Federal Judge Scolds State For Treatment Of Mentally Ill A federal judge has blasted the Washington state agency responsible for providing competency services to mentally ill people in jail, saying the agency doesn't appear to understand that these individuals "have constitutional rights that are being violated."
Virginia Mason Warns 650 Patients Of Possible Hepatitis B ExposureThe hospital urged patients to get tested for hepatitis B.
Top Summer Volunteer Opportunities For Families In SeattleSummer is quickly coming up, and with children coming home from school there will of course be plenty of time for family togetherness and adventures. In fact, it was the pioneering physicist and humanitarian Albert Einstein who once said, "Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” There are many different things one can do with their family in the Emerald City, whether it's a day at the Space Needle, one of Seattle's many museums, or Pike Place Market. But another option for families in Seattle (or anywhere else on Earth in fact) is to do their part to improve the world with some volunteer work. Here are just a few great options in Seattle and nearby areas with great volunteer opportunities for families.
Woman, 70, Rescued After Tumble Down Steep Hill; Hurt BackFire officials in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, Washington, say a 70-year-old woman out walking with two grandchildren and a dog had to be rescued Thursday afternoon after tumbling down a steep hillside above the White River. In addition to the initial slide, a Valley Regional Fire Authority spokesman says she fell about 20 feet off a vertical ledge.
Spokane Police: Woman Thought To Have OD'd Found To Be ShotA Spokane police spokeswoman says a woman who appeared to be suffering from a drug overdose was later found to have a gunshot wound in the lower abdomen.
Skagit Valley Hospital Sued Over Abortion RightsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Washington says it's launching an effort to make sure public hospitals are following the state's abortion rights law.
Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In HospitalsPeople who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.
Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?A commentary in the Journal Of The American Medical Association says it's time to say goodbye to the handshake greeting in a health care setting.
Woman Wounded In South Seattle ShootoutPolice say two groups exchanged shots across a south Seattle street Sunday night just before midnight, wounding a woman in the leg.
Witnesses Sought In Wash. State Faculty BeatingPullman police Monday investigated a beating that put a Washington State University faculty member in the hospital with a serious head injury.
Boy Hit By School Bus Airlifted To Hospital The Washington State Patrol says a 7-year-year-old boy struck by a school bus in Ferndale, Wash., has been airlifted to a Seattle hospital.
Man Charged With Donning Scrubs, Stealing DrugsA 28-year-old Washington state man is charged with donning scrubs and a hospital identification badge to steal drugs from a "crash cart" at a Missoula hospital.