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Saturday, May 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Foster parents decry flu vaccine requirement

A new Washington law is forcing foster care providers to make a choice: get a flu shot or stop caring for children younger than 2 years old. At least 50 …


Fixing Foster Care: Fostering stability

As Diana Stegner lay in a hospital bed, alone, homeless and suicidal, she acknowledged her newborn son would be better off with someone else. Within hours Michelle Trotz cradled baby …


Fixing foster care: ‘Where do I belong?’

Alkala Michener’s green eyes pool with tears as she recalls the night she lost her family: She was 7 years old, dressed in a Cinderella pink nightie, her lace-rimmed socks …


Washington child protective services tests new FAR approach in Spokane

Washington’s child protective services will handle some cases of child neglect or mistreatment differently under a new program rolling out in Spokane and two other locations. Automatic investigations by social …


Foster care reforms in place by 2013

Reforms prompted by a landmark lawsuit against Washington state’s foster-care system will be completed in two years under a renegotiated settlement announced today by the Department of Social and Health …


State’s foster care system discharges ill-equipped young adults

On his 18th birthday, a boy with a history of behavioral health problems was turned out of the Spokane group home where he had spent the previous two and a …


Welfare agency leader lacks support of union

A vote by union employees of the state Children’s Administration overwhelmingly expressed no confidence in the agency’s head, the Washington Federation of State Employees said. “This is not something we …


DSHS privatization halted by judge

A Thurston County judge has ordered the Washington Department of Social and Health Services to stop contracting with private agencies to manage child welfare cases until it can show that …


State workers union sues DSHS, claims ‘effort to privatize child welfare’

The largest union representing Washington state workers has filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court seeking to stop the Department of Social and Health Services from privatizing child welfare. …


2009 child welfare law disputed

The union representing state workers has accused the Washington Department of Social and Health Services of attempting an end run around the Legislature in order to privatize child welfare services. …


Vestal: Parenting programs imperative

A baby cries. A kid can’t handle it. A baby dies. Change the names and dates. Replace one city with another. The template just repeats and repeats. Young dudes with …


Technology delays state checks

The check is in the mail. Honest. That’s the message from the Department of Social and Health Service’s Children Administration to providers of foster care, adoption services and other children’s …