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Spokane (/spoʊˈkæn/ spoh-KAN) is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. It is the seat of Spokane County, and the economic and cultural center of the Spokane Metropolitan Area, the Greater Spokane Area, and the Inland Northwest. It is located along the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canada–US border, approximately 20 miles (30 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 280 miles (450 km) east of Seattle along Interstate 90. The city, along with the whole Inland Northwest, is served by Spokane International Airport, 5 miles (8 km) west of downtown Spokane. According to the 2010 Census, Spokane had a population of 208,916, making it the second largest city in Washington and the 102nd largest city in the United States.
The first humans to live in the area, the Spokane people (their name meaning "children of the sun" in Salishan), arrived between 13,000 and 8,000 years ago, living off plentiful game. Known as the birthplace of Father's Day, Spokane is officially nicknamed the "Lilac City". David Thompson explored the area with the westward expansion and establishment of the North West Company's Spokane House in 1810. This trading post was the first long-term European settlement in Washington. Completion of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1881 brought settlers to the Spokane area, and that same year it was officially incorporated as a city with the name of "Spokan Falls". In the late 19th century, gold and silver were discovered in the Inland Northwest. The local economy depended on mining, timber, and agriculture until the 1980s. Spokane hosted the first environmentally themed World's Fair at Expo '74.
Many of the older Romanesque Revival-style buildings in the downtown area were designed by architect Kirtland Kelsey Cutter after the Great Fire of 1889. The city also features Riverfront and Manito parks, the Smithsonian-affiliated Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, the Davenport Hotel, and the Fox and Bing Crosby theaters. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes serves as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and the city is also the center of the Mormon Spokane Washington Temple District. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist represents the Anglican community. Gonzaga University was established in 1887 by the Jesuits, and the private Presbyterian Whitworth University opened three years later in north Spokane. In sports, the Gonzaga Bulldogs collegiate basketball team competes at the Division I level. Professional and semi-professional sports teams include the Spokane Indians in Minor League Baseball, Spokane Empire in arena football, and Spokane Chiefs in junior ice hockey. As of 2010, Spokane's only major daily newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, has a daily circulation of over 76,000.
Multiple felon recidivist scumbag on probation gets popped with warrants and a gun. Prosecutors miss the 72 hr deadline to charge him so he's released. Murders someone with a gun on Sunday.
Maybe instead of burdening the law abiding with more do nothing laws, we use our existing justice system...
Messy's, 6285 W. Maine, Spirit Lake, Idaho
The Missus and I just got back from a short drive to the town of Spirit Lake, Idaho. We went to Messy's. The burgers are true to the name. I had the Farmer's Mess burger: Half-pound patty, 2 thick slices of bacon, melted cheddar, topped with an egg.
Went downtown yesterday with The Missus and our two big dogs. We had an appointment for one of them at the WSU Animal Eye Clinic.
Because we were on a university campus, I couldn't legally bring my firearm.
Afterwards, we decided to walk downtown to visit a couple stores that welcome dogs...
Hello all, just heard about the site from another member on the S&W forum.
I like Smiths, but actually collect Lugers :) I am no expert, but have the books and been a moderator for about 14 yrs, so if I don't know, I know where to look or whom to ask!
Looks like a good forum and thanks!
There's a chance my better half and I may relocate to Spokane in the semi-near future. For people who live there, have lived there, or have spent enough time there to be familiar with it:
1) What are your favorite things about it?
2) I've read the crime sucks, but we would be living out of...
I've known about this place for years and have had people mention it to me in passing from time to time. I was always leary of Internet firearms forums thinking that there was some nefarious intent that would be played out. But having met a few people in person from various other forums that...
Neighbors held burglar at gunpoint until SPD made arrest
"SPOKANE, Wash. - When a man broke into the house next door, a group of Spokane neighbors stepped up to help- even holding the would-be burglar at gunpoint until Spokane Police arrived on scene."