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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley City Council’s legislative agenda includes parental rights

Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved its 2018 Legislative Agenda, which includes topics to be presented and discussed with 4th District legislators during the upcoming legislative session.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal

The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.


Thompson, Peetz best choices for Spokane Valley council

Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley parental rights proposal endangers the rights of others

Should a parent who refuses to vaccinate their children be allowed to send them to school during a disease outbreak? Under a “parental rights” ordinance being floated by a Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Rapists would lose parental rights in Washington under bill

Rape victims who become pregnant wouldn’t have to “co-parent” with their attacker under bill that easily passes House.


Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids

New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or …


Idaho Senate passes Sen. Mary Souza’s parent rights measure

BOISE – All Idaho school districts would have to allow parents to withdraw their children from any activity, class or program that the parents believe “impairs the parents’ firmly held …


Eye on Boise: Bill limiting kids’ use of tanning beds heads to governor

After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a …


Eye on Boise: House passes parental rights bill

After a fervent, hourlong debate, the Idaho House last week voted 37-31 in favor of a controversial parental rights bill that opponents said could endanger Idaho kids. Rep. Janet Trujillo, …


Panel weighs parental rights

BOISE – When should a parent lose custody of a young child for refusing consent for a medical procedure? How likely must the harm to the child be for that …


Adoptions, parental rights loophole puts families in flux

A Tri-Cities couple’s adopted sons may be taken away, and a Spokane woman’s daughter was adopted while she fought to keep the girl. The separate child custody cases illustrate a …


Shawn Vestal: Children’s rights don’t play in Idaho House

Kids in Idaho could use a right or two. Or maybe just a hand. About half are living in “low-income” homes. A fifth live in homes headed by single mothers, …