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The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. Along with a newsletter to members, WACO also hosts the Courthouse Journal blog.

Aug 13

Equity and Inclusion Policies within Washington Counties

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 10:01 AM by Melanie Terry

In recent months numerous local governments and counties have begun to seek racial and equity training for their own staff and policies. In this blog we highlight various Washington County case examples, and offer educational resources. 

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Aug 07

August 4 Primary Election Summary

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 8:50 AM by Melanie Terry

The State held its primary election on August 4th. Votes are still being counted and will not be certified by the Secretary of State until August 21st. Washington’s top-two primary dictates which two candidates qualify for the general election.


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Aug 06

How Washington County Auditors Successfully Adjusted for the August 4th Primary

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 2:51 PM by Melanie Terry

In the age of COVID-19 Washington County officials and their offices have taken immense measures to make sure the public they serve remain safe, while still effectively conducting official business.

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