Reservation city cracks down on public drinking
A city on the Yakama Nation in Washington is cracking down on public drinking.

Offenders up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine for drinking in public in Wapato. "It's something to say, 'Hey, we're not playing games -- we're doing something about it," police chief Richard Sanchez told The Yakima Herald-Republic.

The Yakama Nation tried to ban alcohol sales on the reservation a few years ago. But non-Indian businesses in places like Wapato objected.

It's those businesses that cater to a largely Indian client base. "This is an everyday thing we do out here," Valerie Jolene Sampson, a tribal member, says of her drinking habits.

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Wapato's drinking problem (The Yakima Herald-Republic 6/10)