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Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre makes splash with ‘The Little Mermaid’

“Little Mermaid” hits the Kroc stage this month


Ask Mr. Dad: Infertility and adoption; sometimes bonding is hard

My wife and desperately want to be parents. But after years of trying and tens of thousands spent on fertility treatments, our doctor is telling us that we should either …


KSPS FitKids Day

Enjoy a morning of active play for kids and meet Bob the Builder, Daniel Tiger from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Aqua Duck and the FitKids. There …


More millennials are not having sex, study shows

Can it possibly be true that the Tinder, hook-up generation is actually unusually chaste? A new study says it can, and one of the authors, a professor in the Center …


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 …


Idaho releases list of free ultrasound providers

Idaho health officials have released a list of providers that offer ultrasounds for women seeking abortions as required under a newly enacted law.


Indiana won’t appeal preliminary abortion law order

Indiana has opted not to appeal a federal judge’s order blocking a state law that would ban abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities.


Bookstores plan midnight parties to celebrate latest Harry Potter entry

Harry Potter is flying back onto bookshelves with a new story. The play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” takes off where the seventh book’s epilogue ends: with Harry, Ginny, …


Ask Mr. Dad: Two kids, night and day

The reality is that, just like fingerprints, snowflakes, and zebra stripes, no two children are ever going to be exactly the same – even if they’re raised by the same …


That’s Life: Inner skeptic sometimes turns a blind eye

Before this month I’d have asserted that I’m not gullible, susceptible to spoofing or easily manipulated. I understand and speak sarcasm fluently and have prided myself on seeing through attempts …


Kids can test their endurance in off-road triathlon at Dart-Lo

Camp Dart-Lo is hosting its second Kids’ Off-Road Triathlon on July 28. The race is open to all children in kindergarten through seventh grade, said Jill Strom, director of fund …


Mick Jagger to be a dad again – it’s baby No. 8 – at 72 years old

Mick Jagger and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick are expecting a baby – her first, his eighth.


Ask Mr. Dad: The distractions continue

A few weeks ago, you had an email from a 13-year old whose mother talks on the phone. You should have told the child to rat her mother out to …


That’s Life:

As my family can attest, certain sounds send me over the edge. They spark a revulsion so deep it must be genetic. At least two of my children share my …


Child left in car that was stolen has been found safe

A 3-year-old child was found safe Sunday afternoon after the car the child was riding in was stolen and taken for a ride from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee.


Ask Mr. Dad: Mom driven to distraction

Dear Mr. Dad: This may sound dramatic, but I’m hoping you can help save my mom’s life.


Family event: Budget-friendly movies beckon from many places

Free and low-cost movie options abound during the summer at local theaters, libraries, parks and pools.


Remaking Mobius: Science center gets ready to open in its new home

Mobius Science Center opens at new location with special exhibit “Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion.”


IronKids Fun Run is Saturday at McEuen Park

The 2016 IronKids Fun Run is at 9 a.m. Saturday at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene.


That’s Life: Looking for work can be another form of direct sales

Finding summer work between high school and college is an industrious endeavor that may make actual work feel breezy by comparison. I don’t envy my son the cold-calling task aimed …


Family fun: Newport Rodeo ropes in music, games and more

Newport’s biggest weekend is getting a little bigger this year.


That’s Life: Summer calls for freedom, exploration, fun

Summer is in a hurry this year. Never mind its announced arrival later this month, the season couldn’t even wait for the graduation caps to fall from the sky and …


Ask Mr. Dad: Doula can aid birth process

Our baby is due in a few months and all of my wife’s friends are recommending that we hire a doula as a birth companion. What are doulas and what …


Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won’t be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of …


Johnny Depp asks court to rule he should not pay spousal support

Johnny Depp has asked a court to determine that he should not pay spousal support to his estranged wife, Amber Heard, who filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage.


That’s Life: Senior spring carries a bittersweet air

The kids may be ready to move on, but for families that have bonded during the high school years, the last spring of school can be a wistful time.


$13 million settlement in botched water-birth lawsuit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland hospital for $13 million.


New poll shows strong support for paid family leave programs

Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from …


Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10th anniversary

Saturday’s open house features local band and authors.


Ask Mr. Dad: Having a baby changes everything – and everyone

Ever since our baby was born, our social life has changed for the worse. I understand that some of this is normal, but it doesn’t feel very good. How can …