29, 2011
In Texas, a man says he was fired from his job as a forklift operator after almost 16 years because he's overweight. Ronald Kratz tips the scale at 300 pounds but he used to weigh 680 pounds. He says the human resources person at work told him he was being fired because of his weight. Now, the federal government is on his side, filing a lawsuit claiming the firing violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company, BAE Systems, says it acted lawfully and will fight the lawsuit.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | September 22, 2011
EEOC News Release: New Prime, Inc., one the nation's largest trucking companies, violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required that they be trained by female trainers only, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. According to the EEOC's suit, this policy resulted in qualified female applicants being placed on a waiting list due to a lack of female trainers, thus delaying or denying them employment, while New Prime provided training for male applicants without similar delay.
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Greg Leuthen and KSPR News Producer | September 21, 2011
The federal government has sued national outdoor retail chain Bass Pro Outdoor World alleging racial discrimination in its hiring practices dating back to 2005. The Equal Opportunity Commission, a federal agency charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws in employment, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Houston on Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges that qualified African-Americans and Hispanics were routinely denied positions at Bass Pro stores and managers of stores in Houston, Louisiana and other locations made derogatory racial comments acknowledging the practice.
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KSPR News | September 7, 2011
The Camdenton, Missouri School Board wants a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed against it. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit last month saying the district's web filters on school computers are blocking access to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender websites. The ACLU says such blocking is unconstitutional, and says the filter doesn't block access to anti-LGBT websites. KSPR's Joanna Small attended a special school board meeting this evening and will have a full report on KSPR News at 10.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | September 7, 2011
An Ozarks school district doing battle with the American Civil Liberties Union says it will file a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit.   This is a story we were the first to tell you about last week.     It's important first to review what happened in August before explainging what happened Wednesday night.     The ACLU filed suit against the Camdenton School District claiming its computer system blocks lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender informational websites but allows access to sites that condemn homosexuality.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | August 31, 2011
  In a story you'll see only on KSPR,  the American Civil Liberties Union says an Ozarks school district is the only one in the country that has refused to comply with a national campaign against censorship.   The Camdenton School Board met Tuesday to discuss the ACLU's federal lawsuit over its internet filter.     The ACLU claims Camdenton is blocking gay, lesbian and transgender informational websites, but allowing access to sites that condemn homosexuality.  Tuesday the district talked to its attorneys; then parents talked to the district.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | August 30, 2011
By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times A fierce legal battle on free speech and family values is brewing about Internet filters used by school administrators to block students' access to gay educational and advocacy websites. Gay rights groups say school systems cannot impose blanket bans on gay-related informational and cultural websites on school computers, while values groups warn that the absence of the blocking filters could leave children exposed to sexually explicit material.
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Hugh Keeton | August 18, 2011
Republic, MO- The Republic School District is denying claims made by a former female student and her family outlined in a federal law suit. The school district calls the suit frivolous and having no basis in fact or law. The suit claims the special needs student reported being raped twice and the school counselor and others ingnored her pleas for help. Also the plaintiffs say the district suspened the student after the first reported rape and forced her to write a hand deliver an apology to the boy she accused of raping her. Additionally the suit says the district suspended the girl again after she reported the second rape.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | August 12, 2011
The Dade County Sheriff is refusing to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. The Dade County Commission has asked Sheriff Steve Stapp to resign, in part because of the cost of defending him against the harassment charges. Stapp this week told commissioners he will not resign. The county of 7500 residents has spent more than 8-thousand dollars so far on Stapp's defense. In separate lawsuits, two former sheriff's department employees accuse Stapp of harassment and retaliation when they complained.
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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | July 21, 2011
Attorney General Chris Koster is suing Alivio Foundation, Inc., based in Puerto Rico, and Steve Blood, of Georgia. They are accused of fraudulently soliciting donations through the internet to help victims of the May 22 Joplin tornado. Volunteers for catholic charities are rebuilding, feeding and providing shelter for their neighbors in need. Koster says two different organizations are using the Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Churches names to raise money the charitable organizations never got. "All of the churches in this area are trying to make every penny count as we are going out and trying to positively affect the members of this community that are the most vulnerable,” St. Peter the Apostle Reverend J. Friedel said.
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