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Gangs in Yakima: A Saturday Conversation [Audio]

It's no secret that Yakima has a gang problem. However, local police are gathering more information and gaining more tools to combat gangs and prevent youth from being pulled into the gang lifestyle...

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The Origins of Yakima’s Gang Free Initiative and More Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Earlier this year, the Yakima City Council adopted a strategy to combat gang activity in our area through the Gang Free Initiative (GFI)...

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Gubernatioral Candidates went Head to Head in Yakima

 

Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee went head to head Tuesday night at the Yakima Convention Center, trying to court voters in one of the most heated races for the governor's seat in Washington in decades. The...

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Yakima Man in Stable Condition After Being Shot During a Robbery

A 21-year-old man is in stable condition at a Yakima hospital after being shot during a robbery just before 10:00 last night in the 1200 block of Swan Avenue...

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Yakima County Receives Second State Grant for Gang Intervention

Yakima County has received an added boost in it efforts in fight gangs. the county has received a second state grant to support gang intervention in Yakima, Toppenish and Sunnyside...

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Vandalism and Graffiti on Decline in Yakima

Yakima police say graffiti and other cases of vandalism are slowing down in the city. Police records show a 40 percent drop over the last four months...

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Violent Start to “School’s Out” Summer

School is out for the summer for the majority of Yakima kids, and while they may be celebrating, Yakima Police likely are not. Violent crime always tends to spike during the summer, but the past week has been extra violent, with 12 gun incidents...

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Gang Court Experts Working With Local Officials

Two experts on gangs will visit Yakima today to teach intervention and prevention techniques to county probation officers. County court consultant Harold Dehlia says the experts are from Florida and Texas who'll work with local officials today and the county gang outreach team...

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Rizzi Sworn In As Yakima Police Chief

During the last two months, Dominick Rizzi, Jr. has been thinking of two places: Chicago and Yakima. Since Rizzi was named the new Yakima Police Chief he has been in the process of moving his family to the valley...

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Gang Answers Coming – A News/Talk 1280 KIT Podcast [AUDIO]

In this exclusive interview, Lt. Mike Merryman from the Yakima Police Department-dirctor of the Yakima Gang free Initiative, taks about the results of the GFI survey on gangs which will be released next week...

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