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Kennewick, Washington
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Location
    (1824- )
    Located in Benton County, Washington
    Population: 84,347 (2019 census)
    14th most populous city in Washington
    Part of the Tri-Cities region alongside Richland and Pasco
    It was originally called Tehe, but later renamed Kennewick for unknown reasons.
    Its agricultural economy was severely affected by the Great Depression.
    It was known for its strong racial discrimination towards minorites, prior to the Civil Rights movement.
    Due to its location near the Mount St. Helen's volcano, it is prone to ash plumes passing over the city.
    Its economy took a major hit in the 1980's after plans to construct a nuclear power plant in the region fell through.
    It was prone to flooding, prior to construction of the McNary Dam.
    It experiences heavy fog, due to its location at the bottom of a basin.
    It has notoriously hot summers.
    It is the largest city out of the three located within the Tri-Cities area.
    It is home to some great scenery as a result of its location near the Columbia and Yakima Rivers.
    It had significant prosperity during the 1940's, as the Hanford Nuclear Testing Site was located near Richland.
    It voted against a proposed amalgamation with both Pasco and Richland to form one city during the 1980's.
    It is home to the Western Hockey League's Tri-City Americans franchise.
    It got national attention after a 9,000 year old skeleton was found along the banks of the Columbia River (1996).
    It was one of the few cities in Washington that didn't experience economic hardship during the recession in the late 2000's.

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