Stories tagged: Children
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Study: Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week
A new study says thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital’s slums are working an average of 64 hours a week.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Hundreds of women, children released from Texas immigration detention centers
More than 400 women and children have been freed from two Texas immigration detention facilities after a federal judge found the sites unsuitable for holding children, sending families into a …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Seattle Public Schools predicts $74 million budget shortfall
Seattle Public Schools is preparing for the worst-case scenario as it predicts a $74 million budget shortfall for the 2017-18 school year.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Feds: Put seat belts on school buses to save kids’ lives
The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
Trainer, painter holds art show to benefit nonprofits serving children in need
On Saturday, Marcell Scott is selling some of his acrylic paintings to benefit TeamChild and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says 85-year-old man has sexually abused children for 60 years
Detectives believe an 85-year-old Spokane Valley man has raped and molested numerous young girls since the 1950s and was never prosecuted.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
Feds give states more time to bolster struggling schools
States will have more time to identify failing schools as part of new Obama administration rules aimed at supporting troubled public schools and students who are struggling.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Want healthy kids? Let them play in the mud. Feed them allergenic foods. And get a dog.
If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our society’s penchant …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Knife-wielding attacker injures 7 children in China
A knife-wielding assailant injured seven students outside a primary school in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series of knife attacks on schoolchildren.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
Doctor: Some school bus crash survivors ‘too dazed to talk’
The injured children were so young and frightened that many couldn’t spell their names. Some couldn’t remember their birthdays or their parents’ names – just “Momma” when asked.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
Michigan may require lead screening of all young children
Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is still roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Red-light cameras save children’s lives, study finds
A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study – which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Trump or Clinton? Kids can vote in state’s Mock Election
Washington state’s annual
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
Choke hazard prompts Target recall of 127K Halloween window decorations
Target is recalling about 127,000 decorative Halloween gel window “clings” because they pose a choking hazard to children.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Salvation Army hiring for children supervisors
The Salvation Army is hiring part-time, non-exempt visitation monitors who can provide supervision of visits between children and their parents at the Salvation Army campus, 222 E. Indiana Ave.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught
At least 96 children are among the 320 people killed in Aleppo since a cease-fire collapsed on Sept. 19, according to UNICEF, as Syrian and Russian warplanes barrage the city’s …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
People: Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children, sources say
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary custody agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Spokane police, firefighters helping kids with autism get comfortable around first responders
Spokane police and firefighters regularly participate in a program to help kids on the autism spectrum develop positive relationships with first responders.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Online ‘sextortion’ against children growing
Federal officials and advocates say online sex-related extortion against children is growing, and they are urging educators and parents to help raise awareness at back-to-school events.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Charges filed after video showed a Washington mother cheering as her son was thrown off bridge
A man accused of throwing a 4-year-old boy 27 feet into the Wynoochee River in Washington state, and the mother who cheered on while it happened, are now facing reckless …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Sorry, kids, your pediatrician wants you to get a flu shot this year
This year’s flu vaccine for children will probably have to come in the form of a shot, not those two little puffs up the nose.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Ohio city shares shocking photos of adults who overdosed with a small child in the car
On Wednesday afternoon, a police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, stopped a vehicle for driving erratically and made a shocking discovery: The driver was barely conscious. A woman was slumped …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Idaho neighborhood says no to camp for kids with cancer
Residents of a small central Idaho town say they don’t want a camp for kids with cancer in their neighborhood.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Zinke misstates rate of terrorist attacks by children
HELENA – U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has wrongly stated in two debates this week that 80 percent of terrorist attacks in a Central African conflict are carried out by children, …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
Four students arrested after pregnant classmate attacked
Police say four Alabama high school students have been arrested after attacking a pregnant classmate in a classroom.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Mandatory depression screening recommended for kids in Montana
A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers
Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Thousands of Central American children seek to enter U.S., U.N. says
Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year – and there is no sign that …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Imperiled Washington children recovered safe in South Dakota
South Dakota authorities say two children taken from their Washington state home by their father are safe, and the father has been charged.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:27 p.m.
U.N. ‘extremely’ concerned for children in Syria’s Aleppo
BEIRUT – The United Nations Children’s Fund said Wednesday it is “extremely” concerned for the safety and well-being of children caught up in the violence engulfing the northern Syrian city …