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ACLU, Washington County Settle Lawsuit Over Court Fines
SEATTLE (AP) — A county in Washington state has ended its practice of jailing people or requiring them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay court fines and fees.
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it settled a lawsuit it filed last fall against Benton County...
Mental Health Court Set to Open in Tri-City Area
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — In an effort to help people with mental health issues get treatment instead of jail time the Benton County is starting a Mental Health Court.
The Tri-City Herald reports that the court selected its first participant last week. Up ...

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