Vicki In the News

Reopening small local businesses might slow COVID-19 spread, says Yakima County commissioner

Yakima County Commissioner Vicki Baker says some reopening of the local economy is needed because the community is increasingly desperate. Many local business owners are on the verge of losing their livelihoods, some services are going underground and people are experiencing emotional and financial crises, Baker said in an email to the Yakima Herald-Republic. Full …

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Safe Business Plans

Yakima County Commissioner Vicki Baker appears on the KIT Morning News Show to clarify what counties can and can’t do under the Governor’s Stay At Home orders. She offers a possible pathway for businesses to reopen with the creation of safe operating plans, especially if the plans are broad based. Full Article: KIT NewsTalk

Yakima County Commissioners Name Leita Replacement

Earlier this year, Yakima County Commissioner Mike Leita announced his retirement at the end of 2019. As a result, the Yakima County Republican Central Committee named three people the committee believes should replace Leita. On Friday commissioners Ron Anderson and Norm Childress named Vicki Baker as the person who will fill the vacancy left by …

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Baker Replaces Leita

Grocery business owner Vicki Baker of Yakima, was named as Yakima County Commissioner in a Friday, Dec. 5, special announcement. Current commissioners Norm Childress and Ron Anderson named Baker following a rigorous multi month interview process. From a field of more than a dozen, winnowed to three, Baker will resume the duties of retiring Commissioner …

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Does Washington’s tax structure need fixing?

A series of public meetings hosted by a state House work group highlighted the frustrations residents and businesses have with Washington’s tax structure. However, the discussions also emphasized ongoing disagreement over solutions, along with worries that any attempts to fix it could unintentionally make the tax structure even worse. Full Article: WA lens

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