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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

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City of Yakima Looking to Expand

Yakima city needs to expand and city officials are looking for space for everything from the city police department to the city jail to court and city attorney's office.

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Government Shutdown on the Line for September Session

Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill this week for an abbreviated September session after their summer break.

Feuding Democratic and Republican leaders are promising action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign

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Horse Riders to Travel Nearly 3,000 Miles to Protest in D.C.

A rural Nevada county will send a message the old-fashioned way to Washington about what it calls federal overreach on public lands: by horseback.

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Multiple Tribes Ask Federal Government to Step In on Water Rules

An alliance of Washington tribes says it will ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in and come up with new water-quality rules for the state.

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission sent Gov

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City Council Selects Plaza Design, Will Not Lower Utility Tax

The Yakima City Council voted in favor of a final design for the proposed downtown plaza Tuesday, selecting the plan for the parking lot in front of the Capitol Theatre on Third Street.

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City Council Could Reduce Utility Tax, Pick Plaza Tonight

The Yakima City Council will be busy tonight -- they're expected to discuss the designs for a downtown plaza and reduce the utility tax when they hold their first meeting of the month.

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State Supreme Court Reviewing Progress on Education Funding

The Washington Supreme Court is marking the beginning of school with a mandatory assembly for the Legislature on education finance.

The court has ordered lawmakers to come to court on Wednesday to explain why they haven't followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education

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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 that Latinos do not have full participation in city council races

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Dairy Protection Program Available, Waters of the U.S. Proposal Maps

  • Starting Sept. 2, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program.

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