A Family First: Passing the Test

    GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Becoming a foster parent in the state of Oregon isn’t a terribly difficult process but the Department of Human Services says it is an involved process. It can also be intrusive. To ensure kids are placed in safe and loving homes foster parent certifiers do in-home checks. Bob Hendrick … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Teaching ‘Thank You’

I’ve been trying to teach my toddler the importance of saying ‘thank you.’ Usually that means we stand awkwardly at the Target cash register as ‘J’ admires his new sticker, while the cashier and I look at him smiling, waiting for him to say the words that prove I’ve done a good job as a mother. … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Vaccinations in Children

(HealthWatch) — With the recent outbreak of the Measles in Disneyland, many parents are concerned about vaccinations in children who attend the same school as their own. One California dad has asked his sons school district to consider keeping non-vaccinated students from going to school. Carl Krawitt’s son has been battling Leukemia, and his chemo … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Children

GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. “Many families want young children and there is no … Continue reading »

Police Concerned About Kids and Apps

MEDFORD, Ore.- Police are weighing in on concerns about children having contact with dangerous people through applications on their phones. Kids now have the ability to communicate with each other outside of text messages and voice calls, stoking parents worries about less oversight over who their kids are talking to. The Medford Police Department said this … Continue reading »

Impact of Marijuana on Youth

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The effects of marijuana on kids and teens was the center of a community discussion Thursday. This is the third forum held in Grants Pass for parents and other members of the public to ask questions and receive answers from national experts about marijuana use among the youth. The biggest concerns … Continue reading »

Turkey Sandwich May Be Cause of E-Coli

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — New information has been released on the two children who got sick after eating at an Oregon restaurant. 5-year-old Brad celebrated Labor Day in Lincoln city with friends and relatives. Including 4-year-old Serina Profitt. The pair shared a turkey sandwich. Days later, both children developed what seemed to be flu-like symptoms. … Continue reading »

Police Respond To Child Stuck in Car

MEDFORD, Ore. —  When Kristin Hals was leaving a parking lot on Tuesday afternoon, she strapped her two-year-old son, Brandon Evans, in the car. She claims her car locks malfunctioned leaving Brandon stuck inside the vehicle. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Hals called 911. When police arrived, she told the officer to break the window, but he … Continue reading »

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