Editor's note: This is an actual e-mail we received. We did not make this up.

To: Sean Nelson, Tricia Romano

Subject: Spokane Issue

Hello Sean & Tricia,

Yesterday a reporter with The Stranger (Amber Cortes) contacted me regarding a Spokane issue-in-the-works, saying she reached out to me because I used to live in Seattle and now reside in Spokane. (My grandparents have lived here since the 1940s, and I moved here to be with them.)

Regardless of any good intentions or fresh angles behind a Spokane issue of The Stranger, many folks here (especially in the creative community) are justifiably concerned about the negative effects that a Seattle-spotlighting-Spokane Stranger issue could have on us.

Simply put: Please do not come here. Your attention is unwanted and poses many potential problems. The content you publish could do actual harm to the people who actually live here.

Below is a list of folks who feel similarly. The list will continue to grow.

I'm happy to answer any questions you have; feel free to write or even call. However, I do not consent to having my name appear in print.

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Cosigned:

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