May 16, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 4

Airway Heights needs a solution for rising municipal court cases

Airway Heights is stuck between a rock and a hard place with the high number of criminal activity along Hayford Road.

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Take one glance at the police reports and each week 25 to 50 percent occur between the Walmart shopping complex as well as Northern Quest Resort and Casino. In last week’s edition, there were nine in those areas.

Last month, public defender Ronnie Rae said a new ruling from the United States Supreme Court restricted public defenders to 250 cases per year, or up to 400 weighted cases. Cases can sometimes be cut down, depending on their severity.

Unfortunately, Rae said if...

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