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Richland open on MLK day

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- On Monday, most schools,  businesses, and city services in our area were closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

But in Richland, it was business as usual.  All city services were up and running on the holiday, but why ?

"City of Richland employees have by the compensation package the city grants to us, 10 holidays and today is not one of them, although we certainly join everyone in observing Martin Luther King, Jr day," says Candace Andrews, Public Information Manager for the city of Richland.

City administrators add that Richland does not observe other holidays such as Columbus day. They say there have been no complaints over the city remaining open.

City services for Pasco and Kennewick were closed.