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KCSD chasing after transient camps

Authorities in Kootenai County are trying to keep up with a roving group of homeless people. Some of them were kicked out of a makeshift camp along the Spokane River after an arson there. Authorities said at least 20 homeless people were staying at the makeshift camp before it burned down. When KREM 2 News asked if authorities knew where the next camp would pop up they said they were not sure and expected that many of them will simply find another place to make camp. People that for one reason or another said they have no choice but to live in these makeshift transient camps. A particular camp near Atlas and Seltice Way along the Spokane River is the most recent example/Taylor Viydo, KREM2. More here.

Question: Should the county simply pick a site and let the transients live there as long as they don't bother others?



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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