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Question: How Will Wal*Mart Affect Silver Valley?

Issue: Wal-Mart opens on new turf: Silver Valley stores hope customers are loyal/Becky Kramer, Spokesman-Review

More Info: When J.C. Penney closed its Kellogg store eight years ago, residents of Idaho’s Silver Valley were left without a department store. Buying basics such as socks, jeans and underwear required a 100-mile round trip into Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls. Starting today, the valley’s 13,000 residents will be able to spend their money closer to home. Wal-Mart is opening a 99,000-square-foot supercenter in Smelterville. The store will stock about 100,000 items, some of which previously required a trip over the Fourth of July Pass.

Question: What impact will Wal*Mart have in Silver Valley?


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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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