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Department of Justice Offering $55,000 Grant for Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The US Department of Justice is offering the city of Yakima a 55-thousand dollar grant to help purchase law enforcement equipment.

Last night, the Yakima City Council voted to accept the grant.

The money would go toward new police car radios, computers, and other emergency equipment.

As part of the deal, the city would give 13-thousand dollars to the county so the sheriff's office could buy similar equipment for their cars.

"Combination of some upgrades, but usually replacement of radio systems, those portable in car and computers, things of that nature, but clearly helps offset the cost to our local taxpayer," said City Manager Tony O'Rourke.

Last night's vote means the city will start filling out the application for the grant.

Splitting the money with the county is a required part of the deal.

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