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Congressman Doc Hastings tours PNWU

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Congressman Doc Hastings toured Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences for the first time since construction of the campus was completed.

Rep. Hastings says he thinks the school is making progress toward its goal of getting more doctors to practice in a rural setting.

"Obviously we'll see how that works at the end of the day but they certainly are planning in a way that hopefully have a very positive outcome," he said.

Hastings says one way the university is working toward that goal is by placing its students in residency programs that are in rural areas.