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  • ‘Musketeers’ hits stage at children’s theater

    It was a mad dash for young actors and actresses to jump into character for the first dress rehearsal of “The Three Musketeers.” The show opens Friday at Theater Arts …


  • Hearts of gold: Children’s art contest entries up at Mobius

    With nearly 300 hearts decorated by area children, The Spokesman-Review’s annual Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest offered a little something for everyone. There were cute puppies, creative use of Cheerios – …


  • Bureau helps promote reading

    Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …


  • In-vitro fertilization is available to active-duty military

    Sean and Sarah Halsted couldn’t imagine life without children. They met in college while on the Washington State University rowing team. After graduating, Sean Halsted followed in the tradition of …


  • Woman whose young boys found on freeway faces felony charges

    The woman who allegedly abandoned her two young boys along the freeway Tuesday will face felony charges, authorities said Wednesday. Shannon M. Germanton, also known as Shannon Duval, was taken …


  • Police say Sunnyside boy, 3, shot self in face

    SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face with his father’s handgun.


  • Lewiston girl left alone on school bus

    LEWISTON, Idaho — A 5-year-old from north-central Idaho spent a half-hour alone in a parking lot after she was left on a school bus.


  • Children get in free at Spokane fair today

    Today is Family Day at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Youth passes available at Safeway stores allow children under 18 to be admitted free when with a paying adult.


  • For $1 at door, families can fill enough bags to fill kids closet

    Merryl Tschoepe would bounce all over the place if not for the tightly packed tables of children’s clothes that are filling the Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship Hall to the brim. She’s …


  • DSHS didn’t consult with authorities on Powell

    OLYMPIA — A panel reviewing the deaths of Josh Powell’s two young children says state social workers did not consult with law enforcement before allowing Powell to host visits at …


  • Minnehaha great place to hike, learn rock climbing techniques

    Joy Clark, 6, made her way down the side of the rock face, rappelling slowly in spots and quicker in others. When she got closer to the ground, she slipped, …


  • Theater group plans children’s workshop

    Stagewest Community Theatre in Medical Lake will have a two-week children’s workshop, Monday-Friday and July 30-Aug. 3. The workshop will be at Hallett Elementary School, 524 S. Hallett St., in …


  • Woman’s Club plans children’s tea party

    A group of Spokane women got together in 1905 and formed the Woman’s Club of Spokane. Just five years later, the women had raised enough money to build their own …


  • A new place for helping kids, families

    The Salvation Army Spokane on Wednesday opened a newly renovated facility on its campus to provide counseling, family visitation and education under one roof. The facility, called the Nurturing Center …


  • Lead level standard lowered for children

    ATLANTA – For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children. The new standard announced Wednesday means that hundreds …


  • US lowers cutoff for lead poisoning in kids

    ATLANTA — For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children.


  • Plenty of factors to weigh when flying with children

    When it comes to family vacations, flying with children is likely one of the largest logistical dragons you’ll slay. From toddler tantrums and teen boredom to infant ear pain and …


  • Taking time out for fun at East Central

    Parents of young children often feel there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. The demands of work and home can squeeze out time for fun. But a new program …


  • Hearth Home plans grand opening for its new transitional facility

    Karen Fournier is on a mission to help young mothers take care of themselves and their children. The young mothers come from bad situations. Some come to her from abusive …


  • Police hunt suspect in triple homicide

    Tracy Ader’s stepfather kept a gun at his side Saturday. The man suspected of murdering Ader and her two young sons was at large, and Steve Ponsness was taking no …


  • More room for families

    Karen Fournier is on a mission to help young mothers take care of themselves and their children. The young mothers come from bad situations. Some come to her from abusive …


  • CDC: Too many kids breathe others’ smoke in cars

    Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren’t all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list.


  • Vanessa Behan haven for kids at risk

    It’s been 30 years, but Bill Bialkowsky’s eyes still fill as he recalled reading the coroner’s report. “Fractured skull. Cigarette burns. Pulled hair,” he cleared his throat. “She died a …


  • Toys given to comfort kids

    Thanks to a donor, Spokane police officers have plenty of stuffed toys to help comfort children they encounter in traumatic situations. A young woman who wishes to remain anonymous recently …


  • 1,600 Beanie Babies donated to Spokane police

    Thanks to a donor, Spokane police officers now have fresh toys to use to comfort children in traumatic situations.


  • Operation Clothe a Child gives needy kids wardrobe upgrade

    When she attends the Christmas concert at John Brown Elementary School in Rathdrum tonight, 5-year-old Hailey Rojo will be wearing her brand-new, ruby-red dress. The kindergartner bought the dress at …


  • Fun times three for kids at Kootenai Health triathlon

    Joey Bonacci is only 5 years old, but he’s training for his second triathlon. He asks his baby sitter to time him as he sprints across his Hayden lawn. He …


  • Young Hayden siblings raise funds for children with heart trouble

    When Sarah and Emily Kladar visited a medical clinic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, three years ago, they were stunned by dozens of photos plastered on a wall. All were …


  • For kids, the idea of becoming an astronaut is going nowhere

    Retiring the space shuttles, and the iffy immediate future for manned space flight, has implications beyond the realm of science and exploration. It colors the future in another way. For …


  • Mr. Dad: For safety keep seat facing rear

    Dear Mr. Dad: I’m in charge of installing our 16-month-old daughter’s car seat and my wife says I need to turn it around to rear-facing again because there’s a new …


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