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Debating Tri-Cities Consolidation

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PASCO, Wash. -- CBC debate students took on Tri-Cities consolidation Thursday night in Pasco.

Students in favor of Tri-Cities consolidation argued that a united Tri-Cities would allow our area to be better represented in state government. Those who opposed consolidation say a united Tri-Cities would take away from the identity each city already has.

Economist Dean Shau says, "I'm anxious to see what they have to say. My generation is getting older. These are the people that are going to be making the decisions."

Community leaders from around the Tri-Cities judged Thursday night's debate. Audience members say they hope the students at CBC can help bring new ideas to an issue that has been debated for decades.