National News - LA Times: Yakima Valley Latinos Getting A Voice, With Court's Help. City of Yakima, ACLU voting District Plans Remain Far Apart. Latino Voters, ACLU sue Yakima Over Council/Election System. US Justice Dept Says Part of City of Yakima's Defense "Lacks Merit". Yakima Herald Open Mike Video. City of Yakima and ACLU to Present Separate Election System Proposals To Judge. Federal Judge Rules Against City of Yakima In Voting Rights Case OVERWELMINGLY Without Going To Trial. October 29, 2014.