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City of Yakima to Change Graffiti Ordinance
For years, the City of Yakima has had a graffiti ordinance that holds property owners responsible for the clean up and fines them if the graffiti is not removed. City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the city council changed the policy Tuesday and created a new system in which property owners ca…
City of Yakima Looking to Add More Public Defenders
Yakima city leaders faced the reality of contracting up to 20 more public defenders and spending a million more of your tax-payer dollars; all to meet a mandate that limits public defenders caseloads to 400 a year.
But city leaders have a new plan to cut those costs dramatically...
Yakima Finding Ways to Fight Graffiti
In an attempt to get a handle on the ever growing problem of graffiti the City of Yakima will
soon create a hotline and call on volunteers to help wipe out the problem.  City
Manager Tony O'Rourke says the hotline will be created so people can report the
graffiti vandalism...
Bike Patrols to be Tested in Yakima This Fall
Police officers are now testing bike patrols in downtown Yakima.  The city manager suggested the idea to police.  For now, officers on bikes will patrol downtown on First Fridays including this Friday.
Yakima plans to test the project with two officers and reevaluate later this fall...
2012 Yakima Citizen Survey Results Released
Results from the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey have been released and they show people who took the survey believe several aspects of the community should be improved, ranging from street repair and employment opportunities to crime prevention and the overall reputation of Yakima...
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…
ACLU Filing Voting Rights Lawsuit Against The City of Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The ACLU of Washington says it plans a news conference Wednesday to announce the filing of a major voting rights lawsuit against the city of Yakima.
The group declined to provide details Tuesday.
The Yakima Herald-Republic previously reported that the ACLU began investigating…

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