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  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 11:04 A.M.

    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.


  • SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012

    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 …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012, 4:13 A.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012, 5:02 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2011

    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 …


  • MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

    Free summer meals for children

    A summer meal program serving free breakfast and lunch will be offered by East Valley School District. Meals will be provided Monday through Thursday, through Aug. 25. Locations and times …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

    Little Kicks signup under way

    Registration is now available for Valley Youth Soccer’s Little Kicks program, for kids ages 2 to 4. The program includes, age-appropriate activities and games, centered around soccer and helps improve …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

    Summer reading programs set

    Kids can now enjoy youth summer reading programs at the Spokane Public Library and Spokane County Library District. Youth Summer Reading is full of fun activities and programs at each …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

    Local Census data: Young adult numbers increase

    The number of young adults living in the city of Spokane has topped 50,000, a number driven by growing universities, a cultural rebound and an affordable cost of living for …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

    Parks giving kids of every ability level a chance to play

    The Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley offers something for children of all abilities. The paths – made of grass, concrete or wood chips – all are accessible for wheelchairs. There …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

    Face Time: Rose says stress-free adults nurture healthy kids

    Stress kills adults. And it can destroy their children, too. For more than 20 years, Robin Rose, of Salem has researched how the stress of adults affects the brain development …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

    Patron fines hinder library

    The East Side Library was on the list of Spokane Public Library branches threatened to close last year, partly because it has one of the lowest usage rates in the …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

    Study looks at effects of day care

    Parents who worry they are forever damaging their children by dropping them off at day care every morning can find some comfort in a recent study that looked at academic …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 26, 2010

    Best designs for kids’ rooms should skip Disney, focus on sophistication

    Betsy Burnham loves designing bedrooms for young children. But before she can begin, she sometimes has to steer clients away from painfully cute design ideas. “I don’t like cutesy things …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010

    Front Porch: Mom, guitar gently weep as teens LOL

    More than 20 years ago, for reasons now unclear, I decided to have a baby. Derek and I had been married three years, and I guess it seemed natural to …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

    New book can inspire ideas on how to entertain kids

    Sometimes, the cure for the summertime blues is found in a tube sock. Or a pile of cardboard. Maybe even in the ubiquitous empty toilet-paper tube. Kids who spend hours …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010

    New Spokane playground welcomes all

    There’s this thing about playgrounds: it’s really difficult to keep children away from them. Last week, Spokane’s first public universal playground was carefully wrapped in red ribbon, yet children found …


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