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  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 12:48 P.M.

    Former day care worker who encouraged kids to fight each other is sentenced

    A judge sentenced a former worker at a day care center in Woodbridge, Virginia, to nearly three years in prison for her role in what prosecutors called a “baby fight …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016

    Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s drawbacks disappear down the memory hole

    Where are they now – the birtherism, the deportation force, the scorn for teleprompters, the mocking of candidates who take outside money? Down the memory hole.


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 6:17 P.M.

    Trump child care plan breaks with conservative orthodoxy

    Donald Trump rolled out a plan Tuesday aimed at making child care more affordable, guaranteeing new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave and suggesting new incentives for employees to …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 3:10 P.M.

    Trump touts child care programs, but they’re for guests only

    When Donald Trump vowed this week to make child care more accessible and affordable, it was just the second time during his White House campaign that he’s talked about an …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

    Somali child care providers adapt to state’s new standards

    In 2012, Washington state launched an ambitious effort to improve the quality of teaching in preschool and child care centers big and small. As of May, 94 percent of the …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, 1:21 P.M.

    Sue Lani Madsen: Strict regulations on child care drive up cost and hurt families

    Who cares for your child when you can’t is an intensely personal decision. Parents want options that respect their values and fit their family culture. In the last 10 years, …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016, 3:37 P.M.

    MLK Family Outreach Center looks to rebuild

    Talibah Adeeba directed her chorus with passion. The singers, ages 3 to 5, followed her queues with passion, too. Hammering with their hands at the line “If I had a …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014, 12:41 P.M.

    USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock. A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014

    Working mother’s arrest sparks national debate

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013, 11:16 A.M.

    Online game addiction costs CdA mom her children

    The Idaho Court of Appeals upheld an order denying parental rights to a woman who played World of Warcraft up to eight hours a day, ignoring the needs of her …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

    Boomer grandparents still chip in for child care

    In children’s books and in old movies, grandparents look and act their parts. Grandma is a round and cuddly cookie baker, and Grandpa plays catch – slowly – in the …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

    EWU tea party supports child care scholarships

    At Eastern Washington University, HOME stands for “helping ourselves means education.” The program helps student parents by, among other things, awarding child care scholarships. On March 7, HOME is hosting …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 7:10 P.M.

    Officials: 31 suspended in Army day care scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 5:21 P.M.

    Officials: 31 people fired in Army daycare scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 31 people were fired from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:43 A.M.

    Pentagon day care review expanding to schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expanding a Pentagon review of hiring at military day care centers to include Defense Department schools, youth centers and other facilities where …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

    Rogers High students help out at Christmas Bureau

    There’s nothing like the delight and surprise on a child’s face when opening a gift on Christmas morning. That’s why the Christmas Bureau offers a place to drop children while …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 9:13 P.M.

    Panetta orders probe of military day care centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 3:29 P.M.

    Army probing day care centers worldwide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012, 12:22 A.M.

    Defense could begin in deadly day care fire trial

    HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas woman facing a murder charge after a fire at her home day care killed four children and injured three other kids could begin …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012, 8:16 A.M.

    Tighter home day care rules aim to boost safety

    Family home child care providers will soon be subject to a host of tighter rules designed to boost child safety and edification.


  • MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2011

    Grants support homeless

    The federal government has renewed funding next year for 208 Washington state programs serving the homeless, including about $3 million for 28 Spokane programs. The U.S. Department of Housing and …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011

    Lawmakers ease day care rules

    BOISE – When Idaho passed landmark legislation two years ago to require state licensing of day care operations that served fewer than 13 kids, the state’s day care wars didn’t …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011

    Day care feels pinch of state’s cuts

    Karen Holmes is losing sleep these days. She’s the director of the North East Youth Center in Hillyard, so there’s plenty to worry about in terms of taking care of …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2011

    Preschool immerses tribes’ young in Salish

    Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

    Study looks at effects of day care

    Parents who worry they are forever damaging their children by dropping them off at day care every morning can find some comfort in a recent study that looked at academic …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

    Abuse suspect worked at other site

    A child care volunteer accused of molestation also worked at a center in East Central Spokane.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010

    Welfare advocates protest state program cuts

    OLYMPIA – Welfare advocates met with Washington officials Wednesday to protest state assistance cuts ordered by Gov. Chris Gregoire, saying it makes little sense to trim support for parents when …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

    State budget woes strike welfare program

    OLYMPIA – Fewer people will qualify for a state welfare program that provides child care subsidies and help finding a job under cuts announced by Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday. …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010

    Concern over child care cuts

    Angel Fairbanks, of Spokane, worries that if proposed cuts in the state’s child care subsidy for working families are enacted by the Legislature, she will no longer be able to …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2010, 5:36 P.M.

    Proposed Washington day-care subsidy cuts draw protest

    Angel Fairbanks of Spokane worries that if proposed cuts in the state’s child care subsidy for working families are enacted by the Legislature, she will no longer be able to …


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