Stories tagged: families
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.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Ronald McDonald House Spokane celebrates 30 years
On April 27, 1987, Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House opened its doors, offering shelter, food and support to families with children in medical crisis. In the past 30 years, more than …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Trump welcomes 21,000 to his first Easter Egg Roll
President Donald Trump has welcomed families to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families
Parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally generally can remain together, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday, in a partial reversal of previous comments.
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.
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 …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families
Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Oregon midwife charged with delivering babies in Kennewick without a license
An Oregon woman who has been a midwife for four decades is accused of illegally delivering at least two babies in Kennewick.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
North Carolina Republican files bill to establish life at conception
A North Carolina lawmaker filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would establish life at the moment of conception.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia
Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
64-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins
A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Study: Idaho’s child welfare system overwhelmed, overworked
State auditors say Idaho’s child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Virginia governor vows to veto 20-week abortion ban bill
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Idaho woman, born January 1, gives birth on New Year’s
A woman born on January 1 gave birth to an Idaho hospital’s only 2017 New Year’s Day baby.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes it’s good to be a loser
How can I get my kids to understand that losing – or at least not being perfect at everything – is part of life?
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
That’s Life: Paris vacation designed for two
We hadn’t planned on going away for our anniversary, even though it’s a major milestone. Before my next column runs, Curtis and I will hit the quarter century mark of …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, midnight
Catch Christmas fun on the big screen with holiday film specials
During the holiday break, catch a movie. Many can be seen for free or inexpensively.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Two children who died saving others among 21 Carnegie Heroes
Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds
U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Moscow Shop with a Cop event brings joy to Idaho children
About 15 local law enforcement officers could be seen inside the Moscow Wal-Mart on Saturday morning, and it was not because a huge crime had been reported.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Obama administration blocks states from cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood
The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to block states from cutting off federal family planning grants to Planned Parenthood, finalizing a rule that is to take effect just days before …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study
Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill
Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma abortion restrictions blocked
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a state law that would have required abortion providers to have special relationships with hospitals, in continuing fallout from a Supreme Court …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Federal judge asked to block part of Florida abortion law
A federal judge is being asked to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Northwest Children’s Home license at risk
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will revoke the operating license of Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston on Jan. 4 over allegations of sex offenses, assaults, fire safety problems …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 5:36 a.m.
American Dream? Odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents
Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to groundbreaking new research from a superstar team of economists …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich …