Stories tagged: families
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.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Divorce in U.S. plunges to 35-year low
The U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third consecutive year, to its lowest level in more than 35 years, according to data released Thursday.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Teen birth rate in rural America nearly two-thirds higher than in urban America, CDC says
The teen birth rate in America’s small towns is 63 percent higher than in its biggest cities, a new government report reveals.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Child safety group releases annual list of unsafe toys
A plush elephant pillow that could suffocate a baby, a plastic hammer with the potential to cause head injuries, and a slingshot-like device that shoots balls of slime that could …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Number of U.S. foster kids rises; parents’ drug abuse a factor
After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Missing fatherhood before it even begins
Soon-to-dad worried about missing the birth and first few weeks of child’s life for an important job opportunity. Mr. Dad gives tips on how he can still bond with his …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Former Seattle woman auctioning off her virginity to help her family
Of the 20 or so women who work at the Kit Kat Ranch, one of Nevada’s legal brothels, Katherine Stone is the only virgin.
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.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 2 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Postpartum depression affects men, too
New dad finds himself struggling with postpartum depression after birth of son.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill
The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 4 p.m.
That’s Life: Dressing in the dark one of fall’s downsides
Fall is my favorite season. Like Baby Bear’s porridge, it’s not too hot and not too cold. You can enjoy the vibrant colors wearing light layers without shivering or sweating. …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
Reptile show caters to those with exotic taste in pets
If you’ve been considering a new pet, but find cats and dogs a bit mundane, the Spokane County Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo on Saturday may be just the place …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 4 p.m.
Gymnastics tour brings Final Five, other big stars to Spokane Arena
Fresh off their gold-medal win in Rio, the Final Five are kicking off a national tour Thursday in Spokane.
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.
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.