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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...
Key Changes Taking Place in the City of Yakima
Changes are on the way for the city of Yakima. The new city manager just submitted a plan for reorganization. Tony O'Rourke proposes eight key changes, all of them all aimed at making Yakima more efficient and financially stable. The changes include bringing back a fire inspector and crea…
Muffet Continues Fight With City On Strip Club
Jamie Muffet and the fight over a proposed strip club in Yakima are back in the spotlight.  Muffet is suing the city of Yakima for not allowing him to open the club on south first street in 2010.  Muffet first spelled out his plan to the Yakima planning division and hearing examiner fo…

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