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Medical Group Wary To Come To CdA

At the Human Rights Banquet last night, Mayor Sandi Bloem reported that she received a letter from the Western Orthopedics Association, in which the president expressed concern re: bringing a convention of 450-600 people to Coeur d'Alene in 2015. The president said the diversified members of his large group were concerned re: the reception they'd get in Coeur d'Alene as a result of recent news stories re: racist activity in the area. He wanted to know what Coeur d'Alene had done to combat the racist influence. You can hear Bloem's remarks about the letter in the video. (Video clip courtesy of Coeur d'Alene Television Channel 19)

Question: If you were in charge of a diverse group planning a convention, would you schedule it in Coeur d'Alene?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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