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YSO begins decreased public hours

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YAKIMA, Wash- Budget cuts are taking their toll on the Yakima Sheriff's Office in more way than one.  Starting Monday YSO is cutting back their lobby hours. 

The counter for public transactions will now be open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday.  The office's over $400,000 budget shortfall also led to the layoffs of three sheriff's deputies earlier this year.  Union representatives have called on Sheriff Ken Irwin to rescind those layoffs.