Stories tagged: Children
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Trump says decision on ‘terrific’ immigrants coming soon
House Speaker Paul Ryan and another Republican are urging President Donald Trump not to rescind federal protections for immigrant children whose parents brought them to the country illegally.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
U.S. clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Child marriage increasing in civil war-torn South Sudan
“If I’d have refused, my father and brothers would have killed me,” Eliza says. Shifting uncomfortably in her plastic chair, the 17-year-old recoils when remembering her wedding day.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Oregon officials challenge low vaccination rate ranking
Officials disagree with a federal report which says Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Half of trapped Raqqa population are children, U.N. official says
Half of the estimated 20,000 people trapped in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa are children, an official with the U.N. children’s agency said Friday, describing the traumatizing experiences of children …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days
Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Back-to-school events offer help for families gearing up for classes
School days are right around the corner, triggering several events focused on helping parents outfit their children with appropriate supplies, clothes and community resources.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Jury convicts pair for sex trafficking of children in Ohio
CLEVELAND – A man in prison for child rape and an Ohio woman were convicted Friday in Cleveland of dozens of counts related to the sex trafficking of children as …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Mermaid school: Learning to swim with a tail
Playing mermaid can get so realistic that girls can buy a tail. But – water being unforgiving – kids (and adults, there are adult-size tails) have to know what they’re …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
U.N. says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid
Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Britain to make porn sites check that users are at least 18
The British government says that starting next year pornography websites will have to verify that their users are at least 18.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
9th Circuit panel: Minors who enter U.S. illegally may not be confined without hearing
Minors who enter the U.S. without permission must be given a court hearing to determine whether they can be released, a federal appeals court panel decided unanimously Wednesday.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids
Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’
When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
20,000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says
An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 12:45 a.m.
Parents balancing medical needs against current laws
Ryan Day has never used cannabis in his life.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
4-year-old girl dies after falling out bedroom window
LACEY, Wash. – Authorities say a 4-year-old girl died after falling from a second-floor window southwest of Tacoma in Lacey. The Olympian reported firefighters were called to a duplex in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
U.N. says aid to 9 million Syrian children is in peril
The U.N. children’s agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Sigrah: Adaptive ball field gets more kids into the game
This ability field, the first of its kind in the Spokane area, is designed to be a “literal game changer” for athletes with disabilities.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
UNICEF: More than 40,000 children at risk in Syria’s Raqqa
The United Nation’s children agency warned Friday that the fight for the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is threatening the lives of more than 40,000 children, …