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The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, alleges Excelsior employees acted in "callous disregard" by allowing the abuse to continue while the victim relied on staff for basic needs and care during his time at the center.
The staff member was tested last week. They are one of 21 people employed by or in the care of the state’s Department of Social and Health Services that has tested positive. Most cases have been found at Western State Hospital in Lakewood.
A building that once housed United Health Services Credit Union and several other tenants will be demolished to make way for a new medical office building.
Washington State University Spokane will host its fourth annual “Healthy People, Healthy Pets” event Friday to provide health care services to homeless and low-income people and their pets. The event, hosted by the WSU College of Nursing and College of Veterinary Medicine, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. on the WSU-Spokane campus. There is a two-pet maximum per person and family, and no appointment or documentation is necessary.
Lakeland Village facility fails federal review, must correct problems before taking new residents.
Taylor continued working for the city up until his death, overseeing 13 construction projects at Spokane’s Riverside Water Reclamation Facility intended to drastically reduce pollutants flowing into the Spokane River.
A year after shutting down a troubled provider of in-home care for people with developmental disabilities, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is cutting ties with the provider’s sister company, citing similar problems of neglect, abuse and mismanagement that allegedly resulted in one woman’s death.
Despite an explanation of the decision not the press charges against a man who has an extensive history of credible reports of abusing his three children, it remains inexplicable how every adult, every organization, every institution meant to protect those kids accountable could have blown this so badly.
The Native Project celebrated its 30th anniversary during the steady drenching rain that fell in Spokane Friday, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. What couldn’t be put under tents moved indoors, and the party went on.
Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, entered the diversion agreement March 25 in Spokane County Superior Court. She could still face a trial on the original charges if she fails to complete any part of the program, including the mandated community service hours and drug and alcohol tests.
After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating an order to provide timely competency services to mentally ill people held in jails, a federal judge has approved a settlement that is designed to ensure people get help before entering the criminal justice system.
Mental Health First Aid: The eight-hour course that’s new to Spokane teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to people who show signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The class covers topics such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma response and acute psychosis.
Federal government says Western State Hospital still does not meet standards despite improvements.
Rachel Dolezal made her first public appearance in court Wednesday morning on accusations of stealing from the Washington welfare system.
Rachel Dolezal pleaded not guilty last week to charges of welfare fraud.
Inland Northwest Health Services Community Wellness recently launched its Blood Pressure Self-Management Program, offering classes to the public. People meet once a week for a four-week session.
The Department of Energy has put out a draft request for bids for a company to provide occupational medical and health services at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
A federal judge has found the Washington state agency that oversees mental health services in contempt for failing to provide timely competency evaluations for people waiting in jails.
Spokane’s new psychiatric hospital took a step toward completion Friday as workers celebrated the “topping off” of the steel outline.
The foster family of a 22-year-old man with disabilities has sued the state of Washington and a state-contracted company, claiming caretakers left the man strapped into his wheelchair at the end of a dock when he nearly drowned las year.