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June 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM

New federal judge confirmed for Eastern Washington

The Associated Press RICHLAND — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Sal Mendoza Jr. as the first Latino federal judge in Eastern Washington. Mendoza was a Benton-Franklin Superior Court judge who worked as a lawyer, including time as an assistant attorney general and deputy prosecutor in Franklin County. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell both spoke in support of…

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