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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 …
City Losing Soccer Fields Leading to Search for New Spots
Yakima city officials are searching for soccer fields.
City Manager Tony O'Rourke says there is a major need for new fields in the city because of the planned expansion of Perry Technical Institute and the loss of soccer fields next to the school on Washington Avenue and the possibility of a new…
Wildfire Victims Getting Property Tax Refunds
A few hundred people who lost their homes or other buildings in wildfires in north central Washington are getting property tax refunds.
Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack says the county has sent out over $10,000 in tax refunds for lost structures and reduced property values because of the wild…
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...

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