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Sales tax pays for new police crime lab in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash -- The Yakima Police Department is set to open a new crime lab this week paid for by a recent tax increase.

The state of the art facility will be about five times larger than the current lab, and will include new forensic equipment to help officers process evidence.

The final price tag is expected to come in at about $140,000 -- with most of the money coming from the Law and Justice Sales Tax passed by voters in November of 2004.

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