Stories tagged: families
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
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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Mom arrested after leaving baby, toddler in freezing car
A woman has been arrested after police found a 2-year-old child and a 6-month-old child locked inside a car in Everett in 35 degree weather.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
K-12 standardized testing rules could mean fewer exams for students
Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Mom loses benefits after status of 4 kids changed to dead
A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Baby’s first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane
A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
UN: World population grows, young girls struggle
The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
More than 500 show interest in caring for surrendered infant
More than 500 callers have expressed interest in caring for a newborn baby girl who was surrendered on Thanksgiving Day morning at a suburban New York fire station.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Ohio pulls license of 1 of state’s last few abortion clinics
Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Ask Mr. Dad: The fertility game
Dads can experience infertility, too.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Spokane couple met amid horrors of World War II; home may become haven for vets
Herbert and Mildred “Mickey” James found love amid their service in the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which followed Gen. George S. Patton’s march to Berlin through the Buchenwald concentration camp. The …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, noon
Let students shine, not the light from your phone
The holidays are well-seasoned with concerts, recitals and plays. As a parent of a musician, it’s the Christmas tradition I enjoy the most. But as I anticipate another season filled …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children
The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:10 a.m.
Sexist men have psychological problems, study shows
Psychologists looking at 10 years of data from nearly 20,000 men found that those who value having power over women and endorse playboy behavior and other traditional notions of masculinity …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Sheriff: Missing Washington state family found alive
Four members of a Washington state family missing since Tuesday have been found walking near a store about 55 miles southwest of Seattle, authorities said Thursday.