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Legal refugees feel pinch as state assistance declines

OLYMPIA – For 18 years, Devi Prasai lived in a packed refugee camp after fleeing from ethnic tensions in his native Bhutan. Prasai waited for a chance at a better …

State cuts imperil dreams

Teacher Sabina Herdrich directs the attention of her English-as-a-second-language students to the blackboard, where she writes the words “dreams” and “goals.” They are appropriate topics for the two-dozen adult immigrants …

Foreign refugees flood into Spokane with 3 months of U.S. aid

In the fall of 2006, a young Spokane pastor and his wife welcomed an extended family of 12 ethnic Burmese refugees into their East Central neighborhood church called Jacob’s Well …

Pakistan refugee numbers soar

GENEVA – The U.N.’s refugee agency said Monday that nearly 1.5 million people have fled their homes in Pakistan this month, saying that fighting between government forces and Taliban militants …

Groups accuse Israel of ignoring civilians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel’s offensive in Gaza has forced as many as 90,000 Gazans to abandon their homes, and thousands more may soon have to flee in search …