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The Slice archive for June 14, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Just wondering 

So, OK, we have Spokane. We have Spokane Valley. And there used to be Spokane Falls. But what if someone wanted to establish a utopian village near here and use "Spokane" as the root for this new place's name. Well, other towns and cities in...

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Slice answer

How many times does something have to happen or how prevalent does a behavior have to be before it's appropriate to refer to it as "a Spokane thing"? "Twice on the National News," said Curt Olsen.

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Re: Today's Slice column 4

"There may be some virtue in avoiding the obvious, and I appreciate your point about how a complicating factor is that some people were born in other states than those with which they're legitimately identified," wrote Wayne Pomerleau. "Here are two cases in point: It...

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Re: Today's Slice column 3

Here's a note from Bill Ellis. "I enjoyed reading your list of nominees for state flags, but as a lifelong Oregonian, relocated to Spokane in 2006, I must comment on your choice for the Oregon flag. If you wanted a writer you needed either David...

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Re: Today's Slice column 2

One of my favorite transplanted Montanans weighed in on the state flags matter. "As much as I like Coop, why not shake it up a bit and put Jeannette Rankin on the flag," he wrote. "She was the first woman in Congress, elected from Montana...

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Re: Today's Slice column

"I like so many of your proposals," wrote Milt Nelson. "But as far as Oklahoma is concerned, while Woody Guthrie was surely a significant person, can there by ANYONE else than Will Rogers on the flag of the Sooner State?"

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Remodeling and relationships

"We bought our current house, which needed no remodeling, after living in a house that did," wrote Mike McKeehan. "I managed to improve the master bedroom and family room in the old house. But there was still much that Judy wanted done and which I...

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