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Child Welfare

It was an emotional day as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a bill extending foster care services until age 20, reports Ursula Zerilli of the Kalamazoo Gazette.

The New Jersey couple that named their children 'Adolf Hitler' and 'JoyceLynn Aryan Nation' have lost custody of their newborn son, reports the Daily Mail.

Hawaii’s child welfare agency is reducing or terminating the contracts of more than a dozen private providers in an effort to save $5.8 million, reports Jim Mendoza of Hawaii News Now.

Dozens of foster children and attorneys protested in opposition to the proposed opening of juvenile dependency hearings to the public, reports Garrett Therolf of the Los Angeles Times.

This was reported by the Naples Daily News but easily could be from The Onion: Deputies were dispatched to deal with a possible sex crime after two students at a Lee County, Fla. school, both under the age of 12 kissed in phys-ed. Best line in the story: Assistant Principal Margaret Ann Haring “said one of them was debating about who liked who more.”

Hope any prosecutor who is asked to touch that one reads this: A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Wisconsin prosecutor for trying to force a 6-year-old boy to admit to first degree sexual assault after playing “doctor” with two 5-year-old friends, reports in Madison.


A Detroit-area nonprofit is shuttering most of its workforce training programs and is citing uncertainty over the present and future of federal funding, reports the Detroit Free Press.

A new investigation of for-profit colleges by Government Accountability Office found some of the same problems it did in 2010, reports Scott Travis of the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

A proposal by the Department of Labor to prohibit children from doing many chores on farms is drawing fire from farm families and state officials in Indiana, reports Gary Truitt of Hoosier Ag Today.