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New post for Okanogan coroner spurs three-way race

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OKANOGAN — Three candidates stepped up to run for the new position of Okanogan County coroner and will face off Aug. 5 for a chance to be on the November ballot.

The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election.

Okanogan County has always relied on the county prosecutor to serve as coroner, but after surpassing a population of 40,000 residents, it is now required to have an elected coroner. The post attracted retired nurse Gary V. Reams, who…

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