Tag search results
Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.
Mississippi’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman has parental rights to a 6-year-old boy born to her ex-wife when the two were married, in a case watched by gay rights activists and groups aiding in vitro fertilization.
Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved its 2018 Legislative Agenda, which includes topics to be presented and discussed with 4th District legislators during the upcoming legislative session.
The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.
Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job while considering regional solutions. If voters prefer the latter, they will select Linda Thompson and Brandi Peetz..
Should a parent who refuses to vaccinate their children be allowed to send them to school during a disease outbreak? Under a “parental rights” ordinance being floated by a Spokane Valley city councilman, the answer is: Sure!
Rape victims who become pregnant wouldn’t have to “co-parent” with their attacker under bill that easily passes House.
New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent.
The House has voted 66-1 in favor of “parental rights” legislation, SB 1293a, sending the Senate-passed bill to the governor’s desk. There was no debate. The bill declares that “who object to any learning material or activity on the basis that it harms the child...
BOISE – All Idaho school districts would have to allow parents to withdraw their children from any activity, class or program that the parents believe “impairs the parents’ firmly held beliefs, values or principles,” under legislation that passed the Idaho Senate on Monday. Freshman Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, who co-sponsored the bill, told the Senate that it solidifies the role of parents as the “primary decision-makers for their children.” She added, “Parents’ rights are given to us by God.”
After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a 23-12 vote. Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, said it matches new restrictions on tanning beds, which are linked to skin cancer, particularly for the young, to existing restrictions in Idaho on youngsters getting tattoos, piercings or brandings. “Thirteen and under, you just don’t do it,” Hagedorn said. “Between 14 and 18, you get parental consent. And that’s worked very well for these things; I think it’ll work very well here.”
After a fervent, hourlong debate, the Idaho House last week voted 37-31 in favor of a controversial parental rights bill that opponents said could endanger Idaho kids. Rep. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls, sponsor of HB 113, said, “Our families are important, our parents are important, and we would like fundamental rights when it comes to decisions of the courts.” She said legal concerns about the bill raised by the Idaho Supreme Court should be discounted because of separation of powers.
BOISE – When should a parent lose custody of a young child for refusing consent for a medical procedure? How likely must the harm to the child be for that to happen, and what if the potential harm is unlikely but dire? Should doctors and police who seize custody and perform the procedure over parents’ objections bear any liability? Those questions are at the heart of a parents’ rights case that brought a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to Boise on Tuesday for the first time since 2003, a special sitting to hear arguments on an appeal from Corissa and Eric Mueller.
A Tri-Cities couple’s adopted sons may be taken away, and a Spokane woman’s daughter was adopted while she fought to keep the girl. The separate child custody cases illustrate a gap in Washington law that makes it possible for adoptions to be finalized while the biological mother or father appeals termination of their parental rights.
Kids in Idaho could use a right or two. Or maybe just a hand. About half are living in “low-income” homes. A fifth live in homes headed by single mothers, whose unemployment rate is twice that of married men and women. The state ranks 41st for overall child health and well-being, according to a new scorecard.