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Yakima Nation Stimulates Local Economy

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakama Nation tribal members are putting money back into the economy.

According to the Chairman of the Tribal Council, each member of the Yakama Nation received a $2,000 check this weekend.

In total, Yakama Nation members got $20 million as a stimulus check to help the local economy.

The chairman hopes this money will help stimulate and improve the Toppenish and Yakama economy.