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Breaking! Latah Tries To Prevent Another Shooting

Officials in northern Idaho’s Latah County are considering starting a mental health court and supervised misdemeanor probation in hopes of preventing another deadly shooting like the one last month where four people died and three others were wounded. “I think it’s really something we need to implement as soon as we can,” Tom Stroschein, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, told The Lewiston Tribune. On May 19 in Moscow, Jason Hamilton killed his wife at their home before driving to the county Courthouse and firing some 200 gunshots into a sheriff’s dispatch center. There he killed one law enforcement officer and wounded two others, as well as a good Samaritan who ran to help/Spokesman-Review.

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DFO: Why does it always take a tragic situation like the one that happened in Moscow to prompt people to look at shortcomings in the system?

Question: Should Kootenai and Bonner counties do the same thing?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.