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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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City Council Tackling Voting Ruling During Executive Session

The Yakima City Council has an important task during their executive session Thursday.

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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 of opponent Steve Driscoll

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Millions Available for SNAP Training, Meat Exports Strong in South Korea

  • The USDA announced Monday $200 million of competitive grants are available for state SNAP agencies for employee training programs.

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California Exports to China to Resume, New Director in Risk Management Agency

  • California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season.

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