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20
Sep

Indigent Defense in Washington

The right to counsel is embodied in the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  In 1963, the United States Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright[1], ruled that the Constitution requires the states to provide defense attorneys to criminal defendants who cannot afford lawyers themselves. In Washington State, public defense services are administered, and largely funded, by county and city

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18
Sep

Preparedness Month: Make A Plan

September is National Preparedness Month! Each week this month we will be providing tips on how to keep you and your family safe in an emergency. This Week: Create an Emergency Plan During a disaster, emergency response teams are usually unable to quickly provide assistance to families due to the high demand for their services. To ensure that you and

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15
Sep

WSAC Candidate Filing Period is Open!

Active Members who are interested in serving on the WSAC Board of Directors are encouraged to submit their name using our online submission form. The following positions are up for election: WSAC President - Blair Brady, Wahkiakum County Commissioner WSAC Vice President - Scott Hutsell, Lincoln County Commissioner WSAC Second Vice President (Must be an Active Member from a Western Region County)
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11
Sep

Preparedness Month: Phone Numbers

September is National Preparedness Month! Each week this month we will be providing tips on how to keep you and your family safe in an emergency. This Week: Know Important Phone Numbers While many people are aware of how to prepare your home for an emergency (with an emergency kit, for example), not many people know who to contact and when

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