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UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with 7-year-old son

A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Legendary Coeur d’Alene coach Dean Lundblad dies of apparent suicide

Retired Coeur d’Alene High School teacher and Idaho Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Lundblad died after jumping from the towering Veterans Memorial Centennial Bridge on Tuesday, according to witnesses.


78 percent of gun deaths in Washington are by suicide. A new program to change that targets gun owners.

As student activists from Parkland, Florida have put a national spotlight on school shootings and gun violence, an unlikely coalition of public health workers and members of the gun industry …


Experts to discuss suicide prevention at North Central High School

A panel of experts will speak March 29 at North Central High School during the school district’s second annual Community Suicide Prevention Symposium. The event also will feature a resource …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Principal of Coeur d’Alene High School dies in apparent suicide

The school district said Troy Schueller died Wednesday afternoon at Kootenai Health. Faculty were notified during an after-school meeting.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Authorities say man kills himself near White House

Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Pullman psychologist accused of sexual assault found dead of suspected suicide in Whitman County Jail

A Pullman therapist and psychologist arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault was found dead in his Whitman County Jail cell Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Rose McGowan wishes ‘solace’ for family of late manager

Rose McGowan has broken a days-long silence to express sympathy over the suicide of her former manager, whose family has criticized the actress and activist.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Accused Oregon principal bought gun before death, causing lockdown

Police said a Springfield charter school principal who killed himself Thursday is under investigation for sexual misconduct allegations involving a minor.


Fidel Castro’s son mourned in Cuba after suicide

Fidel Castro’s oldest son was mourned in Cuba on Friday after the unusually public announcement of his suicide following a long depression.


Cuba state media: Fidel Castro’s son has killed himself

The eldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

AR-15-style rifle found near Hilinski was taken from former WSU teammate

The AR-15-style rifle that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski used to kill himself came from a former teammate, Pullman Police announced on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide spurs House panel to approve prevention bill

Tyler Hilinski’s suicide underscores the need for mental health programs on college campuses, House committee says.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide

After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

The ex-wife of a former Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative …


Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans

President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Former Idaho Rep. Brandon Hixon dies by suicide

Former Idaho State Rep. Brandon Hixon, who resigned last November amidst a criminal investigation into sexual abuse, has committed suicide, House Speaker Scott Bedke confirmed Tuesday morning.


100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases

State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

YouTube star Logan Paul steps away from posting after outcry

YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos following an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who killed themselves in …


San Francisco officer under criminal probe kills himself

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco police officer who killed himself after being pulled over by police in a neighboring city was under investigation for child sexual abuse in Las …


Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman: Let’s agree on some gun-rights ground rules

It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations commits suicide

A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide.


A father’s choice: Phil Tyler wants to talk about his son’s suicide

Devon Tyler liked to tug at his father’s heartstrings. “He would write cards for my birthday or Father’s Day or Christmas,” said Phil Tyler, a former Spokane County Jail deputy, …


How The Spokesman-Review covers suicide

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than twice as many people as homicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And …


Self-harm rises sharply among tween and young teen girls, study shows

Among rising self-harm rates for all women, the 10-14 range saw a much larger increase.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Facebook using AI to try to prevent suicide

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Police: 3 Bellingham deaths were homicide, suicide

Authorities say the three people found dead in a Bellingham home Monday died by homicide and suicide.


Salem pedestrian’s death ruled a suicide

The death of a Salem woman who stepped onto Interstate 5 after causing a disturbance at a restaurant has been ruled a suicide.