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Local nurse helps with COVID-19 in Texas

La Conner artist Jay Bowen is an avid distance runner, often seen training in the local area. He ran a half-marathon in early November, five years after suffering a heart attack.

But it is Bowen’s daughter, registered nurse Laho Zachmeyer, who has logged the most miles in the family this year.

Zachmeyer, 35, has traveled to New York and Texas to provide extended relief at hospital COVID-19 units whose staffing has been pushed to the limit by spread of the virus.

She spent four weeks in New York and three months in Texas and continues to receive pleas to pack her gear and provide aid in pandemi...


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