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Afghan refugee starts new life in Pacific Northwest

Over half of Afghan refugees who came to Bellingham relocated to Seattle

Essa Masih sits at his dining room table in the apartment where he lived in Bellingham for several months. He and his family settled in Bellingham after fleeing Afghanistan last August. He moved down to Seattle last week.
Essa Masih sits at his dining room table in the apartment where he lived in Bellingham for several months. He and his family settled in Bellingham after fleeing Afghanistan last August. He moved down to Seattle last week. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
For six days and six nights, Essa Masih held his 2-year-old daughter, Nikita, as he and his wife, Pa

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