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Pasco is Named a 'City on the Rise'

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PASCO, WA - Pasco is getting some statewide recognition. The online blog,, ranks Pasco as the number two Washington city on the rise this year. 

The list is based on things like population increase, home value increase and poverty and crime reduction. All things that Mayor Matt Watkins says, the city has been working hard to achieve.

"Being able to concentrate on making sure that no only do we grow but also grow and be able to add amenities to Pasco and keep those amenities while keeping taxes low. That's what we've been really working on and I think this blog entry shows that we've been doing some of the right things," said Watkins.

Kennewick ranked 287th on the blog's list, Richland ranked 21st and Yakima ranked 17th.