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Yakima County Gang Court Running Short on Funds

Yakima County Gang Court, while making an impact on the community is running short of funding. And that is hampering the programs’ ability to turn more lives around says County Court Consultant Harold Dehlia

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Simulated Emergency Exercise be to Held at Zillah School Today

The Zillah School District, along with the City of Zillah and the emergency response community will participate in a Full Scale Exercise simulating an armed intruder in the building.

The exercise will run From 10:00 a

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Yakima’s New Vision Looking to Attract Skilled Workers to the Yakima Valley

Yakima County's development association, New Vision, is trying to attract skilled employees to the valley. It is an effort they say is needed, with an increased demand in technical and professional jobs

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Yakima Dispute Resolution Center Helps to Resolve Neighborhood and Family Dispute

Matt Fairbank has settled a lot of disputes in the Yakima Valley. Fairbank is The Executive Director of The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas counties. Fairbank says the center handles everything from simple neighborhood problems to family disputes and he says they have been very successful with an 85 to 90 percent success rate

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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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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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