Legislators advance mental health plan, debate privatization

Treatment for civilly committed patients would transfer to a network of smaller regional facilities.

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“Ghost gun” limits clear Washington Legislature

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Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions

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State lawmaker apologizes for nursing comments

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