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ACLU pays the city of Yakima $100,000

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YAKIMA, Wash.--- Last spring American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the city of Yakima due to a racial inequality situation in the city elections. It was a 1.8 million dollar ruling by a federal judge. But now, ACLU will be returning $100,000 back to the city, in hopes that this inequality battle, doesn't happen again. The city has to come up with a plan to help address this inequality issue. This plan was briefly discussed last night and so far, they are talking about internships and working with the school districts to develop a program that allows young leaders to learn more about governmental operations and how racial inequality issues are addressed in politics. ACLU has to agree with the city's plan before they will give them the $100,000 to fund it.

We will continue to follow this story and keep you updated on the city's future plans.