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Politics in Your Future? You Still Have a Chance to File

If you missed candidate filing period last week you still have a chance to run for office in August. Yakima County Elections Manager Kathy Fisher says no one filed for 16 different positions that range from city and county councils to sewer and fire district positions

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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 election services

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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

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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 plaguing another Washington county

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Fees Increased for Building Applications Voted by County Commissioners

The Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday voted to increase fees for developers for processing building applications and other land uses. The commissioners raised the fees upwards of 85 percent. They also agreed to review the increases in six months to see if they need to be adjusted

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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

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Yakima County and City to Share Expenses to Develop Old Mill Site

Both the city and county of Yakima agreed to share expenses to start development on the old mill site. The plan calls for building a new freeway lane and interchange to handle the traffic. Cars would have better access to the mill site and Terrace Heights

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Cost of Prisoner Housing Rising… Officials Looking for Solutions

Costs continue to rise as city and county officials look for solutions to housing local prisoners. Today, a joint city/county study session was held to address the problem. A number of ideas were talked about including the possibility of having one regional jail instead of one in the city and one in the county

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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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Lawsuit Settlements Approved by Yakima County Commissioners

3 important lawsuit settlements were approved by the Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday for a total of 252 thousand dollars. The largest involved the alleged wrongful arrest of a Wapato teen who's family filed a 3 million dollar claim against the county

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