Judge Thomas Rice granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for summary judgment in the case. Rice said the ACLU had shown evidence that the way Yakima elects city council members unfairly dilutes Latino votes.
Michael Scott Brumback received more than 3 percent of the vote in the Aug. 5 primary as a write-in candidate. That is well above the 1 percent needed for a write-in candidate to qualify for the general election.
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Sarah Matheny was disciplined for using her position as a municipal court clerk to access the driving records of opponent Steve Driscoll. Now the state is investigating as well.
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Yakima businessman Ben Shoval said internal polling showed it was unlikely he would win the 14th Legislative District seat.
Candidates who have filed to run in the August primary election in Yakima, Kittitas and Benton Counties.
State Rep. Norm Johnson of Yakima says he will run for a fourth term.
Jose Trevino is a Granger City Council member and a fraud investigator with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Steve Driscoll, an employee at the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center, announced his run for clerk Tuesday. The Republican will join Janelle Riddle and Kathleen Clark in the race.
Gina McCabe, a Republican from Goldendale, will launch her campaign Thursday at Franklin Park in Yakima. McCabe will join Ben Shoval and Adam Yoest in the race to replace Rep. Charles Ross.
Yakima Democrat Tony Sandoval says he'll join the race to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings.
Another candidate is eyeing Doc Hastings' seat in Congress. Democrat Estakio Beltran kicked off his bid in Downtown Yakima Thursday.
A 6-hour 911 outage is over. It's still not clear what caused the interruption in emergency phone service.
Democrat Estakio Beltran will officially kick off his bid to replace Rep. Doc Hastings on Thursday.
Jim Keightley, who spent 25 years with Washington State Patrol and now works for the Ellensburg Police Department, announced his candidacy Wednesday.
Another candidate has announced plans to replace Doc Hastings. The field's at eight now with the Kennewick attorney George Cicotte throwing his hat into the ring. Cicotte says he wants to fix the damage caused by Obamacare, create workable and ethical immigration laws, and balance the federal budget.
Yakima Mayor Micah Cawley officially launched his campaign Tuesday morning outside the Yakima County Courthouse.