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County Clerk Candidate Fired as Municipal Court Clerk
The city of Yakima has fired municipal court clerk Sarah Matheny and has asked the state attorney general's office to investigate.
Matheny was fired by the city Monday for using her position to check the records of her primary election opponents in the race for Yakima County Clerk...
Governor Urges Yakima Council to Comply with Ruling
Gov. Jay Inslee is encouraging the Yakima City Council not to appeal a federal judge's order to change local elections to comply with the Voting Rights Act.
Last week, District Court Judge Thomas Rice found that Yakima's city council elections violate the federal Voting Rights Act, finding …
Matheny Could Be Fired for Inappropriate Conduct
A candidate for Yakima County Clerk who has been disciplined for using her current position to check an opponent's driving record faces termination.
Sarah Matheny is a Yakima Municipal Court Clerk and she admitted using her access to an internal court system database to check the driving record …
Millions Coming In for Competing Gun Initiatives
While voters won't weigh in on two competing gun-related ballot measures for months, money is already pouring into the campaigns in advance of the November election.
One measure proposes universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, with some exemptions...
Vangstad Makes General Election, Other Races Still Unclear
Curtis E. Vangstad is now officially in the race for the Yakima County Commission seat held by Rand Elliot.
Vangstad was a write-in candidate in the Primary Election and according to the county auditor's office was able to gain the 1 percent of the vote needed to move to the General Election...

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