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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Target launches ‘tween’ brand in time for back-to-school rush

Target Corp. has rolled out a new owned-brand line of clothing, electronics and school supplies aimed at 9- to 13-year-old girls and strategically timed the launch during the back-to-school season.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

State 1A, 2B, 1B girls track and field: Oakesdale’s Bree Rawls helps Nighthawks claim 1B team title

The future promises to be bright for Oakesdale freshman Bree Rawls. The present isn’t too shabby either.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Girls were forced to wear skirts at school to ‘preserve chivalry.’ So they sued – and won.

This week a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled that a school’s policy toward girls’ clothing was unconstitutional, the culmination of a court fight that began …


Where are we with female equality? Things parents can do to keep daughters happy, healthy

Since the 1960s, more U.S. women have made successful gains in education, athletics and careers, including science and technology. But debate continues on if we’ve really reached gender equality. That’s …


Community, coding and the cosmos: Girl Scouts focus on empowering girls

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting …


Caldwell man to serve up to 37 years and 6 months in prison for trying to lure Twin Falls children

A Caldwell man will serve up to 37½ years in prison for trying to lure three Twin Falls children to his car.


Girl power: All-female teams compete at robotics event

The Ontario-based Build a Dream Amazon Warriors were among the thousands of young people from nearly four-dozen countries competing recently for the biggest prize at the FIRST Championship in Detroit. …


As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name …


Lakewood school club getting young women involved in science

A new club designed to get Lakewood high school girls more involved in science has turned its attention toward preventing the release of invasive aquatic species into local lakes.


Missoula man to serve 100 years in jail for drugging, raping girls

A Missoula man has been sentenced to 100 years in jail for drugging and sexually assaulting nine girls between the ages 12 and 17.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based …


Gina Barreca: Manchester attack shatters innocence

In part, the deep grief I feel about the Manchester tragedy is because I imagine that most of the kids who were getting ready to go see Ariana Grande that …


Saudi Arabia creates a girls council to empower women – but where are the girls?

With great fanfare, the governor of Qassim province in Saudi Arabia announced the creation of a girls council – the first of its kind in the kingdom – intended to …


It’s 2017, and girls still don’t think they are as smart as boys, research shows

Gender stereotypes live on: Research published in the journal Science found that girls starting at the age of 6 are less likely than boys of the same age to believe …


Little girls doubt that women can be brilliant, study shows

Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe …


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.


Prep roundup: Frucci, Savoie spark East Valley victory

Prep roundup: Shannon Frucci scored two goals in the first 20 minutes and Madison Savoie notched the game-winner in a shootout as the East Valley Knights (3-1, 2-0) eked out …


Heidi Stevens: Swimsuit advice puts pressure on girls

Now, 8- to 13-year-old girls being told they have a “body type” in the first place is problematic.


More than 63 million girls out of school, UNESCO says

The U.N. cultural agency says girls are the first to be excluded from education, with more than 63 million out of school in more than 200 countries across the world.


Two familiar foes: CV, Mead play for 4A title game berth

In this case, familiarity breeds respect. The Mead and Central Valley girls’ soccer teams will meet Friday night for the third time this season, with the stakes higher than ever: …


Prep roundup: CV loses third-place soccer match

Central Valley capped its best season in school history by taking home the fourth-place trophy following a 3-1 loss to Bellarmine Prep at the boys State 4A soccer championships at …


NC’s Murphy wins girls triple jump with record

Megan Murphy never tried the triple jump last year as a freshman. She only attempted it this spring because North Central assistant coach Gabe Medrano encouraged her to do so.


EV ousts Pullman in shootout, advances to State 2A girls soccer semifinals

Timing really is everything. During the regular season, the Pullman Greyhounds found themselves on top of the Great Northern League standings, while the East Valley Knights finished second – losing …


Colfax pulls away for victory over Valley Christian

Ryan Conrad, Caleb Bravard and Alex Teade combined for 42 points Wednesday as the visiting Colfax Bulldogs defeated the host Valley Christian Panthers 54-44 in a Bi-County League 2B boys …


Wellpinit holds off Cusick

Where did all the scoring go? After combining for 200 points the last time they played, Wellpinit and Cusick couldn’t keep up the same pace Tuesday night – but that …


CV routs Shadle

Justin Walker started a series of four straight pins – sandwiched around a forfeit – that carried Central Valley to a 55-16 rout of visiting Shadle Park in Greater Spokane …


Halliday, Bates key Ferris victory

Connor Halliday tossed in 18 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, and Jason Bates hit three 3-pointers on his way to 15 points to lead the Ferris Saxons (6-5) …


In brief: CV rallies, wins at Mead

Central Valley rallied from a seven-point, first-quarter deficit to defeat Mead 42-41 Tuesday night and close ground on the Panthers in the Greater Spokane League. The visiting Bears (8-3) scored …


Early success gives Panthers hope

They call it a spring sport, but girls golf in Spokane was up and running before the clock stopped ticking on winter. For Mead High School, the early season has …


Ritzville 51, St. John-Endicott 29

Key to the game: Shannon Russel supplied the defense and Megan Yerxa dominated on offense for the Broncos (25-4). Russel, a junior, held Eagles senior sensation Tricia Lamb to 12 …