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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Pullman considers creating municipal court

Pullman considers creating municipal court


September 2, 2021

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PULLMAN - The Pullman city council reviewed information about ending a contract with Whitman County District Court to make a municipal court.

"It's something they have been thinking about off and on for some time," said Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy.

Last year a study was done on the benefits and costs of creating a municipal court by consultant Anne Pflug. She was assisted by Washington State University student Megan Parks, who created a similar report on Aug. 24.

Municipal courts handle traffic tickets, misdemeanor crimes, and city code violations.

"Whitman County has been providi...

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