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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...
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…
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...
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.
Farmers said the dry climate helps fight certain diseases and makes it easier to grow organically..…

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