AAUW forum sparks discussion
By Jamie Henneman/The Independent Staff
Stevens County judicial and commissioner candidates responded to questions about mental health services in the community, jail overcrowding and sentencing alternatives at a candidates’ forum in Colville last Thursday. The event sponsored by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) allowed candidates to respond to the questions from attendees. Many of the questions centered around mental health services available in the county and the response from law enforcement to mental health issues.
When asked what steps county candidates have taken to address mental health issues, the responses were varied. More