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Washington’s mental health facilities for children are strained

At a moment when more children than ever are in need, Washington’s pediatric inpatient psychiatric facilities are reeling from chronic underfunding, a patchwork of laws that make expansion difficult, and a mental health workforce crisis that’s translated to high employee turnover and serious understaffing.


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Who was the girl in the woods?

Police released a sketch Monday of a child found dead in the woods of Lincoln County. “I’ve been in law enforcement 28 years, and this is the first case that I’ve been involved in where we have a child that’s deceased that we’re not able to identify,” said Oregon State Police Capt. Tim Fox.


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