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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Doctor: Aaron Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease

A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Case stirs question of school liability for student suicides

Han Nguyen was consumed by depression and struggling to stay afloat at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. His mental health continued to decline until one day, moments after …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Suicide ruled in death of man whose remains were found near Brooks Road in May

The gunshot to the head that killed a man, whose bones were discovered his past May near Brooks Road in West Spokane County, apparently was self inflicted.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Death of woman whose body was found near Riverside State Park ruled a suicide

The death of a woman whose body was found at the Bowler and Pitch area of Riverside State Park on Monday has been ruled a suicide, according to the Spokane …


Sarah Bain: We must talk with kids about suicide, then listen

As a teenager, my grief was killing me, but no one allowed me to grieve. I had no one to talk to about these thoughts.


Dead climber directs recovery team to girlfriend’s body

An accomplished climber who took his own life after his girlfriend died in a southwestern Montana avalanche left directions to lead a recovery team to her body.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Suicide among veterans highest in western U.S., rural areas

Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

FBI rules Montana woman found shot dead in trunk in Spokane was an elaborate suicide

The FBI announced Thursday that its year-long investigation into the reported kidnapping of a Montana woman, who was later found shot to death in the trunk of a car located …


Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law

Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Amanda Knox: Woman in texting suicide case deserves sympathy

LOS ANGELES – Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for …


Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac

Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in SeaTac.


Man kills 2 women, shoots self after fleeing cops, police say

Police say a man fatally shot two women at a Lacey home, then fled in a car with children, leading officers on a chase before crashing and shooting himself.


Montana police officer kills wife, self at home

A Bozeman police officer killed his wife and himself at their home on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Murder-suicide suspected in arson fire of Spokane Valley home

Evidence found in the remains of a Spokane Valley house fire last week suggests Bobby Kihara set fire to his home after shooting his wife and dogs before turning a …


Boyfriend shoots at couple in bed, then kills himself

A Benton City man is dead after breaking into an apartment and shooting at a couple in bed before turning the gun on himself.