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    75-22. But that's not surprising. King County is...

    75-22. But that's not surprising. King County is one of the most liberal, affluent, large counties in America.
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    Atlantic article on why US vaccination rate has...

    Atlantic article on why US vaccination rate has fallen to #36 on earth, provides three major reasons:

    No group is more likely to reject the vaccines than young Americans without insurance. Members...
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    WA DOH is showing Walla Walla County 50% fully...

    WA DOH is showing Walla Walla County 50% fully vaccinated (of the entire population), Pierce 48.3%, and King 67.6% (I believe King is one of the highest in the nation, particularly for large...
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    The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission said it...

    The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission said it has solved the mystery of why people were getting high on CBD products supposedly made from hemp. Manufacturer Select, also known as Cura Cannabis,...
  5. All the good stuff in WA up there is in...

    All the good stuff in WA up there is in wilderness. The wilderness goes right to the Canadian and Idaho border. So long slogs in. If people ski it they are doing a good job of being quiet about it....
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    Why was the lot zoned commercial if parking is...

    Why was the lot zoned commercial if parking is such a problem? What commercial uses are the neighbors ok with? You can potentially make the developer/mj owner do some traffic mitigation things. But...
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    What's CO's law on where MJ stores can be...

    What's CO's law on where MJ stores can be located? My opinion is if it meets the requirement under the CO law and local zoning codes, the commissioners, and the NIMBYs, have no right to say it can't...
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    Went to buy paint at Sherwin Williams to buy...

    Went to buy paint at Sherwin Williams to buy paint and was told that they are sold out of all exterior paint and don't expect any more until mid October.
  9. Doubt that will ever happen as there isn't a...

    Doubt that will ever happen as there isn't a population around to support, but that would make Metaline Falls one of the sickest little ski towns in the US. 40 minutes to Kootney Pass for backcountry...
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    Any Americans send their kid to college abroad?...

    Any Americans send their kid to college abroad? My neighbor went to grad school in Belgium and is dead set on sending his kid to school somewhere in Europe.

    I have one of those 529 college...
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    Nice day along the Washington coast yesterday....

    Nice day along the Washington coast yesterday.
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    That's my attitude as well. As others have...

    That's my attitude as well. As others have mentioned, a CC where you can then transfer into an elite state school is definitely the best bang for your buck and way most youth go to college these...
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    Utah and U of Washington are both commuter...

    Utah and U of Washington are both commuter schools for undergrads, meaning the majority of the students live with mom and dad and commute in to class every day (who the fuck could afford to live in...
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    So where do you put shit and where do you get...

    So where do you put shit and where do you get drinking water? Composting toilet? I thought composting toilet was illegal under most building codes?

    Definitely put a wood fired sauna on it. I have...
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    Barcelona bans single room Airbnbs. Still...

    Barcelona bans single room Airbnbs. Still allowing short term rentals of complete apartments. First major city in Europe to try to legislate away short term rentals.
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    Fucking Canadians. Who thinks Simmons will...

    Fucking Canadians.

    Who thinks Simmons will start the season a Sixer?
  17. I misread the Pilchuck map. Most of the North...

    I misread the Pilchuck map. Most of the North facing terrain, and the road, is National Forest. But there is a swath of the North face the state owns (state park.) And the state owns land directly...
  18. I think Pilchuck would be pretty rainy. Like...

    I think Pilchuck would be pretty rainy. Like Alpental if they didn't get cold eastern flow at the pass. The summit and most of the good north facing terrain are a Washington State Park. Down lower is...
  19. How many new ski areas have been built in Canada?...

    How many new ski areas have been built in Canada? They kind of let you do whatever the fuck you want with public land up there, so long as you got the cash. That Jumbo Glacier resort in BC proposal...
  20. OP is not Chainsaw Willie. Willie does not live...

    OP is not Chainsaw Willie. Willie does not live in the 98118. Not too far away though.
  21. +1. Is mtngirl actually a girl? How many girls...

    +1. Is mtngirl actually a girl? How many girls participate in TGR? Like .0000001%?
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    Arresting and jailing people does not necessarily...

    Arresting and jailing people does not necessarily mean they will be charged with a crime. But it does introduce them to resources that they may have not known were available. Like victim advocates...
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    That's a good observation. Laws that requires...

    That's a good observation. Laws that requires cops to arrest when they have probable cause to arrest for a dv assault do not gender discriminate. An "assault" is an offensive touching, no matter how...
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    Did the cops ever go back and speak to the 911...

    Did the cops ever go back and speak to the 911 caller in person? If not, that may have exposed the police department to a wrongful death lawsuit. Even if the cops didn't have enough to arrest after...
  25. The North Cascades take center stage in TGR's new...

    The North Cascades take center stage in TGR's new ski film ‘Stoke the Fire,’ debuting in Seattle this week
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  27. Crystal base has upgrade plans and probably will...

    Crystal base has upgrade plans and probably will be upgraded in our lifetimes (others can chime in with exact status of that). Most of the lodging at Crystal base isn't owned by Crystal, it's...
  28. Very popular backcountry area with marginal...

    Very popular backcountry area with marginal skiing. You would just displace backcountry skiers with resort skiers. Wouldn't alleviate crowds any.


    3,671 elevation. Too low. Already owned by the...
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    Of course getting to 100% vaccination for a...

    Of course getting to 100% vaccination for a particular spot will help, but what really matters is getting to 100% worldwide. That's what everyone's focus should be on at this point. Interesting that...
  30. Lack of parking is the only thing that makes...

    Lack of parking is the only thing that makes skiing Crystal on the weekends bearable, and I say this as a weekend warrior who drags his young kids up there every weekend. Get up there before the...
  31. That article is giving conflicting reasons on why...

    That article is giving conflicting reasons on why the resort wasn't developed. It states:

    "In my mind, it was never about the environment," Wright said last week. "It was about a socioeconomic...
  32. Silverton is private property. At least the...

    Silverton is private property. At least the chairlift is. I'm pretty sure most of those small Montana resorts are also on private property or mostly private property. Moonlight Basin, one of the...
  33. As for logging on National Forests in the...

    As for logging on National Forests in the Cascades, below is a map of the NW Forest Plan. There is still logging in the National Forests in the Cascades, but it is relatively small compared to the...
  34. Tapped, as in housing is outrageously expensive...

    Tapped, as in housing is outrageously expensive relative to local wages tapped. No, Bend can definitely sprawl all the way to Burns if they want.
  35. From orchards to houses: Wenatchee's changing...

    From orchards to houses: Wenatchee's changing landscape
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  36. There is almost no logging on National Forests...

    There is almost no logging on National Forests lands in the Cascades of both WA and OR (spotted owl). Mining isn't that huge here either. There is no good skiing on any DNR state land (so you can't...
  37. Orchards? Give it ten years and there won't be...

    Orchards? Give it ten years and there won't be any orchards around Wenatchee. Just McMansions sprawling to Leavenworth and Plain. And it's just a matter of time before WA gets rid of single family...
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    That's the official word but when Trump was prez...

    That's the official word but when Trump was prez I could totally see Trump wanting the border to remain open and Trudeau saying no, but the official, diplomatic, statement is both countries agree to...
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    Norm Macdonald’s Comedy Was Quite Christian ...

    Norm Macdonald’s Comedy Was Quite Christian

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/opinion/norm-macdonald-christian-comedy.html

    Also interesting to me he grew up in Quebec but was not French...
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    Nothing. I don't know a single American who...

    Nothing. I don't know a single American who understands Biden's decisions on the US/Canada border. My guess is he is pissed Canada had their border closed for so long he's got to get payback to show...
  41. It doesn't take long for an area to go from...

    It doesn't take long for an area to go from hidden gem to overcrowded. In 1990, Wenatchee was bigger than Bend. Now Bend is three times the size of Wenatchee. Bend is tapped out and now it's...
  42. Check back with us in ten years when Wenatchee's...

    Check back with us in ten years when Wenatchee's population breaks 100k.
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    What percentage of American workers do you think...

    What percentage of American workers do you think are currently working from home? In March of 2021, 21%. 79% were leaving their home like the old days.
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    That's not correct. The original decision has no...

    That's not correct. The original decision has no bearing on the result of the second hearing. A judge can rule one way on the first hearing, and then rule a different way on the second hearing, and...
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    I disagree. Remember, there was no evidence in...

    I disagree. Remember, there was no evidence in front of Judge Howard except what was presented by the plaintiff. A similar situation occurs in requests for domestic violence protection orders. To get...
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    Bullshit. NPR either has their own lawyers on...

    Bullshit. NPR either has their own lawyers on staff to help them accurately report legal decisions, or they can reach out to attorneys to help them (who will assist for free if the media agrees to...
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    Includes updates on the Ohio case but NPR should...

    Includes updates on the Ohio case but NPR should not say the ruling was "reversed." A reversal implies that a higher court found that the lower court made an incorrect decision based on the evidence...
  48. Why is Baker limiting season pass sales? COVID...

    Why is Baker limiting season pass sales? COVID related? Quality control? I haven't heard of ski areas capping season pass sales. Isn't the point to sell as many season passes as they can? I know...
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    So my lone unvaxed friend said he got Moderna...

    So my lone unvaxed friend said he got Moderna shot 1 yesterday (after he got back from tripping balls for four days at Phish at the Gorge). He's a teacher and is mandated to get both doses. He's...
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    Benny, what you really need to do is get some of...

    Benny, what you really need to do is get some of that water to California. Those poor bastards have their National Forests and parks closed on them for the next two weeks cuz fire danger. Fuck that.
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