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Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families

Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role …


Oregon midwife charged with delivering babies in Kennewick without a license

An Oregon woman who has been a midwife for four decades is accused of illegally delivering at least two babies in Kennewick.


North Carolina Republican files bill to establish life at conception

A North Carolina lawmaker filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would establish life at the moment of conception.


Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual …


64-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins

A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age.


Researchers may have a way to predict autism, national study indicates

Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to research published Wednesday by …


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Study: Idaho’s child welfare system overwhelmed, overworked

State auditors say Idaho’s child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.


Virginia governor vows to veto 20-week abortion ban bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image.


Idaho woman, born January 1, gives birth on New Year’s

A woman born on January 1 gave birth to an Idaho hospital’s only 2017 New Year’s Day baby.


Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes it’s good to be a loser

How can I get my kids to understand that losing – or at least not being perfect at everything – is part of life?


That’s Life: Paris vacation designed for two

We hadn’t planned on going away for our anniversary, even though it’s a major milestone. Before my next column runs, Curtis and I will hit the quarter century mark of …


Catch Christmas fun on the big screen with holiday film specials

During the holiday break, catch a movie. Many can be seen for free or inexpensively.


Two children who died saving others among 21 Carnegie Heroes

Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.


U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …


Moscow Shop with a Cop event brings joy to Idaho children

About 15 local law enforcement officers could be seen inside the Moscow Wal-Mart on Saturday morning, and it was not because a huge crime had been reported.


Obama administration blocks states from cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to block states from cutting off federal family planning grants to Planned Parenthood, finalizing a rule that is to take effect just days before …


Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to …


Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first …


Oklahoma abortion restrictions blocked

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a state law that would have required abortion providers to have special relationships with hospitals, in continuing fallout from a Supreme Court …


Federal judge asked to block part of Florida abortion law

A federal judge is being asked to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.


Northwest Children’s Home license at risk

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will revoke the operating license of Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston on Jan. 4 over allegations of sex offenses, assaults, fire safety problems …


American Dream? Odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents

Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to groundbreaking new research from a superstar team of economists …


Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich …


Mom arrested after leaving baby, toddler in freezing car

A woman has been arrested after police found a 2-year-old child and a 6-month-old child locked inside a car in Everett in 35 degree weather.


K-12 standardized testing rules could mean fewer exams for students

Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …


Mom loses benefits after status of 4 kids changed to dead

A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.


Baby’s first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.


UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.


More than 500 show interest in caring for surrendered infant

More than 500 callers have expressed interest in caring for a newborn baby girl who was surrendered on Thanksgiving Day morning at a suburban New York fire station.


Ohio pulls license of 1 of state’s last few abortion clinics

Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby …