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Boise rousts homeless camp of 135

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter declared an emergency situation and police on Friday started the process of clearing out a homeless tent camp containing about 135 people. Bieter says the homeless camp near downtown isn't sustainable and there's concern about the health and safety of people living there. The mayor says a temporary shelter has been set up at the Fort Boise Community Center where food, medical and mental health help will be available. The temporary shelter will remain open Friday and Saturday. Bieter says the city's existing homeless shelters contain enough space for everyone. A federal judge in September dismissed a lawsuit against the city over its ordinance prohibiting public camping/Associated Press.

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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