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      Lower Valley native confirmed as federal judge

      YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima Valley native is now Washington's newest federal court judge.

      The U.S. Senate voted 92-4 Tuesday to approve Salvador Mendoza Jr.'s nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He is the first Latino to serve on the court.

      Mendoza is a Prosser High School graduate and once worked on local farms. He served most recently as a judge on the Benton-Franklin Superior Court.

      The Eastern District of Washington includes 20 counties. It has court locations in Yakima as well as in Richland and Spokane.
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