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Stories tagged: teenagers

UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:52 a.m.

East Valley graduate found support in Washington Drug Free Youth, but programs encouraging kids to be drug-free are struggling

Christine Dugger, a recent East Valley High School graduate, wanted to break the cycle of addiction in her family, and help her peers in the process. One of the programs …

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Legislature eases penalties for ‘sexting’ teens

Minors convicted of sending or receiving nude photos would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill that passed the Legislature this week.

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

U.S. health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and …

Idaho teen vaping on the decline but still big nationally

Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping’s rising popularity among teens nationwide.

Teens were throwing eggs at cars, Houston police say. Now a mother of 2 is dead.

Teenagers throwing eggs at cars led to a deadly car accident in Houston.

Knowing when to turn it off: Spokane teens struggle with addictiveness of smartphones, sleep

With almost every American teenager now reporting they have access to a smartphone, concerns have risen from researchers, parents and schools that the physical effects of compulsive device use could …

House Call: Having difficult conversations with your teens. Part one – sex

He or she has probably learned about the mechanics of sex in a health class in school, but as we all know, there is so much more surrounding sex and …

Three teens arrested in connection with pursuit that led to Kent officer’s death

Renton police say the 16-year-old driver of a red pickup hit speeds of up to 95 mph while fleeing Kent police early Sunday in a pursuit that turned deadly when …

Boise football team won a championship, then helped rescue two people on the drive home

The Black Knights, a team of 12, 13 and 14-year-old youth football players, were driving on U.S. Route 95 south of Jordan Valley in Oregon. A car rolled over in …

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. …

Self-harm rises sharply among tween and young teen girls, study shows

Among rising self-harm rates for all women, the 10-14 range saw a much larger increase.

Tech company pledges bitcoin donation to build youth home

A tech company in Eugene has pledged to donate $2 million to construct a facility for homeless teenagers in western Oregon, but the gift will be made in bitcoin.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Bail set for Idaho men accused of shooting at 13-year-olds

An Idaho judge set bail for the two men accused of shooting at two 13-year-olds, striking one on the leg.

Teaching teens about dating abuse

Jenny Moeller, founder of the Spokane group Create Your Statement, has built curriculum around teaching teenagers to recognize danger signs and empower them to avoid unhealthy relationships.

No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles

Three teenagers in a program for those may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on …

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Teenagers arrested after SWAT standoff in Spokane Valley; sawed-off shotgun seized as evidence

A pair of teenage boys was arrested after a standoff with SWAT deputies that lasted more than three hours early Tuesday in Spokane Valley. The boys, ages 16 and 17, …

Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds

The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Teens are wired but not as wasted

Teens have been riding a 10-year trend of reduced experimentation with drugs and alcohol. That’s the same decade that put smartphones and social media accounts into the hands of most …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

U.S. teens disillusioned, divided by politics, poll shows

In the days after President Donald Trump’s election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show …

House Call: Variety of treatments can help teens deal with anxiety

The teenage years are exciting both for teens and their parents as teens are dealing with changing bodies, surging hormones, testing boundaries, and trying new experiences. Part of the job …

House Call: Enough sleep crucial for busy teenagers

School has started and you may have noticed some changes in your teenager. He or she may be finding it difficult to concentrate and get up in the morning, be …

That’s Life: The big ask can be a lot of pressure, and a lot of fun

The crowd parts like biblical waters, creating a human aisle in the cafeteria, now echoing with a crescendo of clapping. At the end, a boy waits with flowers, a sign …

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two dead and at least 17 wounded, officials said Monday. It was …

Canadian teens detained for Pokemon Go border crossing

U.S. Border Patrol officials say two Canadian teenagers were briefly apprehended after they accidentally crossed the U.S. border into Montana while playing the game “Pokemon Go.”

FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.

17-year-olds in Ohio can vote in presidential primary, judge rules

A judge on Friday granted a request to let 17-year-olds vote in the swing state’s presidential primary just days before the election.

School districts offering condoms to middle schoolers

Available in a vast array of eye-catching colors and even candylike flavors, condoms are increasingly being distributed to teenagers to drive home a message about safe sex. But the question …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 10:09 a.m.

Two girls killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

Police say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but there is no more danger to the rest of the campus.