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Posts tagged: Panhandlers

Hucks Poll: ‘Cut, Cap, Balance’? Yes

  • Wednesday Poll: By a slim majority, Hucks Nation supports U.S. House Republicans “cut, cap, & balance” approach to the debt ceiling controversy. 69 of 135 respondents (51.11%) voted for “cut, cap, & balance.” 58 of 135 respondents (42.96%) opposed the House GOP approach. 8 (5.93%) were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: What approach do you want your local police force to take with panhandlers?

Spokane’s Struggle w/Panhandlers

Months after Spokane passed an ordinance making it illegal to panhandle on street corners and freeway entrances and exits, the panhandling hasn't stopped. Men and women are still there and now they've also moved into neighborhoods - hidden from law enforcement.It started with fruit peddlers, whom KXLY discovered were actually illegal immigrants dropped off on neighborhood corners by an Oregon farmer. Then panhandlers started moving up from I-90 and into neighborhood areas/Colleen O'Brien, KXLY. More here.

Question: Do you support the aggressive enforcement of anti-panhandling ordinances in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, and Kootenai County?

Online Poll: Panhandlers

When it comes to panhandling (from Lewiston Tribune) …

I give then money when I can.
I don’t give them a cent; they don’t deserve it.
I offer to pay them for work they can do for me.
I trust that my regular charitable contributions are enough to help the people who need it.

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