Youth http://nwpr.org en Before She Was 'Girl, Interrupted' She Was A Girl From Cambridge http://nwpr.org/post/she-was-girl-interrupted-she-was-girl-cambridge Twenty years after the publication of <em>Girl, Interrupted</em>, Susanna Kaysen's excoriating memoir about the nearly two years she spent in a psychiatric institution at the end of her teens, she's written a sort of prequel. Cambridge, her unflinching, elegiac, quasi-autobiographical new novel, takes us back to the mid-to-late 1950s with a portrait of Susanna as a difficult, contrary 7-to-11-year-old miserably at odds with her family, her teachers and herself. Sat, 24 May 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Heller McAlpin 46548 at http://nwpr.org Before She Was 'Girl, Interrupted' She Was A Girl From Cambridge Number Of Eligible Young Latino Voters Rising, But Will They Be Counted? http://nwpr.org/post/number-eligible-young-latino-voters-rising-will-they-be-counted <p>This week we are looking at why Latinos have so little clout in Northwest politics, even though they’re the region’s largest minority group. One reason: Latinos are a younger demographic. And younger people -- no matter what their ethnicity -- are much less likely to vote than older people. But one issue that’s energized many young Latinos is the DREAM Act. It would create a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants. Anna King has our story. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:29:29 +0000 Anna King 16234 at http://nwpr.org Number Of Eligible Young Latino Voters Rising, But Will They Be Counted? Wash. Lawmaker Pushes ‘Evidence-Based’ Treatments For Mentally Ill Youth http://nwpr.org/post/wash-lawmaker-pushes-%E2%80%98evidence-based%E2%80%99-treatments-mentally-ill-youth <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; &ldquo;Talk therapy&rdquo; may work in some cases. But a Washington state lawmaker says it&rsquo;s time to invest in evidence-based programs to treat mentally ill youth. This past fall we brought you a series of stories on failures in how the Northwest treats young people with serious mental health issues. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this update from Olympia. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:50:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2590 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Lawmaker Pushes ‘Evidence-Based’ Treatments For Mentally Ill Youth