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Stories tagged: children

NYC mayor angry over crosswalk deaths of 2 children

New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

Report: Children not always represented in Idaho protection cases

Idaho has serious gaps in representation for children involved in protective services cases, according to a report by the Office of Performance Evaluation.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children

The ongoing spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual assault has many parents wondering: Are there age-appropriate ways to talk to children about what they might hear or experience? What are …

Monthslong battle over CHIP took a toll on families, agencies

For months, as Congress held off on reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mead fretted about how she’d manage if she had to buy private insurance through her nonprofit employer. …

Spain: Dozens of children among 329 migrants rescued at sea

Spanish officials say more than 300 people including newborns have been rescued from a wooden fishing boat off Libya’s coast and taken to an Italian port.

Not just a drunken revelry: Mardi Gras for kids as well

The family was among more than 100 revelers marching through the streets of New Orleans on Jan. 20 in the Krewe of Confetti Kids parade – one of the many …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Mom of malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ by police visit

The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies arrived at the family’s Southern California home, …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

Robot duck’s aim: Helps kids with cancer via power of play

A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer – a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Far away from Hollywood, children benefit from Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association traditionally shares profits from the Golden Globes’ international broadcast with arts-oriented nonprofits, so stars aren’t the only ones excited for Sunday’s show.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Police find box containing children’s bones in Missoula home

Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a “person of interest” they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

U.N. calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly …

Blaine County denies camp for children with cancer

A nonprofit organization that serves children with cancer was denied the opportunity to develop a camp in Idaho.

Health care fallout: Fate of 8M low-income children in limbo

CHIP provides low-cost coverage to children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. But it has become caught up in a political stalemate over how to fund …

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence in and around the capital despite a …

Awareness grows around sensory processing issues

Awareness is growing about sensory processing issues among children. More schools offer subdued lighting and varied seating to allow movement, from exercise balls to specialty cushions, for all students. And …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

Hillary Clinton says children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe.

Saudi-led coalition on U.N. blacklist for killing Yemen kids

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has been placed on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming nearly 700 children and attacking schools and hospitals in 2016.

Protect state’s commitment to covering all children

We urge our congressional delegation to protect the progress we’ve made by reauthorizing funding for CHIP.

Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’

Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice …

Home alone time for kids? It depends

All parents have to make the call: When is a child ready to be home alone for the first time?

Cottage housing for homeless women, children planned for Spokane’s Audobon-Downriver neighborhood

Walker Construction was issued more than $2.2 million in permits this week to begin construction on a transitional housing project for women and children. The development, at 2176 W. Fairview, …

Montana official: 8 Family Services’ children died this year

A Montana official says the deaths of eight children who were involved with Child and Family Services have been reported to the state this year.

5 children die in trailer-home fire in suburban Anchorage

Five children, all believed to be girls between the ages of 3 and 12, died in a trailer fire in suburban Anchorage on Thursday morning, authorities said.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

Trump says decision on ‘terrific’ immigrants coming soon

House Speaker Paul Ryan and another Republican are urging President Donald Trump not to rescind federal protections for immigrant children whose parents brought them to the country illegally.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

U.S. clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …

Child marriage increasing in civil war-torn South Sudan

“If I’d have refused, my father and brothers would have killed me,” Eliza says. Shifting uncomfortably in her plastic chair, the 17-year-old recoils when remembering her wedding day.

Oregon officials challenge low vaccination rate ranking

Officials disagree with a federal report which says Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Half of trapped Raqqa population are children, U.N. official says

Half of the estimated 20,000 people trapped in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa are children, an official with the U.N. children’s agency said Friday, describing the traumatizing experiences of children …