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Jamie Brand — Planting roots in Hoquiam

For someone who grew up in a military family, community is just a theory. Generally, military kids are used to moving so often that planting roots and staying a while just feels like an impossibility. And forget about knowing your neighbors.

Briana Arnold — Giving thanks in Panama

Editor’s note: This week’s Profile is the fifth first-person piece written by Briana Arnold, who was raised in Hoquiam and is now a Peace Corps volunteer. She will be writing periodic stories about her experiences during her time in the Peace Corps.