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Nampa: A Secure Cesspoll? — Boise Guardian

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Less than a week after the Boise-Nampa area was declared the “most secure” place to live in America comes a different view. A reader—and NPR (public radio)—tell us of a new book which includes mention of Boise’s neighbor to the west. Nampa was featured in Dave Gilmartin’s list of “The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America,” a newly published book that includes, “over 80 of the dirtiest, smelliest, most miserable cesspools and armpits of this great land of ours.” Of Nampa, Gilmartin writes, “It’s hard to say who’s got it worse, the cows or the huddled masses of high school drop outs Nampa cranks out annually, whose prospects start with the meat plant and end with the sugar factory across town” — Boise Guardian.

Question: Which is the worst place to live in the Inland Northwest?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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