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Officials Expect Gang Ordinance to Pass

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Yakima, WA - Tuesday night Yakima city leaders will vote on a gang ordinance ... A proposal they expect to pass with flying colors.  The city proposed the ordinance a few weeks ago, but tweeked it after city attorneys feared the bill would be challenged.  The bill will make harsher penalties for misdemeanor crimes that are gang related.  The bill no longer addresses minors or loitering ... Issues the chief of police said had to be taken off the ordinance for legal reasons.