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Inslee calls for opening border with Canada


Gov. Jay Inslee wrote Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas June 4, urging an immediate full or partial reopening of the U.S.-Canadian border to provide relief for individuals and communities impacted by the prolonged closure.

The letter reads, in part:

“Washington state has taken a science-based approach to the pandemic and has enacted public health measures that prioritize safety and protect the lives of Washingtonians. Because of rising vaccination rates, Washington State has a plan to reopen our economy statewide by June 30. Therefor...

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