Yakima Valley

Conservative Latino leaders wary of how disputed legislative district lines will be redrawn

BY: - September 28, 2023

Latino civic leaders on Thursday warned the redrawing of a Yakima Valley legislative district could do more harm than good for communities they represent in south-central Washington. They said they worry that when a federal judge finishes redoing the disputed map for the 15th Legislative District, it will cost Sen. Nikki Torres of Pasco, Washington’s […]

Democratic leaders will leave court to redraw disputed map for WA legislative district

BY: - September 13, 2023

Washington’s bipartisan Redistricting Commission will not be reconvened and a federal judge should redraw the disputed map for a Yakima Valley legislative district, the Democratic leaders of the state Legislature said Wednesday. House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane issued a joint statement that there would not be a special […]

Federal court dismisses second challenge over boundaries of Washington legislative district

BY: - September 8, 2023

A divided panel of federal judges on Friday dismissed a second lawsuit contesting the boundaries of a Yakima Valley legislative district, saying the challenge is moot after a court ruled last month the lines are illegal and must be redrawn. Benancio Garcia contended in his suit that Washington’s redistricting commissioners focused too much on race […]