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Tri-Cities, Washington

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The Tri-Cities in the state of Washington are Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. They are located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. According to the 2000 census, the combined population of the Tri-Cities is 125,467. The Tri-Cities Airport located in Pasco provides the region with commercial and private air service. Columbia Basin College is a two-year college in Pasco, and Washington State University has a minor branch campus in Richland. Pasco is the seat of Franklin County, while Kennewick and Richland are located in Benton County.

The Tri-Cities are home to three minor league sports teams: the Tri-Cities Fever of the NIFL, Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, and the Tri-City Dust Devils, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the short-season class A Northwest League. The Fever and Americans play in Kennewick, while the Dust Devils play in Pasco.

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