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Strong Mayor Issue Back

The strong mayor issue is likely to be back on the ballot in the near future...despite the fact that the city is now in the process of hiring a new manager...Bruce Smith with the group citizens for safe streets and lower taxes says they're meeting again...talki

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City Finance Director Fired Last Week

Yakima is currently without a city manager, a police chief and now...a finance director. Rita Debord was fired last week. Her last day on the job was Friday. Debord had been with the city since 1999. She was removed from her position by interim city manager Michael Morales

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Yakima City Council Considers Applications From City Hall

As the city of Yakima works closely with a national job search firm to find a new Yakima City Manager, the city may also consider applications for the position from within Yakima City Hall. Mayor Micah Cawley spoke to our news partner KIMA Action News after Thursday's meeting to talk about the resignation of Don Cooper

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Yakima To Get 12 New Police Officers And One Firefighter

Yakima City Council members voted to go through with a six percent utility tax hike for next year. The $2 million that's expected to come from that hike will be spent on public safety. It will cover 12 new police officers and one firefighter, as well as keeping the legal department's staff full and helping fund the gang-free initiative

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Area's Worst Roads
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Yakima Streets: Which are the Worst? Help Us Find Them!

 

Ever heard the phrase "as ugly as nine miles of bad road"?  25% of Yakima's streets really are nine miles (and more) of bad road. What do we do about it?

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E-Verify for the City of Yakima? I say It’s Time

The Yakima City Council will take up the issue of E-Verify at Tuesday night's meeting.  Why now? The better question is why not earlier?  The point of E-Verify is to simply

do all that is possible to insure that city taxpayer money is paid to workers who are legally eligible for employment.

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No Plan To Use Tax Dollars To Defend City Prayer

Yakima Mayor Micah Cawley says he doesn't anticipate using taxpayer dollars to defend the City against a lawsuit over the city councils invocation or prayer. The group Freedom From Religion is threatening litigation.

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City of Yakima Clears First Ever Traffic Calming Project

Last night the Yakima City Council voted 7-0 to approve a plan by the Barge Chestnut Neighborhood Association to install traffic calming devices through the historic area. Speed control and cut through traffic has been a complaint for years

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