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Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says 85-year-old man has sexually abused children for 60 years

Detectives believe an 85-year-old Spokane Valley man has raped and molested numerous young girls since the 1950s and was never prosecuted.


Feds give states more time to bolster struggling schools

States will have more time to identify failing schools as part of new Obama administration rules aimed at supporting troubled public schools and students who are struggling.


Want healthy kids? Let them play in the mud. Feed them allergenic foods. And get a dog.

If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our society’s penchant …


Knife-wielding attacker injures 7 children in China

A knife-wielding assailant injured seven students outside a primary school in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series of knife attacks on schoolchildren.


Doctor: Some school bus crash survivors ‘too dazed to talk’

The injured children were so young and frightened that many couldn’t spell their names. Some couldn’t remember their birthdays or their parents’ names – just “Momma” when asked.


Michigan may require lead screening of all young children

Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is still roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of …


Red-light cameras save children’s lives, study finds

A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study – which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San …


Trump or Clinton? Kids can vote in state’s Mock Election

Washington state’s annual


Choke hazard prompts Target recall of 127K Halloween window decorations

Target is recalling about 127,000 decorative Halloween gel window “clings” because they pose a choking hazard to children.


Salvation Army hiring for children supervisors

The Salvation Army is hiring part-time, non-exempt visitation monitors who can provide supervision of visits between children and their parents at the Salvation Army campus, 222 E. Indiana Ave.


Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

At least 96 children are among the 320 people killed in Aleppo since a cease-fire collapsed on Sept. 19, according to UNICEF, as Syrian and Russian warplanes barrage the city’s …


People: Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children, sources say

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary custody agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children.


Spokane police, firefighters helping kids with autism get comfortable around first responders

Spokane police and firefighters regularly participate in a program to help kids on the autism spectrum develop positive relationships with first responders.


Online ‘sextortion’ against children growing

Federal officials and advocates say online sex-related extortion against children is growing, and they are urging educators and parents to help raise awareness at back-to-school events.


Charges filed after video showed a Washington mother cheering as her son was thrown off bridge

A man accused of throwing a 4-year-old boy 27 feet into the Wynoochee River in Washington state, and the mother who cheered on while it happened, are now facing reckless …


Sorry, kids, your pediatrician wants you to get a flu shot this year

This year’s flu vaccine for children will probably have to come in the form of a shot, not those two little puffs up the nose.


Ohio city shares shocking photos of adults who overdosed with a small child in the car

On Wednesday afternoon, a police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, stopped a vehicle for driving erratically and made a shocking discovery: The driver was barely conscious. A woman was slumped …


Idaho neighborhood says no to camp for kids with cancer

Residents of a small central Idaho town say they don’t want a camp for kids with cancer in their neighborhood.


Zinke misstates rate of terrorist attacks by children

HELENA – U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has wrongly stated in two debates this week that 80 percent of terrorist attacks in a Central African conflict are carried out by children, …


Four students arrested after pregnant classmate attacked

Police say four Alabama high school students have been arrested after attacking a pregnant classmate in a classroom.


Mandatory depression screening recommended for kids in Montana

A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.


Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.


Thousands of Central American children seek to enter U.S., U.N. says

Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year – and there is no sign that …


Imperiled Washington children recovered safe in South Dakota

South Dakota authorities say two children taken from their Washington state home by their father are safe, and the father has been charged.


U.N. ‘extremely’ concerned for children in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT – The United Nations Children’s Fund said Wednesday it is “extremely” concerned for the safety and well-being of children caught up in the violence engulfing the northern Syrian city …


Baby died after mom fed her meth to offset methadone, police say

Authorities say a Phoenix woman has been arrested in her daughter’s death after giving the toddler methamphetamine in an effort to counteract the methadone she had consumed from an open …


Too much lead: Water shut off at 2 Medford grade schools

Drinking water has been shut off at two Medford schools after officials said tests revealed it contained too much lead.


Post Falls day care shut down after violations

A Post Falls day care has closed its doors after an investigation by the state’s Department of Health and Welfare found multiple violations.


Mother charged with murder in deaths of her 4 children

A mother in Tennessee has been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse and neglect in connection with the stabbing deaths of her four young children, authorities said Saturday.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: We’ve failed young shooting victims

Lawmakers refuse to consider measures favored by the vast majority of us to keep guns away from those who should not have them. Yet we keep returning these paragons of …