BOCC discusses option to elect or appoint a coroner


March 28, 2024

DAYTON–The Columbia County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) heard from Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack who advised them of a change in RCW 36.16.030 that the prosecuting attorney will no longer be an ex officio coroner for counties with a population of less than 40,000 as of January, 2025.

"So, there is a change in statute that they passed a couple years ago that takes effect in 2025," said Slack. "B...

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