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Young Voters in the Tri-Cities Stay Updated With the Primary

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- This year's election is bringing a new wave of young voters to speak their minds. Students at WSU Tri-Cities are making sure to stay up to date on the latest election results.

All 38 students in a government class mailed their ballots in the Washington primary Tuesday. They hope a new face in office will answer some of their questions.

"Iraq is a huge one for me because my fiance is in the Army and this will be his third tour over and you know as high ranking and as long as he's been in, they're not doing any good," said Jaylin Richman, a student at WSU Tri-Cities.

"The wages, taxes, everything is going up and up and just the cost of living is going up and where's our money, we don't have the same values as we did before hand," said Jesus Meza, another student at WSU Tri-Cities.

Other important issues concerning these young voters are health care and education. They start every class with a discussion of current issues and have made some polls of their own to local voters.

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