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  • State-run nursing home not meeting new federal guidelines

    State-run nursing home not meeting new federal guidelines

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:22:28 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The state health department has hired consultants and paid over $277,000 in civil penalties as the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown works to meet new federal regulations for caring for older adults with mental health issues. The Great Falls Tribune reports that after a February inspection, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid found the facility failed to protect patients from the verbal, physical and sexually abusive behaviors o...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The state health department has hired consultants and paid over $277,000 in civil penalties as the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown works to meet new federal regulations for caring for older adults with mental health issues. The Great Falls Tribune reports that after a February inspection, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid found the facility failed to protect patients from the verbal, physical and sexually abusive behaviors o...

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  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:10:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

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  • The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

    The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:09:30 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):  12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of people to evacuate. Hawaii officials have said they may need to carry out a mass evacuation if lava crosses key highways and isolates communities in the mostly rural part of the island where the Kilauea...

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    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):  12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of people to evacuate. Hawaii officials have said they may need to carry out a mass evacuation if lava crosses key highways and isolates communities in the mostly rural part of the island where the Kilauea...

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