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Nov 15, 2017

DA's office filed 1,061 felony cases so far this year - more than any other in the last 20 years. Continued meth and heroin use are driving the increase, as opposed to a spike in violent crime, DA's office says. 45 percent of 2017 felony cases are drug cases.

Nov 15, 2017

Jail population is hovering in the 160s, down from numbers that exceeded 200, sheriff tells Criminal Justice Management Council. "I haven't seen that in a long time and I didn't think I would ever see that again," Sheriff Steve Helgeson said.

Nov 15, 2017

Jail population is hovering the 160s, down from numbers that exceeded 200, sheriff tells Criminal Justice Management Council. "I haven't seen that in a long time and I didn't think I would ever see that again," Sheriff Steve Helgeson said.

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