Stories tagged: Children
Mon., April 23, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name
A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.
Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Homelessness hits K-12 students hard
Recent data shows homelessness among students K-12 rising statewide for the ninth school year in a row, to a new high of 40,934, according to the state Office of the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids
The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National …
Sun., March 25, 2018, 5 p.m.
Raising resilience: Local mentors provide safety net for kids
To help children bounce back when bad things happen, experts point mainly to the role of a caring adult in the youth’s life, among other strategies. More than 360 volunteers …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Library on wheels brings joy of books to Afghan kids
The children of Kabul love the blue bus – they rush toward it every time it pulls into their street, eager to come onboard, their young eyes brimming with excitement.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
NYC mayor angry over crosswalk deaths of 2 children
New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Report: Children not always represented in Idaho protection cases
Idaho has serious gaps in representation for children involved in protective services cases, according to a report by the Office of Performance Evaluation.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children
The ongoing spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual assault has many parents wondering: Are there age-appropriate ways to talk to children about what they might hear or experience? What are …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Monthslong battle over CHIP took a toll on families, agencies
For months, as Congress held off on reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mead fretted about how she’d manage if she had to buy private insurance through her nonprofit employer. …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Spain: Dozens of children among 329 migrants rescued at sea
Spanish officials say more than 300 people including newborns have been rescued from a wooden fishing boat off Libya’s coast and taken to an Italian port.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Not just a drunken revelry: Mardi Gras for kids as well
The family was among more than 100 revelers marching through the streets of New Orleans on Jan. 20 in the Krewe of Confetti Kids parade – one of the many …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Mom of malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ by police visit
The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies arrived at the family’s Southern California home, …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
Robot duck’s aim: Helps kids with cancer via power of play
A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer – a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
Far away from Hollywood, children benefit from Golden Globes
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association traditionally shares profits from the Golden Globes’ international broadcast with arts-oriented nonprofits, so stars aren’t the only ones excited for Sunday’s show.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Police find box containing children’s bones in Missoula home
Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a “person of interest” they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
U.N. calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children
The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Blaine County denies camp for children with cancer
A nonprofit organization that serves children with cancer was denied the opportunity to develop a camp in Idaho.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Health care fallout: Fate of 8M low-income children in limbo
CHIP provides low-cost coverage to children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. But it has become caught up in a political stalemate over how to fund …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children
At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence in and around the capital despite a …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Awareness grows around sensory processing issues
Awareness is growing about sensory processing issues among children. More schools offer subdued lighting and varied seating to allow movement, from exercise balls to specialty cushions, for all students. And …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10 a.m.
Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media
Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children
Hillary Clinton says children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Saudi-led coalition on U.N. blacklist for killing Yemen kids
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has been placed on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming nearly 700 children and attacking schools and hospitals in 2016.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Protect state’s commitment to covering all children
We urge our congressional delegation to protect the progress we’ve made by reauthorizing funding for CHIP.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’
Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 5 p.m.
Home alone time for kids? It depends
All parents have to make the call: When is a child ready to be home alone for the first time?
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Cottage housing for homeless women, children planned for Spokane’s Audobon-Downriver neighborhood
Walker Construction was issued more than $2.2 million in permits this week to begin construction on a transitional housing project for women and children. The development, at 2176 W. Fairview, …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Montana official: 8 Family Services’ children died this year
A Montana official says the deaths of eight children who were involved with Child and Family Services have been reported to the state this year.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
5 children die in trailer-home fire in suburban Anchorage
Five children, all believed to be girls between the ages of 3 and 12, died in a trailer fire in suburban Anchorage on Thursday morning, authorities said.