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Graffiti Busters To The Rescue

YAKIMA, Wash. - Graffiti around Yakima shouldn't stick around too long.

That's because there's a group formed by the city and county called "Graffiti Busters."

The program uses inmate work groups to cover gang-related graffiti. They're sent within 48 hours notice to cover the graffiti. They use recycled paint and supplies from the county's solid waste division.

"If we're not out there, the city would be filled with graffiti," group coordinator Mike Kelso said.

Work crews are also used by the city to clean up litter and provide basic landscaping labor.