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Yakima City Council approves new position to combat gangs

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima City Council approves a new position to help combat gangs. Council members agreed to use $75,000 from reserves to fund this position.

The community coordinator will be responsible for over looking neighborhood watch groups, communicating with police and city leaders and reaching out to at-risk youth.

Council members say this will be a full time position and they plan to start recruiting candidates soon.

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