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Local High Schools Airing Debates for Students and Public

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  Two local high schools will be showing Tuesday's presidential debate.

At Kamiakin High School, it's part of a monthly program that airs documentaries and important political coverage so teens can follow what is going on in the world.  The event is meant to encourage discussion and develop a better understanding of the world they live in.  The head of the program says it also helps teens become better citizens.

"It's an opportunity for kids to come in and learn about local, national, international/global issues to help them be more citizens," says Heather Atterberry, a school advisor and head of the program.

Atterberry's next planned event for students is next month.  She also adds classrooms offer further discussion about what the students' watched, in case they have any questions.

Hanford High School will also air the debate.  Both events are open to the public and free.