Last month, three members of the Bhutanese refugee community vanished. The Spokane teenager, Krissna Dhakal, 17, and two Western Washington men, Krissna Dhiltal, 21, and Dilli Ram Bhattatai, 28, were last seen in Spokane. Detectives said the men were last seen in the area of 1600 East Mission and had not been seen or heard from since. Family members have worked with the World Relief Organization of Spokane and law enforcement in an attempt to locate the three men.
Police believe three bodies recovered from inside a car found in the Spokane River are three missing Bhutanese men. But they said positive identification has not been made.
Late Wednesday morning, Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives located the missing black Acura near Mission Park. The car was registered to a missing Bhutanese man. Detectives found a piece of the Acura as well as the license plate, on the shoreline across from 1608 East Mission.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.