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Yakima’s Population Growing
More people are moving to Yakima County.
Fresh numbers from the state put the population inside Yakima County at 246,000. That’s up 1300 from the previous year. Almost 85,000 people live in unincorporated Yakima County.  The incorporated cities inside the county are showing m…
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 10.8 percent, up nearly a half point...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 and other agencies affected by the mold to the Yakima Valle…
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, …
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 have delayed processing foreclosures...

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