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Courthouse Journal

The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. An archive of the past year's newsletters is available in our archive.

Apr 28

Coroner Opens Inquest into Jail Death

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 1:46 PM by Timothy Grisham

Coroner Opens Inquest into Jail Death
(Published by The Daily News)

The Cowlitz County Coroner’s office will hold an inquest into the death of a 26-year-old woman who died in the Cowlitz County Jail on Dec. 29.

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Apr 24

Counties, Cities Need Leeway on Property Tax

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 2:12 PM by Timothy Grisham

Counties, Cities Need Leeway on Property Tax
(published by The Olympian)


As Washington lawmakers sail into their first overtime session, they are rightly focused on school funding. That much is unavoidable. The Legislature is under state Supreme Court orders to fix the state’s unconstitutional system of funding K-12 schools.

Apr 24

Legislative Publications

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 2:10 PM by Timothy Grisham

Legislative Publications

The following legislative publications have been released:

 
All legislative publication can be found on the Legislative Information Center's web page at:  http://leg.wa.gov/LIC/Pages/DocumentinAlphabeticalOrder.aspx.  
 
Please visit http://LICOrders.leg.wa.gov to order hard copies.