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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…
Next Phase of 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey Underway
Phase two of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey, which provides everyone in the community the opportunity to fill out an online version of the questionnaire, is underway.  The survey is designed to gauge public opinion about City services and priorities as well as quality of life issues in Yakima..…
Cars Thefts Continues to Rise in Yakima
The stolen car problem continues in the city of Yakima. Yakima Police Capt. Rod Light says so far this year 616 vehicles have been stolen within Yakima city limits and before the year is over the total could equal upwards of 750.  Light says the problem is with the state's sentencing …
Tony O’Rourke Meets with City Council about City Plans
Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke told council members Tuesday that things in Yakima need to change over the next four years or the city could see deficits of between 1.5 to 4 million dollars. O'Rourke says he has a plan to reorganize the city that he hopes the city will embrace...

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