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Emma and Noah still tops for baby names

For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third …


Ask Mr. Dad: The downside of praise

We live in an era where we give kids trophies for showing up – regardless of how well they play – and we rave about everything they do, whether it’s …


Author writes on animals for adults, children alike

Hanson, a conservation biologist and author of the award-winning “Feathers” and “The Triumph of Seeds,” released “Bartholomew Quill: A Crow’s Quest to Know Who’s Who” in April. He’ll be at …


Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of CBS’ ‘NCIS’

Michelle Obama is making a cameo appearance in support of military families on an upcoming episode of the CBS hit drama “NCIS.”


Florida Supreme Court halts abortion waiting period, for now

The Florida Supreme Court is suspending the state’s 24-hour waiting period for abortions until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.


Go fly a kite at Hayden’s annual kite festival

Go fly a kite at Hayden’s annual kite festival. The festival starts at noon Saturday at Broadmoore Park, on West Broadmoore Drive in Hayden.


Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes tickling is anything but funny

Face it. Not everyone likes to be tickled.


Story of D-Day among new Imax offerings

Riverfront Park brings three new Imax movies to town.


Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes dreams aren’t sweet at all

Nightmares are pretty normal in children, affecting 10 to 50 percent of kids six and under. But that doesn’t make it any easier on you when your child wakes up …


Actor enjoys filling Gaston’s big shoes

Best of Broadway brings Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” to the INB Performing Arts Center next week.


That’s Life: Staying safe is worth the whistle

Train noise can become part of the fabric of our lives, if only you let it.


Daycare teacher convicted of cruelty in ‘baby fight club’

A second daycare teacher has been convicted of child cruelty and other counts for abusive behavior toward a classroom of 2-year-olds that a prosecutor described as a “baby fight club.”


Gov. Inslee wants new agency for vulnerable children, families

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to create a new state agency to deliver services to vulnerable children and families.


That just ain’t right

English is under attack and needs all the help it can get.


That’s Life: Travel adventure reveals the need for patience

The best thing for any trip? A cool-headed companion.


‘Greatest show on Earth’ returns to Spokane

The circus is coming to town


Fans invited to celebrate ‘Mudgy & Millie’

Fans of the “Mudgy & Millie” children’s book, set in Coeur d’Alene, are invited to a free birthday celebration for the moose and mouse at 11 a.m. Saturday at the …


Fans invited to celebrate ‘Mudgy & Millie’

Fans of the “Mudgy & Millie” children’s book, set in Coeur d’Alene, are invited to a free birthday celebration for the moose and mouse at 11 a.m. Saturday at the …


Keeping girls safe depends on how we raise our boys

Last week when I read the article in Sunday’s paper about Idaho campuses targeting sexual assault, I held my breath for a moment, the way I always do when I …


Waiting their turn is another good lesson

When my son Ian was small, whenever he talked to me he craved my undivided attention, with unbroken eye contact, preferably accompanied by head nods and verbal acknowledgement. If I …


Costumes get big play at anime, gaming event

KuroNekoCon celebrates anime, gaming and Japanese culture this weekend. The name of the convention comes from the Japanese for black cat.


Parents must let go to teach children to be independent

‘You’re letting your kid do that?” The question hangs in the air. Accompanied by raised eyebrows and wide eyes, the surprise is clear. I’m letting my kid do something unexpected, …


Children’s film festival shares tales of exploration

The Seattle Children’s Film Festival is taking a road trip. A “best of” collection of live and animated short films from the 2015 festival will be screened twice at the …


Inalienable rights aren’t just yours; they’re ours

Old memories are funny things. They sleep unnoticed, almost forgotten until triggered. It could be something small, a smell, a sound, a song on the radio. Or it could be …


Our Pick for Families: Farm Museum turns work into play

Families can dig into the past at the North Spokane Farm Museum’s annual play day Saturday. Displays and demonstrations will help people understand how much farming has changed, said Donna …


Here’s to mornings and relationships grounded in coffee

While cleaning the kitchen counter this morning, one thing was clear. Coffee is king. At least, it accounts for most of our kitchen clutter. We don’t have a fancy food …


Jill Barville: Time spent testing better spent learning

Normally, I’m a compliant complainer. I’ll follow the rules, however asinine, while rolling my eyes and making sarcastic jokes in the back of the room. This month is different. I’m …


Front Porch: There’s richness in ritual

A rainbow of brightly hued eggs peeked from the drab gray carton. It wouldn’t have been Easter weekend without colored eggs, jellybeans and new shirts for the boys to wear …


City life’s lure

SEATTLE – A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, …


Technology makes us face our true selves

When the new computer arrived, I waited a couple of days to open the box. Though I’ve worked in high tech for years, I knew setting it up and getting …