Selah increasing space & security in municipal court

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SELAH, Wash. -- The city of Selah is moving forward with plans to improve the size and safety of its municipal court.

The city uses the same room for municipal court and council chambers.

City officials tell KIMA it's just not big enough. And,defendants and criminals currently use the same door and room as the public.

They want to expand it to add a little separation to prevent anything bad from happening.

"It's probably just a good idea to do their best to make sure that kind of stuff doesn't happen in the first place. It's probably easy enough to prevent it, just separate people, if that's what they're trying to do," Jason Jones said.

The city will conjoin the council chambers with an unused library room.

It will cost about $35,000.