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May 13, 2010 in City
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Betty Bachmeyier, left, and Rita (who declined to give her last name) sit outside the Sleep Inn in Post Falls on Wednesday. They have been staying there since the fire but will have to leave by the end of the week. The stay is costing Northeast Washington Housing Solutions about $1,400 a day.jesset@spokesman.com

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HiFumi En residents, from left, John Shala, 45, Rick Stevenson, 50, Terri Mathis, 53, and Jeff Talley, 59, stopped by the apartments to gather personal items on Wednesday but were denied access. Mathis said that they need their “underwear, socks and teeth.” Twenty-six residents were displaced after a fire sent them to a Post Falls motel.