Teen to Test New Parental-Rights Law

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A 15-year-old boy in Washington state will be the first minor to test a new law allowing adolescents to ask the courts to reinstate parental rights. His case is scheduled for court Monday. The boy and two siblings were taken from their parents five years ago after alleged parental neglect.

Chana Joffe-Walt reports for member station KPLU.



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