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Monday, June 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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No astroturf in anti-tax initiative’s grass roots

I-1648 has no paid signature gatherers. No paid staff. No millions in out-of-state money buying an astroturf campaign. But a Facebook page about the initiative has exploded with support, and one former lawmaker thinks lack of transparency during the latest budget process in Olympia has something do with the initiative’s popularity.
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Sue Lani Madsen: How are the children?

“How are the children,” Victor Rivas Rivers asked, quoting a traditional Masai greeting. It’s a measure of the health of the community. When children grow up experiencing abuse first or secondhand, they and the community are not well. And now we have data on how unwell.
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Sue Lani Madsen: The glimmers of hope for mental health

“Our commitment is to continually making things better. You can’t wake up every morning frustrated,” advised Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. Actually, you can, but it’s not healthy. Not for you or your family member living with mental illness. Last week’s column describing one family’s frustrations with the mental health system resonated with many families.