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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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The New Performance Park to Open to Activites This Spring in Downtown Yakima

The city of yakima has a new park for summer activities. The Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement to allow the city to operate and schedule events at Performance Park next to the Yakima County Courthouse

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One Million Dollars Bail Set in Childs Murder Suspect

34 year old Armando Vieyra sits in the Yakima County jail this morning after being charged last week with first degree premeditated murder in the death of 70 year old David Childs. Vieyra is being held on a million dollars bail and faces a number of hearings before an actual trial gets underway

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Organic Farms Growing Large in Yakima County

Yakima County has more organic farms than any other area of the state. A report from Washington State University said Yakima County has more than 90. There are 3,500 traditional farms in Yakima County

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Yakima New Vision Report a Bright Future for New Businesses and Jobs

Bringing new business and jobs to the Yakima Valley. New Vision claims it  is making solid progress toward that goal.

The agency promotes economic development. It delivered its annual report Tuesday

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Yakima City Council Seeking Options to Save Money on Housing Prisoners

The Yakima City Council will consider options on how to jail their prisoners. Their contract with Yakima County expires at the end of the year and the council needs to offer direction on which option they would like to pursue

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Yakima County Ranks 35 out of 39 in Washington State Health Ranking

A recently released health ranking paints a poor picture for those living in Yakima County.

Of the 39 counties in the state, Yakima came in 35th in this year's health rankings.

The annual report, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, takes several different factors into account

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Yakima County’s New Mental Health Court Opening Soon

A new Mental Health Court in Yakima County could be up and running earlier than expected. Leaders approved the money to start the program in about a month. News partner KIMA Action News reports the

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