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Letter: Grateful our state gives assistance

By Kelly Nolen, Vancouver
Published: November 26, 2015, 5:59am

In this week of Thanksgiving, I am grateful to live in a state whose governor has not given in to fear. Thank you to Gov. Jay Inslee for standing for the values of welcome and assistance to those fleeing oppression and violence. This week, I am proud to be from Washington state.

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