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Sex Offenders Must Register With Yakama Tribe

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TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - Sex offenders who live or work on the
Yakama Indian Reservation will now have to register with the tribe.

The Yakama Nation recently approved a resolution creating a
register of sex offenders. Those who fail to register could face a
penalty of up to one year in jail, a $5,000 fine and probation.

Cities and counties usually require offenders to report where
they live.

The Yakama Nation is the first government in the Yakima Valley
to require sex offenders to not only register if they live on the
reservation, but also if they are just working there.

The resolution applies to Indians and non-Indians alike.
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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic,
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