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Teens, that iced vanilla latte might taste good. But it could lead to problems, now and later.

All of this caffeine may be amplifying anxiety, compromising tonight’s sleep, tanking tomorrow’s school performance, inhibiting nutrient absorption, dehydrating your cells, and when mixed with alcohol, causing real trouble.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …

Two teens accused in Richland park shooting. 2 adults charged with telling them to do it

Two Tri-City men with a history of shooting at cars and homes are accused of directing two teens to shoot a Fourth of July reveler at Howard Amon Park.

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

They took a survey in their teens. 60 years later, these Puyallup students are being recruited for a new one

Kareen Shanks remembers taking a two-day survey called Project Talent when she was a teenager at Puyallup High School. Shanks, now 74 and a 1962 PHS graduate, was told it …

Bypassing summer jobs, fewer teens flip burgers

Are teens still seeking traditional summer jobs? National trends show you’ll see fewer youth in seasonal positions. Reasons vary, from teens wanting to do more service work for college apps …

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Facebook losing its cool as U.S. teens pick YouTube, Snapchat

Three years ago, Facebook was the dominant social media site among U.S. teens, visited by 71 percent of people in that magic, trendsetting demographic. Not anymore.

Are teens consuming too many sports drinks?

Now, researchers at Harvard University have found a small but significant increase in the weekly consumption of high-carbohydrate sports drinks among teens.

Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president.

Oregon teenagers tame wild horses for auction

The Pendleton teenager had signed on with Teens and Oregon Mustangs, a nonprofit that pairs teens and wild horses. Each of the 40 feral horses in the St. Paul Rodeo …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Grays Harbor County settles ACLU lawsuit over teen solitary confinement

Grays Harbor County has agreed to pay $45,000 and to make policy changes to settle a lawsuit over its placement of teens in solitary confinement.

Get lost mom and dad! Amazon lets teens shop on their own

The online retail giant said Wednesday that teens can now shop at Amazon on their own, if their parents let them. Adults can add up to four teenagers to their …

The Dirt: CdA Super One undergoing $2.5M remodel

The remodel of the 67,000-square-foot building, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., will include renovation of the bakery, deli, pharmacy, and meat and fish area, and add a mezzanine with a dining …

Soul food restaurant in east Spokane gets permits

A new soul food restaurant providing life skills and job training for teenagers will begin $120,000 in interior remodel work, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.

No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles

Three teenagers in a program for those may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on …

Dr. Kent Hoffman: Handle ‘13 Reasons Why’ with care

The best-case scenario for this series is that teens and parents will look at it together and openly discuss its many implications.

Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds

The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …

Two teens fall to their deaths from 18th-floor hotel balcony in South Carolina

Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m.

A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening

A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.

Potlatch teens lose their safe Landing

After four years in operation, the Potlatch Landing Community Center has closed because of funding mishaps.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

U.S. teens disillusioned, divided by politics, poll shows

In the days after President Donald Trump’s election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show …

Teen pot use declines in Colorado after legalization, study finds

Teen marijuana use fell sharply in Colorado in the years 2014 and 2015, after the opening of that state’s recreational marijuana market, new federal survey data show.

Compulsive video-gaming may mean less drug use among U.S. teens

American teens are using fewer illicit drugs, with the exception of marijuana, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds

Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who …

New, longer Washington driver’s-license exam tackles pot, cellphones

It’s about to get tougher to earn a driver’s license in Washington state. Officials at the state licensing department this month are rolling out a longer written test – 40 …

Alaska court strikes down parental notice for abortions

The Alaska Supreme Court has struck down a state law requiring parental notification of a minor seeking an abortion.

Rise in homeless students seen in state

The number of homeless students continues to grow statewide.

Doctor K: Tips on talking about sex to teens

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m the parent of a teenage girl. I know it’s time to talk to her about sex, and I’d appreciate any advice. DEAR READER: Many parents feel …

‘Good Samaritan’ law covers alcohol too

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law that allows underage drinkers to call for medical help without fearing prosecution. The law is meant to encourage minors to call …