Week In Review: November 13-17

by Travis Mateer

The image you see below is a piece of tinfoil used to smoke drugs. The building is the Currents Aquatic Center where I took one of my kids swimming on Saturday. We were going to walk around the duck pond after swimming, but the drug paraphernalia and tents were NOT very inviting.

Do people want to know what’s really going on this town? Maybe some do, but not enough to matter, and that’s been a tough lesson to learn, but I think I’m almost there.

The past few weeks have shown me what some people are capable of, and it’s impressive. So impressive that I think this blog will have to be coming to an end very soon.

The positive thing about going from a civil restraining order to criminal charges brought against me for allegedly violating that order is that I finally get to have some lawyers, albeit public defenders. Isn’t that great?

I’m not sure when the end might come, but the clock is clearly ticking, and I’ve got some fun posts to write before wrapping up this phase of my work.

Now, here are the week’s posts. And there will be more to come, so stay tuned.

Making Excuses For The Homeless Is NOT Helpful (November 13th, 2023)

Introducing Myself To Spokane’s City Council (November 14th, 2023)

Mayor Davis’ Bold Indecisiveness On Urban Camping Plus Mayor Hess’ Public Comment Tantrum Plus Fuck Missoula (November 15th, 2023)

How Will “Democrat” Jon Tester Handle The Anti-War Kids In 2024? (November 16th, 2023)

Park Bonds And A Play Fair Park Song (November 17th, 2023)

For anyone feeling generous, Travis’ Impact Fund (TIF) is still active, and there’s still the donation button at my about page.

Thanks for reading!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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2 Responses to Week In Review: November 13-17

  1. Concern Troll says:

    I heard someone with substance issues was trying to light fires in the River Road and Slant Street areas on Friday night. This town is more and more a zoo like our nickname every day. It’s been starting to feel a little too Gotham for such a small town. Also I hear roofies are on the rise downtown. How about some undercover units at bars? Now I hear young ladies need to carry canned goods to fight off assailants while doing laundry. Missoula in decline.

    • One of the responses I hear a lot is the sentiment that this is happening everywhere. True or not, I don’t care, because my response is my kids aren’t growing up everywhere, they’re growing up in ZOO town.

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