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Pedals2People to give bikes to kids

The idea of Santa riding a bicycle – and pulling a trailer filled with bicyles to giveaway – sounded pretty cool to the people at Pedals2People. So they decided to …


Spokane Fantasy Flight takes kids on journey to North Pole

When Emily Anne Benjamin, 9, flew over the Arctic on her way to Spokane from Germany last Saturday, she spotted blinking red lights and a polar bear. It disappeared in …


Enthusiasm for costumes, games overwhelms IV lines at children’s hospital Halloween

For a few hours on Halloween, Joshua Summers was like any other toddler: hobbling in a baggy cow costume, a wide grin on his face as he played a game …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2013, 10:21 a.m.

Woman, two children hit by car; one killed, two seriously injured

A woman and two young children were badly injured when they were hit by a car on North Monroe Street on Friday evening. The woman and children were crossing Monroe …


Study: Child rearing costing more in America

Kids these days: more expensive than ever. That’s the word from a new federal study that pins a $241,080 price tag to raising a child born in 2012.


US sues Fla. over disabled kids in nursing homes

MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping children with disabilities in nursing homes.


Bringing culture, customs alive

Quanah Matheson of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe worked up a sweat Wednesday putting up a tepee like his father and grandfather had taught him. Watching from a crowd of dozens …


Home-school mom turns outings into Exploring Families

River Greenfield, 5, scaled the steep rock face like a seasoned pro. Wedging his feet into a tiny ledge he looked down and waved to his mother, Jessa Greenfield. River …


Teachers credited with saving students in Okla.

MOORE, Okla. — The principal’s voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and …


Saturday’s kid-focused event includes bike tune-ups, adjustments

Summer Parkways – the nonprofit groups that organizes giant car-free street parties where neighbors can bicycle and walk in the streets – is starting the season early with a child-focused …


Lawmakers act on bills, including TCEP ban and alcohol sales

On Wednesday, houses of the Washington state Legislature passed several measures, and Gov. Jay Inslee signed others into law:


New book offers tips to rearrange children’s bedrooms

The conversation often starts with, “Where are your shoes?” For many parents trying to get out the door on time in the morning, a child with a disorganized bedroom can …


Executive accused of assault suspended

A Minneapolis woman said her 2-year-old son was traumatized by a man accused of slapping the boy and using a racial slur during an Atlanta-bound flight. The boy’s mother, Jessica …


Hearts of gold: Children’s art contest entries up at Mobius

With nearly 300 hearts decorated by area children, The Spokesman-Review’s annual Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest offered a little something for everyone. There were cute puppies, creative use of Cheerios – …


‘Musketeers’ hits stage at children’s theater

It was a mad dash for young actors and actresses to jump into character for the first dress rehearsal of “The Three Musketeers.” The show opens Friday at Theater Arts …


Bureau helps promote reading

Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …


In-vitro fertilization is available to active-duty military

Sean and Sarah Halsted couldn’t imagine life without children. They met in college while on the Washington State University rowing team. After graduating, Sean Halsted followed in the tradition of …


Woman whose young boys found on freeway faces felony charges

The woman who allegedly abandoned her two young boys along the freeway Tuesday will face felony charges, authorities said Wednesday. Shannon M. Germanton, also known as Shannon Duval, was taken …


Police say Sunnyside boy, 3, shot self in face

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face with his father’s handgun.


Lewiston girl left alone on school bus

LEWISTON, Idaho — A 5-year-old from north-central Idaho spent a half-hour alone in a parking lot after she was left on a school bus.


Children get in free at Spokane fair today

Today is Family Day at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Youth passes available at Safeway stores allow children under 18 to be admitted free when with a paying adult.


For $1 at door, families can fill enough bags to fill kids closet

Merryl Tschoepe would bounce all over the place if not for the tightly packed tables of children’s clothes that are filling the Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship Hall to the brim. She’s …


DSHS didn’t consult with authorities on Powell

OLYMPIA — A panel reviewing the deaths of Josh Powell’s two young children says state social workers did not consult with law enforcement before allowing Powell to host visits at …


Minnehaha great place to hike, learn rock climbing techniques

Joy Clark, 6, made her way down the side of the rock face, rappelling slowly in spots and quicker in others. When she got closer to the ground, she slipped, …


Theater group plans children’s workshop

Stagewest Community Theatre in Medical Lake will have a two-week children’s workshop, Monday-Friday and July 30-Aug. 3. The workshop will be at Hallett Elementary School, 524 S. Hallett St., in …


Woman’s Club plans children’s tea party

A group of Spokane women got together in 1905 and formed the Woman’s Club of Spokane. Just five years later, the women had raised enough money to build their own …


Lead level standard lowered for children

ATLANTA – For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children. The new standard announced Wednesday means that hundreds …


A new place for helping kids, families

The Salvation Army Spokane on Wednesday opened a newly renovated facility on its campus to provide counseling, family visitation and education under one roof. The facility, called the Nurturing Center …


US lowers cutoff for lead poisoning in kids

ATLANTA — For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children.


Plenty of factors to weigh when flying with children

When it comes to family vacations, flying with children is likely one of the largest logistical dragons you’ll slay. From toddler tantrums and teen boredom to infant ear pain and …