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City Council Discusses Voting System
After negotiations between the city and the ACLU over redistricting the city failed, the Yakima City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss the way City Council elections are conducted.
At the heart of the issue is concern over how the city's districts are divided...
County Budget Could Include New Deputies
The Yakima County Commissioners meet at 10:00 this morning at Yakima City Hall to talk about the 2015 budget.
Part of that budget includes the possibility of hiring new deputies for the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. Currently 54 deputies patrol the county but officials say they could use more.…
Council Member in Spokane Owns Pot Farm
Around the time Karen Stratton was appointed to the Spokane City Council, she planted her first marijuana crop.
The Spokesman Review reports that Stratton owns a pot farm with her husband, two family members and an unnamed partner. They spent tens of thousands of dollars on the operation and planted …

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