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File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages)

Woman Who Lit Massive Wildfire To Give Firefighter Friends Work Sentenced

Johnson, of Warm Springs, pleaded guilty in May to one count of starting brush and timber on fire. As she was riding in a car with two little brothers in July 2013, she lit a small firework and threw it out the window, where it ignited brush, court records say.

CBS Seattle–09/03/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Walter Thurmond (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Thurmond Suspended Four Games

The Seattle Seahawks will go into their showdown against New Orleans on Monday night short-handed in the secondary after starting cornerback Walter Thurmond was officially suspended Tuesday by the NFL for the team’s next four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

1090 The Fan–11/26/2013

File image of heroin sample (AFP PHOTO/Eitan Abramovich/Getty Images)

Man Admits Selling Drugs After Addict Meetings

A man who hosted support meetings for drug and alcohol addicts has pleaded guilty to a federal drug conspiracy charge, after admitting he was selling morphine, oxycodone and other drugs before and after the meetings.

09/28/2013

File photo of a person loading a needle with heroin. (Photo by MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Heroin Use, Deaths Up In WA, Especially In Youth

Heroin use and related deaths have increased significantly across Washington over the past decade. A new study released Wednesday say the increase is especially noticeable among people younger than 30.

CBS Seattle–06/12/2013

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