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Tribes Bash Proposed Trump Budget Cuts to Native Americans
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.
Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and Idaho speaking on behalf of the group said Thursday the proposed budget guts sp…
White House Proposes Cutting Hanford Cleanup Budget
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Obama administration wants to spend less money on the ongoing cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next year.
The Tri-City Herald reports that the White House called for an overall decrease in money spent for cleanup of defense sites like Hanford in its federal …
County Judges Have More Power Over Budget
The Yakima County Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday, establishing new court protocols with the county's judges. .
For months now, Court Consultants and County Commissioners have been discussing ways to improve their working relationship so they can avoid the problems that are currently…
Union Gap Police Cutting K9 Narcotic Unit From The Department
The Union Gap Police Department is cutting it's K9 narcotic unit because of it's expense. The Chief Greg Cobb says officer Daisy would likely cost upwards of 50 thousand dollars in 2013 because of the need to replace a police vehicle with a special air conditioning system for the dog...
Yakima County Looking to Fill Budget Shortfall
Yakima County is looking for ways to fill a big deficit caused by a loss of bed rentals at the county jail. In 2010, the county was pulling in $23 million when cities from around the state were renting space for their inmates in Yakima County...
Budget Cuts Mean County Jail Layoffs
Budget cuts in the county mean layoffs at the Yakima County Jail. Nine officers and two administrators were laid off this month. The cuts were made to help fill a million dollar shortfall in the jail budget. Staffing is at minimum requirements, and county officials say the jail is still safe...
Review Board Recommends Changes In Justice Operations
A report presented June 7 on the county’s criminal justice operations recommended big changes to the system faced with rising costs and shrinking budgets. Yakima County Commissioners established an independent review committee earlier this year to evaluate the efficiency of…

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