Mariska Hargitay Fights To End U.S. Backlog Of Untested Rape KitsMariska Hargitay said, “These are not kits sitting on the shelf, these are people's lives sitting on the shelf.”
VA Sex Harassment Probe Draws Attention Of Bay Area Congresswoman, Whistleblower CommissionA KPIX 5 probe into allegations of sexual harassment of employees at Bay Area Veterans Affairs clinics is getting national attention.
Speier Calls For College Transcripts To Note Sexual MisconductColleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.
California Lawmakers Say Guardsmen Shouldn't Be Paying Back Re-Enlist BonusesIt's being called an outrage: California National Guard soldiers being told to pay back bonuses they received to re-enlist.
Gun-Control Advocates Hold Sit-In At Fox Theatre In Redwood CityAdvocates of stricter gun-control laws held a sit-in on Monday, right across from a Fourth of July festival in Redwood City.
California Democrats Hold National Day of Action On Gun Violence PreventionIn California, and around the country, politicians are planning to take part in Wednesday's National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention.
Jackie Speier Moves To End Ban On Shipping Alcohol Through Postal ServiceSpeier’s office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.
Congresswoman Speier Urging All States To Ban Gay Conversion TherapyCongresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation calling on states to ban conversion therapy for children. California is one of only two states that bans the practice.
Rep. Jackie Speier Fires Back After House Republicans Pass Anti-Abortion BillHouse Republicans passed an anti-abortion bill Thursday night, but not the one they planned.
Small Bay Area Company Working On Ebola Vaccine PillA small biotech company in South San Francisco is currently working on an oral Ebola vaccine that could provide the key to stemming the outbreak in West Africa.
Peninsula Rep. Jackie Speier Denounces 49ers, NFL Over Recent Domestic Violence Controversies On House Floor Peninsula Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo/San Francisco) denounced the San Francisco 49ers on the House floor Wednesday for allowing Ray McDonald to play following his arrest for alleged domestic violence.
Calif. Congresswoman Jackie Speier Blasts Science Magazine For 'Lurid, Sexualized' Cover Of Transgender WomenScience Magazine is at the helm of a social and political firestorm this month following a cover image used for the July 11 issue which depicts two transgender sex workers with their heads cropped out.