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The Washington State Public Records Act is the vehicle by which the general public may obtain access to the documents and information of Washington state government, defined as all records generated and maintained by state and local government agencies. Online information from the Washington State Attorney General describes which records are available and how to request them. Also detailed are those records which are exempted from disclosure and the process to be followed in the event a request for records is denied. The Washington State Public Records Act also requires each state agency to employ a Public Records Officer and a response time of no more than five business days to each request for public records. Washington entered the union in 1889 as the 42nd state and got its name from the first U.S. President, George Washington. Known as the 'Evergreen State', Washington's population is nearly six and three quarters million residents, 60 percent of whom live in the Seattle metropolitan area. The state has 206 cities contained in 39 counties. Several Washington based companies are counted among the most nationally successful corporations, including Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. Search current public records for Washington quickly and easily. Find out about criminal history records from the Washington State Patrol office. You may also review crime statistics for the state. The State Department of Health will help you acquire birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates. Learn about the Washington state courts, jury information and court case records. See how the residents of the state live by examining data on housing and real estate, demographics and employment. Explore the business possibilities by studying the statistics on firms and companies of Washington. Check out the workings of the governing bodies of the counties and discover what services and local attractions the cities in Washington state have to offer. Scan the interesting headlines and current events occurring in Washington at the moment. To help you keep up to date, this site is updated with new Washington sources on a regular basis.

Washington Latest Crime Report
Total Violent Crime:20,386
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:206
Forcible Rape:2,193
Aggravated Assault:12,242
Total Property Crime:252,333
Larceny Theft:165,206
Motor Vehicle Theft:26,402
Washington Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 6,724,540
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 20005,894,143
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201014%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010830,419
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population5,894,121
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age450,617
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age7%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age1,569,592
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 24%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older12%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older806,202
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
State's white resident population recorded in 20105,196,362
State's black resident population recorded in 2010240,042
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010103,869
State's Asian resident population recorded in 2010481,067
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 201040,475
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races312,926
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin755,790
Non Hispanic white resident population in 20104,876,804
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201077%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 20104%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20102%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20107%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20105%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 201011%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201073%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Washington
Births 200788,978
Deaths 200747,323
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 2007429
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200981%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Washington Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 200912%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200917%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200989%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200931%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 2009615,860

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Washington
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 25 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 20092,814,238
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009363,153
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200915%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 65%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$277,600
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200926%
Total number of households between 2005-20092,512,327
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Washington Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $29,320
2009 statewide income of median households in Washington$56,479
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200912%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$265,738
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$41,203
Labor force of civilian workers in 20093,528,707
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009314,207
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 9%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 3,948,743
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 397,275
People employed by the government in 2007 609,199
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007201,930,674
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200751,138
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 182,207
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 2,536,645
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 12%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 400,718
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 200712,389,422

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Washington
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 2007551,439
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20070%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20076%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200729%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 112,053,283
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 200776,790,966
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 92,968,519
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 14,380

Land Valuation

Property value and Washington territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 17,011
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 3,185,825
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms14,972,789
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year56,435,550
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year8,617
Size in square miles of land as of 200066,544
Population per square mile in the year 2010101
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Washington Arrest Records
Published current arrests including charges including information provided by law enforcement and news
Franklin County jail roster Nov. 19, 2014
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Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/19/3268810/franklin-county-jail-roster-nov.html#storylink=rss

Benton County jail roster Nov. 19, 2014
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Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/19/3268805/benton-county-jail-roster-nov.html#storylink=rss

Benton County jail roster Nov. 18, 2014
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Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/18/3266937/benton-county-jail-roster-nov.html#storylink=rss

Franklin County jail roster Nov. 17, 2014
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Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/17/3265076/franklin-county-jail-roster-nov.html#storylink=rss

Benton County jail roster Nov. 17, 2014
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Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/17/3265070/benton-county-jail-roster-nov.html#storylink=rss

Franklin County jail roster Nov. 14, 2014
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Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11/14/3259867/franklin-county-jail-roster-nov.html#storylink=rss

Washington Most Wanted
View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs
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Washington Recent Court filings
Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.
14-46244- Donald John Koch

14-46243- Rachelle D Harrison

14-01158- Clark v. Washington State Employees Credit Union

14-46242- Daniel Niel Dennison, Jr. and Amelia Florine Dennison

14-46241- Jeff Kenneth Powell and Phyllis Powell

14-18510- Jason E Ross

Washington Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
November 18 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

November 11 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

October 31 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

October 30 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

October 29 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

October 29 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Washington Recent Criminal Activities
Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity
Arrest on 1200 BLOCK OF E MARYLAND STREET, Bellingham, WA (via spotcrime.com)

Burglary on 2400 BLOCK OF TOLEDO STREET, Bellingham, WA (via spotcrime.com)

Burglary on 2800 BLOCK OF ELDRIDGE AVENUE, Bellingham, WA (via spotcrime.com)

Assault on 2500 BLOCK OF DOUGLAS AVENUE, Bellingham, WA (via spotcrime.com)

Other on N 5TH ST, Yakima County, WA (via spotcrime.com)

Burglary on MCDONALD RD, Yakima County, WA (via spotcrime.com)

Washington Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
Jack McAtee – Sept. 19, 2014 – Summit County, Colorado

Wesley Von Tracy – Sept. 12, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA

Ashley Leilanie Fern, September 20, 2012, Chehalis, Washington

Christopher Dillon Virdell – February 09, 2012 – Spanaway, WA

Bobby Sine – Feb. 06, 2012 – Mount Vernon, WA

Kristopher Clarke – Feb. 22, 2012 – New Town, ND


Washington Public Records: Latest Questions and Answers
Q: arrest at deer lake, City and County Spokane, Washington
by Sharon
A:There are several places where arrest records can be found. First, having a background check conducted is not the most helpful way to obtain arrest records as they tend to only reveal the ones which have resulted in convictions. However, many arrests do not result in convictions, therefore, you may no see them on background checks.
If you are looking for recent arrests, in many cases you can do it with free searches. More and more police, law enforcement departments offer the public and instant searches of their inmates being held in custody. If you know where the arrest occurred such as the county or city, go to where the recently taken into custody would be held, such as the local jails. You can try crime maps on this page to help you find which department and/or where the recent arrest occurred. Put in the area’s name, county or city, there after the map will show where incidents have been reported. Once you have the specific department’s name, you can go to their website and see if they offer an inmate search, some departments still require for people to call in and ask by name.
If you are seeking an arrest of yourself, many departments will allow you to your own request records with little trouble and sometimes free of charge. Online sources to conduct the search are named booking lists, inmate search, arrest reports and other variations, which will show you the recent arrests.

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Q: How many murders in Kitsap County in last five years?
by anonymous

Q: 1998 census/Camas,Washington
by Mark

Q: How do I obtain a copy of an arrest report King county, WA
by MK

Q: where can i find police activity logs for 03-20-2014 Spokane, WA
by Bryan

Q: what website shows crime activity logs for spokane couny
by mellymel
A:CID, Race, Gender, Age, Intake Date, Booking Number, Report Number, Case Number, Stay number, Booking Date and Time
by OpenPublicRecordsStaff
A:What type of information is the Spokane county sheriffs allowed to show the public?
by arthur kelley
A:Yes, this includes women that were arrested and brought to the Spokane detention center. When you pull up the roster, you will see the women inmates on the same list/webpages. There are currently over 900 on their roster, they are broken down by currently detained only, new bookings only, new releases only or all combined.
by OpenPublicRecordsStaff
A:Does this roster include female inmates?
by arthur kelley
A:The Spokane County detention's inmate roster is displayed for public view at the sheriff's website. In order to get county records, you have to access county departments. You may not be able to find them through state services.

Since you know which county the arrest took place, you can directly go the sheriffs station's webpage and see a list of their detainees. All persons detained my not be in crime news feeds, it is a good way to see incidents per city or county. Cross reference with crime maps if it is available for that area, it will tell you the arresting agency, time, place and a little bits of information.

by OpenPublicRecordsStaff

Q: Burglarized in Kitsap county today
by Aaron
A:Go ot the Kitsap county official website from this site's by going to it page. Or you can look for the sheriff's department's website for the county on your browser. You will have to use specific search terms as there are many sheriff dept. websites across the U.S. Once you're in the sheriff's webpage, look for the links on the left which can relate to your search. There are links to see individual's with warrants, currently in custody, released within the 24 hours or 72 hours. If you're looking for a specific report, you can contact the detective division. In addition, there is a media release page, with a population around a quarter of a million residents, there may few enough occurrences for a story to be released. All releases may not be current however. Another way you can try to see this information is by looking up the local publications and periodicals. News organizations strive to cover this type of story and it's such a small area, less than six hundred square miles, that you will be more likely to see the story show up.
by tim

Q: How many deaths happened after 12am total in Kitsap county
by Tayler

Q: Where can I learn of recent arrests?
by Mindy

Q: Need Veteran Statistics for Pierce County
by Jessi

Q: Accident on Spiketon road involving a telephone pole
by shorty

Q: what is the football coach's annual salery
by jim

Q: council minutes
by martin3

Q: What is assessed valuation of Ocean Shores?
by Judy

Q: what is the population of the town of Littlerock WA
by mikki

Q: Offenders in King county WA
by allen

Q: Civil and criminal case searches for Kind county WA
by aa

Q: sale of business in Lewis County WA in July 2013
by b.j.

Q: Property assessments of land located in Auburn, King county, WA
by blpst

Q: Has a tort been filed with Poulsbo Police Department Recently Washington (Kitsap Poulsbo)
by Nana
A:You can begin here http://www.kitsapgov.com/dc/ to look for court cases filed in Kitsap County. The city has a court clerk also, but it’s only a the municipal court level. The county would hear the larger cases. Generally, court cases are public record, but more so is the information of a government entity. The freedom of information act will add to the public’s right to know, not only from a court hearing’s public right to know, but from government transparency laws regarding its agencies and departments. The court however makes its records relatively easily available per request, while data from a government agency mare require a formal request with a more difficult process.
by visitorpost

Q: Is there a concentrated area in Selah Washington where minorities live?
by Rick

Q: sex offender search
by blgr

Q: what are the borders of kirkland?
by peabody
A:The search term would work better if it were 'Kirkland WA city limits' http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Residents/Community/About_Kirkland/Annexation/Boundaries.htm. This link will show the neighborhood boundaries also.
by blgr

Q: Are there any Dyer's living inRetsil,Kitsap,Washington
by anonymous
A:Trying various sites with people searches may reveal location or at the least more information to use in order to narrow results since the name is common. Searches such as business filings, DOC inmates look up, news wires, public record sites and other name based searches can be found all over the internet and most are instant and free. Social media website also provide a public name search and prove to be effective in some cases.
by jt

Q: stolen vehicles in may 2013 Spokane Washington
by semi
A:Washington Crime Information Center (WACIC) deals with the state's auto thefts. Some of the averages can be seen here http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/autotheft.htm. If access online to the data is limited, periodicals local to the area could have a column about it, more probable to find the story if it is newsworthy, smaller publications are a better place to start.
by al

Q: i need information on a body of an attorney found behind washington elementary by teenager in the early 90s? Centralia, Washington
by MsShell
A:The library local to the event may have a story/column regarding the incident. Many of the library’s services can be found out about online in order to locate the story prior to having to walk into its physical location.
by stan

Q: city council (Latah, WA)
by Tillman
A:Clerk-Treasurer Heidi Turnbough Councilmember Douglas Arnold Councilmember Melanie Meagher Councilmember Patricia Neumann Councilmember Doug Parks Councilmember Yvonne Warren Mayor Teresa Galvin
by aa

Q: Crash into house that killed one man
by Mandy
A:Local newswires are not the only source that can be checked. Amongst many sources, you can check the responding law enforcement agency's website for press releases relating to the incident.
by phil

Q: Charges against aaron m schwindt
by anonymous

Q: Looking for Dale J. Moss. He is about 47 years old. He was kicked out of the u.s. Navy in about 1987
by Bruce

Q: What does RAP in rap-sheet stand for?
by dale
A:Record of arrest and prosecution
by al

Q: David Edward Smith records? (Kennewick WA)
by Tammy

Q: Ronald Cory Greer records? (Kennewick WA)
by Curious

Q: I'm searching for a long lost cousin (Donald Lucinger age 79) who shows up in Marblemount. If someone knows him, I would send my contact info. His mother was Dorothy Tarwater Lucinger (Marblemount WA)
by Virgene Cox

Q: How do you get your record cleared of something you were charged with but never convicted and was dismissed? (Washington)
by Clark county
A:Where the records are appearing is an important factor. The Washington state patrol's Identification and Criminal History Section is the central repository for criminal history record information (CHRI) statewide. This service also offers the following in case of errors: Updating existing CHRI, Non-conviction CHRI Review, Modifications/Challenges, Compromised Identity Claims, Questions Regarding CHRI. This is on the Washington state patrol's website under 'Updating An Existing State Criminal History'
by al

Q: can i find out who called the police and told them i had warrants? (Vancouver WA)
by nat

Q: Where can I find the arrest records for individual people? (White Salmon WA)
by Bethany
A:If you're looking in White Salmon, Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office has a jail division of persons that have been arrested and in their custody. There is a jail record resource you can access directly from the county sheriff's site. If you are looking for an arrest record under your name, you can make a request from the department also. These records are often requested and the police or sheriff departments and a process in place to obtain arrest records. Some arrest record searches must contain a conviction for them to show, these searches are generally named background or criminal history records which is not the same as arrest records.
by jen

Q: who owns property 8617 Oxford Hill Rd Everson WA?
by Mary

Q: I am trying to find out about a murder that happened pre-1985 in Lyman at a house on lyman hamilton rd. Does anyone have any information? (Lyman Washington)
by Vei
A:Looking up archived news releases can be a good place to go. You can begin with trying to find out which local and/or major news publication would have carried the column, usually goes by area. There after, look up that paper or papers on or about that date. Some stories may be on microfilm. If where the incident is nearby, the library is possibly a good place where they would have the old paper's stories.
by al

Q: how can i get public arrest records in Tacoma Washington?
by justme
A:In some instances you may have to access the county's resources where the city is located. In this case the city of Tacoma located in Pierce County. The county's sheriff department's website shows a list of individuals arrested in custody. The information under the name includes counts, charges, agency that is charging the individual, court jurisdiction, court date if any, sentence or bail, fine, date and time of disposition. By clicking on the name you can see more information such as the release date, booking date, status and booking number.
by stf

Q: what are the percent of men with criminal records in Seattle Washington?
by anonymous

Q: where can i find arrest records of Nathan Laird?
by Carol

Q: Arrests for December 18, 2012?
by d

Q: How do I get the previous bids on the Mill Creek City landscape maintenance
by Winnie
A:The site to the city's government services http://www.cityofmillcreek.com/index.aspx?nid=131 provides for information and their by searches for current and archived copies of planning records. You can contact the community development director and planners through the site
by alice

Q: Arrest record for Walter Woodland
by CWH

Q: What are Hackney and Nilsson accused of doing on Sept.29,2012?
by jeannie

Q: What are the requirements for senior projects?
by a

Q: benton county jail records november 1987
by deanna

Q: Motor Vehicle Theft in November 2012
by leo

Q: Where can I find Divorce records?
by J's

Q: Steven Colby. Public Info on his death Oct 2011
by Chandra

Q: drug related arrests in centralia
by rob
A:Crime reports for the city are here: http://www.cityofcentralia.com/Page.asp?NavID=5. Drug arrests don't seem to appear, but this link http://www.cityofcentralia.com/Page.asp?NavID=19 may be able to help you and research to gather the information
by admn

Q: Looking for the obituary for Barbara L. Hanger
by Linda

Q: how do i find out what day i was married
by evils angel

Q: 10/30/12 armed robbery 3rd ave seattle
by Tina Berkley

Q: How many minors have been arrested with the possession of marijuana in the last year?
by Jessica

Q: Searching for auto accident w/probable fatalities Oct.08 or 09/ 2012 near WarmBeach WA
by TG

Q: Criminal records for Rita Bennett, Chewelah, WA.
by whisper

Q: need a police record
by tess

Q: when was the prison built?
by rm

Q: title deeds
by patricia loney

Q: was there a reported rape at a local walmart on approx. 10/10/2012
by john

Q: Record for Glenda Ledgard booked in County Jail on Saturday night, October 6, 2012?
by Spenc

Q: Where can I see accident reports for Hwy 18
by Sue

Q: where do i look for murdered and or missing girls in a 10-20 mile radius of tacoma washington
by sandy

Q: Marriage records 1975
by anonymous

Q: need information for a recent arrest of one Dale Barton Herren on september 21 2012 in longview washington
by Dan

Q: Where and how are some of the accident statistics compiled regarding the state of Washington?
by stfwrtr
A:For statistics specific to Washington's transportation collisions, the Washington State Department of Transportation provides the public with their collected data. The data is not compiled of crash reports entered by other drivers but by collision reports submitted by law enforcement. Traffic fatalities in Washington are lower than the national average. Since 2006, total statewide fatal collisions dropped from 578 to 422 in 2010. Seattle with the largest population reported 26 fatalities, but Tukwila, Sea Tac, Lynnwood, Renton and Kent have higher per population rate of fatalities and injuries. Statistics also show that most fatal collisions occur during clear or partly cloudy days. This statistic is an example of data that can be misleading. There are fewer vehicles on the roads during bad weather and therefore will have less collisions. Another example of very similar data is the month where the most collisions occur. Summer time being the most desirable weather for driving, the month with the most reported collisions is July with 53 in 2010. Friday is the day of the week with the most accidents in all Washington public roads, with Saturday second and Monday a close third. Five o'clock is the peak hour of the day when collisions are most likely statewide. As for age groups, 16 to 30 year olds are involved in more fatal crashes than any other age group, but surprisingly drivers over 70 are a very close second in statistical standings. Women have less fatalities than men in just about every category.
by admn

Q: What are census tracts? I see them but there's not explanation of what they are!
by blgr
A: Census tracts are subdivisions of a county that contain a unique numeric code. These are small areas where the population ranges from 1,200 minimum to 8,000 maximum and average approximately 4,000 residents. Prior to the census tracts, block numbering areas (BNA)s were used for cities where tracts did not exist. Then, in 1990 both were used to cover the entire United States. By the year 2000, the census tracts covered all of the U.S. In 2010 new tracts were introduced as a result of merging or separating due to population changes and were available to the public in December of 2010. The census program is offered only once every ten years and census tracts are aimed at being eventually permanent. This allows for comparisons from one decade to another. Once the tract has exceeded 8,000 residents, the tract is split to the extent of the population numbers being met. If the tract decreases in population below 1,200 residents, the tract with then be merged with a neighboring tract meeting the eligibility standards. The census tract relationship files in the geography portion of the census site shows the 2000 census tracts versus the 2010 census tracts comparisons.
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Q: I’m looking to relocate to the Seattle and wanted to visit the area prior to doing so. It is my first time there and wanted to know where to stay and places to go.
by Walter
A:The city of Seattle has an official site http://www.seattle.gov/visiting-seattle for visitors information. You can see about places to stay, virtual tours and transportation availability. There’s also a link for businesses and residents living within the city.
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