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Three People Commit Suicide Each Day In Washington

Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the state

CBS Seattle–09/10/2014

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Supreme Court: Psychiatric Boarding Illegal

People with suspected mental health problems cannot be “warehoused” in emergency rooms and hospitals when certified mental health facilities already are full, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

CBS Seattle–08/08/2014

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More Than 100 People In Washington Used Lethal Prescriptions

More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington’s Death with Dignity law

06/04/2014

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State Seeing More Tuberculosis Cases

State health officials say tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Washington state after several years of decline.

CBS Seattle–03/21/2014

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Flu Now ‘Widespread’ In Washington

The state Department of Health says the flu is now widespread in Washington, meaning it is in more than half of communities. Previously it had been considered a regional problem.

CBS Seattle–01/11/2013

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New Washington Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirement In 2013

A new requirement for carbon monoxide detectors in Washington homes takes effect on January 1, 2013. The new law requires the detectors in all existing residences, including hotels, dormitories and institutions.

12/04/2012

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State Pays Doctor $600K Settlement For Going Public Over Fake Tips From Ex-Wife

A Spokane dermatologist won a $600,000 settlement and rare public apology from Washington state health officials who went public with charges of drug abuse and medical fraud based on a bogus tip from his ex-wife.

09/18/2012

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