Thursday, October 13, 2011

Come on Out and Support our LOCAL 29 Candidates!

Received two invitations for this Saturday to doorbell for the candidates we are supporting.


ONLY 1 WEEK until ballots arrive and we need YOU!

This Saturday, October 15th, please join Joy Jones, Ben Stuckart and volunteers as we canvass northwest Spokane! The Washington Bus is coming over from Western Washington with 30 young people who are excited about working to elect progressive candidates in Spokane! Joy and Ben want to recruit 30 Spokane volunteers for the day, and we are almost there! Please join us:

Andy Billig
Mike Peterson
Mary Wissink
Tom McGarry
Joel Williamson
Liza Mattana
Alayna Becker
Paul Dillon
Jace Bylenga
Suzanne Schreiner
Jessica Anundson
Jen Hussey
Linda McHenry
Jace Bylenga
David Campbell
Taylor Malone
Aaron Kathman
Walter Kloefkorn
Amber Waldref
Katherine Johnston
Richard Rush
Jon Snyder
Michael Poulin
Ann Stuckart
Sunshine Bunch

We are meeting at 12 pm at Toad Hall, 1427 W Dean. You can sign up to join us on facebook or email to RSVP! We will be providing tasty sandwiches for lunch!


Union Doorbelling Day!
October 15, 2011

Ben Stuckart, Candidate for Spokane City Council President, invites you to join in a day of solidarity doorbelling for our future

Meet at the Spokane Education Association Offices - 230 East Montgomery Ave, Spokane, WA 99207

The rally begins at 9am, followed by two hours of voter contact. Coffee-juice-donuts provided.

You will be partnered up with another volunteer and provided with all materials and resources necessary for a successful doorbelling event.

Ben Stuckart is endorsed by:

Spokane Regional Labor Council, SEIU 775 NW, Spokane Education Association, SEIU 1199,
AFSCME Local 270 , UFCW Local 1439, Spokane Firefighters Local 29, Building Trades Council,
IBEW Local 77, Amalgamated Transit Union 1015, Plasters and Cement Masons Local 72, Iron Workers Local 14

Sunday, October 09, 2011


Fire Press Release

Apartment fire on Spokane's lower south hill

Incident #: 20110040739
Date of Incident: 10/6/2011
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Steve Sabo

At 5:18 AM, October 6, 2011, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 1314 W. 5th Avenue on Spokane's lower south hill. Engine and Ladder 4 arrived first on-scene from their Browne's Addition station within four minutes and reported heavy smoke and fire from the basement and first floor of a large two and one-half story wood frame apartment house. As additional fire crews and command staff arrived, they were assigned to the multitude of tasks that needed to be completed at a fire in this type of construction and occupancy. While crews were stretching hose leads to multiple floors in an attempt to cut off the fire's advance, other crews were searching the entire structure for victims. Fortunately, all occupants had safely exited the smoke-filled building. The fire, which started in the basement, travelled up through an interior wall and was burning into the first and second floors, where crews were able to extinguish the fire before it got into the attic. Fire crews will remain on-scene throughout the morning completing overhaul of the burned area and conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire. Although damage to the structure and contents was moderate in extent, the integrity of the utilities within the structure was compromised. As a result, none of the occupants will be able to inhabit their apartments until repairs and inspections can be made. The Red Cross is assisting as many as eighteen displaced occupants, including at least one family with children. In all, two ladder trucks, five engines, one heavy rescue and two battalion chiefs responded to this fire. There were no reported injuries to occupants or firefighters.

The cause of this fire is currently under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

Damage to the structure was confined to a basement wall and a first floor wall and floor area, with smoke damage on all but the third floor.

# Firefighters Responding: 29

Dollar Loss: $10,000

End Of Release
For more information on this release please call (509) 625-7002