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Friday Emergency Court Schedule

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Sometime Thursday (7/15) afternoon, the Court lost access to our electronic court files due to a Statewide Network problem. Today we learned that the lines are in the process of being repaired, however we do not at this time have an ETA for operability. We will ONLY be conducting criminal and juvenile first appearances, involuntary treatment hearin...
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COVID Masking Update for Courts

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 On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee made a decision to lift many of the public health mitigation strategies as the State of Washington moves closer to being fully re-opened. Cowlitz County's most recent two-week COVID-19 case incidence rate is 174 cases/100,000 population.51 percent of Cowlitz County residents 16 years...
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Masks Still Required for Court Proceedings

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 In light of the Governor's and the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) new masking guidelines, the Superior Court will be reviewing the impacts this may have on Court Operations. In addition, this review will include Cowlitz County Public Health officials. Until such time as this review is complete and any potential changes in masking requirem...
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Court Recovery Task Force Seeks Input

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The BJA Court Recovery Task Force is currently gathering information about COVID-19 accommodations and any impacts on court proceedings and jury trials. The following surveys are open: Defendant Survey - Juror Survey - Unrepresented Litigant Survey Thank you for your participation
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Superior Court to End Contract with ICE

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"We are proud of the quality of care provided by our staff to these youth in our care. We made this decision solely for the reasons stated in this release. We will be releasing the detainees into ICE custody for their determination of further placement." by Gary Bashor, Presiding Judge  In 2001, Cowlitz County Commissioners contracted with the...
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Superior Court Closed Monday, January 18

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Superior Court is closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 
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