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CdA Fights For Safer Downtown Streets

An interesting item this morning in the Coeur d’Alene Press tells how a change in city ordinances and more police on patrol have made downtown Coeur d’Alene safer in the evenings and nights. This, after the two high-profile gun incidents last winter punctuated an increasing deterioration of the night life downtown. Reporter Tom Hasslinger quotes Police Chief Wayne Longo as saying: “It’s not a passing fad; it’s not a seasonal thing. I think we’re seeing a change in our city and you can’t sit back and not adapt. You have to change with it.” The rest of the story here.

Question: Do you consider downtown Coeur d’Alene, Independence Point, and the city  waterfront safer now than it was six months or a year ago?

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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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