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Monday, March 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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WSU journalists heading home


LOS ANGELES - The four recipients of WSU's Backpack Journalism Program scholarships are heading home after five days of reporting on immigration issues in Mexico and Central America.

The four are due to land in Spokane late Monday, barring any unforeseen travel snafus as they make their way from Tapachula to Mexico City to Los Angeles.

 The students talked to a number of Mexican authorities, humanitarian aid workers, immigration shelter staff and at least a couple dozen immigrants making their way north from Central America and Africa.

 But before the students can finish their print and video reports, they have final exams on tap this week and three of them will graduate on Saturday in Pullman.

  It's safe to say the group will not miss the 95-degree heat and high humidity of southern Mexico, but they held up well and are far wiser for the international experience.

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