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City Council Burns Voters Over Marijuana
It took a couple of hours.  More than a couple of dozen people spoke. Both sides of the question of whether to lift Yakima’s ban on marijuana grow, package and retail operations presented their arguments. In the end, the fact that nearly six in 10 voters said no to marijuana meant nothing to four me…
Yakima Scraps Plan for Community Courts Due to Budget Issues
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima has tabled plans for a community court system for low-level offenders due to budget problems.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that on Tuesday the City Council moved to pull the proposal while staff looks for ways to close a projected $750,000 shortfall in the gene…
Yakima Program Targets Dangerous Structures for Demolition
 
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — There are about 100 buildings left in Yakima that officials are working to get fixed up or demolished as part of a program to address abandoned and potentially dangerous buildings in the city.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the City Council previously approved up to $100,000…
Deadly Fire, Indicted Auditor Top Washington Stories for 2015
 
 
SEATTLE (AP) — A blaze that killed three firefighters in north-central Washington was voted the state's top news story of 2015 by Associated Press member editors.
Other top news items of the past 12 months included the criminal indictment of Auditor Troy Kelley on money laundering and other charges…

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