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Politics in Your Future? You Still Have a Chance to File
If you missed candidate filing period last week you still have a chance to run for office in August. Yakima County Elections Manager Kathy Fisher says no one filed for 16 different positions that range from city and county councils to sewer and fire district positions...
Yakima Voters to Have Say in Car Tab Fees
Yakima city voters will have a chance to help the city with street repairs when a 30 dollar car tab fee proposal appears on the April 2013 ballot. The Yakima City Council Tuesday decided against a 40 dollar increase and instead changed the proposal to 30 dollars saying the city could fix more street…
Wapato Considers Adult Entertainment Ordinances
New rules on adult entertainment were recently put in place in Yakima. Now, Wapato officials realize the same entertainment could be happening in their city with little limitation. A bar owner recently approached council to find out what the city's rules are on adult dancers...
ACLU Files Suit Against City of Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Mateo Arteaga has closely watched the demographics change in Yakima since he moved here in 1988. A longtime educator, Arteaga visits kindergarten classes where smiling Hispanic faces dominate the room.
Hispanics now make up more than a third of Yakima's population, as farm w…
City Approves “H” Street as Preferred Route
Tuesday night, the Yakima City Council gave the approval  of the selection of "H" Street as the preferred route. The approval will start an environmental study of traffic, noise, air and water quality impacts.
This arterial route will also include a crossing of the Yakima River and access t…
Irrigation System Is Completed Under Budget
A major project to rebuild the City of Yakima's oldest and largest irrigation system has been completed on schedule and under budget.
During this past winter, private contractors replaced several thousand feet of pipe in the city's General Irrigation System, which is commonly known as &…
Yakima Fire Codes To Be Inspected By Fire Marshalls
Eliminating Yakima's only fire code inspector also eliminated the city's obligation to conduct annual fire safety inspections. But amid growing safety concerns, the city council handed part of the responsibility to the fire marshal and deputy fire marshal...

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