In about 80 countries around the world, May 1, or May Day, is an official labor holiday, marked by worker demonstrations and rallies.
But you wouldn't know it in much of the United States, where union membership has fallen to its lowest point in nearly 70 years and
A Supreme Court decision last June made clear that housing discrimination is not just a thing of the past.
In a 5-4 decision, the High Court ruled that even unintentional housing discrimination violates the Fair Housing Act. Homeowners or renters, it stated, can file suit against government or private
The magic numbers to remember:
1,237 and 2,382
That's how many delegates the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates (respectively) need to win the nomination of their respective party's.
Although Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump both hold commanding leads in the delegate
Donning a gas mask, a demonstrator participates in the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. (AP)
1. Which labor organization helped fund and organize the first Earth Day celebration?
2. Who made the following statement:
“Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions …
This is an estimated breakdown of how your 2015 income taxes were spent – the taxes for which you might file a return. It does not include the taxes you pay to fund Social Security and Medicare.“In this world,” wrote Benjamin Franklin, “nothing can be said to be certain except
April 12 marks “Equal Pay Day,” the number of days into 2016 (plus all of 2015) that the average American woman would need to work in order to match what the average man made just in 2015.
Although the the gender wage gap has narrowed
Talk about mic drop!
This week, the world was introduced to the mother of all data dumps. Aset of 11.5 million documents known as the Panama Papers provide detailed information about thousands of offshore companies used by some of the world's most powerful people — include numerous current and former heads
Think you know your state's voting rules? Better check again before heading to the polls this election.
Depending on where you live, those rules might have gotten a good deal more restrictive since the last time you voted, potentially preventing thousands of otherwise eligible voters
Behold the magic numbers:
2,382 for Democrats; 1,237 for Republicans.
That's the coveted number of delegates a presidential candidate needs to secure his or her party's nomination. And while Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump both hold commanding leads in the delegate count of
If you take a good look into an average American dumpster, it might seem like throwing away food is a national pastime.
Nearly 40 percent of all food in the United States produced for human consumption in the gets tossed each year, even though about 14 percent of American households are
A voter initiative to raise California's statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years received enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in November, election officials announced Tuesday.
Spearheaded by a union representing healthcare workers, the measure would raise the current state minimum wage
When President Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, he became the first American president to visit the island nation since Calvin Coolidge traveled there 88 years ago.
Joined by his family and more than three dozen members of Congress, Obama's historic visit this week is intended to solidify
KQED's News Education project recently asked local middle and high school students to consider some of the major political issues at play in the 2016 presidential election and to send us short videos explaining their choices.
We called it the “My Backyard Campaign” project, and were excited to receive