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January 29, 2015 at 6:58 AM

15 accused of thefts from Yakama Nation scholarship program

The Associated Press TOPPENISH — Fifteen people have been accused of stealing $179,000 worth of scholarships from the Yakama Nation Higher Education Program. An indictment in federal court in Yakima says they were awarded 67 checks for studies at colleges and universities that reported the students had never enrolled or completed coursework. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports FBI agents…

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July 11, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Yakama tribal police officer kills man in shootout

The Associated Press YAKIMA  — A Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman says a Yakama Nation police officer was involved in shooting near Toppenish Friday morning that left one man dead. Sgt. Mike Russell says the 42-year-old man fled from the Wapato area in a vehicle, and the tribal officer pursued him. The suspect reportedly shot at the officer during the…

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