Stories tagged: teens
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.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
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.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
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.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
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 …
Sun., May 14, 2017
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.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
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 …
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Rise in homeless students seen in state
The number of homeless students continues to grow statewide.
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Thu., 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. …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Thu., 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. …
Sun., 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 …
Thu., 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. …
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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 …