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Sikh followers want to build a temple

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PASCO, Wash. -- A group of people who practice the Sikh religion are hoping to turn a house on Court Street in Pasco into a temple soon.

They have applied for a special use permit from the city planning commission.

Leaders say there are about 25 to 30 members in the Tri-Cities area. For the last five years they've been meeting at each others homes, but hope to soon open a temple of their own.

Ajit Singh said, "We have nothing over there. Either we have to go to Spokane or we have to go to Seattle. So if we are around here, everybody can get together at the same time. Pray and we do our religious thing." 

Some people in Pasco have complained about the possible location of the temple, saying traffic would be affected. Others have concerns about plans for a pole with a religious symbol.