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.

Dec 06

County Pay Scales Look Out of Wack

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 11:54 AM by Timothy Grisham

(Courtesy of The Olympian)

Everyone who works deserves to be paid fairly for their labor. But it’s always fair to debate the amount. A case in point was the recent pay recommendation for Thurston County commissioners and other county elected officials in 2018.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/editorials/article188175489.html#storylink=cpy

Nov 27

Remembering Wallace Bradley, Former Franklin County Sheriff

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 9:55 AM by Timothy Grisham

(Courtesy of The Columbian)

Wallace W. Bradley, a longtime Franklin County sheriff who served with the department for almost 20 years, died Thanksgiving Day in Pasco. He was 91.

Nov 01

State Voting Law Puts Burden on Counties

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 10:41 AM by Timothy Grisham

(courtesy of Methow Valley News)

Okanogan County, bigger than Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware — and with a population density of fewer than eight people per square mile — is anticipating a financial burden from a new state law that requires a ballot box in every city, town and census-designated place with an official U.S. post office. The law requires 12 boxes in addition to the four already in place.