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It was getting close to Christmas 2001 when 33-year-old Air Force Capt. Brian Newberry got a call at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina.
Within minutes of receiving the news, Billy Joe and Danielle Hobert were on the Delta Airlines website surveying flights from Southern California to Salt Lake City. Kevin and Kristin Bacon hopped online to look at the options out of Spokane International.
Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote.
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.
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.
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.
There’s no shortage of kids who need foster homes in the Spokane area, but one of the primary nonprofits in the region that works to find those children a safe place to stay has struggled to do so.
Mission43 is in Idaho – the 43rd state – yet the initiative of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation will stretch across borders to help post 9/11-era military members and their families transition to civilian life. Its support focuses on education, employment, purpose and connection.
While an expanding list of rules have contributed to a number of family home providers going out of business, one particular area of the new Washington Administrative Code regulations has providers even more concerned: education requirements that could send many providers back to school over the next five years.
A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children
About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.
So how can people reap the benefits of social media without letting it harm their mental health?
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.
The child care crisis is about to get worse in Washington after new rules go into effect on August 1.
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.
Twenty-nine parents from across Central America who were separated from their children by U.S. immigration agents last year returned to the U.S. border on Saturday, demanding asylum hearings that might allow them to reunite with their children.
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.
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.
Free summer meals for Spokane kids in low-income areas end for the season on Friday as school employees regroup for the start of classes.
While breastfeeding rates at birth are relatively high in Spokane, data collected by health officials indicate mothers tend to stop nursing infants shortly after leaving the hospital.