mental health

Seattle Police: No Choice But Lethal Force in Fatal Shooting
SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.
The Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Police Department late Friday released transcripts of interviews …
Recording: Police Shout ‘Get Back’ Before Shooting Woman
SEATTLE (AP) — A police audio recording has provided clues about the shooting of a pregnant woman by Seattle police.
The recording indicates the officers spent about two minutes calmly speaking with 30-year-old Charleena Lyles on Sunday about the theft of an X-box before the situation escalated…
Inslee Budget Proposal Seeks More Money for Mental Health
OLYMPIA (AP) — While a bulk of Gov. Jay Inslee's budget proposal focuses on education funding, his two-year plan also seeks more money for mental health and a tuition freeze for universities and community and technical colleges.
On the second day of his multi-day budget rollout Wednesday, Inslee call…
Family of Teen Who Died in Jail Seeks $5 million
PROSSER (AP) — A Pasco man has filed a claim seeking $5 million for the death of his son in the Benton County Jail.
The Tri-City Herald reports Miguel Moreno, father of 18-year-old Marc Moreno, filed the claim Nov. 29, notifying the county that the family intends to sue...
Inslee, Bryant Spar Over Education, Taxes
SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Bill Bryant sparred over education, taxes and government oversight in their second debate.
At Seattle University Monday night Bryant repeatedly rapped the incumbent Democrat, saying he had mismanaged state departments, especially the st…
Yakima County’s New Mental Health Court Opening Soon
A new Mental Health Court in Yakima County could be up and running earlier than expected. Leaders approved the money to start the program in about a month. News partner KIMA Action News reports the program is similar to drug court. It will help treat inmates with mental health problems instead of se…