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                                WNBA star Brittney Griner spoke with her lawyers Friday before a hearing in her trial at Khimki district court outside Moscow.
Celia Downes: Title IX’s mandates can’t solve all inequality

Since its implementation 50 years ago, Title IX has done a great deal to help level the educational and athletic playing field for girls and women up through their college years. There’s certainly still work to be done, but overall the opportunities now available are light-years beyond what existed before 1972. Read more

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                                Kamehameha co-athletic director Brandy Richardson posed in front of exercise equipment at the school’s weight room. Her athletic career started as a dominant player for Kalaheo High and continued at UC Santa Barbara before becoming a Crossfit standout.
Title IX profile: Brandy Richardson, an iron-willed woman

What followed for Richardson was a career in athletics like no other. Four-time All-State selection and three-time state Player of the Year at Kalaheo. Recruited by Hawaii, UCLA, Arizona and many more, choosing Big West powerhouse UC Santa Barbara. Physical education teacher, coach, referee, CrossFit champion. Read more

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                                Amy Best Crews, left, and Carleen Ornellas were proponents of women holding their own Molokai-to-Oahu crossing. Their persistence helped bring on Na Wahine O Ke Kai. Ornellas was part of a “test run” in 1975 in which 18 women on two teams accomplished the feat just to prove that it could be done.
Determined women led the way across Molokai Channel

Why? Why not? It wasn’t so much a question of if women could do it, but more a question of when. Na Wahine O Ke Kai, the women’s outrigger canoe race between Molokai and Oahu, had long been the dream of female paddlers, serious discussions beginning in 1954, just two years after the men’s inaugural Molokai Hoe. Read more


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