Laurel joined The Spokesman-Review as a Report for America legislative reporter in our Olympia Bureau in June 2020 covering the Washington state legislature.
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As a Canadian Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration, the clinic gave more than 160 tribal and Creston, British Columbia, community members and a few Canadian border patrol a shot — most of which were second doses.
On any given weekend, the border roads in the Northwest Washington towns of Lynden, Blaine and Sumas are filled with families looking to hug each other for the first time in months, celebrate birthdays or holidays, or even meet with immigration lawyers.