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Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

John Ross worries about his children returning to their classrooms this fall with coronavirus cases rising in Kentucky, but he feels he doesn't have much of a choice: His family's limited internet access makes it nearly impossible for the kids to keep up with schoolwork from home.

Liberty Lake seniors celebrate graduation

A few parents in Liberty Lake took matters into their own hands to make sure their high school seniors had a graduation celebration and recruited friends and family for a parade by Orchard Park on Saturday. The graduates donned their caps and gowns and waved to the passing cars, some of which were decorated. Liberty Lake Mayor Shane Brickner said some parents contacted him about using the park and he gave his approval.

Stuck at home with your kids? Nurse offers advice on keeping kids, parents happy and healthy

For younger kids, turning the mundane but necessary task of cleaning into a game can be a way to keep them interested and also not fearful about their changing daily life, said Wendy Williams-Gilbert, a registered nurse and professor at WSU’s College of Nursing. Parents should also keep in mind that they’re not perfect, and that kids will be looking to them as examples.

Heather Moss: Our agency is committed to supporting child-care providers

While parents are choosing what type of provider, program and setting will meet their child’s needs, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families is making sure that ALL Washington children have equitable access to services that are high quality, safe and healthy.

U.S. wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families

The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no longer in government custody.

Robert B. Reich: How blue states help red states

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress love to demonize government handouts. But their own red-state supporters depend on these handouts. And the handouts are increasingly financed by the inhabitants of blue states.

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it’s located.

Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border. He challenged the Trump administration to explain how families were getting a fair hearing guaranteed by the Constitution, but also expressed reluctance to get too deeply involved with immigration enforcement.