Stories tagged: family
Sat., March 17, 2018
Six tips: Genealogy research basics help you dig into your roots
Digitized records and newer sleuthing tips can bring you closer to ancestors.
Tue., March 13, 2018
Dear Annie: Passionate kiss with an old friend
Dear Annie advice column for Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Mon., March 12, 2018
Prepping pillowcases for emergencies
Red Cross chapters bring emergency preparedness activities to schools and libraries to help elementary-age kids learn basic information about natural disasters. The program was first created by the agency’s Southeast …
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
Nordstrom rejects buyout deal from Nordstrom family
Department store operator Nordstrom said Monday it had rejected a takeover offer from members of the Nordstrom family, calling the price “inadequate.”
Mon., March 5, 2018
Washington state pilot programs expanding support for family caregivers
Under a five-year pilot, the state of Washington recently created a two-pronged approach for the Family Caregiver Support Program. Both provide free services for unpaid caregivers in a residence supporting …
Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
Mama Bear Moxie: Playing the gatekeeper
Sometimes a mom has to let her kids make decisions, even if she thinks they’ll regret them in the end.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Authorities: California family lived in filthy desert hovel
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – The mounds of trash, old toys and furniture caught the attention of a Southern California sheriff’s deputy passing through the desert earlier this week. As he …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:06 a.m.
Israel rounds up 10 linked to Palestinian teen protest icon
Relatives of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen-turned-protest icon, say troops arrested 10 people from her West Bank village on Monday, including a 15-year-old cousin with a serious head injury.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie: Why my kids don’t, and won’t, have cellphones
Mama Bear Moxie advice
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 1 p.m.
Community by design: Spokane Cohousing seeks to build a village in the Perry District
The Spokane Cohousing group has spent about a year planning a 34-unit development in the Perry District that would have a mix of private living units and common spaces. About …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Family turns in woman suspected of hitting patrol cars
A hit-and-run driver who state troopers say took off after crashing into two of their patrol vehicles has been turned in by her own family.
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
Self-described “restrictionists,” including President Donald Trump, want a narrower, nuclear definition of family, making spouses and minor children the only relatives a citizen could sponsor. That’s a central plank of …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Repurposing heirlooms: Family memories can get new life
Consider ways to repurpose heirlooms, like sewing a pillow from an old lace tablecloth or getting jewelry made from vintage silverware. It’s another way to remember someone or to keep …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins
A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie: Becoming ‘Mommy’ after adoption
Adopting my daughter has been one of the hardest, if not the hardest, things that I have done in my life.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie: Be still my cynical heart
Love should be actively celebrated and shown throughout the entire year and not just on a random day in the middle of February.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Spreading the love: Annual Valentine’s Day coloring contest yields some real gems
Kids colored, painted and decorated hearts for Valentine’s Day. Judges swooned, and had a tough time picking winners.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children
The ongoing spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual assault has many parents wondering: Are there age-appropriate ways to talk to children about what they might hear or experience? What are …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Police look at phone records for clues in jealousy shooting
A man suspected of gunning down four people at a Pennsylvania car wash was driven by jealousy, according to family members of the shooting victims.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Parsons family ensures forest will stay as is
Six decades later, the family’s Mountcrest Forest remains a working piece of land where selective logging without clear-cuts allows for sustained timber production, with a light hand and an eye …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie: Taking ‘just’ out of your vocabulary
I spent 10 years as the mother of two boys before our adopted daughter arrived last year. I can’t begin to count the number of times that I heard the …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Can’t sleep? Younger brains need a buffer before bedtime after binge-watching
Teens and young adults who binge-watch TV shows – such as through Netflix, Hulu, On Demand or digital recorders – typically get poorer sleep and experience fatigue, said a recent …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery
They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved. But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie: Learning to make friends as an adult
Mama Bear Moxie column for Monday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 5 p.m.
On the road: Spokane couple lives full-time RV life
If it sounds far-fetched to sell your home and most possessions to live year-round in a RV, one Spokane couple did just that seven years ago. And they’ve never looked …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 p.m.
How to replace movie nights with family fitness dates
Ditching weekly family pizza and movie nights, some parents are gearing calendar events instead toward regular family fitness dates. Here are some ideas to book in that action for 2018 …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Family, friends and flu; holidays the start of peak season for illness
Flu activity is ramping up in the Tri-Cities.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Wrongful death claim following shooting by officer
The widow of an Idaho man fatally shot by Bonner County sheriff’s deputies has filed a wrongful death claim seeking $5 million in damages.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
In death, sister saves brother’s life
The story of a Seattle man whose sister saved his life in the most unexpected way.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Oh what fun we’ll have: Keep kids occupied during winter break
The kids are on winter break. Looking for ways to keep them occupied? We’ve got options.