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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 30, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent? As Frontier Health seeks foster parents to help meet a growing need in the region, the Census Bureau says that nearly 18.5 million American children are growing up without...

Review: 'Elsewhere’ ponders the meaning of motherhood

Jun. 27, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

“Elsewhere” by Alexis Schaitkin (Celadon Books) Sometimes it’s fun to read something that doesn’t fit in any particular category. “Elsewhere,” the new novel from Alexis Schaitkin (“Saint X,” 2020), is best described as a dark fairy tale, with elements of the...

Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5

Jun. 21, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden visited a vaccination clinic Tuesday to celebrate that virtually all Americans can now get a COVID-19 shot Tuesday after the authorization of vaccines for kids under 5 over the weekend. Biden visited a vaccination clinic in Washington, where...

Drag story hour hosts, under attack, dig in their heels

Jun. 18, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters pray outside a library in New York City as Flame, a drag queen sporting a bright wig and a red gown, entertains the children inside by singing the ABCs, leading a coloring activity and reading books about how it’s OK to be different. Outside...

'Cha Cha Real Smooth' finds heart in mom-daughter connection

Jun. 17, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

“Cha Cha Real Smooth,” at least on paper, might sound a little familiar. The sophomore feature of filmmaker Cooper Raiff is about a 22-year-old who returns to his childhood home in suburban New Jersey the summer after graduation and develops a complicated relationship with a...

Delaware gets substance use treatment for women with kids

Jun. 11, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s first in-patient substance use treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women will open this summer, serving up to 20 women struggling with the disorder. The residential treatment facility, the first of its kind for Delaware, will be operated...

Ikea Norway offers help with baby names after COVID-19 boom

Jun. 08, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Have you thought about Malm, Kivik or Trotten? Swedish retailer Ikea is known for the distinctive names of its flat-pack home products. The company's Norway branch wants to use the brand's experience to help parents browsing the baby-naming department. ...

Officials: 3 children, parents dead after Flint house fire

Jun. 06, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Three children and their parents have died and another sibling was injured following an early morning fire at a Flint home. The blaze was reported about 4:40 a.m. Monday, Flint Police Chief Terence Green told WNEM-TV. The child who was injured...

Chrissy Metz of 'This is Us' writes book for children

Jun. 02, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “This is Us” star Chrissy Metz is teaming with partner Bradley Collins on a children's book about parenting and religious faith. Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Thursday that “When I Talk to God, I Talk About You” will be...

Young caregivers 'exist in the shadows,' offer crucial help

May. 31, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Ronan Kotiya leans over his father, fingers wrapped around a plastic tube he’s about to slide from a tracheostomy hole in dad’s neck. “3, 2, 1, go,” the 11-year-old says as he removes the tube. His mom slips a padded neck brace on her husband and lifts...