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Airway Heights limits caseloads

City Council approves public defender services contract similar to Cheney, ML


The city of Airway Heights followed suit with other municipalities regarding the public defender caseload rules the Washington Supreme Court and Legislature recently adopted.

At its Feb. 6 meeting, the City Council approved an amendment to the city’s public defender service contract with Maurer Law. The amendment proposes to increase the contract from $4,000 to $4,833 per month.

City Manager Albert Tripp gave two reasons for the contract amendment, that being the increase in the city’s caseload activity.

In 2014, the city entered into an interlocal agreement with the Kalispel Tribe fo...

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