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Pasco

(păs`kō), city (1990 pop. 20,337), seat of Franklin co., SE Wash., on the Columbia River near its confluence with the Snake and Yakima rivers. It is a trade and shipping center for the Columbia basin projectColumbia basin project,
central Wash., a multipurpose development of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation providing irrigation, hydroelectric power, and flood control. Its key unit, the Grand Coulee Dam, provides the project with power and pumps the waters of the Columbia River into
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. Farm products include wheat, alfalfa, potatoes, beans, grapes, and cattle. There is food processing and meatpacking; wineries and diverse manufacturing, including paper and machine parts, are also important. Pasco was an early railroad division point. With Kennewick and Richland it forms a tricity area that grew during World War II, when the Manhattan ProjectManhattan Project,
the wartime effort to design and build the first nuclear weapons (atomic bombs). With the discovery of fission in 1939, it became clear to scientists that certain radioactive materials could be used to make a bomb of unprecented power. U.S.
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's Hanford Works were constructed nearby. The completion (1956) of the McNary Dam extended Columbia River navigation to the mouth of the Snake River, thus making Pasco an inland port.
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A further search of his house yielded more plastic packets containing dried marijuana leaves, Pasco added.
He joined the Pasco County School District in August 2006, before he started at Cypress Creek this year.
Sentencing her at Newcastle Crown Court, Recorder Singh said he had planned to send Pasco to prison immediately but decided to suspend the sentence after hearing about her circumstances.
Pasco has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K-12 and higher education since 1964.
The killing was the fourth by law enforcement officers in Pasco in less than a year.
Protesters in Pasco have accused the police department of heavy-handed tactics when dealing with the Hispanic community, many of whom immigrated to the area to work as agricultural laborers.
Pasco County (as well as Pinellas County, its sister in the Sixth Circuit) doesn't have viewers yet, so O'Neil's office has to print out paper copies of all electronically filed documents and deliver them to judges.
Pasco reeled it in near the Three Kings Islands, off Cape Reinga, New Zealand.
We have diverted a large portion of our doctors' visits through the wellness centers, which are cheaper and more efficient," says Mary Tillman, the Director of Employee Benefits, Assistance & Risk Management, at the Pasco County School District.
The leaking 12-inch water pipe was located under an active railway intersection in the southeast side of the Pasco.
Alaska Airlines, an airline owned by Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK), a US-based holding company, has announced a new service between US destinations Portland and Pasco.
Allan Pasco defines the novel as "long prose fiction that is unified, coherent, and literary" (ix; emphasis in original).