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Community Courts | Portland Parks | Drag Queen Storytime

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 noon

How do you use parks? Also, a Portland bookstore hosts Drag Queen Story Time, and the community court program in Eugene tries to help people arrested for crimes associated with homelessness.

Politics | local | Education | News

Washington Homeless Youth On The Rise, With State Funding In Question

AP | Feb. 14, 2016 noon | Seattle

Lawmakers in Washington are pushing legislation that seeks to aid a growing population of homeless students and reduce their numbers.

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State Considers Measuring Child Well-Being

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Portland

The state may create a new system to gauge how young Oregonians are faring to determine what policy changes help, and which don't.

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How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:35 p.m.

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

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"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

local | Food

Put Your Kids Through The School Of Good Eats

Medford Mail Tribune | Sept. 3, 2014 11:15 a.m.

Nutritional therapist Summer Waters shares suggestions for wholesome, nutritious snacks and lunches for kids.

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Summer Food Program Helps Bridge A Gap

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We're live from Peninsula Park in Portland, one of the 600 sites in Oregon where kids from 1-18 can get a free lunch in the summertime.

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Can Playing With Barbies Limit Girls' Career Choices?

OPB | June 24, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll explore new research that shows playing with Barbies could affect the jobs girls think they can do in the future.

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Searching For Support For Gay Kids And Their Families

OPB | June 18, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk to a Portland mom who looked for support when her 8-year-old daughter came out as gay — and couldn't find it.

Parents | Teachers

Coming Soon: Health Resources Website Featuring Arthur

OPB | Dec. 1, 2013 midnight

A new website featuring television's Arthur will provide families with useful health information when it's launched in early 2014.

Parents | Teachers

OPB Holiday Children's Programming

OPB | Dec. 1, 2013 midnight

From The Cat in the Hat to Curious George, OPB has plenty of holiday programming to keep children entertained and learning at the same time.

parenting | Music | local | Technology

Cat Doorman Blends Music and Images into App for Kids

OPB | April 10, 2013 7 a.m.

Portland visual artist and musician Julianna Bright brings the warmth of a picture book to her new iPad app for kids. Learn more about the app and see her perform songs from her latest album.

Economy | Family | News | local

Child Poverty Rates Persist In Oregon and Nationwide

OPB | Dec. 5, 2012 4:19 p.m.

By the end of the year, 25,000 Oregon children will be living with a parent who’s been unemployed for six months or longer, according to a new study.

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Circumcision Decisions

OPB | Aug. 30, 2012 12:30 p.m.

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics has reignited the debate over whether or not boys should be circumcised.

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Terri Horman Civil Suit

OPB | Aug. 17, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Kyron Horman's mother is suing his stepmother in civil court over her son's 2010 disappearance.

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Conversation with a Convicted Child Molester

OPB | June 12, 2012 9:30 a.m.

The CDC estimates that one in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused. That means there are a lot of offenders out there. Can they be rehabilitated?

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Free-Range Parenting

OPB | June 4, 2012 9:20 a.m.

Are you a free-range parent? We'll find out what the term means and explore how this kind of parenting plays out in families around the region.

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Kids as Curators

OPB | May 29, 2012 9:06 a.m.

A group of fourth and fifth graders in Bend just spent the past year creating a High Desert Museum exhibit based on their cultural and family histories.

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Closing the Young Women's Academy?

OPB | April 23, 2012 9:15 a.m.

A group of passionate parents says closing the state's only all-girls public school would be a big mistake.

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School Cuts in Beaverton

OPB | April 23, 2012 9:06 a.m.

A budget proposal in the Beaverton School District would eliminate 344 jobs as part of an effort to make up a $37 million shortfall.