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By Lou Marzeles

PA Office figures show dramatic gains


March 15, 2017

Washington Courts is a state agency that, among other things, issues monthly and annual reports that include figures indicating the performances of county prosecuting attorney offices. It has released an annual report for 2016, with dramatic results indicated for the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

For example: in 2014 the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) ranked 31 out of Washington’s 39 counties in Superior Court convictions. Last year the county’s rank jumped to second.

This means in years past Klickitat County was something of a pushover for felony cases getting plea deals reducing charges to misdemeanors. Today the county is one of the tough...

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