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News Stories about Children

Here is a curated collection of news stories to read about children, the places they live, and services designed for their care. I list them because they caught my attention. If we were to sit on the front porch to talk about children and their needs, these are some of the articles we might discuss.

Unmet Needs: Critics Cite Failures in Health Care for Vulnerable Foster Children by Andy Miller and Rebecca Grapevine, Kaiser Health News

A mom’s arrest over secret recordings and Louisiana’s push to protect kids with special needs by Jacqueline DeRobertis, The Advocate, December 2, 2022

Louisiana looks to cover tattoo removal for human trafficking survivors by Julie O’Donoghue, Louisiana Illuminator, November 15, 2022

Families are ‘drowning’ as early child care programs face widespread staffing shortages by Gaby Vinick, Wisconsin Public Radio, November 7, 2022

Maine makes free school lunches permanent after federal funding ends

Congress knows how to slash child poverty. It just needs to do it. by Juan Carlos Ordóñez, Louisiana Illuminator, 11/25/2022

New Orleans physicians treating more children with gun shot wounds in recent years: “They’re actually saying things like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to live to be 21.’”

Americans die younger in states run by conservatives, study finds

Jim Beam column: State agencies under fire – American Press | American Press

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