Trails of Bottles

By Kid Reporter KANONI WILDER, age 9 PHOTO: Flickr/Mr. T in DC A ban on plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon, which has a big litter problem, was set to take action on January 1, 2012, until the National Park Service Director called it off after a meeting with...

Someday, you could be an Actor, just like Marlo Thomas

By Kid Reporter PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE, age 11 Marlo Thomas PHOTO: Samuel Lahoz Marlo Thomas is an actor and activist who has starred in many TV shows, movies and plays since the 1960’s. In 1972, she released a children’s book and television special called Free...

Will the U.S. Postal Service Survive?

By TOM ENGLISH PHOTO: Flickr/Graeme PowDesign concept by IndyKids Kid Reporters “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” appears on the main post office in New York City....

U.S. Withdraws from Iraq

PHOTO: Flickr/NCinDC Nine years after invading and occupying Iraq, U.S. military forces officially left the country in December. More than 4,400 U.S. troops died in the war and 650,000 to more than one million Iraqis died. The United States still has its largest...

Growing Poverty: Hard to Ignore at Home

By Kid Reporter JANAYA WILDER, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A child walking on the streets of Waterbury, Connecticut. Many children there were affected by the construction jobs that their parents lost. PHOTO: Spencer Platt/iStockPhoto What Does it Mean to Live in Poverty...