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Jobless Rate in Yakima County Up Slightly

Close to a thousand more people were out of work last month in Yakima County compared to April. The Employment Security Department released figures that reported Yakima County's jobless rate for May was 10

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Murder Rates in Yakima Dropping

The murder rate in Yakima is dropping. In 2010, there were 14 murders in the city. That number dropped to six in 2011, and so far this year Yakima Police have only handled two murder cases.

There has also been a drop in the number of murders throughout Yakima County. In 2010

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Gang Court Experts Working With Local Officials

Two experts on gangs will visit Yakima today to teach intervention and prevention techniques to county probation officers. County court consultant Harold Dehlia says the experts are from Florida and Texas who'll work with local officials today and the county gang outreach team

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Yakima County Having FEMA Flood Insurance Workshop

Yakima County is sponsoring a FEMA Flood Insurance Open House on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to help answer questions about the impacts of new FEMA flood maps for property owners in the vicinity of Wide Hollow, Cottonwood and Shaw Creeks

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Whooping Cough Cases Up In Yakima County

Whooping cough has been a problem for Yakima county for many years. Each year officials from the Yakima County Department of Health have recorded an average of 25 cases every year. This year is an unusual year for Yakima County and the state

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Moving Union Gap City Hall

Union Gap City Officials continue to deal with a mold problem that has closed City Hall. Mayor Jim Lemon tells our news partner KIMA Action News they are now considering a new option.  County Commissioners suggested moving City Hall an

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County Democrats Gather At Convention Center Saturday

Passage of the Washington Voting Rights Act by the 2013 Legislature is key to ensuring fair representation in Yakima City and County elections.

That will be emphasized by attorney David Perez, featured speaker at the FDR Dinner capping the annual convention of the Yakima County Democratic Party, Saturday, April 28 in

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Good News On The Home Front

Yakima County home foreclosures are down almost 67 percent from January to March of 2011 vs. 2012.  The statewide figures also fell 19 percent.

In other metro areas across the country, filings are going up.  Many lenders

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Yakima’s Jail Situation: What’s The Solution?

 

Both the City of Yakima and Yakima County are experiencing jail problems. Space, costs, security upgrades. And it's up to taxpayers to provide solutions.

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Yakima County Commissioners Looking For Support Of Sales Tax

The Yakima County Commissioners are hoping voters support a proposed tenth of a cent sales tax increase to pay for security needs at the Yakima County jail. Commissioner Mike Leita says if approved the 2

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