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The settlement will provide adequate compensation for Shayne, now 6, to receive care he will need the rest of his life, Moody said.
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In Olympia, Senate Bill 5943 would radically transform the state child welfare system by requiring the state to hire private contractors to work with children and troubled families after verified complaints of abuse or neglect and the first dependency court hearing. The new contracts could leave about canada goose outlet usa 1,000 social workers and support staffers out of work.
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