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Re: “Spokane a "fantasy made real" for young couples according to a dating website. Do you agree?

If you are on a budget a truly free new site I joined recently was 2connects.com Many sites say they are free, I know, but this one really was. Not a whole lot of members yet, but for free they seem like a pretty good site. Hope to be of some help.

Posted by Joe Woodard on 05/04/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “This Old House

Yes. I lived on the third floor of the apartment home on the south side of the house. Burning garbage, plastic and chemical smoke. The wind whipped up the black plastic and 2x4s so loudly it was impossible to sleep. Rats, mice, raccoons. Henry and his father are perhaps nice people, but consider the dangers...yes, children did climb up the scaffolding. Which was built onto the top of an old VW car, so they could move it. A crazy crazy situation.

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Posted by Kathy Olson Marshall on 05/03/2015 at 8:46 PM

Re: “In the Spotlight

This is actually somewhat amusing. A temporary message cast onto a wall is an issue, while a permanently erected billboard advert is not. Oh America. I guess it's supposed all be about licensing. :) PFD says subject to approval. So they'll be cool with Chamber of Commerce approved messages.

Or, why we need spontaneous public art. "Imagery is subject to approval". OMG.

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Posted by bmm on 05/03/2015 at 6:55 PM

Re: “This Old House

Well since the Pierces have decided to turn comments into a cheering section, I'll add my two cents. I've lived in the neighborhood since the early 80's and neither Charlotte (of Massachusetts) nor Henry III have. Just a few fond memories of the Pierce Manse blight:

Creosote-infused railroad ties being burned for heat in violation of all-manner of law and essentially gassing the rest of us out, prevailing winds. Rotting garbage being chimney-burned regularly once sending at least two adjacent neighbors in search of breathable air to stay w/friends. Resident second-floor raccoons being fed and housed, said raccoons then marauding the neighborhood. One serious chimney fire that looked like it might not be contained. Several others. Scaffolding that ensconced the house for years requiring numerous police calls as kids would climb it at night, house unoccupied. Two-story scaffolding erected atop a car that sat in the alleyway for over ten years, blocking safe fire-escape egress from the adjacent apartments, also historic. Jury-rigged burglar alarms that more than once blared non-stop over weekends while house empty. Vagrants camped in the unsecured garage. Not to mention piles of debris, the visual blight and sadness of it all. Everyone would love to see the place brought back. So either hire a crew and do it Henry, or sell it to someone who can! Talk about pie-in-the-sky thinking. And by the way folks, it's the neighbors who have "hung in there" for a very, very, long time. Despite what Ms. Trautman states to the reporter, she was late to the party. Code enforcement has enabled this situation since complaints started being filed in the early '90's.

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Posted by Cliff Park resident on 05/03/2015 at 5:39 PM

Re: “This Old House

Don't you just love it when people move into a neighborhood, assuming that everyone else will conform to THEIR idea of "perfection"?

Seems like the same mentality, which has led to a majority of marriages failing in America, applies to homes too - just toss it out and get a new one.

The neighbors should be volunteering to help, if they're unhappy with progress!

Hang in there Henry! Thanks for sharing this article with me.

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Posted by Jeff Brodhead on 05/03/2015 at 8:43 AM

Re: “City Council members announce effort to tackle gender and pay inequities

Love what the Council women are doing, love this story! Especially love the "quotes from Lincoln" - even if they were true, I'd remind him that since more than 50% of the people on this earth never belonged to the Brotherhood of Man, the saying doesn't relate!!

Such progress we've made. When I first opened my eyes to women's issues (40 years ago), the pay was 75ยข to the dollar. We've come a long way, baby!!!!!!!

Posted by mtorres55 on 05/03/2015 at 7:28 AM

Re: “This Old House

Nice paint job. Do you have a building permit for that fence?

Posted by Jane Schumacher on 05/03/2015 at 4:03 AM

Re: “This Old House

The House is in Spokane, Washington, on the Southill.

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Posted by Henry Pierce on 05/03/2015 at 3:55 AM

Re: “This Old House

I think Henry has done a good job with the house so far. I can't wait to see it when it's done. It's a beautiful house and it would be a shame for it to disappear.

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Posted by Terry Haine on 05/03/2015 at 2:39 AM

Re: “This Old House

Where is this house located?

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Posted by Suzann Beary Riggin Chun on 05/03/2015 at 12:38 AM

Re: “This Old House

Where is this house?

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Posted by Suzann Beary Riggin Chun on 05/03/2015 at 12:37 AM

Re: “STA's trying to figure out why, exactly, it barely lost the election

$10k to an out of state firm to find out how people voted, and they wonder why we won't vote to give them more money. How about you hold some town hall meetings, and listen.

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Posted by Terry Hill on 05/02/2015 at 10:56 PM

Re: “STA's trying to figure out why, exactly, it barely lost the election

The idea sucked! Can you figure out you are administrative heavy and low on customer service?

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Posted by Teresa Juneau-Simon on 05/02/2015 at 10:45 PM

Re: “I Saw You

Is there any more we need to know about the "the man"?

Posted by Sweet Echo on 05/02/2015 at 7:46 PM

Re: “STA's trying to figure out why, exactly, it barely lost the election

Dang, I was out of town last week and did not hear the results until today. At least our 2 votes were counted for the measure. Now they will have to spend more money to do another election. :( Mostly it was just anti big government "think tanks" swaying weak minded individuals :( It is too bad :(

It was a pretty great measure overall and would have helped a lot of people.

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Posted by Josh Meckel on 05/02/2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Spokane Shock

In reality, culture shock is a complex series of emotions and adaptations rather than the lay(wo)man's understanding of it as a sensation of disorientation or surprise. To compare the roller-coaster ride of exhiliration, depression, learning and coping one experiences when living in an unfamiliar culture to somebody throwing a shirt in a tree is an overly simplistic understanding of culture shock and trivializes the experience of so many others that grapple with being of a non-dominant cultural group. So, indeed, no, you are not talking about culture shock here. Here is a great introduction to the topic: http://www.northeastern.edu/nuin/pdf/aus_s…

Posted by Justin Justin on 05/02/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “STA's trying to figure out why, exactly, it barely lost the election

Rather than spending $10,000, STA can spend 10 minutes reading the columns in the Spokesman several weeks ago that pointed out the implications of the proposal. Like most agnecies, STA has economic motives to perpetuate itself and to expand itself. Those motives aren't necessarily in the best economic interests of the taxpayers who foot STA's bills. A healthy skepticism about STA is warranted for reasons including the cost of the STA plaza, which is now worth a fraction of the cost and is worthless for any other purpose such as retail.

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Posted by muddydog on 05/02/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “STA's trying to figure out why, exactly, it barely lost the election

Considering voter turnout was about 33% why spend $10,000 trying to figure out what happened? Smh.. #ChangeSpokane

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Posted by Jamie Pendleton on 05/02/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Sun Power

I get a charge out of the trolls who keep saying that this is impossible when the Dutch already have SolaRoad bike paths!

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Posted by Trolls are idiots on 05/02/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “About a Boat

Robert I just bought a 71 Jolly Roger. out of all the research I've done on them I have not found anything that indicates how much their worth is it sounds like they are a knock off of another boat company that was big in the seventies, that was at least one guys take. I will keep searching! !

Posted by Tracy Ellis on 05/01/2015 at 11:23 PM

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