Gov. Inslee signs supplemental budget boosting K-12 spending, one-time property tax decrease for 2019

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/gov-inslee-signs-supplemental-budget-boosting-k-12-spending/

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Judge: Settle case of Reno woman wrongly jailed for 35 years

Wang says Woods was a poorly educated woman with severe mental illness who was “intentionally framed” by authorities for a crime they should have known she didn’t commit. Her lawsuit filed in 2016 alleges malicious prosecution, multiple violations of Woods’ constitutional rights to due process, and civil conspiracy.

https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/local/2018/03/08/judge-settle-case-reno-woman-wrongly-jailed-35-years/409325002/

Everett council votes to transfer land for low-barrier housing

The 65-unit complex would serve primarily the chronically homeless or those with mental illness.

Most of the costs are borne by Catholic Housing Services and funded by tax credits and grants, which the city helped secure.

www.heraldnet.com/news/everett-council-voting-today-on-low-barrier-housing-project/

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Prescription drug abuse increasingly seen as a major U.S. public health problem

Today, 76% of the public says that prescription drug abuse is an extremely or very serious public health problem in America, compared with 63% who said the same in 2013.”

Concerns about mental illness are also up slightly from 2013. Currently, 72% say mental illness is an extremely or very serious public health problem, compared with 67% who said this four years ago

Nearly eight-in-ten whites (79%) say prescription drug abuse as an extremely or very serious public health problem, a 17-percentage-point increase from 2013. Among nonwhites, 73% view prescription drug abuse as a major problem, little changed from four years ago (65%).

Two-thirds of nonwhites say smoking is an extremely or very serious public health problem, while 42% of whites say the same.

Many Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (78%) say mental illness is an extremely or very serious public health problem, compared with 63% of Republicans and Republican leaners. The partisan gap is about as large in views of AIDS, with 54% of Democrats and 39% of Republicans viewing it as at least a very serious public health concern.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/15/prescription-drug-abuse-increasingly-seen-as-a-major-u-s-public-health-problem/

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