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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Area judge in center of 'Red Flag' case

Dixon presiding over case in Stevens County


Last updated 2/27/2020 at 12:41pm

COLVILLE — An Adams County Superior Court judge has found himself amidst a legal battle over so-called “red flag” laws that may be headed to the state Supreme Court.

Judge Steve B. Dixon presided over a hearing, as a visiting judge in the Stevens County Courthouse, earlier this month before siding with the State Attorney General’s Office in a lawsuit brought against the state over a law that went into effect last July.

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