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UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Grandparents making tradition of outdoor adventures

Three years ago, Andy and Linda Decker accidentally started a Christmas tradition with their three grandsons.

Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump’s travel ban

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president’s travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly …

Pitts Jr.: What it means when a generation dies

I have no more blood aunts and uncles. Not on either side. My sisters and brother and cousins and I, we are it. We are the “grown-ups” now. We are …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Cuba wants more babies, so it’s giving parental leave to grandparents, too

Cuba is giving parental leave to the grandparents of newborns, the country’s latest attempt to reverse its sagging birthrate and defuse a demographic time bomb.


I happily became a grandparent a few years ago and I became instantly aware of a number of changes to my life.

Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is hosting a Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley.

Graduates, beware bad advice ahead

It’s time to call off the Passion Police. Most of us muddle through life by grabbing what seems like the best opportunity at the time and then working at it.

Powerful prose: Youth essays show love for elders

Fostering relationships between youth and elders is an important mission for the Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington, which has an essay writing contest each year for area students. In …

Boomer grandparents still chip in for child care

In children’s books and in old movies, grandparents look and act their parts. Grandma is a round and cuddly cookie baker, and Grandpa plays catch – slowly – in the …

Parenting relatives get support, advice

In 2008, when Bernadette Olson learned her 10-month-old granddaughter was back in foster care, she had a few hours to decide if she and her husband Terry would take the …

Idaho grandparents may get stronger custody rights

Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill intended to help grandparents and other relatives get custody of children whose parents have been caught up with substance abuse or incarceration.

Book aims to connect new generation to grandmothers’ skills

Erin Bried is hoping to teach a generation of women the skills their grandmothers took for granted, such as how to shine your shoes, swaddle a newborn and spring-clean your …

Set limits for grandparents

Dear Carolyn: Since the moment my mother and mother-in-law found out I was pregnant (my son is now 18 months old) they have driven us insane with their desire to …