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Reports of Gang Violence Down in Yakima (Yakima, WA): We've sure noticed a drop in the number of reports we've done on gang violence in Yakima lately; police say they've teaming up with federal agents, working to get the most violent criminals off the streets and put away for longer sentences.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: April 27, 2015

Yakima police teaming up with feds to take on gang crime (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are forging a new partnership with federal agencies to combat gang crime in the city. Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. said the department’s gang unit will form the nucleus of a gang crime task force involving four federal agencies.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 26, 2015

Everett parents worried about stray bullets following uptick in gang violence (Everett, WA): Some Everett residents are scared to leave their homes because of an increase in gang violence. “I have a 7-month-old baby, I don’t really go out much unless I have to because I feel like if I go out I will get shot at,” said one mom.
Source: KCPQ 13 News    Date: April 23, 2015

Wapato man sentenced to 10 years for involvement in drive-by shooting (Yakima, WA): Today, Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Adan Roberto Cortes, age 22, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for his involvement in a gang related drive by shooting.
Source: KIMA News    Date: April 22, 2015

Everett gang violence appears to be on rise (Everett, WA): The defendants were brought in one at a time to face the judge.Their skin was smooth. Their faces, boyish.A mother cried when her son's name was called from the Snohomish County Juvenile Court arraignment calendar. He's 16 and had never been in trouble before.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 12, 2015

Supreme Court upholds Walla Walla gang murder conviction (Walla Walla, WA): The Washington state Supreme Court today reinstated the murder conviction of Benito Gomez, a gang member serving life for a 2011 shooting death in Walla Walla.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: April 9, 2015

Gangs In Everett: A First Look (Everett, WA): To try and get a better understanding of gang activity in Everett, will be interviewing various people around Everett to try and share their expertise in what is going on and what actions people in Everett can take if they’re concerned about gangs. First, we went to the Everett Police Department with some basic questions on gangs in Everett and how they view the issue.
Source: My    Date: April 5, 2015

Student told not to wear hoodie because it resembles gang clothing (Vancouver, WA): Howard Clark’s new hooded sweatshirt has a pretty significant meaning. Clark, a developmentally disabled 10th-grader at Fort Vancouver High School, said he got it as a reward for getting his grade point average up to a 3.0.
Source: KATU 2 News     Date: April 1, 2015

Grant Integrated Services seek funding for anti-gang program (Moses Lake, WA): A proposed Grant County program is aimed at steering children away from gangs. Grant Integrated Services is looking for money to start a new program, called “A New Road.” The organization is in charge of Grant Mental Health, New Hope, the Prevention and Recovery Center and Directions in Community Living.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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