Stories tagged: Children
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Lewiston home for troubled youngsters gets good marks from state
The state of Idaho has lifted an admissions ban at the Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston after it showed sufficient progress in correcting problems revealed in an investigation last year.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash
Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia
A report by the U.N. children’s agency published on Wednesday warned that more than 300,000 children have been migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, in a dramatic escalation of …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Idaho city officials examine legality of floating playground
A floating playground in an Idaho lake has city officials questioning its legality.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model
Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Group proposing retreat for kids with cancer to appeal after permit denied
A nonprofit group says it plans to appeal after it was denied a permit to build a retreat for children with cancer in central Idaho.
Sun., May 14, 2017, midnight
Rex Huppke: This is for moms and their endless powers
This is for the lumps in throats at every milestone. First steps. First day of kindergarten. Last day of elementary school. First day of middle school. Probably the second day …
Wed., May 10, 2017, midnight
Dr. Mike Barsotti: AHCA a threat to Washington state’s children
In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children
Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire in New York City that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids
Washington state lawmakers have passed a variety of tweaks to state marijuana laws, including new rules for what can appear on pot billboards.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Kids find syringes at Portland Easter egg hunt
Children searching for Easter eggs at a southeast Portland playground found a water bottle that contained syringes.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Nancy Kerrigan discusses pain of six miscarriages in eight years
Nancy Kerrigan is opening up about her personal struggles after having six miscarriages in an eight-year span.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Idaho police officer accused of sexually abusing minors
Officials say an Idaho police officer has been accused of sexually abusing two girls within the last 11 years.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
43 babies given up under Washington’s safe haven law
Records show dozens of babies were surrendered to Child Protective Services from 2009 to 2016 under a Washington state law that allows parents to turn their newborns over to protective …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
Trump’s EPA moves to defund programs that protect children from lead-based paint
Environmental Protection Agency officials are proposing to eliminate two programs focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint – which is known to cause damage to developing brains and nervous …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11 a.m.
State of Oregon, child welfare sued over alleged child abuse
A $15.3 million lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Human Services and child welfare workers accuses them of allowing two girls to live with a known registered sex offender.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Washington lawmakers consider allowing medical marijuana in schools
Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
Lead exposure alters children’s lives decades later, study indicates
Children with elevated blood-lead levels at age 11 ended up as adults with lower cognitive function and lower-status occupations than their parents, according to research that offers one of the …
Sat., March 25, 2017, midnight
Dr. Mike Barsotti: Don’t gamble with children’s health care
Not only do our children deserve the best coverage, but untreated pediatric illnesses grow into expensive adult medical conditions.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school
Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don’t offer real advantage over public schools, study indicates
A new study reports that there is no evidence that school vouchers – which use public dollars to pay for private school tuition and are favored by Education Secretary Betsy …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Man sentenced for sex tourism assaults on girls in Philippines
A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:44 a.m.
Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
California foster father takes in only terminally ill children
The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway – the sickest of …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Man accused of crashing into bus carrying 16 children
A man has been accused of endangering children by driving while intoxicated and crashing into a school bus in Billings that was carrying 16 children.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:31 a.m.
Researchers may have a way to predict autism, national study indicates
Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to research published Wednesday by …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence
A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Child care employee charged with rape of 5-year-old girl
A man employed at a Gig Harbor child care center has been charged with four counts of child rape involving a 5-year-old student.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Madonna adopts twin girls from Malawi
Madonna was asked “uncomfortable questions” by a judge in Malawi during the pop star’s successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Judge: Kids suing over climate change should simplify case
A federal judge says lawyers representing a group of youths arguing over climate policy should simplify their case if they want to make it to trial later this year in …