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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Diary of a madman, or what living a week without electricity will do to you

The following Power Outage Diary was found nailed to a splintered power pole on the South Hill: Day One: We stand at our back window and marvel at the most awesome display of nature’s power! Giant ponderosa pines are swaying dramatically in the 70-mile-per-hour gusts. The trees appear to be bowing down toward Mecca, or possibly Hillyard. Suddenly, with a mighty crack, one tree snaps off and crashes through our backyard power lines in a Fourth-of-July shower of sparks.