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Sunday Spin: Another way Spokane differs from Seattle

OLYMPIA – After almost two years living in Pugetopolis, I’m still surprised by things that highlight the big differences between the East Side and the Wet Side of the state.
   Take for example, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s proposal last week to address the problems with rowdy patrons leaving downtown bars at the mandated 2 a.m. closing time, creating huge disturbances and a sudden rush of drunk drivers on the streets.
   This really is a problem. A few years ago my daughter lived in Belltown, an area near downtown that is home to innumerable trendy bars and restaurants. One night while visiting, we were treated to the sounds of closing as bar patrons made their way to a nearby parking lot, loudly discussing transgressions that one or the other had committed during the evening, stumbling into cars and setting off anti-theft alarms.
   “What the (bleep)”
   “Where’s my (bleeping) keys?”
  

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