WENATCHEE — For nearly a year, dozens of Ukrainian families, whose lives were upended by Russian invaders last February, have trickled into the Wenatchee Valley looking for a new life.

“When they come here to Wenatchee, they’re broken. They’re really broken,” said local liaison Val Nikishin. “And the Wenatchee Valley is this gooey, sticky glue that puts them all back together and gives them another chance.”

Pete O'Cain: (509) 664-7152


World News Editor

Pete O’Cain is a graduate of Central Washington University and served in the Marines Corps. He previously covered public safety and led The World's wildfire coverage.

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