Stories tagged: teens
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 4:27 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 7:28 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016, 10:50 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
Rise in homeless students seen in state
The number of homeless students continues to grow statewide.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013
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 …
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
‘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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Accomplished teen musicians feel at home in the spotlight
If Justin Sherfey, 14, had known how to tie a necktie, a gifted musical duo might never have been born. As Sherfey, the reigning Northwest Fiddle champion, waited to take …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Abortion parental notification bill gets hearing
OLYMPIA – A hearing on a bill that would require minors to notify their parents before terminating a pregnancy pitted those who argued it was an issue of parental rights …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
New meal program brings kids to the table
It was only the second time they tried it, but the children at Northeast Youth Center behaved like they’d always sat down for a hot meal in the late afternoon. …
TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013
Watching for teen dating abuse
Ah, Valentine’s Day! A day dedicated to love, romance and chocolates surely brightens up the middle of winter. Unfortunately, for 3 out of every 10 teens, a more relevant thing …
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012
East Central offers first youth cafe
In talking to young people 14 to 18 years old in East Central, Spokane Regional Health District’s Peggy Slider heard one common complaint: There is no place to hang out. …
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
Special prom and a nod
A group of teens gathered Saturday to get gussied up for prom. The room filled with the sound of chatter as they browsed racks of evening gowns. They got their …
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
Teens aspire to make a difference with $100
For $100 you can fill the gas tank on an average sedan twice. Or you can buy two new release video games. Or you can try to change your world. …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012
Teens’ jobs outlook ‘tough’
The economy is making it tough to be a kid these days, at least a kid with purchasing power. Many of the jobs traditionally filled by teenagers are now being …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012
Doctor K: Ways to help teens avoid sports injuries
DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage son plays several school sports. He loves them, but I’m concerned about sports injuries. DEAR READER: That’s not a reason to prohibit your son from …
MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011
Teacher at Crosswalk Teen Shelter helps struggling students
Teacher Ken Jernberg is unflappable among the chaos at Crosswalk, a Spokane teen homeless shelter. One day last week, a few unfocused teens flitted around the
THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010, 8:31 A.M.
Idaho dropouts could be headed for boot camp
High school dropouts could earn their diplomas through a proposed boot camp-style program that’s planned for economically depressed northcentral Idaho.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010
More girls risky drivers
CHICAGO – Molly Sutton finds it challenging to ignore a text message when she’s driving. The 18-year-old high school senior said it’s hard to wait until the next stoplight. “I …
SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009
It started slowly in Gwen Reed’s English classes. A “4ever” in a book report here, a “ppl” in an essay there, and a scattering of uncapitalized words or unpunctuated sentences …
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009, 7:53 A.M.
Surprising number of teens think they’ll die young
A surprising number of teenagers — nearly 15 percent — think they’re going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior, new research suggests.
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
Give-and-take helps keep teens happy campers
There’s only one thing worse than a cranky 2-year-old when you’re on vacation, and that’s a cranky teenager. Fortunately, just as most toddlers can be pacified with naps, bottles and …
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
Doctors back depression screening for all teens
Soon after her sister committed suicide, Caroline Downing started doing poorly at school. During math tests she would freeze up, and she found her mind wandering constantly. Officials at St. …
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009, 10:58 A.M.
Do you know a teen who will change the world?
The Vox, a monthly newspaper produced by area teens, is looking for suggestions: do you know a graduate who will change the world?
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
Business tops for teens in Hillyard
When picking out fabric for summer T-shirts, bamboo is not an obvious choice – cotton is more like it. But at Blue Button Apparel in Hillyard, a small nonprofit that …
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
Many teens believe relationship abuse sometimes acceptable
A common reaction among students to singer Chris Brown’s alleged attack on his singer girlfriend Rihanna goes something like this: “Ha! She probably did something to provoke it,” said Ed …
MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009
Teens are feeling pinch of economic slump
BOISE – Katy Sword traded her newer Dodge Stratus and car payments for a beat-up Mazda pickup she owns outright. And still the Borah High School senior – who works …
TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009
Few teens need cholesterol drugs, study finds
DALLAS – Fewer than 1 percent of American teens are likely to need cholesterol drugs, says a new study that offers some reassuring news on the childhood obesity front. Last …
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009, 2:58 P.M.
Idaho Meth Project: Teens see greater drug risk
A new survey by the Idaho Meth Project shows that more teens believe it’s risky to use methamphetamine than in 2007, but that belief doesn’t yet appear to be changing …