Stories tagged: Haiti
Sun., Aug. 11, 2013
Orphans leave Haiti and make new life with Colville family
It was Tuesday, and Kris Baker, of Colville, was at piano lessons with her daughter Kimberly. She took a call from the secretary of her family’s church. “Did you hear …
Fri., Nov. 26, 2010
Haitian musician a potential spoiler in presidential election
CARREFOUR, Haiti – Wrapped in the Haitian flag, the rude boy of konpa music sashays across the stage as thousands of fans wave posters. The self-appointed president of a konpa …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010
Hip-hop artist may seek top job in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Singer Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the former head of the country’s Chamber of Deputies said Tuesday. Former Deputy …
Tue., June 1, 2010
As storm season begins, Haiti remains ‘fragile’
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A hurricane season predicted to be one of the wettest on record opens today in the Caribbean, where hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake victims have only …
Tue., May 18, 2010
Haiti frees missionary from Boise
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was freed Monday when a judge convicted …
Mon., May 17, 2010, 12:54 p.m.
US missionary convicted in Haiti but free to go
A Haitian court has convicted Boise missionary Laura Silsby of arranging to transport 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Mon., May 10, 2010
Earthquake chaos slows Haiti adoptions
When a deadly earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January, toppling buildings, leveling shantytowns and leaving thousands without food, shelter or medical care, Chris and Necole Marlow of Austin, Texas, knew …
Sat., May 8, 2010, 8:17 p.m.
For one Spokane family, eight isn’t enough
In January, Angela Simpson was planning a Mother’s Day surrounded by eight children. Instead, the Spokane mom wakes up this morning to nine: Emarc, 18, Ezekial, 15, Mackenzie, 14, Elvanie, …
Mon., April 26, 2010, 2:27 p.m.
Haiti drops kidnapping charge for missionaries
A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionaries detained for trying to take a busload of children out of the country …
Mon., April 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m.
Haiti judge: No decision yet on missionaries’ charges
The judge investigating 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of Haiti says a decision has not yet been made on whether …
Thu., April 15, 2010, 5:57 p.m.
Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries
An attorney says Haiti has dropped kidnapping charges against nine of 10 U.S. missionaries arrested taking a busload of children out of the quake-ravaged country.
Wed., April 14, 2010
First lady finds hope, inspiration in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – She cheered and danced to the welcoming sounds of quake-devastated Haitian children. She even painted a purple fish with them. For all the devastation that surrounded her …
Wed., April 7, 2010
Haiti parents reunite with baby
MIAMI – Junior Alexis and Nadine Devilme listened stoically Tuesday as a University of Miami doctor described in clinical terms why their infant daughter had not been expected to survive …
Thu., March 25, 2010
Obama seeks aid for Haiti
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $2.8 billion in aid for earthquake-wracked Haiti, jump-starting a global push to raise billions of dollars for the country’s reconstruction. The …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2010
Haiti’s balky electric grid impediment to recovery
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Six weeks after a catastrophic earthquake flattened downtown Port-au-Prince, power has returned to nearly half the city’s neighborhoods. Most, however, are in the hilly southern suburbs, which …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2010
Flight logs detail early Haiti chaos
Washcloths arrived before water, and senators before surgeons. In the first chaotic days after Haiti’s earthquake, some vital aid was forced to wait because the U.S. military took relief flights …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2010
8 church workers headed for home
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Eight of the 10 American church workers jailed for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti without permission after the Jan. 12 earthquake were freed from …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2010, 9:53 a.m.
Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries
Eight American missionaries were freed from a Haitian jail Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being charged with kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken …
Mon., Feb. 15, 2010
U.S. withdrawing troops from Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The biggest U.S. military surge since Iraq and Afghanistan is scaling back a month after the troops arrived in haste to aid victims of Haiti’s catastrophic quake. …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2010
Haitians start helping selves
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In the month since the worst disaster in Haitian history, an enormous international aid effort has not provided the people of the Marassa 14 neighborhood with the …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2010
Debt relief a start for Haiti
The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake continues to unfold, with slow delivery of aid, the horrific number of amputations performed out of desperate medical necessity, more than a million homeless, …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010
Bleak news from Haiti moves kids to action
The earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12 sent emotional shockwaves around the world and into a living room on Spokane’s South Hill. When 7-year-old Ella Magnuson watched the news …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010
Mission group testifies in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The 10 missionaries facing kidnapping charges in Haiti testified as a group in a closed-door hearing Wednesday before an examining judge but their anticipated release did not …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
Parents say they released kids
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Parents of some of the children who 10 U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake told a judge Tuesday that they freely …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
Judge denies early release for US missionaries in Haiti
Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping returned to jail Friday after failing to persuade a judge to grant them provisional release pending the outcome of their case, their …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010
Missionary has history of troubles
BOISE – The Idaho woman who led a group of 10 Baptists on a mission to help children in Haiti admits to failing to obtain paperwork needed to move 33 …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010
10 Americans charged with child kidnapping
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries were charged with kidnapping Thursday for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti to a hastily arranged refuge just as officials were …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2010, 11:51 a.m.
Attorney says US Baptists charged in child case
A Haitian attorney says 10 Americans detained in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake have been charged with child kidnapping.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2010
Parents freely gave children to church group
CALLEBAS, Haiti – Desperate parents in this struggling village perched above Haiti’s earthquake-flattened capital said they gave their children away willingly, trusting the American missionaries who promised to take them …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2010, 11:49 a.m.
Parents willingly gave children to US Baptists
CALLEBAS, Haiti — Parents in this struggling village above Haiti’s capital said Wednesday they willingly handed their children to American missionaries who showed up in a bus promising to give …