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September 11, 2017

Spokane rethinking plan to use boulders

SPOKANE (AP) — Following blowback against the Spokane City Council vote to place basalt boulders under a highway overpass to deter homeless people from camping there, a city leader is now calling for creating a “tent city” instead.

The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart's tent city idea came after he heard from “hundreds” of people opposing the boulder plan, with many calling it inhumane.

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