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Gangs relatively quiet in Mattawa, Royal City (Mattawa, WA): The news about gang activity in Royal City and Mattawa nowadays is relatively good news. Even Sunnyside, a neighbor in Yakima County, is reporting good news. Taking a tough stance has worked in all three communities, according to law enforcement and school leaders. They took measures that made life uncomfortable for gang members.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 20, 2015
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Vigilance, relationships key to reducing gangs at school (Moses Lake, WA): Keeping kids away from gangs and gangs away from school requires vigilance at school, and making connections with kids so they are less likely to get involved, according to school and law enforcement officials in the Columbia Basin.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 18, 2015
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Gang activity remaining level in Columbia Basin (Moses Lake, WA): Gang activity and gang-related crime numbers are staying relatively level in communities across the Columbia Basin. Although some communities in the Basin have seen slight up-ticks in gang activity and gang-related crimes, by and large, gang activity has remained level and not drastically increased.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 18, 2015
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The status of gangs in Grant County (Moses Lake, WA): Last month, bikers and walkers were enjoying a warm weekend in Moses Lake when shots were fired on the busy Alder Street Fill, the town's main lake crossing. Two Moses Lake males, ages 30 and 17, were shot and injured in an alleged dispute over a bike. No bystanders were hurt and with the help of residents, police quickly found the suspect.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 16, 2015
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Shooter in 2011 Pasco gang attack gets 38 1/2-year prison sentence (Pasco, WA): A Pasco man said Wednesday he will appeal his conviction because he didn’t shoot at a mother and daughter, hitting the older woman with a bullet in the cheek.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: February 25, 2015
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Gang brawler sentenced to a day in jail (Walla Walla, WA): A Walla Walla man involved in a fight last year between rival gangs at a local convenience store was sentenced Monday.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 24, 2015
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Boys & Girls Club coming to Yakima (Yakima, WA): KIMA has learned a Boys & Girls Club is coming to Yakima. Yakima's Gang Free Initiative Manager confirmed the news to KIMA. The organization gives kids a place to go, and to learn and grow. We found out when it could be up and running, and where it will go.
Source: KIMA News    Date: February 24, 2015
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Bill aims to decrease gang involvement (Olympia, WA): Proposed legislation aims to limit gang activity by excusing certain public works projects from prevailing wage requirements. The prevailing wage is the hourly rate the state is required to pay laborers, workers and mechanics to complete government projects, like buildings and roads.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: February 18, 2015
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Bail set at $1 million for Flores, man accused of Moses Lake shooting (Ephrata, WA): Bail was set at $1 million for the man accused of shooting two people in Moses Lake on Sunday afternoon. Prosecutors charged Argimiro M. Flores, a 21-year-old Moses Lake man, in Grant County Superior Court with two counts of assault in the first degree.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: February 17, 2015
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Kennewick hits lowest crime rate in 20 years (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police credit hard work and strong partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and the public with helping the city see its lowest crime rate in 20 years.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: February 14, 2015
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Walla Walla gang brawler pleads guilty (Walla Walla, WA): A man accused in connection with a fight last spring between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store pleaded guilty this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a reduced charge.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 6, 2015
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Gang council places programs in Renton schools; KSD waits (King County, WA): As the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) looks to implement anti-gang programs in the region, the Kent School District (KSD) will have to wait for programs to arrive in its schools.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: February 5, 2015
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Gang council places programs in Renton schools; KSD waits (King County, WA): As the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) looks to implement anti-gang programs in the region, the Kent School District (KSD) will have to wait for programs to arrive in its schools.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: February 5, 2015
http://www.kentreporter.com/...

Investigation ongoing in fatal shooting of 25 year old in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Investigators are continuing to look into Thursday night’s fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in southeast Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 31, 2015
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Gang Free Initiative To Focus More On Intervention (Yakima, WA): Perry Tarrant is the Emergency Preparedness Director and the Gang Initiative Manager in Yakima. It was a big day for Tarrant Tuesday as the city adopted a new comprehensive emergency plan and gave him the full reigns to the gang free initiative.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: January 15, 2015
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Local gang outreach program, executive director part ways (Benton County, WA): The board of the most prominent gang outreach program in the Tri-Cities has decided to part ways with its executive director, leaving the agency’s future uncertain. Jesse Campos will no longer help lead F.I.R.M.E Outreach, the nonprofit he founded more than two years ago to help young people leave gangs.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: January 12, 2015
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Auburn joins Suburban Gang Council in changing the future for kids and communities (King County, WA): Gangs are not just a big city problem. They've also moved to the suburbs. The Auburn School District and others in suburban King County have recognized escalating problems with gangs and associated drugs and crime.
Source: Auburn Reporter    Date: January 7, 2015
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Regional council to help gang-involved youth in Federal Way, other cities (King County, WA): Gangs are not just a big city problem. They’ve also moved to the suburbs. The Federal Way school district and others in suburban King County have recognized escalating problems with gangs and associated drugs and crime, according to the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs.
Source: Federal Way Mirror    Date: January 6, 2015
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One teen’s transformation from gang member to role model (Bellevue, WA): Six years ago, Placido Aguirre arrived at Bellevue’s Highland Middle School with a backpack that contained no books; it was stuffed with beer. By age 14, Aguirre had been “jumped in” to a local gang and spent his days and nights hanging out in the Crossroads neighborhood, drinking, taking drugs, spraying graffiti and getting into fights.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: January 3, 2015
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Not guilty plea in Pasco gang shootings (Pasco, WA): An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and assault charges for gang-related shootings in Pasco. The Tri-City Herald reports the trial date for DeShawn I. Anderson of Finley was set for Feb. 18 in Franklin County Superior Court.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: December 24, 2014
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