Courthouse Journal

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.

Nov 19

WACO Member Spotlight: Brenda Chilton, Benton County Auditor

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 12:28 PM by Melanie Terry

Recently Washington Association of County Officials checked in with Benton County Auditor Brenda Chilton during a long and dynamic election season and turbulent yearThrough this Member Spotlight, we learn firsthand just what some of those successes have unveiled. 

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Nov 12

The Job of a Washington County Coroner

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 11:51 AM by Melanie Terry

Through this blog, we examine the difference between Coroners and Medical Examiners while also debunking some common misconceptions about the job position 

The following are five commonly asked questions about the job of the County Coroner and how they operate as a county official.  

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Nov 06

November 5th General Election Update

Posted on November 6, 2020 at 8:48 AM by Melanie Terry

Unlike the national stage, most Washington State executive and legislative races are predicable with incumbents winning in most cases. Review the data and updates you may of missed this week. 

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