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Squatters’ Rights Trump Homeowner’s

Don Bain can keep an eye on his detached shop (reflected in sliding door) from his back porch in Spokane Valley, Wash.,  where he says squatters have moved into the shop and refuse to leave.  4/15/09  DAN PELLE The Spokesman-Review (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Don Bain can keep an eye on his detached shop (reflected in sliding door) from his back porch in Spokane Valley, Wash., where he says squatters have moved into the shop and refuse to leave. 4/15/09 DAN PELLE The Spokesman-Review (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Don Bain can keep an eye on his detached shop (reflected in sliding door) from his back porch in Spokane Valley, Wash., where he says squatters have moved into the shop and refuse to leave. He was surprised when he was told by police that the squatters had a right to be in the garage -- and that they could even break a window to get back in, if he padlocked the doors. Story here. (Dan Pelle/Spokesman-Review)

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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