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Moscow Recalls 2007 Sniper Shootings

(Moscow) Mayor Nancy Chaney said Tuesday memories of the sniper shootings in 2007 won't go away, but Moscow is still a safe place. "Has life returned to normal for most people? Yes. But have we forgotten? Absolutely not," she said. "I think newcomers to the area will see Moscow as a safe, friendly community and that's unchanged, but there are some wounds that are still there." Today is the three-year anniversary of an "ambush-style" attack committed by Jason Hamilton. He killed his wife, a church caretaker, Officer Lee Newbill and himself, and seriously injured Sgt. Brannon Jordan and a University of Idaho student/Kelsey Samuels, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Lewiston Tribune photo: Flowers adorn the area near the First Presbyterian Church at Moscow after the shooting in Moscow three years ago that left three dead.)

Question: Is your North Idaho community as safe today as it was 3 years ago?

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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