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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

County won't renew prosecutorial agreement

City of Othello to handle its own misdemeanors


Last updated 7/21/2022 at 7:51am

RITZVILLE – Effective Jan. 1, Adams County will no long prosecute misdemeanor cases from the city of Othello.

The Adams County Commission announced Thursday, July 14, the it will not renew or extend the current contract with Othello with a “substantial change in circumstances.”

In a press release announcing the decision, commissioners said, the County deeply regrets that the contractual relationship between the two entities has become hostile, untenable and irreconcilable.”

The county cited a number of reasons why it will no longer prosecute the city misdemeanor cases, including nui...

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