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Help sought for homeless youth, foster children

House panels consider proposals to help for homeless and foster youth.

Spokane authors use stories to illustrate child-centered foster care

Spokane-based authors release new book “Creating Compassionate Foster Care,” which draws from real family situations and current attachment research to help foster caregivers and professionals better respond to the complex …

Washington tries to help foster children graduate on time

New law directs schools to help foster children keep up with coursework, graduate on time.

Child abuse, drug culture overwhelm Idaho’s foster system

Officials say far fewer foster care placements are available in south-central Idaho than in the rest of the state, while the number of children removed from their homes is on …

5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase.

Number of U.S. foster kids rises; parents’ drug abuse a factor

After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal …

Washington education measures to help disadvantaged students

Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.

Editorial: Riverfront deal is doubly divine

Prospective property purchase along Spokane River would aid land conservation, low-income housing and foster children.

Bureau visitors focus on family’s blessings

While waiting in line at the Christmas Bureau, Diane Pippin shares a smile with her daughter Lily, 13, who came to help pick out presents for her siblings. They’ve had …

Love, multiplied: Local families expand on National Adoption Day

Robert and Tammy Fritz love children. So much so that they’ve fostered 28 children over the last four years and adopted two, in addition to their two biological children. On …

Children’s garden fosters trust and growth

Plants thrive and grow best with fertile soil, sunlight, water and care. But if people were plants, abused and neglected children would be the flowers sown in barren soil where …

State to pay family in sexual assault case

LONGVIEW, Wash. – The state has agreed to pay a Longview foster family more than $470,000 to settle a sexual assault lawsuit. The family sued in 2009, arguing that social …


Little did Randy and Trish King know when an infant named Connor showed up at their North Spokane day care two years ago that one day he would be theirs. …

Adoption day means new families for children

Little did Randy and Trish King know when an infant named Connor showed up at their North Spokane day care two years ago that one day he would be theirs.

In care of new family, teen also gets new heart

SEATTLE – If it hadn’t been for Cindy Locke and her family, Mykal Cochran might be dead. Instead, the 17-year-old foster child who “doesn’t have a mean bone in his …

Judge splits up Morning Star lawsuits

Morning Star Boys’ Ranch may have to defend itself in 18 separate physical- and sex-abuse trials next year after a judge split lawsuits into individual cases. The ranch wanted the …

Kids give foster care solid marks

The nation’s most extensive survey of foster children in a single state found that Washington youths were generally pleased with their foster care placement, but that they still see their …