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October 29, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Yakima drops portion of redistricting proposal

By Mike Faulk / Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council has formally dropped what it calls a “nonessential element” from its proposed electoral redistricting plan developed in response to a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. The city had proposed a plan with five voting districts and two at-large seats, both of which would…

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October 1, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Yakima voting-rights plan goes to federal judge

The Associated Press YAKIMA — A federal judge will be asked Friday to choose between different plans for improving Latino voting rights in Yakima. The City Council voted Tuesday for a plan to create five geographic districts and two positions voted on citywide. The American Civil Liberties Union wants a separate district for each of the seven council…

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Comments | More in State government | Topics: latino, voting, Yakima