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Yakima County Has Extra Money To Share
After years of being in a financial slump, the Yakima County now has some extra money for departments. The county has an extra $1.5 million that they didn't expect to have at the end of 2012. Commissioners said the extra money came from huge increases in sales tax revenue and income from electi…
For Rent: Beds at the Yakima County Jail
Yakima County is renting beds at the county jail again. It is been years since the bed rental business fell off and left the county without needed funding. But Tuesday the county approved a 7 hundred thousand dollar contract with the city of Fife to house its inmates beginning next month...
County Judges Have More Power Over Budget
The Yakima County Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday, establishing new court protocols with the county's judges. .
For months now, Court Consultants and County Commissioners have been discussing ways to improve their working relationship so they can avoid the problems that are currently…
Yakima County to Stop Homeless Camps
In Yakima County, it is now illegal to camp or store supplies on county owned property including areas near the Naches River on the greenway. Today, the county commissioners enacted an ordinance to help stop homeless camps that pose safety and health risks...
Yakima Officals Seeking Money Saving Options for Jails
Both city and county officials in Yakima are looking for cheaper ways to house local prisoners. The Yakima City Council today will hold a study session with county officials to talk about housing more city prisoners in the county jail or expand the current city jail...

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